Ret12 (453) - Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
The best belgian ipa I have ever had very sweet with a perfect hop finish. Almost perfect
jandd1983 (3050) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at DLD 2013. It poured a clear golden color with a white head. The aroma was full of pine hops with a bit of light grain and yeast backbone. The taste was of pine note with slight floral and grain backbone. Nice.
hayduke (3580) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Dark Lord Day in Munster, In a shared bottle tasting. Pours clear orange with white head. Nose of belgain yeast and citrus and pine. Medium body. Flavor is full of belgian yeast with some fruit, and lots of hops. Biter finish. Very nice.
Mittenator (1561) - Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at crunchy's tap takeover. Really not much hop smell. Kind of mild. Pretty average for an imperial.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From notes. Draft. Spice, malt and light hops. Meh, it’s ok. This would be better off as a year-round or seasonal rather than of of their "special" beers.
jb (2434) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Tap and Mallet Goose Island versus Founders event. Pretty decent stuff. Heavy citrus nose. Orange appearance, it glows. Nice head. Creamy mouthfeel, this is a great beer that ends too soon.
jrgratz (113) - New York, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Top Hops. Pours a cloudy golden orange, dense white foam. Scent strong on citrus with moderate floral qualities, notes of yeasty spice, malt. Taste is citrus, bitter notes and spice lingers...sweet Belgian yeast character. Dry and lingering bitterness and spice on the palate. Hop and spice mix is a bit too much for me.
brystmar (1310) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. A tad hoppy, spicy malts, yeast in the aroma. Sweet and spicy, mature, and pretty complex for a brown ale. Tasty.
falco242 (320) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2013 On draught at New Bohemia in Mpls w/ elguacho. A slight belgian aroma but the ipa pine smell is missing (which I welcome). Really nice taste that has a hop presence but is balanced with citrus and doesn?t taste like you?re licking a tree. Ends smooth too. I?m not an ipa guy (yet) but this is good.
ElGaucho (2285) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2013
4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at New Bohemia Mnpls for Goose Island tap takeover. Smells a lot like Elmer’s glue which means it smells nothing like a Belgian IPA. Muddy light brown in appearance with a thin white head and nice lace. Very unique flavor. Hint of Brett with a nice hop profile. Wonderful lingering finish. Outstanding.