SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a deep golden in color and had aromas of citrus, yeast, candi sugar and flowers. In the mouth it was medium-bodied with the hops showing through in the slightly dry finish.
ghawener (1472) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - DEC 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Interesting mix between a Belgian Ale and IPA, less hops punch with a heavier malt presence. Still better to keep the two styles separate.
19Ei8hty (1167) - Washington, USA - DEC 14, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Could not imagine how a person could not enjoy this beer. Was not sure how the belgian yeast would work with a strong IPA but this drink did a a great job of melding the best qualities of each style. Big fruity, belgian, hoppy nose with a strong malt profile and great hop lineup. Soft grapefruit and pine notes that are attenuated by the fruity, slightly spiced yeasty component. Convinced.
branspra (293) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours an orange color with a smaller, white head. Aromas of citrus and grapefruit are everywhere. Mouthfeel is oily and think with a nice duration of flavor. Grapefruit aftertaste is unique but overall an enjoyable beer.
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Pours an extremely clear light copper with a white head. The aroma is dominated by the belgian ale yeast which is clovey, fruity with some citrusy American hops coming through. Flavor starts with a pale malty base then clove, banana, grapefruit/citrus and a tinge of something like cedar. Well-balanced and very drinkable, not that bitter actually. Has some lingering grapefruit hoppiness. Medium, quaffable body but I would have preferred more carbonation. Overall, enjoyable.
emacgee (4148) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks southbay. Pours a very very clear gold with a one finger frothy white head. Not crazy about how clear this beer is. The nose is...interesting, earthy, some yeast character, spicy hops, citrus rind. The flavor is earthy and yeasty, some spicy phenolic flavor, citrusy, some pepper, Belgian yeast and fruity hops kind of taste rotten when combined. Spicy mouthfeel.
riversideAK (5626) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 10, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from kyzr. Thanks. Nice fruity aroma of pine grapefruit and fruity belgian characteristics. Pours a bright golden tone with a pretty nice thin head and sticky lacing. Nice bitter sweet flavors of belgian yeast caramel grapefruit and pine. Fruity bitter finish. Active carbonation. Delicious beer. Drinks very well.
Nephilium (1418) - Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice crisp piney hop aroma. Pours a clear amber, with a big fluffy white head that fades quickly leaving nice lacing behind. This starts off with a bit of sweet fruit, similar to melon, with a nice bitter finish. A bit light in the mouthfeel department, but very drinkable.
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 9, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Sun Devil. Pours a rich apricot color with a frothy white head and steady carbonation. Smells and tastes of balanced sweet citrus, hops, and flour. Bitters slightly as it warms. A solid IPA.
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Honey colored pour with a pillowy ivory head that leaves significant lacing on the inside of the glass. Aroma of citrus, douglas fir, and freshly spun cotton candy. Flavor is grassy, biscuity, with grapefruit and orange peel lingering on the palate. Medium mouthfeel. Decent, well put together brew but not a personal favorite.