Sledutah (5680) - Utah, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
First beer of the grand tasting at RBWG 2011
Appearance: Hazy yellow with a medium white head and good lacing
Aroma: Tart fruits, Belgian yeast and woody
Taste: Tart fruits, yeasty, wine barrels, oak with a dry finish
douglas88 (6922) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The first beer of the grand tasting, RBWG. Pours a fizzy golden color with a medium white head. A sweet funky vinous wine barrel nose, some Brett, yeasty. The flavor has lost any Hopiness, but is instead a complex vinous, dry and yeasty concoction. Some fruitiness. Very nice.
Suttree (5420) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
originally rated the regular HopGod - this is what we actually rated: Really good, if a little schizophrenic. Peppery, spicy aroma, then a a woody note. Flavor is sweet, like honey or something, then a hoppy, pale ale -like note. Some chardonnay mixed in, too. Very tasty stuff.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark copper-orange, spotty white cover. Aroma is fruity, light spicy hoppy. Taste is fruity again, grape, estery spicing, nice apple sweetness.
adrian910ss (2412) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
# 1900. Pours a clear orange vistalite with a medium sized off white head. Aroma of Chardonnay, light oak, fresh citrus and hops. Taste of Chardonnay notes, oak wood, hops and faint citrus.
Capa (2235) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught at Prohibition Taproom. Golden copper with a firmly packed white head. Aroma is sweet malts, light earthy hops, belgian candied malt, light citrus, and a fruity yeast. Medimu bodied with active carbonation. Flavor is full of citrus bitterness, candied malt, fruity yeast, light booze. I’m very anti belgian IPA but this one works it well. Fantastic.
DocLock (8376) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle from Capone’s. Pours hazy copper with off-white head. Nose is resiny hops, tangerine, tropical fruit, oaky and peppery notes. Tastes fairly dense on the palate, very complex, rich, very hoppy with a huge malt bill, a lot of tropical fruit notes, and some peppery notes. Very well made as usual from these guys.
jredmond (6022) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at rattle n hum with streets. Pours a bright orange with nice thick haze and no head. Aroma is slightly tart, spices, and woody. Mouthfeel is medium and fairly balanced with notes of light Belgian spices, tart, and oaky notes.dough,
tiong (4538) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4oz sample @ Rattle N Hum, New York
Sweet, woody IPA. Not very hoppy taste. Dark yellow, small head. Good palate, alcohol warms nicely
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml Bottle: Aroma of Belgian yeast, hops, oak, Chardonnay, fruit, hints of peach & pear & apricot & grape, and spices. Poured orange/amber in color with a large, creamy, dense, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Hazy. Very sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is medium sweet and heavily bitter. Tastes of Belgian yeast, hops, oak, white wine, light pine, light Brett, and a hint of vanilla. Medium body. Tingly, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Heavily bitter, lightly sweet, Belgian yeast, hop, Brett, oak, and slight white wine finish is dry. 10.1%ABV is completely hidden throughout.