CampesinoTino (799) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a light golden orange color with solid beige foam. The aroma has lots of hops resin and tropical fruit (mango,guava, passion fruit) along with a mild Belgian yeast presence in the background. The flavor starts out tart and bitter with a mix of lemon, ruby red grapefruit, orange rind and pineapple notes in addition to some clove, coriander and honey. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with soft carbonation and a bitter, alcohol warming finish. This could easily have been a bitter, boozy mess but instead turns out to be a rather tasty Belgian style DIPA.
bcBelgianbrew (96) - , British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had several buddies over for beer and ribs. Sampled a number of brews throughout the evening. This immediately stood out, even after my palate was fatigued with rich food and beer. Outstanding floral character. To a man, from the neophyte beer drinker to more discerning palate, they enjoyed this beer at my table.
ACHops (870) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Chuck’s 85th. Pours clear dark orange copper with thin lacy white head. Aroma is sweet earthy oaky malt with sweet Belgian yeast notes and a hint of dry hops. Taste is similar: malt is sweet although fairly mild given the abv here. Funky yeast notes mid-palate are quickly overwhelmed by dry earthy hops. Oaky, lightly sweet, dry, and ultimately clean on the finish. Interesting hybrid of a Belgian strong ale and IPA - sort of surprised this isn’t done more often, this is good.
AgentAle (921) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is clove, saison-like yeastiness, lemon grass and light sweet malts. Taste is a fairly well balanced malt profile. Slight honey and dark fruits. Appearance is a clear orange with a pearl head that retains fairly poorly.
ljthiessen (600) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Sweet candy flavours, belgian yeast. some heat but hides the ABV pretty well. Pretty good for the style.
Boutip (4999) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a cloudy dirty orangey color ale with a nice foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of tropical fruits with some unrefined grainy notes is not as I was expecting. Taste is also dominated by fruity tropical hops notes with some unrefined grainy notes and some light residual sugar notes. Body is quite full with good carbonation with no real apparent alcohol. Not bad but something appeared to be a bit off with the malt bill.
bulldogops (1111) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rating #1051 - April 7, 2014 -On tap at the Underground, 12 oz pour, 10%. Clear golden pour with a giant head with decent retention. Gorgeous, tropical aroma billows out - pineapple, mango, passionfruit. Taste is definitely full bodied, good yeast character, and just enough spice to be pleasant and refreshing. Generously hopped but not weightily bittered. Phenomenal.
IndianaRed (2709) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On Tap at the Poulsbo tasting room Close to their Belgian IPA but not as bitter. INteresting and well done.,
Ferris (6583) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Tons of tropical fruit, lemon, mango and citrus. Hazy gold with with a good white head. Grapefruit, lemon and light juicy notes. Smell great and very light and juicy.
cards04 (2062) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really good. Nice Belgian candy on the nose. Hoppy and sweet flavors. Well balanced and delicious.
northropfrye (2416) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy amber. White head rich sweet malts. Pretty nice Belgian candy bubblegum ale.