SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’ve had this a few times-just hadn’t sat down to review it yet-this is a live review.
A-Body is a pale completely transparent bronze colored body. Bubbles can be seen steadily rising to the top. Pours with a 2 finger or so head. Some lacing is left behind in the glass.
S- Overall impression of the nose is sweet an bready. Floral and slightly grassy hop overtones are present as well as a mild yeasty funk.
T- Flavor is similar to the taste-but is quite a different story. The big bitter floral and grassy hop profile chimes in right away with a sugary sweet bready yeast backbone, and a hint of funk. All the flavors intensify for the finish and the hops fade a bit but then come back in with a bitter floral lash. This lingers on for awhile with a mild spiciness.
M- Medium to high carbonation and lightweight full body.
D- This is a very good beer overall and one of the best that flying dog makes. Over the past year or so I have become a HUGE fan of Belgian IPAs-and while this one is good and definately fits to the style it doesn’t measure up to a lot of other great examples of the style.
Serving type: bottle
rouhlas (1128) - GREECE - AUG 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Hazy golden orange color with off white head. Aroma is hoppy, yeasty and light malty, piney, fruity, caramel. Sweet and bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft to average carbonation.
Fisler (211) - Bamberg, GERMANY - JUL 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Komm her, Du Stück, runter mit dem Korken und raus aus dem schlanken Teilchen. Was für eine Schönheit, selbst nach Minuten noch ein schöner Flaum, wo vorher Dichter Schaum war, bernsteinfarben und kleine energische Perlenstränge, die sich im IPA Glas gen Norden drängen.
Im Näschen farmhousig, Pfirsich, bissig, belgian that is. Rein in den Schlund, hei, erstmal Alkohol all over, Schnapspraline, schade, dass die Frucht flöten geht. Aber irgendwie stört mich das alles nicht.
Hallt noch lange nach, wärmt von innen, erst lang im Abgang sowas wie Holz, erinnert mich irgendwie an einen Sommerwhisky, wenn auch nicht ganz so intensiv. Nicht ganz einfach zu trinken. Trotzdem außergewöhnlich.
foxo82 (802) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Tawny brown body with a long-lasting head. Slight burn of the alcohol but superbly balanced with the ginger beer tang and bittersweet citrus. Gives the illusion I could drink this all night. Best I’ve had in a while.
nordic (277) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0,33. Shared with friends.
Pours dark yellow/copper color. Caramel aroma. Hoppy with long aftertaste. Well balanced. Decent IPA!
PauloAG (223) - BELGIUM - JUL 10, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330cc bottle. Pours clear orange with off white head. Orange citrusy, a bit piney, tropical fruit, peach, banana. Sweet, caramel and biscuit background. Yeasty notes, reminds me o achouffe. Finish is quite bitter without being harsh.
ABS (701) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet’s BU. Best before 23.12.15. Pours clear amber, with a big, foamy, slightly orange head. Tropical fruit and resin flavour. Some Grapefruit, pineapple and malt. Quite bitter. Some sweetness as well. Medium to thick body. A bit warming. Quite soft carbonation. Might be too old.
hoptimusPrimed (100) - SPAIN - JUL 5, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very well balanced ale despite being a few months out of date!! Nice golden colour, With less lacing than expected. Highly recommend this.
Stuu666 (6489) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at a bbq. Pours orange amber, nose is spiced, citrus, toffee, taste is similar, dry, pine.
artemb (121) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JUL 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: complex citrus notes, some dusty grass, some ethers.
Taste: moderate bitterness, moderate to light sweteness.
Flavour: grape fruit, zest, fresh lemon, black pepper, some cloves, some yeast.
Long bitter aftertaste.
Overall this is an interesting mix with hoppy and spicy notes.
tbonde (176) - DENMARK - JUL 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap@Tilt in Oslo in large tulip glass@approx 7 degrees C. Pours dark, almost clear orange with off white head with ok retention. Aroma of yeast, hops, citrus as in grapefruit, lemon and pomerance. This is also reflected in the taste though this becomes somewhat heavy and does not really hit neither the Belgian nor the IPA tastes for me. Bitter and not too well balanced. No doubt this is an interesting beer and I hope to re-rate a day where I do not hit it in a bar somewhat late at night. But for now, I think it is complex and interesting, but not sufficently balanced to be a great.