AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting combination. They typical American IPA is smoothed out by the banana breaded yeast. Highly hopped taste is mellowed out a little bit. Smooth, for this high of an IBU rating.
bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours amber with a medium white head. Aroma is grassy, citrus hops, yeast, and spices. Flavor is hoppy with hints of grass, citrus, grapefruit, banana, spices, malt, and yeast. Medium mouthfeel with low/medium carbonation. A pretty good IPA.
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - JUN 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, marked 320FX10, best by Nov 16, 2010. Pours amber with a two finger off white head that leaves nice drippy rings of lacing and holds a good foamy cap. Smells like a Belgian Tripel, yeast, bubblegum, lemon, banana, pear, spices, as well as a bit of pine and citrus rind. Aroma is very big and powerful overall. Flavor follows suit in the strength department, very fruity and spicy with banana, pear, a lot of spice, bread, yeast, caramel, and then the resinous hop bitterness on the finish, pine, grass, a bit of citrus. Long finish with good bitterness, some alcohol is also present. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, finishes sticky, medium to high carbonation. I rarely drink Tripels, never been a big fan, and this certainly has a whole lotta Tripel going on. Regardless, this is a monster of a beer and I give Flying Dog a lot of credit on a fine brew.
cheap (5259) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2010
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
No way, thought this was some kinda strong american ale, heheh. Good aroma of animal like BO from your mate, in a good way. Interesting and ruff. Darker yellow with a thin alabaster head. Very nifty too look at with sizzling carbonation greeting the eye. Genuine cranky rude citrus bitter commencing whack on the mouth and taste buds. Carboantion is covered by pine and spruce tar sap yuck. If you are trying to make a really annoying beer, this is it and on nasty style. oily, nasty terrible bitter. Old stock leather nasty finish, wew.
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
what a tops beer! its a dark amber with a creamy head. quite tropical in aroma and taste, with pine and grass jumping in as well. finish has a bit of spice and a nice bitterness.
tennessejed420 (940) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. Pours orange honey color with nice frothy off white head which sticks around with nice lacing, bubbles. Aroma of belgian yeast, spices, with hops noticeable, spices dominating. Smooth, creamy mouth feel with slight booziness on the breathe after a sip. Warming. Notes of east-coasty hops, floral, pungent, slightly citric, with belgian spices and yeast very much involved, hops prevailing on the finish. Best brew I have had in awhile, very glad I chose this.
Pookie9121 (122) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. I was very excited to give this new beer a shot. It did not fail. Pours a nice dark brown color with light to medium off white head. Tastes include some sweet and bitter. Also smells lightly of alcohol which is surprising for the total content of alcohol. Recommended. Get it while you can.
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at saraveza. rich orange color with a strongly bitter without being toxic. Invigorating
hoptimist (99) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2010 Who knows what El Diablo yeast is? Whatever it is it certainly imparts what would be expected from a Belgian yeast. Banana, and bubblegum for sure as stated in the commercial description, along with some nice spicy clove like notes and fruity esters galore. Nicely hopped as well. Copper color with lasting white head with only slight lacing. Medium light carbonation. Malty sweetness up front with nice lasting bitterness in the finish. Fairly creamy texture. A little bit of alcohol heat on the palate and nose as it warmed up. Had a hard time pacing myself with this beer as it was the first time drinking it. In other words, I finished the rating as I finished the last sip.
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2010 Draught. Pours a nice copper color with a small tan head. Aromas of spices, fruit, sugar, and yeast. Flavor is very much a fruity Belgian IPA; notes of yeast, berry, pine, and bubblegum. This is pretty good, certainly a deviation from the norm.