Travlr (11872) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Max’s. Clear yellow, no head. Aroma of lemon and pepper. Taste is very bitter.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweat honey nose, rather light. Rather swee, light bitterness, some honey and cotton candy, white wine grapes, slightly astringent.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sampled at Monks café Wallingatan, Stockholm. Pours out in a shady pale golden colour with a rich white foam. Lemon-zest, almond-paste, over-riped oranges and mild spicy alcohol in the background. Nearly full-bodied with notes of pale malts, spicy hops, apricots, candid-sugar, over-riped oranges, mild honey and peppery alcohol. Rather sweet finish of over-riped oranges, almond-paste and apricots. Decent Tripel.
bp (790) - Queens, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: pours a cloudy straw color, frothy white head, citrus aroma, taste is slightly bitter, some citrus, fairly dry. Not bad.
vtafro (3430) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden pour with some white head. Lemony citrus, clove and other spiced aroma. Flavor of sweet fruit, and light yeast and mild warming on the finish.
Frank (2879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This slightly cloudy orange golden brew sits under an enormous head of mixed bubbles. Strong florals and some mineral notes fill the nose. This is a bracingly bitter beer, esp. considering the style. I have had IPAs that are not this bitter, which is fine (both in this case and in the case of the IPA). The texture is medium to full bodied but w/ a soft cushion of vigorous carbonation that keeps things light and creamy. I have not drank it in a while but something about this recalls Jolly Pumpkin Oro de Calabaza. It is possible that this is not intentional, but there is a sort of wild, woody character to the bitterness than makes me think there might be something interesting going on on w/ the yeast. This is one of those beers that gets better throughout the glass. If you rated from a small sample, you owe it to yourself to try a full glass.
omhper (19378) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled at Monk’s Porterhouse, Stockholm (8.7%). Hazy golden, rich firm head. Fruit ynose withlots of tangerine. Really sweet, full bodied with well rounded mouthfeel. Some spicy hops and overripe oranges. Growing orange peel bitterness with some mildly warming alcohol.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours a hazy copper body with hints of bruin and a large white head with strong retention. light hazy fruit tones dry and floral with spruce, dry and dusty hop tones. Belgian yeast, candied sugars hint so pear and citrus. Boozy strong fruit sweetness round this out.
thebeertourist (4819) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Monks Café Wallingatan. Clear golden with a rich head. Yeasty and fruity nose, in the mouth hints of bread as well. Noticeable alcohol. Does not stand out.
swoopjones (5889) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap @ Blue Monk, Buffalo. slightly cloudy/yeasty golden pour. floral hops, yeast, minor fruitiness in the aroma. Far drier than sweet here. floral hops, dry finish. hides 8.6% very well. Pretty good offering