Benzai (8908) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled @ CBC 2013. Clear amber color, virtually no head. Aroma is light to moderately malty, lightly pine, spruce and resin. Taste light to moderately malty, lightly pine and resin, lightly bitter. Not nearly as good as I had hoped. Medium body and carbonation.
Vignale (2171) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fat på CBC 2013. En Red IIPA med en mörk dov humleprofil, besk, torr, grape- och pomeranssmak och beska, mogna bananer. Saknar lite fruktighet och belgojästen märks inte. Murrig och besk. Bra men inte mer.
VsXsV (2442) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Clear copper liquid with small to medium off-white head. Aroma of citrus, sweet fruit, banana, apples, mango, tangerine, bubblegum and bread. Taste is dry and medium bitter with notes of banana, apples, citrus and biscuit. Medium bodied with medium carbonation.
deanso (5685) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at cbc 2013.
Thin off white head. Clear amber pour. No carbonation. A nice brew.
aenima (273) - Askim, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2013 Aroma of caramel malt and american hops. Taste is similar. Low carbination. English yeast flavour. Not that special.
Ktwse (2209) - SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear copper with low white head. Aroma of fruit, citrus, caramel. Taste is sweet and bitter, balanced with bread and hops. Body is light and with low carbonation.
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wchesser (1241) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Trade extra from FlandersNed-thanks, Steve! Dec. 12 bottle. Dark golden brown with no lacing. Nose is a little banana, bubble gum, and some spice. Spice and sweetness and rustic rye is present in the taste, with some orange citrus. Bitter hop finish. Good, and alcohol is well integrated, but palate is pretty fatigued from the hops at the end of this one from the hops.
Beerman6686 (4670) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one poured a dark amber to red color with an off white head. Aroma was light citrus, some dark fruits, and belgian spices. Flavor was similar, a strong belgian ipa, hops pretty subdued in taste, just balance out the sweetness of the best of the beer. Ok.
gonzosauce (157) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Soft banana strong yeast nasal tickle. A good genuine brown with significant translucence. Better than I expected. The Belgian yeast isn’t assassinated by a bunch of hops; indeed, the hops in this, while certainly present, are largley in balance with both yeast and hops, particularly by flavor. If anything, a bit too much yeast for my taste. And the balance feels just right too. This one is an interesting blend of not very exciting, but very little to complain about.
superspak (2821) - Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into signature tulip glass, 2012 Winter solstice bottling. Pours fairly crystal clear orange copper color with a small fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of mango, orange, banana, pear, apricot, clove, pepper, bubblegum, caramel, bread, and earthy yeast spiciness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruitiness, spicy esters, and malt notes. Taste of orange, mango, banana, pear, clove, bubblegum, pepper, caramel, toast, brown bread, and earthy yeast esters. Light spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tropical fruit, citrus, banana, pear, clove, bubblegum, pepper, caramel, toast, brown bread, and earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of fruitiness, spicy esters, and malt; with a great balance of sweetness/spiciness; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a fairly creamy, slick, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Very smooth to sip for being 9.25%. Overall this is a very nice Belgian IPA. Good balance and complexity of fruity, spicy, and malt notes; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.