pintbypint (2559) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml brown bottle. Orange pour with lots of haze. Creamy white cap. Nose has orange, pineapple, grapefruit and pine/resin hops, some sweetness. Taste has some yeast, orange fruitiness, grapefruit, biscuity and bready malt. Yeasty finish with some lingering citrus with a mellow bitterness. Smooth and light mouthfeel for a beer of 8%+. Nice brew.
anders37 (16456) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ GABF 2013. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty hoppy biter aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.
reebtogi (4100) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
651ml bottle pours a golden orange color with a finger and a half of white head that retains well and leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is pleasant with some pine, grapefruit and hints of yeast. Taste is a grapefruit and pine hop bitterness with a light fruity and malty sweetness. Medium bodied with generous carbonation leaving a nice tingle on the tongue. A nice Belgian twist on an India Pale Ale.
GT2 (8277) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 21, 2013
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
651mL thanks to beerandblues2. Pours a deep amber to golden with healthy foam. Nose is squashy, Belgian IPA spicy yeast style. Taste is harsher butyric acid/stomach acid. Palate is sharply tannic, big cardboard.
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, thanks BeerandBlues2. Medium off-white head atop lightly hazed amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, some cantaloupe, pineapple. Taste is moderately sweet, pineapple, some pine, orange/grapefruit. Medium body, some resin.
radagast83 (4445) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a clear orange color without much of a white head. Aroma is some nice light yeast notes, spicy hops. Flavor is nice sweet malts, some Belgian yeast characters. Some spice notes in the finish. Pretty tasty.
BeerandBlues2 (9454) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear orange with a medium, frothy white head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is biscuit and honey malt, pine and resin hops with Belgian yeast spices. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, light malt, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4843) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Robert brought this one back from a trip to Spokane WA. +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy bright apricot color with a medium sized foamy yellow-white head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was tangy and bitter grapefruit, citric acid and pineapple. The flavor was dryish, very bitter, tart and sour with a yeasty and chalky presence and notes of lemon and pineapple. Long dry and tart finish of lemon, pineapple and chalk. Moderately full bodied. Ok.
djd07 (3371) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange gold with large frothy off white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is pine, resin, and fruit. Medium mouthfeel with fruity hop and caramel with light bitter finish. Easy to drink hides alcohol well. Very good IIPA.
JohnGalt1 (456) - , Idaho, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked this up tonight at the COOP for about $7.. Poured into my HotD goblet... nice 1" foamy white head.. great lacing with pretty good retention.. the brew is lightly hazed orange.
The nose is really well done for a Belgian IPA.. restrained American fruity hoppiness with a nice yeastiness... great balance between the citrus/tropical fruitiness and the clovey/pink bubblegum phenols... Smells great.
Flavor leans more toward the yeast profile but is still well balanced.. a bitterness shows up front just long enough to allow the lite pale malts and Belgian phenols sing.. very drinkable, finishes pretty dry and begs for another sip.
Body is medium/lite with a good amount of small bubble carbonation that helps lift the palate. I cannot believe this is 8%+.. NEVER would have guessed it.
I have enjoyed a few of Selkirk’s brews on tap/growler now and am super stoked to see the first bottles.... I know more are coming and cannot wait. This is very well done for a style that is easy to get out of whack.