craftycarl21 (2227) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 22, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, dark copper pour with lots of carbonation and a slowly building bubbly head. Aroma is really nice; hop character is marked with pine and spruce, earth, resin, freshly grated orange rind, lemon zest, caramel malt, and a bit of Belgian yeast. Flavor is also quite solid- earth, resin, and evergreen take over more of the hop content from the citrus, and the yeast notes mix nicely with the caramel and a touch of molasses. Palate is full and bold with a marked bitter finish, but not aggressively unbalanced like the name would suggest. Seems like it Flying Dog was trying to come somewhere close to Stone’s Arrogant and Double Bastard, and while they produced a damn good IPA, it’s not quite kick ass enough to merit its name.
BVery (6283) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. orange pour, thin white head. Sweet hop aroma, taste is pine hop and maybe a little caramel. Pretty damn good:)
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Stub & Herb’s. Golden brown color. Fruity hops aroma. Big hops flavor, slight citrus and very bitter with a very bitter finish.
Maverick34 (2250) - New York, USA - DEC 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Poured a reddish brown with mild head. Strong and hoppy as promised. Actually it overpowered a bit, not as balanced as I would like.
jcos (1527) - Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2011 Rerate, alongside Cali-Belgie, 5/10/2011.
Pours a clear copper. Citrus aroma, along with strong hop flavor. Taste is bitter, a little bit sour at first. Long aftertaste. I enjoy this beer, but I think I prefer the Cali-Belgie. A little too aggressive in some way that doesn’t sit well with me, and I like aggressive beers.
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap at the Paramount Cafe, Denver 23/09/2009
White head. Carbonation. Big hop aroma. Amber golden coloured very hoppy and fruity with an orange flavour. A little dryness in a crisp and bitter finish.
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Clear amber body topped by beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, floral/orange, some grapefruit, light lemon, Belgian yeast. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/floral, Belgian yeast, some lemon. Medium body, light acidity.
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Beer Temple, Amsterdam.
Pours clear golden with a small, creamy, white head. Aroma has piney hops, light fruit, crisp malt base. Medium carbonation, lovley dry and creamy mouthfeel. Good hoppy flavour, crisp malts, piney, sweet sugary, yeast notes and fine dryness. Light grainy. Good hybrid!
gsmitty80 (1794) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Very nice aroma from the glass of spice and hops. Good head and lacing on the beer. Tasted very hoppy with a good balance of malt and a belgian spice finish. Good beer.
billdrinksbeer (18) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 7, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at The Black Squirrel. Pours an opaque tan/light orange, almost the color of cream soda. White head that shows quite a bit of carbonation and moderate retention. Lots of fruit in the nose. Grapefruit and other citrus and sweetness. Lots of citrusy hop spiciness on the front. Classic Belgian spiciness on the back. It’s like a flavor mullet! Palette seems about right for this beer, keeps it crisp, not too thick or thin. Really well balanced, no hint of the considerable alcohol. Overall a very good beer and worth the wait of finding it.