badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Mostly orange body with medium head. Spicy hops and moderate malt fill out the beer profile, both in the nose and in the flavor. Seems to be lacking in its overall complexity. Amp this guy up a bit .
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Bottle] Lightly hazed pale yellow appearance, good heaf formation. Caramel malt, candy and coriander on the nose. Sweet crystal malt, sugarry palate. hoppy citrus kicks in early and while there’s plenty of it, it kind of loses out to the sweet sugarry malt. The Belgian side never really shows up in the flavor, appearing more as a mix between an IPA and a red ale.
sir__v (2133) - Lille, FRANCE - DEC 20, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home from Saveur-Biere.com - Color:dark blond beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: nice grassy and hoppy taste with good malt balance as well and notes of yeast. Taste: nice hoppy presence with good balance of malt. Really nice beer not so bitter and with good sweet taste. Aftertaste: grassy and bitterness with caramel notes and sweet sensation.
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAY 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a vibrant copper with a dense fluffy white head that retains for some time.
Aroma: A big bouquet of citrus (grapefruit, tangerine, lemon). Spicy Belgian yeast.
Taste: A mouthful of spicy, fruity yeast, bitter juicy grapefruit and piny hops. Finishes with spice and big bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Fairly fizzy, full bodied.
Overall: I often times don’t care for Golden Ale, Tripels, and Belgian IPAs do to the associated yeast profile. I do, however like a west coast double IPA style Belgian IPA. This was a real tasty beer that I can put into the like column as far as pale Belgian’s go. Drink this fresh to enjoy this with all of its citrusy goodness, that bouquet is what made the beer for me.
strongpieman (1648) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour from a bomber. Hazy orange color, good combo of hops and citrus sweetness. A nice Belgian IPA.
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.
Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at urge in poway. Ruby amber with disappearing head. Nose honey Belgian and hops. Taste thick Belgian gooey thickness and mid hoppiness. Candy alcohol. Just ok.
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - DEC 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden straw color with thin, bubbly head. Slightly fruity, citrus ester aroma (banana). Malty start with a lovely ease into balanced hops, leading to sweet and tiny bit spicy orange peel curaçao dry finish. Perfectly balanced. Great palate.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - APR 1, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster at Sorrento Valley location: Dark amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma is belgian spice. Flavor starts lightly sweet and peppery followed by a hint of coriander, a grassy bitterness with a faint trace of bubblegum and a little alcohol heat in the finish. Medium body is smooth with moderate carbonation.
Thisis12ptfont (1114) - 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.