harrymel (1439) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2013
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Best by Aug, 2012
Pours a solid light copper with some white foam residing atop leaving some lace. Huh, the apricot comes through surprsingly well, but not too strong. There are also some noble hops and herbal notes. Flavor is dry and bitter with a little wheat flavor and mostly bitterness from the hops, not really any of the fruit I smelled and not really good. Dry and full bodied with hi carb - an odd trifecta. Overall, not impressed with the beer. Great idea, poor execution is how I feel about this.
Serving type: bottle
JAPanek (2) - - DEC 2, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tasty! I normally don’t like a Belgian. I do like an IPA. This is a good marriage with the IPA and hops leading the taste slightly and the Belgian Taking the appearance. Another winner from Sam!
VinegarStroke (202) - Napa, California, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Cloudy, straw to pale amber. Good white persistent head. Medium lift. Apricot, estery, grain driven nose. Malty, caramel. Mineral edge. Dry, moderately sour and medium bitterness. Very tight feel. Medium weight and length. Strong hop flavor on the palate unlike nose. Interesting stone and spice flavors.
Very unique IPA.
Berard (172) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours murky orange yellow with light white head that lingers. Medium carbonation with mild hop aroma. Tasty flat grapefruit flavor
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber with a fluffy meringue like white topper. Grainy aroma with citrus, orange peel and spices. Taste of citrus, greens, mild pepper and orange peel and a mile bitter ending.
hotstuff (3732) - Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rated on 11-11-2013 (Bottle) This beer pours a small smooth white head that mostly diminished, hazy pale yellow body, very fizzy, fast rising carbonation, a good amount of lacing. The Aroma is wheat, bitter, pine, citrus hops, fruity, and spicy. The Taste is very, very sweet, very bitter, wheat, pine, citrus hops and has a dry finish. The Palate is silky smooth and this beer is light bodied. Overall, this beer is very quaffable, hops upfront as they should be and worth trying if you enjoy hoppy tasting beer.
PhilJackson80 (224) - Oklahoma, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 Oz bottle. The beer pours to a cloudy orange color. The aroma has a strong grapefruit, citrus & apricot scents to it. The taste is medium bitter & overall an average IPA for me.
floydslip (125) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange beer with a fizzy white head that rises quickly. Subtle citrus nose with a hint of spice, but overall somewhat underwhelming aroma. Flavor is a bit stronger with a tangy sweetness initially followed by a grapefruit hop bitterness. Decent IPA, but not a standout.
Bebum (193) - - OCT 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2014 Pale gold with a citrine tinge, cloudy, tall persistent white head, which leaves dots, not lacing, on the glass. Pleasant but subtle floral nose. Very full body, smooth texture, rich but bright mouthfeel, long palate. Intensely bitter all the way to the finish, not too dry, Hoppy, malty, grapefruit pith and all, herby, This IPA has a lot of personality and is quite tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
icehawk (831) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice fresh citrusy aroma. Cloudy straw pour with nice foamy head. Very nice fresh hop flavor. Not the typical SA malt profile. Nice.