DavoleBomb (1487) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into a snifter.
3.5 A: Murky dark yellow brown color. One finger of frothy off-white head. Retention is about average and a short ring of lacing is left.
3.75 S: Hops and Belgian yeast spiciness rule the nose. Clove foremost with pepper underneath. Hops are a combination of herbal, earthy, and floral in that order. Sugary with yeasty breadiness. Pretty good.
3.25 T: Moderate bitterness. Again plenty of clove and pepper spiciness. Hops are again herbal, earthy, and floral. Yeasty breadiness. Not a whole lot else from the base. The flavors mesh a lot better in the nose. Despite a moderate bitterness, it comes off as unbalanced.
3.25 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Neither creamy, nor spritzy and it needs one of these.
3.00 D: It’s decent but the taste and the mouthfeel as pretty weak.
DavoleBomb, Jun 07, 2013
AirForceHops (3646) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was in the mood for hops today, Learys Fine Wine in Newburyport, MA has me covered! Good price on this 22 oz. bottle. Dirty orange/ blonde color with fizzy, slow dying head. Aroma shows yeast, grain and very mild floral hops. So this wasn’t as hoppy as I was hoping for but still decent.
The flavor is more along the line of a Belgian blonde/ single that is an IPA. Pale malts and grain as the base with yeast character in the center. The hops are mild in the form of grass. Not fair to try this after multiple IPA’ and DIPA’s. Guess it’s the style guidelines getting blurry. I still enjoyed it.
thornecb (4594) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep gold into a tulip. White head with medium retention recedes leaving sheet lacing. Citrus and mild funk aromas. Dry with caramel and bread upfront turning to mildly sour earth and resin in the medium length finish.
BrianPetrie (8) - Pelham, USA - AUG 7, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
What an amazing beer. From beginning to end a terrific representation of the style. Drinks like a saisson, but is clearly a style unto its own.
jjgmd (1564) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a burnt orange color with a nice white head. Nose is resin and pine with some light citrus. Taste is very floral and herbal than your typical IPA. Finishes on the same tasting notes with a moderately long ending. Quaff Score 7 / 10
zgaier (1503) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Pours a hazy dark orange with an off white head and aroma of hops, malt, and herbal notes. Taste is bitter, of hops, floral, grass and herbal notes with malt, caramel, and bready notes leading to a bitter, dry finish
mp_lane (70) - Indiana, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is mild Belgian spice. Hazy golden color, small white head. Has that Belgian taste that is getting popular.Not bitter, slightly sweet. Medium body. Liked this!
Strykzone (5155) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at esbls. Golden but with some color, too. A blotchy off white foam. Floral hops with yeast and malts. Some bitterness. Farmhouse effects.
jandd1983 (2842) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It poured a clear golden color with a white head. The aroma was juicy of citrusy hops, grapefruits, pineapples and some spicy hop notes with a little pils malt aromas. The taste was a little spicy, citrusy and saison-like with some pils maltiness. Very nice.
hotstuff (4303) - Indiana, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rated on 11-08-2013 (Bottle) This beer forms a large smooth, fizzy off-white head, transparent golden body, slow rising carbonation, and spotty amounts of lacing. The Aroma is malty, wheat, pine hops, fruity, and lightly spicy. The Taste is lightly bitter, yeasty, bready malts, and pine hops. The Palate is very creamy and this IPA is light-medium body. Overall, this beer is not overly hoppy tasting for the style and is worth trying.