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.
tysongillmore (355) - 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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chris0r (9) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 15, 2015 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very interesting ipa with intense malt aroma with a taste of caramel. Full body with nice foam and Bernstein color. Definitely one of my favorites
gripweed57 (1111) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle. Amber orange color topped by a massive foamy beige head. Fragrant sweet malt aroma. Hints of yeast, honey, tangerine and floral hops. Interesting mashup of styles. Bittersweet caramel malt flavor upfront. Spicy, oily, resiny hops in midtaste. Firm and flavorful with intense hop bitterness and warming alcohol in finish. Quite tasty.
SG111 (668) - New York, USA - NOV 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at hop cat, Detroit, Mi. Pours nice honey color, big Belgian head. Aroma is honey, tropical fruits, orange, lots of Belgian yeast and Ester. Flavor is similar. Bitter finish. Solid. Excellent Belgian ipa. Definitely hop heavy.
angelkostvo (972) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange colour, white head. Aroma of peach, orange, caramel. Taste is light sweet, medium bitter. Medium body, slick to oily texture, soft to average carbonation. Pretty good.
Low69caprice (100) - Yucca valley, California, USA - SEP 9, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great! So many things going on. Hef notes Belgian beer notes and west coast hops. All above blended so well. Expensive beer but worth it.
tricyclist (1118) - Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From notes, I wish I had more... Spicy and bright, happier than I remember. A little zesty and refreshing. Clean for 9% 12052015
Ratpatrol1019 (70) - Palm desert, California, USA - AUG 7, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yeasty phenolic some light malts some Belgian character of light banana and clove. Some stone fruit and breads really great brew.
paintedmaple (605) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - AUG 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap...quite aromatic with floral hops and funky yeasty notes asserting themselves. Complex and well balanced body with bittersweet flavors and fruity esters in abundance. Clean dry finish...well done.
kajser27 (637) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber to copper colored, nice lacing, medium strong off white head. Aroma is malt, peppery, some yeast and hay. Taste follows the nose, moderate sweet malt, some caramel, yeast, straw, lemongrass, spices-peppery, medium+ lasting bitterness which is a bit harsh, astringent, dry finish. Medium bodied and carbonation. Not buying it...