bvc (1159) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler, thanks scrivvv. Thank god, I’m about to go into a diabetic coma after all the sweet beers I just had. Bright darker golden with great egg shell head that leaves some spotty lacing. Concetrated piney resinous hops with light malt backbone and a faint touch of corn flakes. Bubblegummy Belgian yeast esters, ’crackery’ malt, non descript fruit hop flavors that blend into the yeast esters and only really breaks away in the finish with the light bittering.
after4ever (6169) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Thanks smoov scrivvvv! Pours a crystal clear dark orange. Big sudsy off white head. Big bold nose: dark sugars, spicy phenols, orange peel. Creamy medium with tight and lively carb. Orange peel, christmas cookie spice, and dark brown sugar on the mid palate. Mild cookieish finish.
Indra (2626) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 21, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at KCBM Homebrew Competition 2011. Highly appealing aroma of green, leafy hops, citrus, yeast esters, hop florals, grapefruit, pine, honeyish malt sweetness and strong spiciness. Hazy medium orange-amber color with a lasting, foamy head. Flavor is an excellent meeting point between Belgian Strong and Double IPA, with strongly spicy, clovey, bubblegum-like yeast aspects, sweet, pale malts and West Coast-style hops, featuring a nice blend of fruity, fresh, piney hop flavors and generous bitterness throughout. Hefty, resinous and effervescent on the palate, body is quite full. This was incredibly tasty.
LilBeerDoctor (3504) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from my local Whole Foods. Pours a cloudy orange with a very small ring of white head. Aroma of tangy citrus, Belgian yeast, candi sugar, tropical fruit. Flavor is very citrusy and fruity on the initial sip (sweet mango!) followed by light hop bitterness, bready malts, and a touch of yeast. Plenty of Belgian character coupled with the citrusy/fruity notes of an IPA. Good stuff!
jeff789 (1407) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden with a small white head... loads of citrus aroma, big aroma with big notes of belgian yeasts... Flavorful, dominated by belgian yeasts,with notes of citrus hops... Very dry finish... Full bodied, lively, creamy, a little spicy... Hops are very american...
TheEpeeist (3371) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the City Tap House. Foggy orange brown with a white head. Nose is yeast, orange peel and candi but not very hoppy. Medium light with a tingle. Taste is grapefruit, bubblegum and grass. Interesting take on a hopped up Belgian.
adrian910ss (2361) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Capones. Pours a deep orange caramel with a medium sized frosty off white head. Aroma of fruit, light cloves, banana, bubble gum and peppery notes. Taste of Belgian spice, cloves, banana, fruit and malt.
dmac (4084) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Teresa’s. Poured a thicker golden/orange with a dense white head. Aroma was loaded with grain, fruity esters, yeast And alcohol. The body was slightly syrupy with average carbonation and lots of alcohol heat. Flavor was a combo of grains and alcohol with some tropical fruits. Blah.....to hot.
Damico (2612) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at P.O.P.E, this Belgian Strong pours dark orange amber with a small tan head. The aroma is a bit grassy with sweet notes and Belgian yeast. The flavor is a combination of light sweet and funky tart notes. The medium body is easy drinking with vague hop notes on the palate.
Steeeve (327) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden yellow pour with a thin white head that doesnt leave much lacing. Aroma is very lemony, with some orange zest and white pepper. Faint citrus bitterness. Taste is cloyingly sweet. Lots of lemon and orange, some grass. Not much bitterness up front, but the bitter finish lingers for a while. Palate is okay, medium body with average carbonation. Not bad. I wouldnt go so far as to call it a cross between an IPA and a tripel, more like a tripel with modest hop addition.