jcwattsrugger (11359) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle-pours gold with an offwhite head. Aroma is spice-coriander, light malt. Taste is floral hops,spice-coriander, yeast, light malt. Drying.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012
Name: Grumpy Monk
Date: June 08, 2012
Source: Total Wine, GA
Appearance: clear copper, frothy white head, sticky lace
Aroma: sweet spicy aroma, light fruity esters, lots of phenolic spicyness along with floral hops
Flavor: sweet and spicy flavor, sticky sweetness, lots of phenolic spicyness along with floral hops, medium bitterness, fruity
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
Ron (2906) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden pour with a white head. Aroma is fruity, citrus, lemon, some pineapple. Flavor is mild. Sweet malts with some fruit. Light hop finish. A very mild IPA. Decent (I had given my 1st one to my brother at the Islands last weekend. Good thing I left one at home for me to come back to)
Cuso (5688) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, many thanks to coldbrewky. Dark golden color with medium white head. Grapefruit, oranges, floral hops, lemon zest, coriander in aroma. Taste, grapefruit, pines, soapy hints, orange, belgian yest, floral hops. Nice floral hops bitter finish. Tasty brew.
patrick767 (3717) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle - Pours deep gold with a lasting head and good lacing. The aroma is of citrus and spicy Belgian yeast. The flavor features moderate hops bitterness, spicy yeast, and well balanced malt sweetness in the background. Itís medium bodied and tasty.
mcb (36) - - JUL 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sam Adams may make the best Tripel IPA, but I do not think I am a huge fan of this style. Not that belgium beer and hops canít coexist.......just think that american hops just dont mesh well with belgium yeast.
DogfishFred (36) - - JUL 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another Samuel Adams rarity. Definitely an American brewer because I havenít been impressed with any of their "Belgian" styles
Beaver (1420) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottle. Pours clear light golden orange with a big rocky white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is some soap (rosemary) with some sweet bready malt and a little piney hop.
The flavor is sweet sugary soapy malts with a big harsh bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, an odd sweet soapy spicy IPA.
jmagnus87 (2888) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a clear dark orange with about a finger of white head. Aroma is mostly clove with a little pulpy citrus and pine. Taste is medium bitter. Clove, spicy Belgian yeast and some pine. Medium bodied with a thick texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, great. I would gladly drink this again. Another homerun by BBC
jackfrost9p (338) - California, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours a nice golden color with nice head and lacing. Flavors I noticed are Belgian yeasts, fruits, citrus, and a nice tartness.