Zaprozdower (66) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a pale copper with a large head that dissipates quickly. The aroma was the biggest letdown, although it had notes of both styles the IPA should have shown through here as aroma is more important to it. Additionally, there was a (for me)light but very unsavory barnyard odor that went beyond belgian or saison. Could have been a bad bottle, hard to say. Beyond that body was generally light and refreshing. The taste generally featured the matly, complex nature of a strong belgian ale, which was appreciated. Overall, an interesting combination of styles that could have been slightly better constructed.
Melnis (280) - LATVIA - MAY 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is very caramelizet, hops are in the bavk but give a nice balance to aroma. Perfect carbonization lvl, taste is intense enough. Fresh aroma and taste. After basketball game, mby bit overrate but must try once again
diabel (1624) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber body. Off-white creamy head. Aroma of caramalts and licht hops. Heavily bitter, moderately sweet flavour. Nog very well balanced.
puren (189) - POLAND - MAY 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
bursztynowe, klarowne, piana obfita, ale dosyć szybko opada do kożucha, świetny lacing
słodki chmielowy owocowy z lekkimi belgijskimi nutami, delikatna skóra, rum
treściwe, nisko nasycone, lekki alkohol schowany za goryczką, troszkę zakleja
goryczka, owoce brzoskwini, mango, przypalony karmel, spirytus
bardzo dobre, ma to, co powinno mieć belgijskie IPA, wadą jest wyczuwalny w niezbyt szlachetny sposób alkohol
DarkHeist (3) - rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dit stevige biertje kan behoorlijk binnen komen. De alcohol zit goed verborgen achter de subtiele fruitige smaak. Een afdronk die niet te bitter is maar eigenlijk precies goed.
Stevig bier welke erg goed naar binnen glijdt. Een absolute aanrader.
niquillis (1614) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Congress, Longton. Pours amber with a white froth. In your face hop aroma, easy drinking, very hoppy IPA. Not sure about Belgian style, very much a hoppy American IPA.
chucklemation (697) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a copper color with a foamy, long-lasting white head. Aroma is Belgian yeast, floral notes, and citrus. Flavor is sweet Belgian yeast and a bite of grapefruit. Very enjoyable.
TheCametron (2014) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours deep Gold with a White head. Aroma is dominated by the Belgian yeast. Banana notes mixed with fresh American hops. The yeast and hops blend together well enough with a sweet malty backbone but the overall concept is one that my brain has difficulty computing. I love Belgian ales and I love IPAs but I’m not sure about this crossover.
langeveld12 (283) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a large grothy white head that mostly diminishes. Body is clear yellow orange, spatkles are visible.
Aroma contains light malts (cookie, hay, molasses), moderate hops (flowers, pine, citrus fruits), light yeasts (barnyard, leather) and banana, raisin, apple, cherry, forest fruits and vanilla.
Flavor is light acodic, then light acidic and light sweet, followed by light acidic and bitter and finishing in dry bitter.
Body is medium with creamy texture and soft carbonation.
IPA with hoppy fruits, but also vanilla and banana from the yeast. Ok.
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klm1 (386) - - MAY 12, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber colour with firm creamy golden/yellow head. Aroma of pineapple (dominates), mango with notes of other tropical fruit. Taste is fruity sweet with dry fruity finish and evident alcoholic presence. Carbonation is low, full body, medium carbonation, hoppy aftertaste with notes of counted fruits. Very good IPA.
huineman (317) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 11, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
To start with check out the amazin artwork by Ralph Steadman. Now, let’s get to the also amazing ale:
Pours dark amber with tawny head.
Aroma is very intense: Seville oranges, passion fruit, mango, dandelion, pamplemouse, melon, cardamom...
Taste is dense and balanced, structured and wide. Very bitter long finish. Best IPA so far.