punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear orange-gold pour with a loose, 1-finger, white head. The aroma has a really nice blend of the citrusy hops and Blegian esters. They work nicely together to create a great fresh, juicy grapefruit and honey character with a touch of clove and banana. The flavor again gets a nice dose of fresh citrus and bubble gum, a touch of catiness from the amarillo, and sweet honey from the malt. The finish is where it starts to go a little wrong though. Too much bitterness. The sharp pinyness doesn’t work well the the esters. The body is creamy and medium-full with soft carbonation.
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was as advertised- super good- sticky mouthfeel preceded by an awesome tangerine/ citrus/ pnw hop aroma- beer starts out hoppy as hell, and finishes with as pleasant a belgian banana ester taste you’re going to find- wow.
MoritzF (8590) - Bochum, GERMANY - FEB 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2010 (bottle, 35.5cl) Slightly hazy, amber colour with a medium-sized, slightly off-white foamy head. Piney and moderately fruity (citrus, grapes, pineapples) hoppy aroma with zesty notes and a delicate cara-malty background. Moderately bitter flavour, medium to full bodied with a moderate crispiness. Fruity (pineapples) and spicy hoppy taste with a soft (cara-)malty base; pretty dry and moderately bitter finish with fruity and piney notes; the alcohol is well-hidden. Not an extremely Belgian but somewhat different, but most of all quaffable IPA. 20.II.10
misterbeer (313) - greenwood, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 ounce bottle. A orangeish copper pour off white head a big fruit apricot flavor up front and a nice bitter hop finish
HippieRN (23) - thornton, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2010 Bottle from Sam’s, and yes, I’m going back for a sixer. This is some tasty shit. Nose of fresh hops and funky yeast. Hop nose and taste is more like real, fresh, raw hops than most. Taste hits an odd and lovely scuppernong note as well. I dunno what’s going on here, but this is lovely.
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. 12 oz. Split with Vinny. Pours clear tangerine with a frothy, creamy white head. Intensely hoppy, pungent nose with hints of soap, pine, clementine, and grapefruit. Body is medium with a nice bitter, tangy palate. Smooth, balanced finish. Very good IPA.
cebl (6) - DENMARK - FEB 27, 2010 does not count
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very complex, full bodied beer. Fantastic name. Copper coloured, with small head. The smell is a bit weird, had to change glass to be sure, I wanna say tuna and pine, but not in a bad way. The taste is clearćy hops, yeast and sweet fruit.
The "rage" is represented nicely.
Embrouille (2830) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 27, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 355ml. Ordered from www.bierzwerg.de. Great spicy yeasty nose which shows a fantastic hop profile. Sweat and lemon peel sneaking in. Very fruity (grapefruit, melon) with hop resin and belgian yeast showing up in the taste. All the components are well integrated. The finish is suprisingly dry, which I like with hop resin being quite present. Nicely drinkable and delicious.
msante79 (2211) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from Archer Liquors. Pours clear golden copper with large off-white head. Aroma of citrus, hops, yeast, light malt, mangos and other tropical fruits. Flavors of sweet malt, yeast, belgian spices, tropical fruit, pine, citrus, and bitter hops. Finishes bitter. Nice hop bitterness. Especially for a belgian style IPA. Pretty good beer and definitely the top one or two from this brewery.