afksports (16) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Itís hard to comment that a 92 out of 100 is "underrating" a beer, but Iím going to do it. Maybe Iím just having it very fresh (courtesy of Mom), but this West Coast IPA is full of pine, grapefruit, sap with caramel and crystal malt, and a light body that finishes bitter and clean. Its aroma is perhaps the best, blending Belgian yeast and hops to make a freshly peeled orange skin. The 8% is a little too high for me, but thereís no trace of it in the taste. Light appearance, good head and lace, smooth drinking. This Belgian IPA should just go ahead and define the style. Itís impressive.
JohnnyJ (4677) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at the brewery. Clear yellow amber, with a white head. Citrus, floral hops, grapefruit, a bit fruity, caramel, and slight Belgian yeast character. Ok, but uninteresting.
MarkoR (600) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a clear golden colour with nice head. Taste and aroma is hops! Nicely balanced. Very good beer.
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2014 [5914-20131010] 650mL bottle. Mild peas and veggies and hops aroma. Hazy, pale orange yellow body with a long-lasting creamy white head. Bitter grassy lemon flavour. Medium body. Tasty, good balance. (7/4/8/4/14) 3.7~
(w/ blankboy, Greg Clow, jercraigs, mds)
Overheard: "They had $1 pints of Red Racer." "Were you really drunk when you left?" "I was really drunk when I started."
[6627B-20140815] Bottle. Light grassy floral hops aroma. Clear, pale orange body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Bitter grassy lemon hops flavour. Medium body is fairly bitter. Good. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5
(@ Campground Brewdown 2014, Millmont, PA)
UXO (536) - CANADA - NOV 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear pale gold with a fat two fingers of loose white head diminishing gradually to a thick cap, moderately heavy lacing. (4/5) Nose is grassy and floral hops, Belgian funk, indistinct fruit and spices. (8/10) Taste is moderate sweet, strong bitter, mild funk. (9/10) Light body, moderate carbonation, lingering funky bitter finish. (4/5)
This is probably on par with the best Phillips brews Iíve had so far. Decent balance of pungent hops and Belgian brett-like funk, with light malt supporting. Not as bright as Bottle Rocket, but the Belgian funk adds an interesting character singling this out from the rest of the Phillips stable. (17/20)
Iphonephan (3871) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 65 cl bottle shared at home. Pours a clear pale gold with a thick white head. Light lemon nose. Flavors of mandarin orange and tropical fruits. Peppery finish.
reus958 (21) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious blend of a Belgian triple and an IPA. Taste of centennial. Lots of aroma and flavoring hops. Sweet malt and low bitterness for the hop flavor. 7.3% abv
jsburbidge (4) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden colour with a long-lived white head. The Belgian yeast gives it a little more body and sweetness than a typical IPA, but thereís plenty of hoppiness to offset it. Overall, a very good blend of some Belgian style traits into an IIPA.
CRock (84) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bought this because of the label. Had a foamy long lasting white head. Well balanced beer.
TheJester (2002) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 mL bottle - says 7.3%. Absolutely beautiful pour - slightly translucent golden-orange with a fluffy white head that reduces but never disappears, giving each mouthful a bit of bitter head to contrast the sweetness of the liquid. The aroma doesnít stand out, but the flavour is solid, with a nice balance of the malty sweetness, the yeast, and the hops. Very drinkable. A nice surprise.
HippyHop (339) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
What a cool beer. Lots of Belgian yeast/dough, some spice, syrupy malt and piney hop bitterness. Taste opens almost like a honey mead; big, pungent yeast, lots of spicy, boozy warmth, and a dry, piney, floral hop finish that subdues the alcohol warmth but lets it linger ever so slightly. Lots going on here, and itís all very well-balanced. Good tasting beer, and it has a really cool label which greatly affects my opinion of the contents.