hopscotch (10009) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle… Pours hazy and peach-colored with a small, fizzy, white head. Decent retention. The aroma offers a mélange of citrus and tropical fruits and peels flanked by whispers of both pine and phenolic, farmhouse spiciness. Full-bodied with a lightly oily mouthfeel and adequate carbonation. The flavor furnishes a boatload of citrus rind and pith bitterness. Heaps of it. Finishes crisp and bitter… b-i-t-t-e-r! Bottle courtesy of landhoney!
shrubber85 (8772) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Tangerine/lemon malt and grapefruit peel/pine aroma. Hazy golden yellow with small head. Sweet tangerine malt and strongly bitter grapefruit peel/pine flavor. Very tasty - not quite "the effect of having your brains smashed out with a slice of lemon wrapped round a large gold brick" but still nice.
arminjewell (8478) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour on tap, hazy golden-orange pour with white head, aroma brought big orange peel, tropical fruit, tangerine, grapefruit, pine and resinous notes into a bit of slight caramel, toffee. Taste was a mix of tropical fruit, pineapple, tangerine, orange, some grapefruit into a bitter pine note, hints of caramel, finishing bitter. Nicely done.
DrSilverworm (8177) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4oz on tap at HopCat East Lansing during the Shorts tap takeover. Mostly clear orange color. Good thin slightly off-white head. Good spots and ropes of lace. Nice retention. Smooth, lighter carbonation, more dry finish, bigger body. Awesome big grapefruity citrusy aroma. Some biscuity malt. Only lighter belgian candy sugar, not bothersome. Nice moderate sweet, moderate bitter, light spice. Awesome, big, interesting belg IPA.
deyholla (7714) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Kyle! Pours a hazy deep peach with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has lots of tangerine with hints of peach, passion fruit and a bit of resin. Flavor has more bitter tangerine with a hint of bread and light fruits.
b3shine (6398) - Indiana, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster. Looks solid; malty though. A transparent lighter copperish orange with foamy off-white head. Smells hoppy with notes of citrus and Belgian yeast, and some sweetness from the malt in the backbone. Tastes like it smells, but less hoppy and balanced, with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. A decent BIPA that smells better than it tastes.
jredmond (6063) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft sampled at GABF 2014 with Andrew, Mel and company. Pours a light golden orange body with white head. Aroma is fresh citric hop and fresh yeast. Mouthfeel is soft to medium-bodied with notes of citrus fruits, pine hop, yeast, lemon and tangerine.
Cuso (5721) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from my Secret Santa, many thanks Brandon. Unclear orange color with thick white head. Strong citrus hoppy aroma with grapefruits, oranges, tangerines, pineapples, honey. Strong hoppy taste with grapefruits, mango, guava, tangerines, pines, Belgian yeast. Solid malty backbone. Long hoppy bitter finish. Tasty.
nimbleprop (5569) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle via Mystery Box BIF. Pours a murky, orange amber with some lacing white head. Nose has honey and guava, some ripe pineapple, some candy sugar, mango, a little clove. The Belgian yeast is definitely lurking. Flavor has loads of ripe pineapple, guava, mango, some mild clove, a little grass, some green banana, a lot of yuzu like bitterness, even some kumquat. Plenty of honey and candy sugar too. Full bodied, sticky, bitter finish. Liked this alot. Made me thing of On the Wings of Armageddon with Belgian yeast.
Pailhead (5443) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of mrebeks
Bottle: The aroma consists of fruit, bubblegum, Belgian yeast, and grapefruit. It pours a transparent amber with a small off-white head that fades to a thin ring around the edges of the glass. There is some sporadic dotted lacing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate fruit, lighter bubblegum, and Belgian yeast. The finish has moderate-heavy grapefruit and lighter pine. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel.