Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - MAY 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Daytona 500 tasting. Bomber. Sweet nose, fruity and caramel, spicy citrus. Some pine resin creeps in. Spicy-sweet fruit flavors, solid as hell. Another big win from GF!
Boutip (5215) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured a deep hazy orangey color ale with a large foamy head with great retention and good lacing. Aroma of dry citrusy hops. Taste is also dominated by dry citrusy hops with a lightly sweet malt body. Body is quite full with great carbonation and no sign of alcohol. Very well done with great balanced between hoppy notes and malt; some more fruity ester would have brought this to another level.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 7, 2009
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cloudy, foamy, and pleasant in smell and appearance.
Tastes incredibly sour and bitter. I am not getting a good balance between the yeast and hops and the biscuit malt.
I respect everyone’s opinions on this one, and it is a style i normally enjoy. I chalk this up to just my pallet being unique/retarded, and or the bottle being skunky.
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Butters Big Cellar Blowout. Pours an off-white head with a golden amber body. Smells of yeast, banana, and spice hops. Flavor is yeast, some banana, clove and bread notes. Finish is sharply bitter.
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Butters cellar blowout tasting. Its like a wheat IPA. Blend of yeasty fruit with citrus. Shows just the right amount of Belgian Triple and IPA. Just enough funk just enough yeast. Like this beer a lot.
ScottyP (425) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2009 Butters Big Blowout - Pours a cloudy orange with small white head. Aroma of yeast, citrus, lemon zest and hops. Similar taste, although spicy. Yeast and hops really shines through on the finish. Very resiny brew.
warfield (17) - Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
what a ridiculous beer...love the mellow hops in the imperial pale combined with the spice of the belgian trippel. superb balance and much better than the famed Cali-Belgie from stone. love it!
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange-brown pour with a thin light tan head. Strong yeasty aroma with spicy cloves and banana. Spicy, yeasty flavor. Hints of banana, cardamom. Very bitter.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - APR 29, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My experience with Green Flash has been good so far, but I was still kind of sceptic of their ability to do what they claim on the tin. Bottle. Whatever. This, I thought, will be 90% American IPA, with a token pinch of Belgian character. Pleasantly wrong assumption! Lovely spicy nose, rosemary, dandelion, honey. Rather hoppy, but the hops blend seamlessly with the yeast character and the contribution each make is difficult to parse. Sweet hay flavor. Not actually sweet I suppose, as it seems overall like a very well attenuated beer. But there is something here of the sweetness of fresh cut alfalfa. Light clean malt and a nice chewy herbal finish. Feel like a bigger cousin of De Rankin XX Bitter, and that is a happy thing. I dig.
alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The first taste felt really sweet, but everything after that was just marvelous. I thoroughly enjoyed this beer. Aroma is sweet and yeasty, and the flavor is nice and hoppy with a lot of pleasant belgian yeastiness. This does a nice job of balancing belgian trippel and ipa without letting either one really take over.