Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of bu11zeye. Pours a cloudy deep golden with an off-white head. Sweet spicy, yeasty aroma with some hops. Rich body, heavy sweet fruit, yeast and phenols with a bitter finish. 270812
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle thanks to bu11zeye.
Deep amber pour with a good amount of off-white head. Aromas of candi sugar, bready malt, and Belgian yeast. Flavor has some rye spice with citrus and spicy Belgian yeast.
Thisis12ptfont (992) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JAN 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma’s of vanilla roasty caramel malts and subtle piney hops. Color is a medium gold with a medium sized foam top. Taste is fruity and malty with light carbonation to it. Pleasant but short presence of doughy and malty taste on the finish. Overall, this is refreshing and tasty but, not as hoppy as I had expected. Very flavorful beer with lots of vanilla, caramel, fruits and citrus on the flavor. I’d give this a B- rating.
thirdeye11 (5780) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bomber thanks to bu11zeye) clear amber with fine eggshell colored bubbles. Nose of candied citrus, sweet bread, and rye. Taste of rye, Belgian spicy yeast, lightly fruity, and a spicy linger.
mjg74 (2824) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from BevMo. Hazy light amber in color. Mostly orange with some redness. Sweet yeasty aroma. The Belgian qualities dominate the nose. Decent, lasting foamy head. Smooth up front. Sweet with a bitter finish. Fairly spicy hoppiness. Enjoyable.
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours gold with a bit of white head. Aroma is fruity, orange, yeasty, bit of spice. Light bodied with a faint bitterness, pretty solid.
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on 7/23/2011. This Double IPA pours a dark orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head with good retention and nice lacing. The aroma is fruity, sweet, yeasty and hoppy. A medium bodied Imperial IPA. The malts are fruity, sweet, orange and apricot. The hops are herbal and citrusy. Fruity and sweet then bittering at the finish. With a name like Black Ball I was expecting a Black IPA. Hint of orange peel and coriander, maybe some pepper as well. Hides the alcohol well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
J_man (790) - Tustin, California, USA - AUG 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Albertsons in San Diego. Spicy, peppery and earthy aroma. Clear yellowish orange with an initially foamy white head that dies down quickly. More spice and peppercorn flavors along with a nice bitter hop bite. Hops are citrusy with a bit of pith on the edges that sticks to the tongue. The Belgian yeast influence is noticeable but not overpowering. Some sweetness and a nice peach flavor in there to balance the spice and bitter, but those ultimately win out. A very interesting, tasty and drinkable IPA.
jcwattsrugger (11559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@Victors Fantasy Tasting-22oz bottle-pours an off white head and gold color. Aroma is medium fruit, citrus, spice, yeast. Taste is citrus-orange/pine/spice hops, yeast, light/medium malt. Semi-drying. Pepper at finish.
jtclockwork (10827) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Victor at Paul’s. Pours clear gold. White head. Nose/taste of peach, caramel malt, papaya and yeast. Slightly bitter grapefruit finish. Medium body.