satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2009 aroma is hops, candy sugar and yeast. hop aroma is quite grassy with light citrus. body is pale straw yellow, a sharp blonde. flavor is huge hop bitterness with a backbone of the soft yeast which is a huge contrast. bitterness lingers and hit of booze rides out long as well. mouthfeel is soft and comforting. this beer is like firecrackers going off all around you, i want to cover my head and hide or maybe even cry. this beer is quite easy to rate as the flavors are so outright and this is obviously even better then the chouffe which is already top 10 for me.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap from Downtown Johnny Brownís in San Diego. Pours deep gold with a thick creamy white head. Floral aroma. Honeysuckle. Sweet malty body with a good stiff bitterness. Just a parching level of hops to this beer. Floral tones persist throughout this brew. Thick lacing rings. Incredible.
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Herbal hoppiness, booze & some brown sugar maltiness in the nose. Flavor is dominated by a strong American hop bitterness, some citrus & brown sugar. Mostly its just bitter.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
slightly hazy apricot color, respectable white head, lacy. sweet malt nose, dominated by citric and pine hops. some sweet malt in the flavor with spaice and citrus. medium bodied, nice bitter finish. a pretty nice brew. sampled @ family liquors in homewood.
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - OCT 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz. bomber served in a Duvel tulip. Poured a brilliant clear gold with a thin white head. Bottle conditioned. Lots of piney hops in the aroma. Medium bodied with a solid malt base. Alcohol is well hidden. Pretty drinkable for the ABV. The Belgian spice is there along with a load of hop bitterness in the finish. Not quite sure if I like this one, but it is an interesting mix of two brewing styles.
jstraw (1960) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light orange with good, foamy off-white head / Delicate, floral & perfumey nose of citrus, cream, and dry hops / Light to medium body with some biting hops but with good balance and fine dry finish / Stylish, floral flavors of orange, grass, cream, dry hops, banana, violets, and brett / Whatever it is, itís terrific.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - SEP 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy prange color that clears up and has a big rocky white head. Nose is yeasty and lightly hoppy with lots of fruit, mostly melon. Palate is kinda chalky but also smooth and clean. Flavor is meklony fruits with a yeast note and some light hops bitterness.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasting at GABF. yellow with white lighter head. lighter aroma of citrus and yeast and wheat. easy brew.
manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bomber from Brewery Creek in Vancouver BC. What a totally wonderful surprise. Never sure about hybrid beers like this...Iím a bit of a style purist. The beer pours a hazy valencia orange with thick foam head. Thereís not as much as expected going on in the aroma...somewhat muted, neither tripel nor IIPA. The taste however is something else. Itís so clearly a blend of the very best qualities of each style that flowery adjectives donít really do it justice. This beer is really exceptional and worth a try if you can get a hold of it.
mcox90 (1873) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a reddish orange color with a big frothy off white head and spotty lace. Aroma is citrus hops, spice and honey. Smooth, slightly heavy palate. Flavor is light grapefruit, yeast, biscuit w/honey and lemon zest. Complex, interesting brew.