GT2 (9167) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
[RB Scavenger Hunt 2012 Engrish Challenge] 355mL. A huge, towering rock, cream, white head that pours hazier strawberries. Cathedral Si and powerful head retention, tulip explosion. Lace is big and sticky. The first nose is very muted orange and viscosity hoppier than expected move, a bit like horse manure, farm, micro plasticy yeast phenol poopy odd funk orange part. Warm, but fortunately lost most of their income and Satsuma tangerine fruity character. Taste is salty, bitter, leafy hoppy, but fortunately not sticky or sweet. It is better to get a lot of dry, not sticky sweet and hoppy. Character is not out of date. Blood orange and Curacao taste and quenching. Large farmy, outdoor, fresh character. Tasty. Can not wait for more. N6/Ap5/T8/P5
Sammy (9256) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A light golden body with a white foamy 3/8" head, lacy. Funky aroma - armpit sweat, menthol, my socks wt and used. The taste is comparable to floor wax, foot liniment, and pepper. Lots of menthol build up as I drink further into it, but it is not all that drinkable and I am forcing myself. Crazy stuff.
Ratman197 (10684) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a lasting creamy ivory head. Aromas of biscuit, horseblanket, lemon zest, white pepper and straw. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, horseblanket, citrus and white pepper with a crisp dry lingering funky finish.
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Excessively foamy pour, cloudy orange, Good yeasty aroma, Well balanced flavour, citrus, malt with a nice herbiness. Lasting pleasant finish. Very good of kind.
Strykzone (5342) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. This poured a hazy golden and had a decent head. The nose was yeast and complex hops. I taste citrus, grass, barnyard, and some yeast. This is a nice take on the Belgian IPA style.
Leighton (13278) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Sander’s place, NYC. Breakfast beer! Pours hazy copper with a moderate, creamy head. Aroma is loaded with grass, dandelion, manure, salty dog, horse blanket - things of that ilk. Flavor is acutely spicy with some nice grassy, piney bitterness, medium sweetness, some fine sugars, light caramel and toast. Medium bodied with average to high carbonation. Great balance to finish, dry, with spicy hops, grass, pine, lemon rind, mild yeast, brett, light toast and sugar. This is a pretty sublime beer. The dry, bretty character with the ample hops and balancing malty sweetness. Excellent stuff.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The pour is a murky, copper color with a very full, creamy, fluffy, white head which settles to a thick, rocky layer and leaves drippy, Belgian lace. The nose is resinous, spicy phenols, barnyard funk, some passionfruit, and light florals. The flavor is similar with still barnyard funk, tart lemony brett, very resinous, still some passionfruit notes. The palate is lively, medium, velvety, and drying a bit. The beer finishes with the moderately high bitterness, a moderate acidity, the dryness from the brett funk, and lingering spicy phenols. A pretty nice attempt at conjoining two contrasting beer styles, most Belgian IPA types have too many clashing notes. My only complaint is that the overall acidty is a bit overwhelming at times with the brett and high alpha hops. Nice beer from a nice brewery.
bmsulliv (199) - - JAN 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4pack bottles. Darker red than expected. Belgian Yeast smell, foamy. Dry like a saison but with slight sourness. Hops slightly out balance pale malt
rougeau13 (2132) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, pale copper with a big, foamy whitish head with some fairly heavy lacing. Aroma of funky Brett, fruity: sweet and sour, and light sweet malts. Taste is yeasty and fruity; somewhat sweet and moderately bitter with a nice spiciness. Slightly dry, medium bodied, and slightly fizzy. Very good stuff.
Tmoney99 (11590) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by shigadeyo. Poured clear copper color with medium white frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium to heavy spruce and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Very solid brew.