Fatehunter (749) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - APR 14, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into a wide flute glass.. Amber, transparent with a two fingers of white head. Great lacing.
Amazing smell. Pine, lemon, malt undertone and hint of banana. Really good and unique profile.
Sharp grapefruit taste, lemon too. A short malt flavor attempts a breakthrough to no avail. The bitterness is gripping well after the drink.
Soft texture, moderate carbonation and medium body.
Superbly made beer. It was really a wonder to drink. The combinations of taste, smell and mouthfeel are one-offs.
Block (1039) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 1, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I just did not like this beer. I thought it tasted really weird. It stood out from the others but in a very negative way. I canít really describe it, just strange.
DougHnut70 (24) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip. Cloudy orange with a thick head. Smells like sweet citrus with some yeast. Taste is sweet, piney, mixed with a yeast/funk with a bitter, hoppy aftertaste. I can see what NB is going for here - and it is very, very good. Even though these are some of my favorite styles of beer (IPAs and Belgians), the combination is somehow not the best of both worlds.
GSH1976 (123) - Delaware, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden with lots of white head. Aroma is yeast and citrus with a touch of coriander. Taste follows the nose but the Belgian notes are not as pronounced as in the aroma. There is some sweetness but the main theme here is bitter citrus. Medium bodied and very crisp. I am not a huge fan of this style but this isnít bad at all. It is very easy drinking and refreshing.
burgy (355) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad. But I am not a fan of the Belgian notes added into the IPA style. Not the best combo...
DCLawyer (682) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle->SA. Pours golden with large frothy white head leaving tons of lace. Aroma: yeast, bread, funk, touch of fruit. Flavor: hops and yeast in poor muddy balance. Eh.
valderwort (5) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of citrusy hops, with a slight yeast smell. Tastes mostly of citrus with a little alive from the Belgian yeast
kambei70 (303) - - FEB 14, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
2012 bottle to snifter. Pours a hazy golden yellow with foamy white head. Aroma is grapefruit, lemon and piney hops with some bread. Taste is citrus and a biting bitter hops with a nice yeasty, breast quality. Mouthfeel is thin with lots of carbonation. Bitterness is lingering and unpleasant to my taste.
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ajnepple (466) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a golden-copper color and hazy with a big, frothy white head that lingers and sticks. The aroma is floral, tropical fruit, bananas, yeast/spices, perfume and candy. Hopped up flavor is fruity, woody, floral and black pepper balanced by the Trappist yeast strain and mild caramel malts. Smooth and crisp flavor.
gringo332 (472) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
. Pours a hazy gold with a white foamy head. Good lacing. Lots of carbonation. Aroma of citrus, banana, and bubble gum. Sweet on the nose but not on the palate. Taste of citrus rinds, hints of bread malts, and leaves.
dhunter151 (206) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A well done Belgium style IPA. The Belgian yeast gives it a unique flavor. Taste of citrus and earthiness.
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