lobs_ols (306) - LATVIA - MAR 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear crimson, medium white head. Caramel and light hoppy aroma - that’s a Belgian IPA alright. Cellar notes, bittersweet, rounded and caramely taste. Finishes bittersweet. Rather nice.
Marduk (3533) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Clear golden color. Medium size, white head, stays. Sweet, fruity, citrus, hoppy aroma. Aroma is nice. Yeast, spicy hops, slightly papery, herbal notes in taste. Harsh bitterness. Black peppers, spicy notes in aftertaste. Not really pushing my buttons, but it’s decent brew.
Trappist1 (642) - Diest, BELGIUM - FEB 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark golden, off white head. Malt, bit metal in the nose (not so fresh anymore?). Malt richness, hops, bit dry and bitter. Long finish. Bit of fruits in the back, exotic but limited. Ok IPA, Oct 2015 maturity date... Could be fresher.
Swank (32) - - FEB 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich and fine foam. Nice balanced taste but nothing spectacular. Decent IPA but nothing outstanding.
mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy gold pour. Aroma is Belgian yeast, malts and citrus. Taste is yeast, pine, grapefruit and hops. Very good for style.
CanCrusher (721) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - FEB 20, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 0,355L. Slightly hazy, orange colour with small, light brown, frothy head. Aroma of sweet tropical fruits, pine, resin, brandy, caramel. Taste starts heavy bitter and fruity. A lot of hoppy bitternes, but almost no alcohol feeling. Aftertaste is heavy bitter, too. Medium to full body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Finaly, one very bitter beer after long time...
miyauchi38 (545) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (411) - New York, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pour into Sam Adams glass; clear golden honey color with a eggshell/cream head. Aroma is a beautiful mix of Belgian spices, lemon, orange, coriander, little bit of some tropical fruits (mango, papaya) and a very nice sort of banana/clove element which balances it out really well and adds a "Belgian" element. Also a hint of bubblegum. Flavor is hoppy, lots of Belgian spices, distinct Belgian yeast strain, some clove, banana, malty honey and caramel notes, and bitter hoppy finish. Full bodied as well. Excellent Belgian IPA.
BierMeHoos (270) - Maryland, USA - FEB 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
#200 rated on Ratebeer. Appearance is a dark honey color. Aroma is citrus and pine scents. Some dank and earthy tones in there. Taste is muted citrus hop notes. Palate is good carbonation and mouthfeel. Slightly dry finish. Overall this is a good IPA.
MikaLukanainen (106) - POLAND - FEB 11, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amber colour beer of an impeccable clarity and a nice, long-lasting head. Aroma is a moderately distinct mixture of belgian yeast notes (here close to pepper or other spices) and tropical fruits - somewhat it resembles dog-rose marmalade or floral bouguet. Taste reflects the same notes as the aroma but its intensity is simply overwhelming. The concoction is sweet, finished with rather short and herbal bitterness that stays in the mouth for a moment right before the fruity-sweet aftertaste comes into play intending to overstay its welcome. Alcohol well hidden. Let’s call a spade a spade - great beer, one of the best of its kind.