Bragesnak (5346) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From ōlbutikken, Copenhagen, DK.
Amber with off-white head. Aroma of fruit and malt. Flavor is with some spices and more esters.
shakespeare33 (197) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a golden hue with a light frothy head. Smells of some fruit but moreover hints of the heavier belgian yeast act Shep and permeate above the rim... Initial taste is a phenomenal array of a hoppy bitterness that slowly transitions into a light sweetness that the yeast gives off. Good abbey, I usually choose Green Flash over Stone but for this one I do like Cali belgique just a bit better, the fermantation is smoother. all told though this is a great brew!!
donttreadonme (91) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cool brew - usually these hybrid things get out of hand with crazy ingredients . This one doesnít - any it comes out really nice. I donít care for Belgians - but this imparts real sharp, clean flavors and a nice alcohol level.
chrisv10 (10824) - DENMARK - JUL 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy golden with off-white head. Flavour is malt, sweet, bitter hops, grass and spices.
raphael (873) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smooth and well-crafted. Expected a little more hops, which showed in the aroma but not so much in the flavor, which was still a little sweet, with fruit and that Belgian aspect. Cloudy with a thin head.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear golden color with a thin white head. Aroma of fruity, coniferous hops and phenol. Strong flavor of crunchy, coniferous, fruity hops with a phenolic presence. The body is medium with a liquorous texture and gentle carbonation. Very interesting, but the hops seem to have killed the belgian character.
gorditoabd (623) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dirty amber with ample fluffy white foam head that lasts. Not much aroma escapes through the thick foam, so Iíll give it a few minutes before another whiff and taste. After 10 minutes or so the foam still hasnít faded much so I cast caution aside and dive in. The faint aroma of pine, citrus hops, and malt is perceptible. though just barely. The head is really killing the nose on this thing. Taste is quite nice, however. Creamy mouthfeel, balanced flavors of grapefruit, pine, perhaps a touch of cinnamon and floral notes. ABV is well-disguised and the blend of styles here is well done. Nothing striking or overly original about this one, just a very solid combination of a tripel and west coast IPA. Congrats Green Flash.
tdtm82 (668) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Beermerchants. Poured into goblet glass. Frotthy head covering 2/3ís of the surface. Lasting. Good lacing. Prominent pine and mango on the nose. Yeasty nose, American hops and Belgian yeast strain. Body is grapefruit; mango, grass, pine, honey. A really intense IPA. Feel the drinkability is surprisingly good for the high abv of this beer. This a good sipper. Ideal for tastingsí evenings. A very intenseIPA indeed. Bottle, from Beermerchants. Bomber version.
HopInMeBeer (11) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Appearance: cloudy yellow/gold - about three fingers of head.
Aroma: Strong smell of hops, belgian yeast - like witbier/saison, alcohol
Taste: Tons of hops up front and then transforms into a belgian tripel. Alcohol bite hides behind the bitter hops up front. An amazing fusion of flavors.
Palate: hop bitterness, dry - nice effervescence from tripel
Overall: this one is very drinkable - I felt that itís a sipper - I wanted to savor this beer moreso than drink it because I liked it so much. Great fusion - I recommend for the beer drinker/geek who appreciates both styles. Very cool!
dukeredhair (242) - California, USA - JUL 11, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours golden and remains cloud with a clean white head. Aroma of strong citrus and a bit of grass followed by a nice spicy Belgian yeast aroma. Taste is belgian at the start and finishes with the same grassy citrus hop. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and the malt isnít really the star here. The hops and yeast are front and center. Overall a really nice offering unlike many other beers Iíve had.