dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JUN 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Love this beer. More belgian than IPA. Pours cloudy yellow with large white head. There’s some hops in the background but this is dominated by strong fruit and sweetness. Also some citrus. Finish is dry and somewhat bitter. Mouthfeel is large and formidable.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - APR 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy deeper orange with a large foamy lacing white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, peppery Belgian yeast notes, peaches, mixed citrus and I’m getting a tart cherry/Brett nose out of this beer. Along the lines of a Jolly Pumpkin beer. Flavor of peaches, tropical fruits, peppery Belgian yeast notes, very dry and lots of citrusy hop character. Getting the Brett character in the flavor too.
Leighton (17195) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler. Pours a gorgeous, bright gold hue with a soft, pure white head. Nose of banana and yeast with just hints of hops. Flavor is more Belgian than IPA, but there is certainly some citrusy hop bite. The commercial deScription is right on in that this beer "will leave you begging for more!" Really damn good, and the 9.2% is nowhere to be seen. Mouthfeel is medium-light with decent carbonation and mild warming. Great beer.
coharahawk (170) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Sugar Maple and the brewery. Pours a hazy golden with off-white head. Aroma full of belgian yeast, citrus and spicy hops. Flavor adds the sweet belgian candy notes, then finishes with crisp hops. The ABV is covered well. I’ve really enjoyed this one on several occasions.
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - JAN 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy orange with a thick white head. Aroma is grass, wheat, earthy, caramel and dark fruit. Taste is very sour, alcohol, vanilla, bourbon, bittersweet. Nice lacing. Clean mouth feel. Very good.
NikkTwist (2399) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Moriartys. Clear amber brown with red and gold highlights. Poured in a tulip. Produced a large frothy bright white head that left unusual Styrofoam-looking lace. Sharp taste up front of a strong resin floral drenched in dark caramel. Some dark amber fruits in the background. Sugar cane. Tangerine peels. Pineapple cores. Heart of palm. Pink grapefruit. Barley sugar clear toys. Burnt oranges. Anbesol. Varnish. Autumn leaves. Apricot pits. Sweet, but well balanced with a lot of bitter hoppiness. Feels like a bright sharp Barleywine. Great stuff!
SFGiantsRule (3) - Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Total surprise! Is there a soft IPA? This is it! Subtle fruit, boozy, but very drinkable! Great, well crafted brew!
Travlr (19434) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 20, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy amber color, fluffy white head. Aroma of candied butterscotch, vanilla. Taste has vanilla, brandy, scotch, burnt caramel, light summer fruit. Very tasty.
Earlier Rating: 12/31/2012 Total Score: 3.9
Bottle. Hazy variegated golden amber color, large thick cream colored head with decent lacing. Aroma of vanilla, lemongrass, light pine. Taste is vanilla, stone fruit, grass, pine. Definitely a big beer, good bottle to share.
baraciisch (2664) - California, USA - SEP 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear golden orange in color... Aroma of Belgian yeast, citrus hops... Flavor is candi sugar, citrus melded with citrus hops and lingering bitter finish.... Quite good actually
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DocLock (9231) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 from Whole Foods PM. Pours turbid orange with 2-finger, frothy, off-white head. Nose is floral, with yeasty funk, hops, citrus. Tastes very floral, with perfumy rose petally notes, somewhat sweet, with hops, white pepper, orange marmalade, grapefruit. Smooth and complex flavor, with well hidden alcohol.