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.
sjohnny (463) - - APR 18, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright fruit. Dough. Spice. Pours murky light orange/gold with a medium foamy off white head that leaves a trace of foam on the glass. Medium bodied. Velvet. Sweet fruity. Spice. Clove. Tropical fruit. Finishes with a citrusy bitter edge.
Johnnyvelvet (21) - - APR 18, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma a very nice citrus belgian ale with hoppy notes. Very unique and welcome. Taste of belgian ale throughout with hints of light hops every now and then through the aftertaste. Very interesting and well done.
markducommun (801) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden yellow, white head. Smells of bubble gum, bananas. Light lingering sweetness, some initial bitterness. Fairly upfront alcohol. Medium body, slight oiliness. Pretty good.
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rosskyle (379) - - FEB 26, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Served on tap at DIA. Clear red color with a white head. Grain alcohol pine aroma. Medium body. Belgium funk pine hop tropical fruit all in one. Unique flavor.
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Jorn69 (2358) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2016 @ Havregatan 20130406. Bottle from Systembolaget. Malty, caramely and fruity with hoppy notes, medium body with an oily texture.
radio_nowhere (1323) - Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at their Cellar 3 brewery served in a pint glass; clear amber color with white head. Aroma notes of fruity Belgian yeast, pine/grass hops, some pepper and almost doughy malt. Taste adds more citrus, honey sweetness almost and some Belgian spices. Medium-heavy body, moderate-low carbonation, dry, almost creamy with lingering pine/spice finish. Some depth of a tripel but very much a DIPA, very good.
Poobah (357) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - FEB 14, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bright amber and gold with a thin head and a floral, hoppy nose. Medium carbonation and medium mouthfeel with a mild, grapefruit finish.
HighlanderOne (1150) - 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 (3968) - 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 (468) - 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.