slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pine and resin hop aromas with light fruit notes. Perfectly clear with active carbonation to a full, foamy white cap. great balance of sweet and bitter with fruit and spice throughout. Bitterness lingers. Full bodied with a sharp astringency and prickly with carbonation.
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap Hop Devil: Golden clarity with a consistent off white. Fruity estery aroma with a cherry/brett note and a hint of leather, yet there’s still residual sugars. Nice creamy body. Chalky, mineraly and dry with a hint of bretty cherry. Quite hoppy and fruity with a hint of mango. Interesting, needs to dry out further.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draft @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Clear golden pour and a thick white head. Bitter and dry aroma with a mild spice note. Flavor starts off malty and dry with a really bitter finish near the end and some mild spice and yeast at the finish. Bitter and dry aftertaste.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Serving: Draft at Fireworks.
Aroma: There is a nice tropical fruit nose with notes of pine, pineapple, and a good dose of malt sweetness.
Appearance: It pours a nice lighter gold color with a Styrofoam like white head. Excellent head retention and great lacing left behind.
Taste: The flavor is nicely bitter with lots of orange, pineapple, a bit of papaya, and herbals on the back end. The balance is great, but I am missing the Belgian side of this brew.
Palate: Medium bodied with average carbonation and a lengthy, bitter finish.
Overall: An outstanding IIPA but the Belgian side is left wanting in my eyes. I will still drink this beer any chance I get.
randy1301 (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 13, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle.Pours a hazy copper with a huge off white head.Nose is a funky yeasty aroma with citrus and piney hops.Taste is lively hops of the pine,citrus and floral variety with sugary malts to match.This is another killer beer from Lagunitas.Nice work....
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear copper color with an off white head. Aroma is fruity, herbal, floral, spicy, and slightly peppery. Flavor is honey, some grain, floral, herbal, spicy, and a bitter peppery finish.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear gold pour with a 2-finger, foamy, white head. The aroma is orange, lemon and grapefruit with with sweet honey and cereal grains, complemented by some Belgian candi, soft yeastiness, bubblegum, and toffee. The flavor is much more dominated by the Belgian character than the aroma. Lots of pungent clove and bubblegum esters upfront with a healthy dose of honey, candi sugar, and creamy wheat in the middle. The hops come out strong on the finish with lots of bright orange peel and lemon and a long bitter grapefruit note lingering afterward. The body is creamy and full with lots of gentle carbonation.
phaleslu (9376) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle via trade with michael-pollack- thanks again, Pollack! Pours a clear, bright cold color with a bone white head. Aroma of lemon citrus, soap, sweet pale malts, floral hops, and perfume. The flavor follows suit pretty closely. I like the Westmalle yeast here. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a soft, malty mouthfeel. More sweetness in the flavor than on the nose. This didn’t strike me as all that ’wild’, but maybe that’s because I’ve been tainted by American sours. A nice beer nonetheless.
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 12, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle marked at 8.85%. Pours with a slightly hazed golden body and a small, off-white head. Huge, foamy, sticky lacing! Aromas of strong citrus/floral/spicy hops, belgian yeast, and caramel. HUGE pine. Tons of hops! Smells very citrus and very well attenuated. Tons of resin! Flavors are bitter, candied orange peel, light phenolics, and burnt flan. More resin. Very lively carbonation. Dry. Some canned pineapple and grapefruit.
Pretty tasty Belgian IPA. Excellent infact.
BeerGuyTWMore (128) - Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2010 Pours golden amber good froth retension. Big fruit aroma malts as well...both dissapate to typical IPA aromas. Smooth banana and bubblegum with mild grapefruit-pine flavors some yeast follows somewhat bretty i guess. Good brew.