KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes. First reviewed 1/12/2011. Served on tap at Kuhnhenn in a tulip.
The tulip arrives with an amber brown beer inside, with a thick white head that slowly fades to a ring, leaving spots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
Sweet candy, bubblegum, and citrus and herbal hops waft into my nose. It definitely has a more robust aroma as it warms - some alcohol, floral and more herbal notes peak through.
The flavor starts out with some caramel malt, candy sweetnessm and citrusy hops. Bubble gum and some Belgian yeast, there is such a champagne like dryness here, then some herbal hops pop through.
The feel is dry and lightly sticky, with medium carbonation and a fuller than medium body for the style.
With its high ABV, this is definitely a sipper, and this was an enjoyable example of a Belgian IPA. I would definitely like to go back and try this again, Belgian IPA’s may take a few tries to get the full flavor.
Theis (13225) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Papsø - Thanks. Cloudy amber/red - white head. High hoppy - high bitterness - dusty - old hops. Cheese, orange, sweetness, toasted, red berries, rye notes, spicy rye notes. Too old.
kevinsenn (1020) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small sample at Kuhnhenn brewery. Cloudy and amber. Big noseful of citrus and grassy hops, with Belgian spice in there. "Belgian IPA" taste (pine, citrus, spice, and a bitter finish). Good stuff.
joergen (20476) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Papsø.
Hazy orange-red coloured with a small off-white head.
Sweet aroma of caramel, dried fruits and vanilla with notes of hops and citrus.
Fruity flavour of caramel, hops, grass and grape fruits with notes of dried fruits.
JanLaursen (2985) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy golden with an off-white head. The malts dominates the aroma - it’s a 2010 vintage, the hops are not that fresh and sharp. Notes of caramel, rye, dried fruits, herbs, spruce. Taste is very sweet and quite bitter, with notes of abricots, citrus, spices.
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is yeasty and greasy hoppy. Pinewood, grassy and grapefruity. Citric and dense bitter. Dry and herbal finish.
Pinball (10686) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
cloudy dark orange, small offwhite head.
strong hoppy aroma , a bit dusty, a bit sweet. like if it was old.
flavor is malty, bitter hoppy, sweet notes from the malts.
Ungstrup (29017) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of peaches, yeast, malt, and a bit of alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of raspberries, alcohol, peaches, malt, and yeast, leading to a bitter finish.
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of MasterSki. Pours a cloudy amber with a creamy off-white head. Very heavy almost herbal hop aroma. Medium body, carbonation is on the low side, sweet fruitiness, piney hops, slightly oxidized. Bitter finish. Bordering Barley Wine territory. 140212
jtclockwork (7885) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Flanders Ned. Pours dirty brown with tan head. Nose/taste of Belgian yeast, caramel and brown malts, dried citrus, mild warming alcohol and coriander. Medium body.