nuplastikk (5168) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Dexters. Hazy orange tan. Big, creamy, off-white head. Fruity taste and aroma, some citrus, maybe even guava melon. Sugary malt depth, maybe some candi sugar or Belgian yeast notes. Not overly astringent, smooth melon tones, tropical. A pretty good Belgian IPA, would have benefited from a little more lively carbonation. Guave, honey, toasted malt. Well done.
theisti (3521) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Several samples at the 2011 KC Strong Ale Festival. Pour is a clouded golden yellow with a smallish off white head. Aroma is big floral hop, clove yeast, and a nice tannin mineral element. Taste combines the elements of the nose, floral hops and clove yeast up front, some resin carries the finish to the dry tannic finish. Palate is medium t heavy bodied, with a decent amount of alcohol in the finish. This had an interesting intentional (I assume)roughness to it.
halfonit (1243) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy deep gold color. Aroma is of hops, bark, citrus, a little earthiness, and grass. Flavor is similar with a slight sweetness that comes through in the back end. That might be Belgian yeast I taste. Overall this isn’t too bad.
drpimento (2532) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 7, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow excellent beer and pretty much the way they describe it. Poured with a medium sized of white head and some a little lace. Color is a clear deep yellow amber with some slow bubble trails. Aroma is malt, hop, yeast, fruit. Flavor is like nose and much more intense in all regards. Great balance between the 3 main flavors of sweet bitter and sour. The body is good and so is carbonation. Finish is like flavor and tapers to hop and yeast bitterness. No sign of the alcohol.
Tmoney99 (12220) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GTMW 2011. Poured a hazy copper color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate complex citrus hop aroma. Medium body with slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium citrus bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is a good drinkable brew.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Brickhouse BBQ Beer Spot Great Taste pre-party. Hazy apricot with a thin off-white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, fruit, mild sugar and citrus. Taste of apricot, orange, citrus, fruity yeast and alcohol. Full bodied and moderately bitter, not bad for a Belgian IPA.
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly hazy medium yellow with thin white head.
Aroma is definitely tilted towards the Belgian, with light candi sugars, bready, light fruits and a low-medium hop aroma.
Hops come through much more in the flavor and bitterness. Lots of light fruits and breadiness. Creamy mouthfeel, maybe some wheat?
Overall, very nice, maybe would like to see more IPA than Belgian.
madvike (3119) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Brickhouse BBQ - Pours amber with next to no head. Tons of apricot on the nose, with fruity hops and sweet malt. Has some floral hops that lighten the whole thing up. Taste is lots of sweet malt, honey, apricot, grassy hops, with a real sweet finish. Not bad, but it would have been nice if I stuck around long enough to try the barreled version of this.
pete4999 (1295) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Brickhouse in Madison, WI. Poured a clean and clear golden yellow. I was under the impression that it was an IPA, but was pleasantly surprised with the somewhat-spiced backbone. Very crisp all-around. I liked it.
TheAlum (6428) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft on tap at Brickhouse (Madison, WI). Pours a well hazed dulled golden pour, a touch of darker amber. Decent loose whitish head sits atop, laces ok. Aromas are a healthy floral and earthy hopping, touches of citrusy lemon, faint clamour of grapefruit. Touches of bread and toffee. A faint touch of yeasty spice. Initial is medium bodied, good healthy hopping with grapefruit, white grape, and lemon. Some florals, grass, toffee, biscuits, and bread. Into the middle shows dry florals, grass, and lingering citrus. Some bread, dry soapy finish. Ok. Fruity Belgian yeast and esters come full circle. Ok Belgian hoppy beer, not too overbearing malt profile and a healthy but not dominant hopping. Solid, but just not a style I get into much.