Ernest (6162) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2011 Bottle. Head is initially large, frothy/creamy, white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy dark yellow to light amber, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit), with notes of gum, pepper, lemon zest, alcohol, pineapple. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately to heavily bitter. Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic, lightly astringent. Not a fan of the hop odor, but otherwise it’s nicely balanced and textured.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUN 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2008 On tap@O’brien"s: Hazy peach amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma is lightly sweet with a hint of grass and faint bubblegum. Flavor has a spicy citrus start with some candi sugar sweetness in the background then a sharp citrus bite and a lingering grapefruit rind aftertaste. Medium body and creamy with moderate carbonation.
FlacoAlto (3759) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2008 Sampled on tap at Stone World Bistro & Gardens, May 2007
The beer is quite hazy and is topped by a one-finger thick pale head that sits atop an orange-gold colored beer. Aromas of earthy spice, that sort of quintessential signature Belgian nose; notes of grass, with an underneath fruit mix of pear, apple and even some citrus (lemon and some orange peel). This is a really nice, interesting nose.
The beer is fairly dry tasting, yet it has a heft and body to it that belies this. I think the earthy, chewy spice notes help to dry out what would otherwise be a beer with some sweetness. Grassy hop notes are noticeable up front and the beer picks up some pale-grain sweetness after the first couple of sips; still it is fairly dry over all. A biting, herbal hop note is found in the finish; an austere bitterness as well as some hop flavor contributes to this. The beer is very hoppy, yet still the Belgian yeast character comes through in a supporting role.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at The Toranado, SF, CA. Beer is cloudy, light golden brown with big, lazy carbo trails. Head is small, frothy, white, quickly and totally diminishing.<P>
The aroma is malty with moderate notes of toasted grain and caramel; Hoppy with a light herbal note; Yeasty with a trace of sweat; Light miscellaneous notes of candy sugar, wood, moderate note of cozy alcohol, trace of banana/clove.<P>
The flavor is moderate-to-heavily sweet, lightly acidic, trace bitter with a long, warm, trace bitter, lightly sweet finish with a light residual grippiness.<P>
The body is medium, the texture is velvety and the carbonation is lively.<P>
Sticky sweet, and not sure I get the IPA or Belgian angles out of this very well.
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 26, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted at Green Flash. Golden amber with a thin white head. Decent hoppy aroma. Taste of hops, fruit, bread, and finishing sweet. Pretty damn good.
marcus (6365) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 20, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Toronado. This golden ale poured with a miniscule off-white head. The flavor is quite hoppy and carbonated with some serious spices. Unlike most IPAs, it starts off bitter and piney then develops a sweet finish.
riversideAK (5591) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a treat. Had it on tap at the Stone World Bistro. A awesome aroma of citrus/pine mixed with sweet belgian fruitiness. The beer looked a bright hazy orange. The flavor was dominated by the hops. Very citrusy, very piney. The belgian side was subdued by the hops, but you could still get some nice sweetness. Very dry and resiny. Pretty full bodied as well. This was a nice beer, but pretty much everything I have had from Green Flash has been damn good.
bb (6797) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Hazy amber beer with a nice off-white head. Light citrus/fruity hop aroma with yeast. Yeasty, estery, hoppy (fruity, some pine (?)) flavor. Medium body. Lingering yeasty hops with the hops coming on more as you drink.
jazz88 (2546) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Toronado (5/8/07). A cloudy hazed orange yellow milkshake color with a white head. This beer was murky. Strong orange peel, coriander, spices, and clove in the aroma. A crispy spice wet full body with a minty tingle on the palate. A long finish and a little too much after about 1/4 of the glass. Finished alright but took a while to get used to this one.
brettpace (176) - New York City, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
One word, bubblegum. This seriously had a very bubblegummy aftertaste. I cant quite place my rating on iths beer, I cant decide... It was good, yet it wasnt, but it was interesting and different, and for that well give it some points.