Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - APR 14, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured From the Tap into a pint glass
The color is a bright hazy yellow/orange with two fingers of thick foamy white head and some thick lacing left on the glass.
The smell is citrus but with a touch of earthy funk aroma. There is some navel orange or tangerine here in the nose along with earthy grass aroma.
The taste is tangerine and a touch of banana with a earthy, herbal flavor. The hops here have some bite but it seems less sharp then expected where the fine malt bill shows that this beer has more balanced then I anticipated. At times there is a bitterness that threatens take over and dominate with a spicy flavor that was interesting. The malts makes this beer work as touches of Belgian malt flavor rears it’s head keeps things from being one sided.
The feel of this beer is medium bodied with a crisp, drinkable feel. The ABV here does give a slight kick but this is a beer that can be sipped and not rushed.
djd07 (5039) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Cottonwood. Pours a cloudy orange with large thick frothy off white head that lasts. The aroma is strong yeast, floral, citrus. Medium mouth with strong citrus, light hop, sugary malt, very good.
smcolw (567) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very thick, rich head, almost like it had nitrogen rather than carbonation. The head settles slowly, leaving a dense dome in the center of the glass. Chunky but spotty lace on the glass. Cloudy liquid with a dirty gold color.
Complex aromas of creamy (lactose?) pale malts. Some Belgian yeast nose. Peppery hop, too.
Starts with a rich barley flavor. Holding the liquid in my mouth, a subtle carbonation shows up preventing the beer from getting coy. Just prior to the swallow, the alcohol is notable, oily and warming. The swallow and aftertaste is all hop and alcohol. The hop portion is bittering without any strong spiciness. In a word: Complex.
beer187 (10) - - FEB 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
spiciness, tropical fruit, and an intense citrus bitterness that will leave you begging for more! Hopped with Warrior, Chinook, Centential, and Cascade hops.
cards04 (2098) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow... This is an impressive brewery. Another winner. Pours a clear golden. Dank hop aromas, a touch of bubblegum too. Nice sweet Belgian characteristics with a hop finish. Awesome stuff.
maekchu (2536) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at AQ Bevolution 2nd Anniversary event at Yellow Ape Craft, as "Nebraska Hop God IPA". Strong fruity nose, condensed sourish peaches and yeast. Hazy medium amber/orange color with a thick 3-cm head. Medium sweet, Belgian yeast, strong bittering, heavy does of stone fruits, unripe apricots. Thin body, with a pop gun of sour/bitterness in mouthfeel.
KyotoLefty (7134) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Yellow Ape. Bright orange, cloudy. Estery nose, stone fruits, oranges, Belgian yeast. Decently dry and fruity flavor, peaches and oranges. Very bitter.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2726) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the AQ event at yellow ape. An opaque deep gold pour with a foamy filmy white head that lingers. The nose is a bit boozy, a bit bretty, bready kind of like a sweet thin cake. Medium to full bodied with a slightly sharp carbonation. The taste is yeasty hop goodness with a good dose of boozy burn. The hops give you earthy tropical fruits - very interesting but a bit too much heat for me. Ah I forgot it was a Belgian yeast beer that explains the Brett like character I detected!
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle -
Aroma - mango, peppers, vanilla, lemongrass and orange juice...pretty extravagant
Appearance - bright golden body, clear with a fluffy 4-finger pearl white head, good lasting power and nice lacing
Mouthfeel - prickly, medium bodied, medium-high carbonation
Flavor - grassy, green mango flavors, bitter black walnuts, finishes with an herbal bite. Tasty!
Overall - extremely overpriced, but super tasty. Knocked down a mark for the sticker price."
biirusaikou (950) - - OCT 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite strange. Does feel like a blend of an average citrus IPA and a Belgian brew with some wheat and peppery yeast character. Doesn’t seem quite balanced, more of an odd Belgian IPA.
Ferris (6782) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft - Mellow earthy hops and caramel. Clear gold with a decent white head. Vegative hops, orange, some tropical fruit and booze. Resinous on the finish. Not nearly as good as some of their others with a huge bitter finish.