walrussell (167) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
mells like - medicine, clove, citric hops Taste - banana, herbal hops, nice level of balancing sweetness, a bit sour and mouth-drying, long bitter aftertaste. Big head, good initial carbonation. Slightly more ipa than belgian, but the belgian is definitely there, and so easy to drink for 8.3 abv. Excellent, refreshing.
Gmku (295) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 3, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yes, good, very good, excellent, in fact. Seriously, I mean it. Excellent.
kwerikson (178) - burlington, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours out clear gold with a good hue producing a finger thick beige head that was pretty bubbly and fell at a medium rate. the body is a very clear sunset orange with a good amount of bubbles rising up. the aromas are piney and malty with good citrus notes and a nice malty backbone. it is medium bodied and really smooth. it is nicely sweet with an awsome balanced hop profile. it tastes like noted aromas and finishes really clean and very crisp. the aftertaste is bitter sweet and lasts for a little while. refreshing and very enjoyable.
mrhoppy (1289) - Santa Clara, California, USA - MAR 2, 2010
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
When I saw the bottle I thought. Belgium IPA that will be weird. It was. We have all known a raging bitch in our lives. This was named appropriately. The smell is not good but given the style it is expected. The initial taste is Belgium up front and then finishes like a good IPA. Strange combo. Stinky feet, soapy, not sweet, citrus peel. bitter. Interesting but not enjoyable. Imagine a beer buddies on an ocean fishing trip and they are drinking Belgium’s and IPA’s but they forgot to bring water. Then they got lost. They drank all the beer. Then they got thirsty. Then they drank there urine to survive and this beer is what their urine tasted like.
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 (8676) - 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.