johninmelb (1126) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong spicy nose with bubblegum, grapefruit, cloves and sandalwood. Pours slightly cloudy pale copper. Taste follows the nose with more of that clovey goodness and a burnt umbery malt all threaded through with a sprucey bitterness from the hops. Finish is dry and moreish. A good one.
usetheforce (52) - Wehl, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought at Bert’s Bierhuis. Pours an amber beer with a big white head. A bitter taste and hints of banana. Enjoyed this beer.
spkevin (378) - Doetinchem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating no. 100! Bottle from Bert’s Bierhuis. Pours a light brown/orange beer with a decent white head. Fruity aroma with hints of spices. Taste is great. Starts malty,fruity and ends with a big amount of hops. Bitter aftertaste. I really enjoyed the belgian touch to this IPA. Interesting combination.
Arayaga2 (1775) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2010 Apricot orange with a bit of white head. Aroma is spicy hops, with grassy notes, and a candy-like belgian yeast note. Taste is almost numbingly bitter for its IBU’s, and grassy grapefruit tastes abound in this otherwise dry and alcoholic presentation. $2/12oz
jeremytoni (2979) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle poured a brown color with a fair amount of head. Nice grapfruit hoppy flavor with a quick finish.
JorisPPattyn (7875) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright amber with small white head, some lace. Grapefruit aroma, hops, citrus, inviting. Sharp citrus taste with dried grains, toast and chili pepper. Sharpish, burning MF, fizzy and long peppery finish. Bit aggressive, but I can dig the nice nose!
tmoreau (2356) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2010 12oz. bottle to a Czech-pils glass at Lunar Brewing Co. The color was a clear, deep gold/amber with decent off white foam to the head and clingy ribbons and spots of lacing. The aroma was grapefruit, sharp, resiny pine, a touch of caramel, and some light candi sweetness. The flavor added heavy malt and a strong hop bitterness that lasted well into the finish. A very potent Belgian style IPA. Next time, enjoyed on tap at Brixie’s in Brookfield, IL.. Snifter served, more deep copper to the color, web-like, Belgian type lacing, and some musty peat to the aroma.
Chalsk (1053) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear deep amber color with life. Has a thin head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, caramel, and toffee with hints of banana. I would classify this as a mix between and Tripel and an 2IPA. Interesting but not lighting it up.
thebusstop (178) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The nose on this one is fun...bubble gum, cherry, cookie, grapefruit...a little bit of everything! The flavor overwhelmingly bitter, but the belgian ale is evident enough. I found the light amber appearance a bit flat looking, but who could complain with this feast of aromas. My palate was quickly exhausted, so one’ll do!
MrBunn (2456) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Vintage. Pours a dark gold with a thin head and aromas that hit with a bit of pine at first, but on second sniff it seems to have faded. Flavor has a lot of sweetness... Mostly toffee and butterscotch with some caramel. Hops come through as a herbal/medicinal medley with a touch of peach and grapefuit, but this doesn’t have a huge hop punch. Mouthfeel is a little sticky and there’s a touch of warmth as it settles across the palate.