dukeredhair (243) - California, USA - MAY 26, 2010
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bought Park Lane 6 pack.
Smell. INCREDIBLE. Aroma is dominated by hops but notes of spicy belgian yeast prevalent.
Appearance. Off white head nice lacing. Amber hue. good clarity.
Taste. unfortunately mostly hops. Previous reviews mentioned the hop domination, it is true. Belgian spicey yeast character only really detected in the after taste. I hoped for a blend like the belgian IPA at Pizza port. This is mostly IPA.
Overall a good beer. Certainly preferable to most swill but not quite balanced in the effort to pull of BELGIAN and IPA.
wxman (1575) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a rich clear orange-amber with a big robust antique lace head. Aroma is pine, spice and malt. Taste is sweet toasted malt, citrus, caramel and assertive hop bitterness. Quite good!
kromamc (192) - ITALY - MAY 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
mi ha colpito moltissimo sopratutto per l’equilibrio tra i luppoli di stampo fortemente aromatico, probabilmente nelson sauvin ecc.., e la componente belga che è ben rispettata nel fruttato del lievito usato che fa un bel contrasto con la super luppolatura... per niente fuori luogo!!
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAY 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquors - Pours a lightly hazed amber color with a good size off white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is yeast and esters. Flavor is much of the same with a bit of hop bitterness. Finish is somewhat dry and slightly astringent. Not a lot of malt sweetness in this one. Light to medium body. A decent beer.
rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2010 12 oz bottle, pours a deep amber color, moderate head, sudsy appearance with lacing on the sides of the glass. Aroma is floral and sweet, nothing out of the ordinary for an IPA. Some maltiness noted. Taste was bitter but not too overwhelming and was mixed with sweetness. Palate was rough, but sits well in the mouth and has a bittersweet aftertaste. Nothing too out of the ordinary, but nonetheless a solid IPA.
1010 (309) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an orange gold color with a corbonated white head. Fruity hops aroma and taste with some citrus. Really and outstanding beer although the name is a little over the top. Would drink this again.
12 oz. bottle
Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
very good and different. Pine and citrus notes smack you in face to start and finishes crisp with pepper and some spice. So good. Underrated brew.
hirigalzkar (2551) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours golden, white head. Sweetness in aroma. Cookies, fruity yeast and sweet tropical hops. Taste is fruity, but not overly fruity, quite hoppy and with a small touch of typical belgian yeast qualities. Quite boring taste actually. Well balanced and smooth though.
finol (2495) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber with a shortlasting white head.
Spicy aroma with some citrusy hops.
Bitter taste of orange cest and some not to fresh US hops, nice malty background and body.
Nice experiment, but not as good as it gets when the belgians them selves makes IPAs.
judasbeer (431) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 20, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Pours a deep coppery orange color with a thick cottony off-white head on the top.
Aroma: Intense tropical and lighter fruits with a complex, resinous, oily hoppy perfume. A few attributes that i can pick are fresh mango, tangerine, peach, a touch of lavender and muscat grapes.
Flavor: Complex hop oils flowing through the mouth and fills the palate with tangerine, mango, honeyish banana sweetness. I can only get a very faint traces of banana-estery yeast notes that they mentioning. The hop resins has a very intense herbal accents towards the finish.
Mouthfeel/Palate: Medium to full bodied impression with a thick, yeasty surface and a soft carbonation.
Overall: Perfect resinous, boldly hopped IPA, but i cant get the belgian touch at all. Typical, american way of hype-festish-brewing. Thick and flavorful of course, but a stupidly trend-oriented attitude.