Theydon_Bois (8630) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Haymarket pub and brewery, Chicago - 04/11/12.
Lightly hazed pale golden.
Floral hops on the nose, mango, peach, light yeast notes, candied sugar, touch of spice.
Taste follows nose, a little pine, madarin and orange, peach once again.
Fuller end of medium bodied with a bitter fruity finish.
ROGUE (2099) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewpub. Pours a dark amber color with a tight thin white cap. Aroma of light citrus hops and bready rye with a touch of belgian spicy funk. Taste is of zesty rye, lemon and floral hops, and slight bready malts. Has a astringent bitterness at the finish. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a touch of resiny oil lingers on the tongue through the finish.
DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - Georgia, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy gold with sticky lacing. Medium aromas of citrus. Palate is.very strong with a pungent grapefruit flavor and an earthy finish. Very strong flavors-if you don’t like the taste of grapefrut rind, this is.not for you
phaleslu (6430) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample at MWBBF. Pours a pale straw gold with an orange hue and no head. Notes of grass, herbs, sweet malts, and pepper, along with some orange citrus and sweet bread. The Belgian character definitely takes a backseat to the Amarillo character. Light-medium bodied, with medium carbonation and a spicy, sweet mouthfeel. Good IPA.
BrewDad (4979) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer Bloggers Conference 2012
Dark ambe rin color, nice head. Super IPA aroma and flavor. This was not an Angry brew rather very tasty. I was nicely surprised.
DuffMan (6737) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 8, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ the brewpub. Light orange amber, faintly hazy. Aroma of orange peel and light pine. Citrus peel hoppiness, lightly spicy, sweet candyish malts. Long coniferous bitter finish. Very tasty!
queenholly (2920) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Dark Lord Day 2012. Fruity tropical banana/citrus, musty yeasty aroma. Orange with a small white head. Yeasty sweet tropical fruit flavor. Medium body.
shrubber85 (7594) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at DLD12. Tangerine malt and white pepper/coriander aroma. Bright yellow -orange color with minimal head. Sweet tangerine malt up front bitter orange peel/pine flavor. Tasty and a nice end to Dark Lord Day 2012.
Newk (299) - - APR 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2012 poured from tap into a tulip. Pours a solid orange color with no real head.
Well balanced and very aromatic with notes of creams, oranges, spices and a touch of hops.
Full bodied with a very smooth feel, but lacking a bit in the flavors. Decent depth with flavors of spices, oranges and some creams.
A very good belgian IPA. Well balanced and very drinkable. The spice on it is nice, but it is lacking a slight bit in the flavors.
MrChopin (3276) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Haymarket. Hazy yellow-gold body, small-bubbled white head laces, thin head remains. Nose is pineapple, peach, clean wheat before the mango and orange take over. Heavy bubblegum esters in flavor, light citrus and dirty wheat. Stinging, sticky profile, low carbonation, almost no hint of bitterness despite the heavy fruit presence, thankfully low residual sugars though low carbonation keeps it feeling a bit too sweet and muddled.