drowland (5694) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
8/5/11. 750mL bottle courtesy Adam! Nice cloudy orange-ish pour with a small off-white head. Fruity, estery aroma of Belgian yeast with a nice combo of floral hoppiness. Sweet, and almost slightly tart, flavor with more Belgian yeast, plenty of bitter hop kick, and a surprising malt presence. Not bad!
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Belgian yeast, light phenol, spice, dust, hay, a touch of grain, bread, floral and grassy hops. POurs hazy golden, nice head, great lace, solid carbonation. Flavors of hay, grain, a little toast, nice floral, perfumey, citrusy hops. Some grass and hay come through in the finish. Light phenolic yeast. Dry, finish, nice medium hoppiness. Really solid stuff. Nice carbonation, a touch of alcohol here and there. Good stuff.
cfrancis (2017) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to manuchampions for this. Pours a clear golden yellow with a big frothy white head. Aroma is corn, hops and bready yeast. Taste is a very pleasant bready yeast with a decent pine hop bitter blast. A really nice cross of a belgian and IPA. Iíd drink this again and again.
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle split with mcberko. Pours cloudy yellow/gold. Aroma of Belgian yeast, perfume, hay, citrus. Flavour of yeast, herbs,floral, orange peel. Really nice IPA.
MennoO (148) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a new rate in a month or six, many to follow, not quick though beer is expensive in Vancouver. You get what it says on the bottle, a belgian ipa. fruitful sweet, but some clear ipa aroma. pretty decent beer
Glouglouburp (5871) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A clean and crisp blonde ale with a lot of dry yellowed grassy spicy hops and lemon zest. I loved it.
How: Bottle 22oz. 2009 vintage. Consumed relatively fresh, exactly two months after the beer release. First batch (only batch so far). Bottle sent to me by mcberko, thanks a lot Matt
The look: Clear blonde body topped by a medium white head with good retention.
In long: Nose is grassy hops and lemongrass. Taste has discreet crakery malts, kiwis, a lot of dry yellowed spicy grass, lychees, young red apples, cookie dough. Finish is very dry, spicy and medium bitter and it is dominated by a ton of Saaz-like hops. Body is a bit too thin for a so-called Belgium style IPA. Iím a big sucker for those dry grassy spicy Saaz-ish hoppy beer and this one delivered. It is classified as a Double IPA right now but Iím pretty sure it was a Belgian Ale when I traded for it. To me it feels like neither of them. Some kind of blonde ale hopped like a imperial bohemian pilsner. Whatever, it is good. This is an original hoppy beer. It seems that brewers keep finding new ways to make hoppy beers. And Iím not afraid of change, actually if I keep drinking like I do I will one day be begging for some somewhere near a subway station.
gorditoabd (606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber brought back from Canada with me. Pours clear yellow with extra thick foam. Slightly funky sweet and sour aroma, touches of sweet fruit, flavors are of banana, chalk, sugar, pears and apples. The tartness is well- balanced by the slight bitter mid-palate and finish. ABV well-disguised until the finish where there is a slight burn.
yogibeerra (30) - KAMLOOPS, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Doughy Belgian yeast and malty mouth mask the 8% A.B.V. Fruity malt aroma...somewhat citrusy palate...very long-lasting hoppy linger. I really wanted to chew before I swallowed this bomber.
JoeMcPhee (8055) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very pale golden straw pour. The aroma is peppery with a lot of bright citra citrus character as well. Spicy yeast nose - lean and a bit peppery. Lemon and a bit of soft sweetness as well. A bit of soft sweetness. Fresh citrusy hoppiness and a bit of zestiness as well. Lean Belgian spiciness. Fairly tropical and peppery with a bit of soft fruit. A kiss of apple and some pear. There is a bit of odd sweetness as the beer starts to warm up. There is a fairly asertive bitterness on the back of the palate. It gets worse as it warms up - starts to take on a bit of greasiness as it warms up. Decent, but not great.
thepegjett (1261) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A - Banana, cloves and citrus A - Light gold and clear T - Sour with dry hoppy finish M - Thin body and soft O - My first belgium I.P.A.