Ungstrup (29987) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. An amber beer with a huge off-white head. The aroma has strong notes of citrus and grapefruit. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, lemon, grapefruit, and orange peal - lovely, leading to a dry and bitter finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.
kungfujesus (14) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good beer overall, starts with a great pour and head, and really great color. The beer came right from the fridge and was a little subdued until it warmed, and as it warmed, WOW is all i can say. Great hop character. Controlled and not out of control, this beer has a very nice bite which fits the beer very well. After the beer reaches room temperature the thick mouth coating really begins to set off the hop and semi sweetness that i was getting from it.
TheEpeeist (3444) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Clear orange with a fluffy bone head. Nose is yeast and dough with citrus peel and pine. Medium light with refreshing, vibrant carb. Taste is lemon, quinine and banana taffy. Finishes with bitter greens. Well balanced for the style with a surprising kick.
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber red with a frothy head. Strong aroma of Belgian yeast esters mixed in with hops. You can tell before sipping that it’ll be interesting. The taste s strong with hops, which seem to overpower the Belgian yeast. Then there’s some sweetness and it all fades into a bitter finish. It’s a good IPA that’s a bit different than those normal summertime IPA beers.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Backyard Ale House, Scranton,PA. I was impressed by this mix of Belgian sweet yeasti-ness with a healthy dose of hops. The citrus-amarillo driven aroma drew me in quickly. Body is medium-dry with a crisp feel to the tongue. I agree the elements don’t always sync as far as the yeast and the hops but this still comes off as a tasty beer. Probably the best beer I’ve had from Flying Dog except for Gonzo Porter.
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear medium orange color with a white head. The aroma is Belgian yeast, citrus and oranges. The flavor has lots of citrus with lemons and oranges. Belgian yeast flavors are present as is medium bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium to high carbonation.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from grape & gourmet. pours a clear copper with a fluffy, bubbly white head and sticky lacing. aroma is damn nice with spicy, belgian yeast, banana, light bubblegum, and a big, citrusy, herbal hop presence with hints of toffee and cedar wood. flavor is great as well with the big hop notes of orange peel, grapefruit, and pine taking a front seat with notes of spicy clove, banana, belgian yeast, and sweet, candied, caramel malts coming in late. palate is medium bodied with a nice balance of spice, sweetness, and bitterness on the finish. overall, a very tasty new addition to world of belgian inspired IPAs.
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear golden orange color with a moderate white head. Aroma is bubble gum sweetness, with a hint of floral hops. Flavor is sweet caramel malt and grassy hops. Unique. Doesn’t have as distinct a "Belgian" character as I was expecting, but a unique, enjoyable beer.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAR 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Orange with a small white head Crystal clear with no sediment. Really nice floral, grapefruit, and piney hops in the aroma with a healthy amount of american-interpreted-belgian-yeast-esters. I don’t know what it is, but a lot of American takes on Belgian styles smell like this, while most actual Belgian beers don’t. Maybe they’re all using the abbey strain from white labs or something... nice enough mix, but doesn’t hit it out of the park. A bit hoppy in flavor up front, and then sweet through the finish with lots of pear and bubblegum esters. The green and floral hop flavor doesn’t quite clash with the yeast, but is a step away from blending seamlessly. The sweetness is just a tad much as well. Medium bodied with ample carbonation, and a lasting alcohol warmth in the finish. Pretty so-so stuff for me. Interesting components, but they don’t mesh all that great, and the sweetness is just too much to make it all work.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft: Orangish amber with a big white head, nice hop nose, flavor is lightly malty with prominent pine and citrus hop finish. Pretty good.