tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 9, 2010
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a moderately flat golden orange.
Nose was nice, mostly belgian yeast, hints of hoppiness.
Taste was superb, nice moderate sweet base, big belgian yeast flavors, not a lot of fruity esters, mostly earhtiness, good hop bitterness, fruity and earthy hop flavor, mixed with moderate sweetness.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - NOV 15, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at OBrien’s next to Little Freak. I like Little Freak a little better, but both are excellent. Yellow orange color. Mild sourness. Orange peel hop bitterness. Easy to drink. Low carbonation. Excellent.
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Its nice to finally have this, since I keep missing it for some reason. Tap at O’briens. Pours golden orange with a nice tan head. Nose is big on the citrus and wood. Taste is really pretty great, touch of funk, but overall a nice belgian imperial ipa.
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 9, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at OBriens. Translucent orange hue, no sustaining head. Nose is big fruits, wood tones, malt, and alcohol. Flavor is sweet fruits with alcohol heat initially, transitions to a bready malt and citrus hop combo with spices and a hefty woody profile, slight traces of Bret funk and wine oak, finishes sweet and fruity. Medium-full body, thick texture, medium carbonation. A wonderfully complex IIPA complemented by hints of funk and oak, alcohol presence is a bit tough though.
Ungstrup (27766) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This seldom beer is entered to celebrate my rating number 13,100. Draft at the Linkery at RBSG 2008. An unclear dark amber beer with a rim of beige head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of wood, fruit, and youghurt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, over ripe fruits, acidic youghurt, wood, fresh fruits, and brettanomyces, leading to a tart finish. Super - I’m on the way back to the bar for another - but beware it is strong.
hopscotch (8394) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft… RBSG ‘08… Murky caramel-colored ale with no head. Acidic, fruity, woodsy nose. Medium to full-bodied with an afterthought of carbonation. Well-balanced and woodsy. Less tart than the aroma and a touch vinous. Lengthy, lightly acidic, medium bitter finish.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Slightly hazy amber beer with a big cream colored head. Tart, green apple aroma with light spice. Tart, green apple flavor with malt/wheat, spice, light lemon and just a bit of wine coming through. Medium bodied. Tartness lingers with yeast and spice, green apple, and light lemon.
JMFG (1585) - Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ The Linkery. Cloudy copper-orange color, thin persistent white head. Light palate, lightly carbonated. Light funk and citrus present on the aroma, very light Belgian yeast tones. Taste was mainly a tart funk and Belgian yeast show, backed by some sweetness. The hops come out more in the finish, accenting the brett nicely.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBSG: Tap @ The Linkery. Poured a hazed orange color with a thin off-white head. The aroma was pretty nice smelling like tart orange skins and wood. The flavor was mildly tart with a dry hop bitter finish. To me the flavor was lacking compared to the aroma. Light to medium bodied.
yespr (28711) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From tap at the Linkery. Aroma is dense brett and woody. Look is strange muddy orange with no head. Aroma is stunning orange, hops fruity and wood. Dense orange flavoured and wooden dry, tart too. Dense and dry finish yet smooth and wooden. Looks terrible but aroma/flavour is fantastic.