Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Super fresh bomber, consumed the day it hit the Orlando market. Clear bodied, with a dark golden hue, this brew is strewn with streams of effervescing bubbles that feed an excellently retained head of smooth, off-white foam. Sticky, feathered bands and tall, fat flares of lacing cling hard to the glass. Aromas start out with sharp, citrusy, pithy orange peel hoppiness, centering on grapefruit and grass, but also showing some sticky pine. A very clean base of light toffee and bread malts are kept sufficiently dry by a crackery baking yeast contingent. Flavors follow suit, coming across fairly dry and hoppy, just like I like ’em. Pithy citrus again is the centerpoint, accentuated by dry, lightly fruity Belgian yeast (think hoppy, low-grav tripel) and a fairly neutral, light bread and toffee malt profile. On the palate, a surprisingly big body comes across a little sugary, despite the good work that the yeast has done in drying things out. Moderate carbonation ushers in a peppery, resinous finish. Overall, this is a very good Belgian style IPA. A fine, dangerously quaffable brew.
williamherbert (1258) - Syracuse, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is beautiful flowery hops, with just a hint of spicy funk. White wine. Perfume is intoxicating. Grass, a touch of vanilla and bubblegum.
The appearance is dark yellow, lots of sediment. Huge head, smattering of lace.
Flavor is grassy with a perfumey rose-petal finish. Some strongly metallic, funky Belgian hint comes in too; a tad plastic. Mint and pink pubblegum. Touch of banana and gin.
Fizzy and prickly on the tongue. Very sweet with a funky little finish. Flowry and sweet but also metallic and astringent.
Butters (3725) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with maniac at cap ale downtown. Pours a hazy golden amber with faint traces of whitish lacing. Flavors of orange citrus and belgian, almost orvaly, yeast. Dry and crisp and highly carbonated. Big bold hop finish dries out the mouth. Nice brew, and a good price, but I’d prefer the regular versions.
GMCC2181 (1498) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 31, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2010 Bottle picked up at SL. I wasnt expecting an IPA.... I guess I was expecting a brett beer.....but this was a nice hoppy surprise. Good hoppy aroma, fruity and piney. I couldnt see the color because I was handing out candy (halloween) but had a decent head. Nice bitter sweet taste, intially a fruity bitterness with a candy sweetness in the after taste. Not overlly sweet at all. Medium body, easy to drink. Overall a nice beer by Lagunitas
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
So, The Bride takes a sip and says "That was NOT what I was expecting!". She has a point - this really doesn’t have the "wildness" that I was looking for. It’s an IPA, and a very tasty one, but not really Belgian. There are some nice funky notes there, but in the background.
cheap (3943) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2010
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Many times the name of a beer is very misleading, like this one. I bought it thinking I was going to get some kind of wild, slightly tart ale. Forget about that. Its simply an IPA in diguise; bitter hoppy IPA all the way including the finish. How rude. Should be listed as an IPA style, go figure. And now I see why all the other ratebeerians rate it so high.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served from a 22 oz bottle from OTM. The appearance is slightly hazy golden brown with a small lacing white head. The aromas are mildly intense hops, biscuits. The flavors are pretty complex. Lots of wheaty bready notes, some English hops, a bit of a white pepper note. The mouth is medium to full bodied with a sticky feel. I though there would be a little sour/wild flavors based on the name but I would be wrong. Still a nice brew.
manuchampions (1235) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle from BevMo in L.A. Pours a crystal clear amber into the glass with a nice white head that is fluffy at first and then fades a bit. Aroma is nice citrusy hops joined by a spicy Belgian character. Flavour is a nice citrusy bitterness with some sweeter malt and a bit of Belgian flare. Finish lingers well and overall the beer is a very solid Belgian/IPA hybrid.
LtDan (1743) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - OCT 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber gold with a head that subsides to a thin film of white.
Aroma: Sweet vanilla, spicy yeast, lemon bars and danky hops..
Taste: Spicy yeast, big citrus hops, sweet malt..
Mouthfeel: Sticky with modest carbonation..
Overall: Pretty tasty. A little sweet, but still really enjoyable for me.
Fratto (2590) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Eastchase Majestic. Orange pour with a big white head. Aroma is funky, great fruit, alcohol, sweet spice, candy. Taste is sour, fruity, a little sugary.