patricks110 (1486) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A beautiful orange tinted gold body with a thick foamy white head that leaves massive rings of sticky lacing. A nose of lemon and esters permeating the moderate NW hop. Light and sweet malts go mostly unnoticed among the hops and yeast. A noticeable funk note with a unique ítripelí yeast. The taste is sweet and fruity in the middle with a mild yeast taste that intensifies with the hops on the finish. A good balance between the forceful hop and the beautiful, floral yeast. The funk noted on the nose is present as a slight astringent aftertaste. A medium body with a smooth, creamy drinkability. Overall, this is a very unique and tasty brew with an unusual funky yeast.
VertBaconStrips (1950) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured out a clear yellowy gold brew with a thick and fluffy off white cap that lasts with plenty of messy lacing. I gotta say that I used to hate this style - the belgian ipa thing - but itís growing on me like a fine mold. In fact Iím actually going to get more of these and bathe in them - not the beer but just a tub full of bottles. Wonderful lemony ever so slightly funk at some level.There is some odd creamsicle aroma that is everywhere. Slight spice, slight stink, something hoppy.. ooo Iím all specific today. Something smells like weaved stick baskets. Hoppy and holy shit the Oilers just scored 3 quick goals on Luongo - enjoy the end of the bench you sack. Yeasty stuff getting beat up by sharp lemony citrus fists. There is some peach here and that harsh bitterness that I love. Grassy, odd sweetness on occasion. Not a lot of depth but it drank pretty good. Hey, you know how I love these 8% iipaís - whatís better, eh punk? eh? eh? eh? eh? eh? eh? eh? Creamy too. Highly yet smoothly carbonated that works very well here. Medium light bodied. Pretty good and really easy drinking. Without looking Iíll guess this is my fave Phillips.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, at home, thanks to Cole for the share. Pours clear golden, 1-finger white head, lovely lacing. Nose is cold cream, sweet yeast, lemongrass, very pretty and grassy. Flavours of grass, perfume/florals, spice, persimmon, rather dry finish, a bit hot but overall very solid. A nice brew.
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - OCT 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pale amber. Thick white head. Great aroma, funky Belgian yeast and a huge hop blast. Fresh and crisp. The Belgian yeast comes through strong, as do the hops which quickly fall off into a very grassy flavour. I like it. Nice brew.
pintbypint (2272) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml brown bottle. Golden pour, very clear. Small rocky white cap. Modest lacing. Some citrus and piney spicy hops in the nose. Flavour is of slight sweet malts, biscuity, pine and citrus hops. Very slight fruitiness. Medium bitterness, balanced not over the top. Some pine aftertaste with some Belgian yeast. Medium body, carbonation is fairly active and tingly on the tongue. Minor Belgian influence, more of a straightforward double IPA.
blomster (176) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, picked up at Cascadia Liquors (Quadra).
Pours clear, golden, with a small, white, fizzy head.
Quite a bit of fruity esters in both aroma and taste, seems like a typical Belgian yeast strain. Some floral and grassy hops that feel a little dusty.
Not bad but not really good either.
presario (4423) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden beer with big head. Big hop flavour and a bit of Belgian character.
Sammy (7715) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Vancouver private store. Initially hoppy, and then a good balance, malt and yeast. Tasty, great drinkability. Would like to get more bold citrus hoppy flavour, but still one of the best of this style.Pours cloudy light orange body with a generous head and lacey.Smooth mouthfeel.
scotchzi (301) - Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poor is on the darker side of an IPA. Smells like peanut butter on wheat bread with slight hop aroma. Taste still seams to be kinda mealy with a pretty decent hop middle. Overall ok beer.
adnielsen (7576) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home. Clear, golden orange appearance with a lively, off white head. Grapefruit, citrusy, mildly earthy hoppy nose. Mild Belgian, grapefruit citrusy, moderately bitter, moderately malty flavor. A little overly bitter.