joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
brilliant golden brown with large white head. moderate to high carbonation. mostly citrusy hops in the nose, but some fruity belgian esters as it warms. flavor has some, but not overwhelming bitterness, a lot of citrusy hop flavor results in a dificulty differentiating between the yeasty esters, which for the most part seem to be overwhelmed, but as the beer warms they are more noticed towards the very end of the taste, with a lingering quality. not a bad beer, but it could be better designed with less citrusy hops to make the esters more prevalent. not bad
twitcher (298) - framingham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear golden orange color, thin bubbly quarter inch of head that clears quick to leave a thin ring and some sparse foamy bubbles. Aromas of sticky fruity sweetness and phenols, some light spicy citrus bitterness. For something that supposedly started with Titan, the sweetness sure has taken over the nose. Not bad, but definitely not heavy on the hop aromas. Flavor shows more bitterness than the nose- a healthy bite of spicy, floral and citrus hop notes right up front. Yeasty twang up front too, followed by some bready malt notes. Hop profile full and relatively deep- spicy hop notes blend with yeast notes, and sharp citrus shows up in the background. Palate is sharp and crisp, even light carbonation, mild grainy yeast on the finish. Overall, a pretty good "belgian american ipa".
TomDecapolis (4477) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUN 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Capones. Pours a lightly hazy golden with a medium creamy white head that left tons of lacing. Aroma of various fruity and spicy Belgian yeast esters, light citrus and floral hoppy notes along with some bready malt. Flavor of the same fruity and spicy Belgian yeast esters, bread dough, fresh hops, good heavy dose of hop bitterness. Like the idea but would have liked some more dry hopping to complete this beer.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden beer with thick white head. Yeasty and lightly fruity aroma. For some reason I thought this would be hoppy. Instead the flavor is simply a lightly fruity more yeasty belgian sorta thing. Totally forgettable.
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 30, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a clear glowing medium gold with a half finger white head that leaves spotty lacing. The nose is fruit and Belgian yeast with some citrus in the background. The taste is weird. Starts out vegetal before finishing with spice and a tart grapefruit bite. Medium bodied. Interesting beer to say the least.
Tmoney99 (10666) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Hyde Park.
Poured clear amber color with a large frothy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate citrus, spice and yeasty aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation and smooth texture. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.
Complex drinkable brew.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Capone’s: Aroma of Belgian yeast, caramel, and malts. Poured gold in color with a small white head that lasted throughout. Clear. Slightly sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet. Tastes of Belgian yeast, malts, hops, and candi sugar. Medium body. Thin, dry texture. Average carbonation. Yeast and hops finish.
emacgee (4025) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a translucent light yellow with a frothy white head. The nose is yeasty, shows considerable funk, Belgian influence for sure, mango and some other fruits. The flavor is spicy, some grapefruit rind bitterness, sweet, earthy/yeasty, nice funk. Interesting attempt.
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - MAY 29, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Golden color with a thick white head. Hoppy, yeasty aroma. Flavor is much the same with the Belgian yeast funk shining through under a dose of citrusy hops. Smooth and good.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle $1.85 bottled 04/24/09. Nice golden yellow color, little head, clear. I was expecting this to be like a Belgian Titan IPA but it is not. It smells slightly hoppy and a whiff of Belgian style yeast. The flavor is interesting, not as hoppy as it smells but the normal IPA flavors are not completely overwhelmed as they are in some other American-Belgian-style IPA’s (whew). This is still recognizable as an IPA in my opinion with a bitter finish.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-16-2009 21:32:04