craftbeerdesign (2249) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
sample at Mountain Sun on 4/9/10... deep golden color with a nice white head... sweet Belgian yeast aroma with some lingering citrus hops... medium body with orange, coriander and sweet sugar... lower in bitterness than your typical IIPA... the Belgian yeast really shines through this one and transforms the beer into something very tasty.... sweet finish...
onceblind (5413) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Vine St. Very hazy orangish yellow with a small white head. Pretty hoppy nose with citrus, floralness, with what smells like pilsner malts and resin. Nice big palate of subdued bitter hops, citrus, Belgo yeast twang, and a finish of pale bready malts. Nice and bitter, but not too much. Nice and hoppy, but balanced.
notalush (5351) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Southern Sun - a lovely belgian-inspired IIPA - it is hard to detect the belgian influence in the nose, but there is lovely, semi-sweet notes of orange and citrus preserves, with a bracing, earthy hop bitterness to temper it - despite the sweet nose, the flavor is rather dry, and the hops create less of a citrus character than they do a mellow white grape flavor - the belgian yeast adds subtle phenols that work with the bitterness of the hops, and add a kind of toastiness - the hops become herbal and almost minty in the finish - a faint touch of fusel alcohol in the finish as it warms is the only minor flaw - quite nice.
waolsen (1370) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ falling rock. Copper pour, very carbonated. Medium sized head. Huge floral hop aroma. Big body, hop oil, caramel. Nice.
Oakes (13537) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ Vine Street. Relatively floral aroma with some alcohol, orchard fruits....complex if nothing else. Spicy, complex, herbal and floral hops, lots of malt. Sweet but not cloying. Pretty good brew - and I don’t usually trust these Belgian IPA concoctions.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Golden orange with light haze, frothy white head. Aroma is sweet Belgian yeast, citrus/pine hops, lighter caramel. Hoppiness is subdued from sweeter yeast. Nice palate, crisp though not too light.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Vine Street. Dark orange with lacing. Lovely floral aroma. Smells hot, but also dry and spicy. Nice resinous feel with long lingering flavors. Boozy but nice.
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Vine City. Pours hazy orange. Medium mouthfeel. Nice mix of Belgian yeast and hops. Very good.
3fourths (8598) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark rusty orange; small off-white head. vibrant prickly toasted orange peel aromatic hops: orange marmalade and simple syrup. the belgian yeast does lend a very distinct and enjoyable frothiness and softness to the body, and the carbonation is low, subtle and delicate. full body; somewhat oily. toasted/smoked fruit and charred crackers with a light amount of caramel. surprisingly good, and definitely more of an imperial IPA with a slight Belgian yeast character.
BeerandBlues2 (10774) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Mountain Sun. Pours clear amber with an average, fizzy, cream colored head, medium retention with lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, hay, straw), heavy hops (floral, pine, citrus), average esters (apple/pear), and notes of pineapple. Medium bodied, medium warmth, medium carbonation, low creaminess, and a dry finish. Flavor is average malt (cookie, caramel, meal), heavy hops (floral, citrus), average esters (apple/pear), and notes of peach.