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
Salmaneser (112) - BELGIUM - OCT 25, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Clear orange beer with an off white head. Strong, yeasty aroma with some fruitiness and spices. Taste is well balanced between bitter and sweet.
VueltaBirrista (15) - Murcia, SPAIN - OCT 19, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
De color anaranjado, con una corona de espuma muy cremosa, de color amarillento y que disipa pronto.
Huele a frutas y especias… y también tiene un olor a malta bien tostada que embelesa.
En boca es más cremosa de lo normal, supongo que el empleo de malta de trigo además de cebada tiene la culpa.
El primer matiz es dulce, muy afrutado, para casi sin darte cuenta dar paso a un amargo maravilloso que te pide seguir tragando y tragando. Riquísima.
thorongil2 (2442) - , Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Tap) clear, bright Amber colour with a small white head; aroma of citrus, lilies; dryish, rich flavour, with a long, light bitter finish; thick palate
Antzrhere (32) - Blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours super clear deep orange, almost like Irn Bru with an off-white head. Aroma is pronounced; heavy caramel, malt, orange and mild tropical fruits. I found the hop bitterness to be, while not overwhelming, quite astringent and lingers due to the dryness of the beer, competing and muddling with the spicy Belgian yeast flavours. Strong caramel sweetness, yet quite dry at the same time. I feel if this was an American IPA i would score it only average and if it was a Belgian, similar, and while enjoyable i get the impression its a mix of two lacklustre beer examples. Still, it looks amazing colour wise, crystal clear and has enough novelty to make it a decent drink.
PotjeBier (2747) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Old notes. Had this several times from tap & bottle. This from bottle somewhere in 2015. Amber color, mostly clear. Off white head with thin layer retention. Aroma’s of sweet fruit, raisin, light resin. Also a bit herbal hops retronasal. Flavor is moderate sweet, moderate bitter. Medium bodied. Finish is rather bitter and dry. A bit too sweet, but it might have been a slightly old bottle.
Evilkniamhel (579) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 9, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from mad hatters. Pours clear orange. Nose of bananas, mango, cloves, pine resin, spices, orange. Taste is huge flavour, full bodied, spicy, more orange and tropical fruit.
Inoven (353) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flesje gedeeld met familie. Roodbruin helder bier met matig schuim. Aroma en smaak is zeer hoppig en fruitig met een hint van honing. In de nasmaak komt alleen het hoppige naar boven.
dnicolaescu (2052) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - OCT 7, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
BOTTLE 33 CL. BB FEB-2017. Clear mahogany, creamy beige head. Aroma: crystal malts and moldy fruit - feels like an unfresh IPA. Some less common clove spicy notes. The taste is similar. Moderate grassy-piney bitterness. Looks like it’s spent too much time on the shelves. 6-4-6-4-14=3.4
MAR-2013. BOTTLE 33 CL. Floral, citrus and resiny aroma. Similar taste, abit spicy. 8-4-8-4-16=4.0
Muts51 (5) - - OCT 6, 2016 does not count
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: smels like oranges Appear: dark with fast disapering fome Taste: grapfruit with yeast Plate: Sharp bitternes.
Bobson (82) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home with Muts51. Aroma is quite yeasty with some fruits in there, a bit of sweetness. Looks clear with a dark amber colour and small off head, light carbonation. Taste is quite yeasty but not overly so, reasonably sweet with a light and pleasant bitter aftertaste. Overall, just a very solid beer that I’d happily drink again.