ttutony (690) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great complexity, really nice fusion of a Belgian yeast with an IPA hop character.
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft @ redlight redlight. Big hop nose, piney with some citrus and hints of spice. Pours blonde with a solid white head. Piney hops upfront with some bitter citrus peels, sweet orange and spicy belgian sweetness. Solid beer.
yinzerbeernut (180) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. The appearance blew me away. It is an ever so slight hazy amber color with a touch of carbonation. The head is eggshell and a beautiful pillow top followed by lacing that clung to the glass like melted sugar that re-solidified. On nose there is massive hop, citrus, and sugar scents. On palate there is an initial hop ’pow’ followed by an almost candy like taste up front. The finish was puzzling sweat yet hot.
mrmartin (671) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear and orangey with a medium head. Wonderful fruit and sweet malt nose. Medium body with citrus hoppiness and a witbeer kind of spice. Finishes smooth. A really nice beer.
bhensonb (11378) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 1, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Taylor’s Market in Sacramento, CA. Pours rather clear and orange with a foamy white head. Lush floral/fruit aromas. Near full bodied with foamy carbonation. Malt? Well hidden. Hop - lots of floral, could be background citrus and pine. Finishes with a little light malt sweet and bitter stuck all over the mouth. YUM!
mar (4940) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle says 8.85%. Crisp amber with a nice white head. Fresh citrus hops, faint spice, cinnamon maybe, yeast comes through faintly as well. Very smooth and easy to drink. Hops hit you upfront with great citrus flavors, light fruits, yeast kicks in along with the spices.
Ibrew2or3 (7050) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 1, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured up on tap at the Brass Tap pouring clear copper with gold edges and off white head. The aroma puts out loads of rich citrus, spicy hops and some smooth smelling sugary malt sweetness. The taste is rich sugar infused grapefruit, sugary tangelo juice, orange peel and some spicy hops to round out the initial impression. Full rich hoppy brew with loads of hop flavor and moderate hop bitterness creating a pleasing balance. I think the yeast used here may have allowed this to seem a touch thinner and drier.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured hazy golden orange, caramel malts, grassy hops, citrus rind, stone fruit, yeasty, little grainy.
dchmela (2667) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Redlight. Pours a light gold and clear with a tight thick white head. Fresh hop aroma, grassy with a touch of fruit. Nice clean malt body with a nice hop balance and touches of Belgian yeast esters. Real nice.
Nalu (216) - Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Top’s. Clear gold pour, short white head leaving moderate lace. Hoppy, grassy nose which continues all the way through. There is a sugary sweetness that enters early and lasts. Medium body and carbonation. It works, but makes the beer less sessionable. More of an IPA than a Belgian.