nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - FEB 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Toronado gave a very cool murky orange hue with a good white head. Yeast and citrus on the nose. Medium body with a good mouthfeel. Bready, slightly fruity citrus flavors. Good solid hoppiness and bitter finish. Alcohol not super apparent. Would get some more for sure. Yum.
timbeer (69) - Rosemount, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber shared with MatSciGuy. Pours orange gold with a nice head of fine bubbles, sticking to the glass and robust. Clovey and yeasty taste I like in this style. Spritzy on the tongue with some bitterness that lasts after swallowing.
Crit (3245) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky orange amber,large fluffy white head.Complex yeasty,fruity,hoppy nose, slightly sweet.. Good bitter hop profile,light spicy yeastiness, hint of tea.
Big lasting hop end. Gassy
A decent beer, but far too pricey
bvc (1141) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle from sparky27. Pours a cloudy darker straw yellow with a medium white head that laces the glass on the way down. Nose is spicy Belgian sweet with some citrus pine notes and clove. Spicy pepper taste with some floral citrus and a bit soapy. Like most Green Flash that I have had, the abv is detectable. Decent brew.
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle from Brusin’ Ales. Pours hazy light orange with some sticky white head. The nose has plenty of Tripel spice and yummy citrus hops in the nose. The flavor has some citrus soap, pine, pepper, and clove. The soap detracts for me a bit. Medium, and easy drinking body. Small carbonation bubbles. Dry finish with a bit of heat. Overall though, I really do like this beer.
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A- Pours an opaque orange/apricot hue, head is minimal now but was solid at earlier tastings, slight lacing sticks to the glass
S- Nose is sweet and spicy, banana, citrus, and Belgian candy are up front, tones of clove, vanilla, grass, touch of funky yeast and alcohol
T- Initial taste that hits is sweet candy and spices intermixed with citrus/floral hop bitterness, waves of earth and herbal tones enter midway, finishes with warming alcohol and dry grassy hops
M- Medium/full-bodied style, oily texture, good carbonation
D- This is definitely a thick and chewy IPA with considerable complexity and intermingling taste sensations, the alcohol is present in the aftertaste and I probably wouldn’t drink more than two in a row; overall a very interesting combination of styles that is exciting and innovative
decaturstevo (4664) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of brown sugar and clove. An amber pour with a foamy off white head and lace. Perfumy, clovish, brown sugar flavor. Medium bodied with good carbonation. A damn fine beer.
brokephibroke (272) - Mead, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My first real "fusion". Noticed the hops aroma first, but the yeast hit next. I don’t think this works for me, it is a great, unique beer for sure. Best of both worlds?? No.
BrianDorry55 (330) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2009
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
22oz. from trade with GMCC (Gabe)...Thanks man! Aroma is loaded with florals, sweet citrus fruits, spices, and yeast...Rivals Two-Hearted as the best beer Ive ever smelled. Pours a nice amber with a very thin white head. Flavor is unbelievable! Every sip is loaded with different spices, the perfect amount of hops, different citrus fruits, and some grasses...the unbelievable smell is impossible to ignore as you take every sip. The Belgian Strong - IPA hybrid is genius! Leaves a bitter aftertaste and a weird mouthfeel...this is definately the only downside to this beer. Overall...this beer is just fantastic...I need to find some more in this style because its a damn shame I cant buy it in my home state...Cant thank Gabe enough for sending it my way!
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed 1/25/2009 (bottle):
Pours a cloudy amber yellow colored body, with an average but quickly diminishing white. Pretty good lacing. Very bitter hoppy aroma. Also sweet and flowery. A lot of sweet spiciness. Soft palate, spicy taste. Some light floralness. Some bitterness too, but not very hoppy tasting. A little sourness. Definitely tastes like a weak cross between an IPA and a Belgian. Alcoholy as it warms up more.