rruhl1981 (25) - medina, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a hazy Amber, beautiful head that dissipates quickly, nose is fruity mostly banana, taste is banana with spiciness, super easy on the palate mild alcohol burn, not bad but does not live up to the ipas I have recently consumed
jamestulloch (524) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Cedar, pine, rosemary, honey and lemon.
Appearance: Clear amber body with a large beige head. Very light carbonation. Excellent lacing.
Taste: Classic Belgian flavours of yeast, brown sugar, banana and spice. Nice hoppy bite - grapefruit and lemon. Almost sour finish.
Palate: Full body with an oily texture. Soft carbonation fizz.
Overall: This is a really interesting beer - for me, it’s a little closer to a Belgian Ale than an IPA. Is it well balanced? Not really. But there are really complex, unusual flavour combinations here which makes each sip an interesting one.
jamesie1857 (854) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Beer Hawk - Clear orange with an off-white head. Aroma is caramel and rather hoppy - peach, grapefruit and pine. Flavour is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and bitter finish. Very samey as other "Dog IPAs".
berntholer (220) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
faint beige head that disappears fast but not completely with structured lacing. amber clear colour. aroma of malt, caramel, alcohol and hop resin. taste is hop resin, bitter, alcoholic with a long bitter aftertaste. good mouthfeel and soft carbonation. bottle 35.5 cl
JLDC (14) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2013 Colour: Orange Gold
Nose: Very fruity and sweet (mango, passion fruit, banana). The foam head degenerates very quickly.
Flavours: Starts out as sweet as the aroma suggets, then the hops kick in and it ends very bitter. No indication of alcoholic content, so beware.
Verdict: An almost bipolar ale, in terms of sweet and bitter interchanging. Not my cup of tea, but from a reviewer viewpoint: it is astonishing.
edgallow (1161) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts, bananas, grapefruit and bread. Taste is sweet caramel malts, fruit, and grapefruit.
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Sureshpa (75) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma:Bitter IPA, passion fruit Appearance: Amber orange, clear, off white head, big bubble foam, light lace Taste: Caramel, passion fruit, hint of citrus, light bitter finish, well hidden alcohol
garrison (718) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Purchased at the Westchester, Ohio, Krogers = This one poured a slightly hazey orange brew with a citruslike aroma and a finely bubbled tan head of foam. It’s a great tasting IPA!
Braastad (148) - FINLAND - JUN 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tropical fruit and grapefruit on aroma. Bubblegum too after the beer has warmed a bit. Taste is nicely bitter but sour also. Fruity hop flavor on the background. A bit different ipa.
mikedevilsfan (76) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 3, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Holy cow this beer rocks! White head with lacing, dark orange color with hops on the nose. The taste is hop forward with with some slight banana and hoppy back end. Wonderful.
Blaffey19 (3) - - JUN 3, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I'm just getting into the big American IPA's, heard some great talk about this one so I gave it a try. Pours nice and smooth into a goblet style glass, fairly pale amber color, modest head and a beautiful fruity/tropical aroma. The fruit stays with the taste, which is reminiscent of bubblegum and some banana, thank the Belgian yeast there. Smooth finish and not as much hoppy bite as you'd expect from a name like Raging Bitch. All in all, this is a surprisingly smooth and very complex flavored IPA, with not too much hop assault.
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