joe19612 (2049) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a fluffy white head, malty aroma with plenty of hops and some fruit, the taste is light with some bitterness but some sweetness also comes through, with a dry short finish.
hopbag (133) - - APR 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Belgian funk works surprisingly well with the fruity hops. Assertive yeast - banana, spice - with a trace of booze. Cloudy orange with good white head. Drinkable and different.
motyl (13) - POLAND - MAR 31, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent IPA with big but short bitter taste at the end. Belgian tastes were hidden but some sweet, fruity notes were sensible. Very, very good beer.
ads135 (3302) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 30, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A solid imperial IPA. The belgian qualities are outstanding. Lots of banana, some spice and bubblegum. The hops are spicy and the finish is surprisingly dry. Orange and transparent.
ha1ag (750) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From local supermarket (AH) in Mestreech. Clear amber color with average-sized white head. Aroma is fruity, spicy and hoppy. Flavour is very rich in hops, and spieces. Alcohol is well hidden. Nicely composed brew.
ShivanDragon (2017) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
helder gouden met witte kraag. aroma van citrus, koriander, gist, heeft wel wat weg van een Belgische tripel. Smaken zijn redelijk zoet, matig/redelijk bitter, redelijk kruidig, wat groenten, ietwat droog, zwakke body, dun van textuur, lage co2, en fruitige afdronk. aardig bier om éénmaal te proberen, ga er niet meer van inslaan
Bulk_Carrier (2538) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was basically a burnt yet semi - clear orange color yielding a carbonation rising at a moderate pace. A one finger white foamy head lasted about a good thirty seconds before gently subsiding into a messy sort of lacing.
The smell had a crisp sweet citrus low hop bitterness running in and out on a slight caramel malt.
The taste took all flavors to combine decently. A light crisp citrus sweet and slight caramel maltiness runs in the aftertaste. The finish is mostly dry sweet citrus.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was there and fairly good for the style. It’s pretty dry as it rolls over my palate.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good Belgian IPA, good for the style and for me.
ntg1213 (10) - - MAR 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a gorgeous deep orange with a single finger of head, which quickly dissipates. Great floral aromas initially, but they subside soon as well. Slight sweetness from the yeast balances out the hop bitterness. Interesting tropical fruit flavors as it warms up. Overall, quite drinkable, and dangerous at 8.3%
cervmagpt (327) - PORTUGAL - MAR 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 14B, adapted). Bottle 35.5 cl - Batch unknown. AROMA: predominant caramelized malt aroma with hop notes in the background (tropical fruits). APPEARANCE: coppery color and translucent. avergae ivory head with medium retention. TASTE: initial sweet and malty flavour, followed by a faint resinous and piny hop note with high bitterness that lingers beyond a semi-dry finish. PALATE: medium-light body with medium carbonation. alcohol derived viscosity but with very mild heat sensation. OVERALL: a very interesting IPA variation, more tilted towards the malt but with a hop kick.
edsspoon (714) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - amber with a foamy, large yellowish head. Excellent retention and a little lacing. Aroma of cinnamon, passion fruit, mango, pineapple and some heavier roasted malts with hints of caramel. Taste of caramel, roasted malts, followed by toffee apple, lemon, mango and a little clove, with grass, bitterness and peat to finish. Heavy body, low carbonation.