AHTOH (101) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle. Poured into Bruery tulip. Appearance: Beautiful deep orange/light amber color – much darker than many triples due to it being a Belgian-IPA hybrid. Translucent. Off white head and Belgian lace appear for a short while though retention is minimal. Strong spicy as well as sweet aromas hit the nose when pouring the beer in to the glass. When bringing glass closer to nose the sweet honey and spicy yeast notes are slightly more balanced by the aroma of the hops. Hops smell more grassy/earthy than piney. Belgian style yeastiness on front of palate. Strong citrusy hops on mid palate to finish. Nice transition from sweet beginning to bitter finish, with a finish that lasts decent amount of time. Lively carbonation, mild mouth feel. Overall, enjoyed the balance between the Belgian yeast with the San Diego-style IPA. Somewhat less hoppy than I expected for a San Diego brewery – though I preferred it this way versus the alternative of being overly hoppy.
flemmingwillum (1033) - Nysted, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating #462, bottle that Amer brought, probably from Fish n’ Beer
A light orange beer with an ok head. Aroma is oranges, caramel and hops. Flavor is caramel, wood, hops, yeast and ends in a medium powerful bitter finish. Thick beer, but not especially creamy. FIne brew, but I am still not that impressed with the brewery after my first two expieriences.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Clearish golden with a small white head. Aroma of spicy Belgian yeast, citrus and some light sugar. The flavor has some bitter hops, sour yeast and light malt sweetness. Medium body with active carbonation and a crisp mouth feel. Nice Tripel bordering on the IPA side.
gam (3338) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium head and carbonation same gold copper pour aromas yeast fruit spice woodyness candy hop flavour citrus goodness oeange lemon morishing yeast a bitter rising from the hops spicy notes clove and even nutmeg finish smoothness across the palate of hop malt yeast strong aftertastes of yeast bitter and spice
dnstone (2164) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 19, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fresh belgian yeast and farmhouse aroma. Light gold in color with nice head. An unobtrusive dull hoppiness with a fresh belgian yeast finish.
benpickens (414) - Camarillo, California, USA - NOV 16, 2010
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear, golden amber, with frail porous head. Juicy citrus fruit aromas. Numbingly dry, its dryness overwhelms and is not balanced by a firm, sweet malt presence. Out of balance, to my taste. Too astringent with no discernible malt to balance it out.
Rastacouere (6137) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
With my interest for Belgian/American hybrids and my respect for Green Flash’s hoppy beer, I had fairly high hopes for this one. It sure has a strong aroma marrying bubblegum to strong a citrusy and floral spine. Quickly though, even if it’s not so strong a beer, the growing alcohol heat feels invasive. The beer stays clean all along, but the alcohol takes a lot of room and while the hops are also quite aromatic, they can’t help, but heading towards astringency in this hot finish. I can’t say I was too pleased as I expected more yeast elegance and better refreshment capacities.
danmalleck (26) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: resin, alcohol, Appearance:pale, clear, frothy. This pours with a substantial head, which is the Belgian influence, I guess.
It’s quite alcoholic, and makes no apologies.
Taste: medium bitterness, a good dose of yeastiness which again is the Belgian influence.
Palate: medium body, soft carbonation, in spite of the substantial head.
It is a heroic pairing, IIPA and Belgian Trippel. I think it is well done, but I don’t know why it merits a 98 percentile
to be honest, the Belgian aspects of this beer, to me, overwhelm the IIPA aspect. It is just not an IIPA, just a really good Trippel.
kennydiaz (352) - Manahawkin, New Mexico, USA - NOV 13, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice strawberry golden color. High carbonation with a yeasty skunk y taste.
Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle - Grapefruit. Nice mix of hops with belgian style beer. This is a good one.