corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very cloudy, dark golden orange color tangerine colored edges and a one finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Very good retention with large rings and streaks of soapy lacing covering the glass on the way down.
Dank aroma that’s dominated by uber fresh, juicy hops. Very floral and earthy with resinous oils and grassy pine countered by sweet citrus/tropical fruit and a pale malt backbone. The American hop and yeast dominate the nose and it smells more like a DIPA than anything else. The citrus/tropical fruit notes are prominent with lots of grapefruit, pineapple, papaya and orange peel. As it warms, the spicy esters and lighter fruit notes start to show. Decent malt presence underneath the strong hop profile with hints of biscuit, bread, graham cracker and toffee. Smells great!
Medium body with soft carbonation and fresh earthy hops up front countered by spicy Belgian yeast, light fruit and a prominent pale malt backbone. The different flavors are better integrated than in the nose, resulting in a beer that tastes and feels more like a hoppy pale ale than a big DIPA. More complex than expected with lingering dry hop bitterness followed by tropical and citrus fruit sweetness before the yeast and pale malt flavors come in on he back end. Hints of grapefruit, pineapple and citrus peel cut through the bitterness and are complimented by spicy, breast yeast, biscuit malt, cracker, apple and pear flavor. There’s a lot going on here but the flavors play off of each other well and it’s very easy to drink. Doesn’t live up to the intense aroma but it has plenty of hop flavor and Belgian character while still feeling like a pale ale. Another solid beer from Maine Beer Company.
davey101 (750) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Randomly popped up at a liquor store. Bottled 10/29/13. Pours a clear amber with rising carbonation and a lazy head of white foam. Nose is hops…grassy, grapefruit, and pine mixed with some light malts. No real Belgian yeast notes in the nose. Taste is faded piney/fruity hops, biscuits, and bitter grass. Like drinking an old Torpedo or something. Drinkable still at almost a year old, but obviously this was best in 2013.
GenDV138 (5148) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From notes, consumed 12/2/2013. 16 oz bottle poured into a tulip. Brownish orange with 2-3 fingers of off-white head. Aromas of citrus, floral notes, light spice. Tastes of citrus, light tropical fruit, floral notes, light herbs and spice. Medium body with a semi-dry finish. Very nice anniversary beer.
Flea (8) - Connecticut, USA - APR 20, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a nice orange/amber with a creamy white head. Smells of citrus and hoppy nose. Taste of hoppy Belgium ale rings true! Very drinkable with a nice mouthfeel. Bought a couple if bottles at the brewery and I should have bought more!
Christpuncher (2555) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a Belgian style beer that is really hop forward. I love a triple caramel and it is like that, but less fruity and more hoppy. Pours a Cloudy yellow and has a nice hopy bitter finish. Awesome beer
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taestee (52) - USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice copper pale ale with hoppy bite and a lingering bitterness. Faint lacing. Lots of carbonation.
WillRunForBeer (2004) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours bright orange gold with a big white head that lingers and clings to the glass. Aroma has peach, citrus, grass. Flavor follows nose, backbone is caramel malts, hops are peachy, citrusy, finish is grass bitterness and a touch of spice. Not bad, but the flavor in the finish takes this down a notch.
kaser (5119) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy orange pour from bottle at local option. Orange peel, grapefruit, and bitter aroma. Taste is very tropical. Very good. Mild bitterness and hops.
dmac (5174) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Wine Academy. Not impressed. Poured a hazy amber with a smaller to average sized white head. Aroma of older citrus, rotting oranges, bad uncooked dough. Flavor follows suit and this is just one disappointing beer from Maine Beer Co.
umich03jm (3277) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle thanks to WillRunForBeer. Pours hazy gold with a big foamy head that fades slowly and never completely goes away. Aromas are oranges, peaches, bread, and spicy Saaz hops. Taste is nice mix of spicy, grassy hops and citrus hops. Very light sweetness and moderate bitterness. Some bready and grainy malt comes through too. Pretty good and I bet it was even better when really fresh.