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
drsandman (77) - New York, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear golden orange, fluffy thick off white head. Aroma is Belgian yeast, grass hop, hay, dank earth. Taste is nice and bitter hop, Belgian twang, great malt character... Sweet and bready. Medium mouthfeel, finishes moist.
Deu (668) - Nantes, FRANCE - APR 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber color with off-white head. Nose is caramel malt and citrus. Taste is malty with nice hop bitterness. Very nice.
L_inconnu (23) - SWITZERLAND - APR 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Une bonne IPA Belgium Style. Un poil forte niveau degré d’alcool et le goût caramélisé ne plaira pas à tout le monde, mais ça reste un super produit.
Ruthzapico (4) - - APR 18, 2014 does not count
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
La flying dog raging bitch de barril es mucho mas sabrosa que la misma cerveza embotellada. Es una india pale ale (IPA) con alta graduacion y potente sabor
volksygge (21) - NORWAY - APR 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Eye: copper slighly foggy, great tan head, stable, lacing
Nose: fruits (citrusy, mango), pine, some bubblegum, no alcohol
Mouth: medium to full bodied, quite bitter (long finish), some slighly sour and wild notes here, medium carbo
Maybe more IPA than Belgian but still very drinkable and that’s an achievement for such gravity and bitterness.
belgis (99) - LATVIA - APR 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet fruity aroma no hops in aroma(!), bitterness and fruitiness are fighting so its almost possible to feel layers of taste. Bit like breeding zebra with pony-not sure this combination works.
JonMoore (1809) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, clear amber with slim white head. Floral hops and peachy fruit aroma. Flavours are Belgian yeast, orange peel, sweet malts.. Medium bodied, well hid alcohol, moderate carbonation, nice bitter finish. Very good.
joejames (42) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep amber with two finger head with good lacing. Aroma of herbs, medicinal and sour fruits. Medium body, low carbonation. Tastes semi-sweet, lightly sour with nice bitterness. Lingering sour-bitter finish. Quite different and a very good brew.
Stax (15) - DENMARK - APR 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich hoppy taste but round taste as well. Beautiful colour and small head. Taste is great and all in all a wonderful beer
JeyAre (78) - - APR 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good IPA. Drunk in Glass in Paris, really a good place. To notice : good afrrtaste, initially it looks like it sinks and doesn't last long but actually it is quite bitter. Also, I don't see mug the Belgian part... Still a very good one!