rlgk (12834) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewpub in Chicago. Clear golden beer with a decent white head. Hoppy yeasty aroma, fruity, citrus, grass, floral, herbal, some spicy notes. Hoppy yeasty flavor, grassy, floral, herbal notes, citrus, grapefruit. Really nice.
brokensail (12479) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Haymarket. Hazed orange pour with a white head. Clove spiciness, nutmeg, and some bread. A decent bit of fruit such as pineapple and banana. Super fruity flavor. Tons of pineapple, mango, banana, and pears. Decent spiciness of clove and nutmeg...a bit of white pepper, too. Some sweet malt base to it. Enjoyable.
Theydon_Bois (12076) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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.
Lubiere (10842) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazed golden IPA with a thin lacing white off white head. In aroma, a superb herbal malt with curacao, herbal hops, grassy and smooth. In mouth, a smooth herbal malt with nice herbal Belgian hops, a bit of catnip, grainy notes, dry mouthfeel, orange pulp, rye notes, well done. On tap at brewpub, Nov. 11 2011.
Dogbrick (9156) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the brewpub. Hazy golden color with a medium off-white head that diminishes gradually. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, citrus and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of spicy hops, roast malt and citrus. The finish is moderately bitter with a lingering citrusy hops aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
crossovert (8821) - Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty solid offering here. Citrusy nose, spicy body. Medium bitterness. IT is decent.
shrubber85 (8750) - 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.
DuffMan (7622) - 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!
phaleslu (7323) - 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.
TheAlum (6193) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz draft on tap at the brewpub (Chicago, IL). Waiting for traffic to die down. Pours a dulled amber pour, well hazed, a bit more life on the edges with a bigger whitish head that dies to a thicker ring, laces ok. Aromas are a plethora of essences. Rye and bread dough, some biscuits, with some floral and citrusy hops, sweeter fruit, touches of fruity and lightly spicy Belgian yeast. Weird, I think. Initial is fruity, Belgian yeast makes a full presence known with a good dose of lemon and grapefruit hops, some florals, and grass. Sweeter malts, fruit, apple esters. Bread dough, more spice lingers in the back as it dries out more. Hop presence grows stronger up front and in back, lemons especially and some light ABV heat essence. Lightly spicey, a good fruitiness. Strange beer, more like a more hopped Belgian, the rye doesn’t play a huge part.. Perhaps a bit mellow. Hops are sufficnet, heavy handed how I like them, but as I get further into the beer a sweet sticky malty presence hangs on. Like some syrup or toffee. I like some elements of this beer.. Especially the hops that grow and become potent, dry, and lemony.. Strong.. But the sweetness, the Belgian yeast.. Just doesn’t appeal to me. Just a plain Rye IPA would have done well. The Belgian yeast kinda muddles and interferes. I understand it.. And it provides some nice flavors, but loses focus overall. An ok IPA experiment.