brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2013 Pours dark, sunset orange color with a two and a half finger off-white, rocky head. Dissipates slowly and leaves a nice creamy lacing. Nice carbonation coming off the glass. Smell is pretty complex. Get some pineapple, grapefruit, maybe a little pine, orange, grapes from the hops. But the dominant smells definitely comes from the trippel: some spiciness, walnuts, carmel, plums, a belgian candy sugar smell, almost some tartness on the nose as well, some breadiness, some oak, almost like a brown sugar smell too. Taste starts with the bitterness and some fruitiness from the imperial ipa qualities, as well as some trippel qualities like the spiciness and the carmel, sweet flavor. Then in the middle, the taste profile takes a complete turn and goes completely trippel: get the carmel, the walnuts or some other type of nuts, some tartness, oak, dark fruit like plums, lots of bready qualities. Very creamy from the belgian malts as well. Then the finish is a nice blend of the belgian qualities and the imperial ipa qualities. The carmel, breadiness, dark fruits, tiny tartness and black pepper spiciness, some funkiness blend great with the grapefruit, pine, and orange that show through from the hops. Pretty dry finish. High medium body with a creamy mouthfeel. I have not had too many belgian ipas (little sumpin wild and stone cali-belgique come to mind) but this one has more belgian qualities than the others. Could be because its old and the hop qualities have diminished. I wish they would post a date on these. Still an extremely solid belgian ipa that I would definitely have again.
HighlanderOne (1115) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Pintville. Great aroma of honey bread. Golden, no head. Tasting vanilla, oak, yeast, malt, citrus honey. Nice feel - seems organic. Well done.
luttonm (3632) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with my brother, who picked this up. Belgian yeast, a nice grassier and robust yeast character than your average dipa. Good spiciness. Hops stand up to the strong malts. Nice beer.
Percy0103 (364) - MEXICO - JAN 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 660ml. A clear amber beer with a big white foamy head and a lot of gas. Aroma is mainly of hops and belgian yeast, but also of citrics and orange zest. Taste is bitter with a citric aftertaste. Medium bodied with some carbonation and astringency. Aftertaste reminds me of a strong citric IPA with a hint of a belgian beer. Very nice.
Sdaniel90 (640) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JAN 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 66cl. Clear golden with a frothy to creamy offwhite head. Fruity hop aromas with hints of pine, grass, Belgian yeast. Robust bodied with moderate carbonation. Rich, creamy and smooth, with a slight astringency. Delicious malty sweetness with a stinging hoppy bitter finish. Extremely drinkable and just delicious really.
zimbo (834) - SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
With a nose of sweet Belgian candy sugar and a rich orangy amber gliw Le Freak really appeals to the senses. Nice light graininess on the palate and a succulent spicy sweetness, there is a good structure and long development throught the bomber.
YodaKnwsBeer (2) - Maryland, USA - JAN 20, 2016 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance is golden amber, with a frothy beige head with somr lacing present. Nose of fruit and pine with underlying traces of grassy earth mixed with spicey Belgian yeasts. The palate is fruity with a clean lemongrass essence that helps pull in the earth and honey like finish. Medium body with a clean dry finish and lingering hops fitting the creative minds who imagined this hybrid.
iguanodon (119) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 16, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear orange gold with a medium white head. Aroma of pepper, stone fruit, grass. Taste is spicy, black pepper, fruit, flowers, very complex. Reminds me of Epic Brainless IPA, but though I like the Epic, Green Flash just does it better in every way.
Alengrin (3884) - BELGIUM - DEC 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 65 cl bomber generously shared by Ster of Amsterdam’s BeerTemple at her place. Apparently an intentional hybrid (hence the name as well, I suppose) of tripel and DIPA, with coarse, fairly thick, lacing, stable, egg-white head and deep amberish orange blonde colour, hazy with deposit. Rich and pleasant aroma of orange peel, dry cookies, pink grapefruit, mango, cantaloupe, biscuit, red apple, dry white wine. Sweetish but ’cleanly’ fruity onset, honeyish malt sweetness underneath, refreshing citrus peel, resiny and aromatic hoppy finish coming across as indeed very DIPA-like, with grapefruit, some pine and tropical flowers as well as a dash of warming alcohol. Lovely beer, whatever the style.
neurbob (102) - Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to tulip. Slight hazy orangish golden. Large foamy head, nice lacing. Very sweet nose of vanilla, orange, molasses, pine. Quite sweet, creamy citrus and sharp bitter hops. Lowish carbonation. Seems like a very decent DIPA.
tysongillmore (361) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments.
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