Chipper (302) - Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish orange pour with a big white head. Sweet candy aroma, with spice and malt. Flavor is fairly sweet, spicy, very effervescent, and at the end, somewhat crisp. Decent stuff.
malrubius (1507) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My entry into Where the Wild Beers Are @ The Gate 8/30/09 (along with Ommegeddon). Golden orange with head and lace. Sweet orangey hay barn aroma. Hoppy fresh melon hay spicy hoppy bitter dry finish with very mild barn funk. Nice effervescent carbo. Very good
puzzl (3216) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at WTWBA. I fail to see any hint of sour or brett in this at all. A touch of cherry aromatics, mostly just hoppy and bitter, very American IPA-like. The flavor is little different. I’ll stick with It’s Alive, thanks.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Where the Wild Beers are event. Pours a hazy light brown with a thin white head. Hops and caramel. Weird caramel, dry brett, light brown sugar. Weird off flavors on the finish.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very good creamy head, slightly irregular, off-white, leaving lace over light-brown beer with red/orange sheen. US hops and warm dark malts, nettles, and a husk-like aroma. Far beyond all that I smell a funky bitterness, Brettanomyces. Very bitter, woody, Maillard-like, burnt bread. Finishes as walnut peel and orange zeste. Nearly harsh throatwarming, chewy, well-bodied, gristslickness. OK, but somehow the Brett sits uneasy upon the dark malts/UShops bill. They make for a living, but it feels... forced.
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - AUG 28, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear brown/orange with a small baige head. Aroma is mainly hoppy with notes of grape along with suger and some brett. Taste is bitter more than anything else. Lacks sweetness for my taste which makes it abit harsh in the finish.
cgarvieuk (12170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Chris-Os Pre GBBF 09 tasting ... Hazy amber ... big bright hop nose .. little watery tart hop ... lots of pine.
rane (832) - Nibe, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Red colour with medium off white head. Aroma dry, funky american hopps. Taste dry, malty, hopps. This beer is close to an Orval.
satan165 (1014) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
nose of huge citrus sour fruits, pure west coast IPA. appeararance is very cloudy amber. flavor is of strong resiny hops and a touch of funk in the background that comes stronger late. after a few more tastes i find that both ride side by side but the hops tend to clobber the brett, as they do with most of their sparring partners. brett and hops to this level has not been done before that i know of....however i am eager to try the other version at this point with more sudued, classic hops then this bitter-bomb as i predict the barnyard with be much more substantial.
nimbleprop (3852) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled a bottle brought by Argo0. Thanks Aaron. Pours a copper orange with a cloudy white head. Grassy aroma with grapefruit, slightly sweet too. An aroma of pine came out once the beer warmed a bit. Flavor has sweet malts, caramel, slight citrus, fruit. The hops are subtle in the flavor but hard on the nose and finish.