puzzl (3216) - New York, New York, USA - APR 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. Good Belgian yeast and old American hops in the aroma. Funky, pungent hop flavors, acrid, sweaty, rather boozy. Tough to drink.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - APR 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the Blind Tiger. Light orange pour with some white head. Aroma is citrusy, hoppy pine, and light belgian spices. Flavor is light sweet malt (like a blond belgian), citrus hops, bubblegum / banana sweet malt, earthy spices and hop bitterness in the finish. Interesting and good.
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2008 Growler from Bierkraft. Golden pour with a lots of bubbles and a big white head. Good clean flavors and smooth bitter finish. Grassy and fairly light, but still plenty of flavor. Really, really easy to drink for 9%. Nicely crafted. Rerate, 22oz - pithy lemon in the flavor, mild spiciness, well balanced hop bill.
JoeMcPhee (8063) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Ginger Man. Hazy golden beer, thin white head. The aroma is quite fruity and hoppy with a light grapefruit citrus, some light honey and apricot as well. A lightly spicy yeastiness that throws some clove and black pepper. It smells like an IPA/Belgian pale hybrid. Flavour is spicy and fruity with loads of sweet peach/pear fruitiness. Very spicy and estery flavour. Lean crackery belgian pale malts. While there is a fair amount of bitterness it isn’t nearly as assertive as I would have guessed from the aroma. It’s quite nice really.
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - FEB 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ O’brien’s 1/15/08. Pours orange with a bright white ring. Nose is big and fragrant with lots of citrus. Taste is really nice and awesome, some belgian notes, some hops and citrus makes for a good beer.
jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours an off white head and hazy gold color. Aroma is yeast, spice-clove, rock candy/caramel. Taste is yeast, spice-clove, rock candy/caramel, hops-dry/bitter. Heavy on the spicing for me.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - NOV 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Hamiltons: These Belgian style IPA’s seem to be turning up all over town, and seems to have become the new thing for local brewers. Whatever, I ain’t complaining, they’re good. This one has nice golden color. Aroma is more on the Belgian style than an IPA. Flavor is a nice marriage of the two, with some good yeasty characteristics and a nice hoppy bite. Very good.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 2007: Poured a hazy gold color with a big Belgian yeast character. Spicey with a hint of tartness. The flavor was malty and yeasty. Spicey dry finish. Medium-full bodied.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a clear golden body with a moderate white head. Aroma of grapefruit, coriander, clove, pear, caramel, and toastiness. Flavor of coriander, grapefruit peel, caramel, and floral hoppiness.
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - OCT 15, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Green Flash Brewery. Hazy yellow pour with medium white head. Smells sweet and spicy, and tastes spciy. Taste like a belgian style ale which is not my favorite style.