harrisoni (14139) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Chriso pre-GBBF tasting 09. Funky US IPA. Yes, very good, great grapefruit flavours. I really do like all of the Alive, Alight, Alright beers.
badlizard (5537) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 23, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bottle Barn. Dark copper with a fluffy white head. Caramel and brett funk aroma. Thick syrupy and bright slightly lively palate. Tastes of citrus, caramel, and a crisp sourness, which lingers in the finish.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
For a wild beer I thought it would be much more sour (also from the brett). Pours a light brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of belgian yeast, and some citrus hops. Flavor has a lot more bitter characteristic to it than I would expect. Still a decent brew though, just wish it was a little more wild.
Chipper (303) - 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 (1862) - Springfield, Vermont, 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 (3254) - 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 (6863) - 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 (8035) - 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 (15170) - 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.