BVery (7961) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 12-oz can, procured from Lizardville Rocky River. Clear light golden pour with a huge fluffy white head. Awesome aroma of citrus hops and mild yeast. Flavor is similar but the yeast comes through a little more and the citrus is slightly backed down. Lighter to medium palate. Solid.
phaleslu (7546) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy gold color with a small white head that settles into a lasting foamy ring. Big, fruity nose; floral notes, citrus, and tropical fruits. Later, the hops shift to a more oily, herbal style. Interesting transition. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a dry mouthfeel. Like a Belgian IPA.
olio (7531) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar.
Pours clear copper color with a small head. Aroma of hops, fruits and pine. Flavour mandarin, hops grass and goose berries. Decent.
lusikka (7107) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a hazy golden colour with a white head. Aroma of caramel malts, wheat and some grainy notes. Flavour of caramel malts, grains, floral hops, bubblegum and hay. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a wheaty, citrusy, floral finish. Refreshing.
alexsdad06 (7032) - Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. can. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. The aroma has juicy citrus, grapefruit, grass and some yeast. The flavor is citrus, light tropicals, grass, toasted malts, yeast with light Belgian character. Not bad for what it is.
swoopjones (6909) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at brewpub, golden orange pour, peach & mango heavy, fruity yeastiness, light medicinal notes. solid
drowland (6841) - Georgia, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12/19/14. 12oz can from the Moline Hy Vee. Almost crystal clear amber pour with a huge, fluffy khaki head that sticks and laces well. Pour carefully if you don’t want a giant head. Spicy Belgian yeast pops strong in the aroma, phenolic, with dank grassy hops popping through. Light flavor, doughy, grassy, dank, bitter phenolics linger on my palate. Not bad.
b3shine (6596) - Indiana, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can to taster. Looks solid; a transparent orange with white lacing. Smells hoppy and doughy with an average mouthfeel. A good example of the style.
BBB63 (6449) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Kedzie Brewery, served in Tulip: Golden hue with a small head. The aroma is fruity and slightly dank with a herbal and grassy ester. Biscuity malt and an overwhelming rind-y vapour. The taste has a crisp hoppy bitterness with juicy and earthy notes. Hint of caramel and lot of grainy tones, lightly spicy finish. The mouth feel is a tad thin and soft for the flavor profile. Dry and tannic like finish. A nice enough brew but sort of got that been there, done that feeling while drinking it.
TheAlum (6289) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tulip draft on tap at the brewpub (Chicago, IL). Pours a strikingly deep golden pour, a touch of orange, faint haze grows a touch, with a frothy offwhite head that dies to a small level, laces small overall. Nice color. Aromas are a rich melange of hops and yeastiness. Some gentle spice, dry herbal qualities, and fruity esters immediately mix with dry citrusy hops, some florals, growing orange and gentle tropical fruit, lemons, melon. A nice level, but not bursting. Touches of spicy yeast, bread dough, pale malts, and gentle apple and pear esters move in. More Citra enters the fold as it warms a bit more, quite nice. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, offering a healthy fruity essence, citrusy hops and tropical flavors up front. A moderate dryness sticks, cuts through the sweetness from the esters created through the Belgian yeast. Gentle apple, melon, tropical fruit. Lemons, florals, grass, more mango, growing into a fruit vibrant front end. Middle gets fruity, but not sweet as the C hops stay the focal here. Touches of florals and dryness kick in, as the backend offers a moderate dryness, some lingering bready and pale malts, touches of Belgian yeast that offer a gentle herbal quality, some mellow fruity esters, but largely the hops remain the focus. I was a bit skeptical of the brew, thinking it would be far too sweet. However, the hops remain the focus here. The sweetness stays at bay and the yeast doesn’t take over but provides a decent synergy. Quite a lovely beer, coming from someone who spurns a Belgian influence as they become heavy handed quite quickly. Well done.