sm5561 (118) - Kansas City, Alabama, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear amber with fluffy white head that leaves nice soapy lacing. Nice aroma similar to a Belgian ale with cloves and bananas. Flavor follows aroma plus piney hops as advertised.
mikesaum (615) - Newark, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a golden orange color with a thin white head, aroma of bananas. And bandaids with a bit of hops. Belgian yeast is pretty big in this, lots of banana and clove with some spice, not alot of hop bitterness but it finishes dry. Creamy texture, not too bad. From the hop-ology sampler
jsmerig (1320) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a golden orange with a thick creamy off-white head. Very good retention and lacing. Aroma is clove spice and banana. Taste has a nice blend of esters from the Belgian yeast offset by the spicy bitterness of the hops. The Belgian influence wins in the battle for your taste buds. Well balanced and interesting
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
bth122 (1325) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the ipa variety case. Poured a beautiful copper color with a medium head. Aroma of spice, fruits, citrus hop. Medium bitterness, slight sweetness. Medium bodied, creamier texture. This a real solid beer, the description on bottle does a good job describing this. I would get again.
Mat42m (160) - orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweety spicy aroma. Light amber color. Sweet taste with sort of spicy finish. Drinkable good beer
horto008 (169) - Alabama, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyed it. On tap at a local beer fest. Slightly strange in that it had some of the sweet bubblegum/bannana flavors from a belgian ale but the hops added the piney bitterness on top. Not my favorite Sam Adams creation but one that is interesting enough to enjoy.
rocbyter (1928) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet hoppy aroma. Clear dark golden color with a large white head. Sweet throughout with a light tangy bitterness in the middle and finish.
portableparty (2010) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks DalzAle (Greg)! Pours clear bright amber with a tight soapy white head that slowly fades to a sudsy film and lacing. Aroma is bright citrus orange peel and pine with yeast and malt all around. Taste is bitter orange peel and bread like yeast with malt mixed in well. Palate is slick chalky and finishes dry. Very nice!
efecher (70) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice IPA. Somewhat light, Thin foam, nice citrusy hoppiness. roasted malt, pours a dark amber. Very refreshing. From the Hop-Ology sampler
Nephilium (1463) - Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice aroma with hints of caramel, light fruit, and a touch of pine hops. Pours a clear orange-amber, with a full white head. This is a very well done beer, with a sweet beginning, the spiciness of a good Belgian beer, and a nice crisp hop finish. This beer does have a fuller mouthfeel that I was expecting, especially with the low(er) ABV. Hopefully this beer will start being distributed outside of the 12 pack.