Beese (2561) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at The Great British Beer Festival 2013. Poured a hazy orange with a medium white head. Citrus aroma with orange peal and some spicy notes. Grapefruit flavour with peppery and coriander hints. Palate of raisons, honeycomb and some hop resin.
alexsdad06 (8430) - Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle shared by DrSilverworm. Pours orange amber in color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have caramel malts, spicy Belgian yeast, light toasted bread, citrus hops. Hops were faded. Just a touch messy.
harrisoni (16837) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from GBBF 2013 drunk at home. Orange gold hazy colour with a thick beige head. Belgian yeast and American hop aroma. It’s ok as a Belgian hoppy beer. A little lacking in character, but the flavours are solid enough. I think like all the Indigo Imp beers I’ve had, they lack body especially on the finish, a lack of fullness, they dissipate into a forced carbonated bitterness. It’s ok, I am sure a lot better fresh. OK, Belgian style ale with some American hops.
mR_fr0g (8283) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at GBBF 2013. Hazed orange colour with a persistent white head. Aroma is sweet caramel and red berry. Chalk. Flavour is weird berry tart and alcohol. Pretty average.
yespr (39547) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is citrusy hoppy. Smooth fruity, light estery. Bitter and crisp hoppy. Fruity hoppy finish.
phaleslu (9019) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle shared by DrSilverworm- thanks, Chris! Waxed, with a string. Pours a semi-cloudy orange-gold with a small eggshell-colored white ring for a head. Aroma of sweet and amber malts, toasted sugar, grass, and straw. Flavor features more of the same, leaning more toward caramel and toast in the malts, with peanut brittle and leaves. Light-bodied, with a dry mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. A metallic note is in the middle, too. Seems like the hops have faded. Old, maybe?
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz waxed bottle, from And Beer in Athens, OH. Shared with local ratebeerians. Clear orange color. Thin white head. Couple loose dots of lace. Orange citrusy taste, yeasty belgian flavors, some burnt sugar, caramel. Bigger body. Lighter carbonation. Lightly dry in the finish. Belgian character is prominent here, but still satisfyingly hoppy. Sweet belgian malts. More belgian than IPA, but still a nice hoppy belgian.
b3shine (7860) - Indiana, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to snifter (thanks DrSilverworm).Looks decent; a cloudy orange with thin white lacing. Smells bitter and malty. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Okay.
Dogbrick (11021) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from cask at the Big Tap In on 04/20/2013. The beer is a hazy copper-amber color with a thin white head that evaporates quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, yeast and hops. Medium body with flavors of citrusy hops, yeast and sweet malt. The finish is mildly bitter with a short hoppy aftertaste. Decent overall.
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Belgian style IPA
Clear reddish amber with a medium slightly off-white head that is dense with a few that are bead size. Aroma of Belgian sugar and dried sweet stone fruits, it reminds me more of an English barley wine than anything else. Taste is mildly sweet with a slight bitter finish. There are some toffee notes and a slight grassy flavor but overall this is a confusing one. Personally I think they should just up the alcohol content and call this a barley wine. Sidenote I am not sure what the waxed cap with the string coming out signifies but it reminds me of a tampon more than anything else.