SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 19, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden-orange color pour with a nice foamy head that lasted a while and laced nicely. Sweet malt, fruit and sugar in the aroma, along with some good citrus hops. Flavor is good as well. Lots of fruit, malt and spice, followed by a nicely balanced hoppy finish. Smooth on the palate, with a dry spicy finish. Not the best Belgian-IPA, but not bad at all.
Ernest (6425) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is clear medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit), trace yeast (cobwebs), with a note of alcohol (a bit fusel-like), light notes of gum and soap.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
Surprisingly dull...less hop aroma than I expected from this brewery (which would normally be a plus for me, but thereís not much else going on), and not much Belgian character either. Alcohol note is a bit rough. Flimsy, watery mouthfeel is exacerbated by the light carbonation. Filtered to hell...why?! Highly disappointing. My score is on the generous side, too.
bgburdman9 (858) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma was of earthiness and some spices and a little citrus. Flavor has some slight yeastiness to it and some nice hoppiness also. Flavor was nicely bitter. Brings a lot of flavors to the table which is nice, new and refreshing but sometimes i just want a straight american hopped IPA. Very nice though.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear orange golden pour with foamy bubbly white head. Grassy hops but also citrus and yeast. Reminded me of a thin tripel. Nice dry white peppery finish.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft at stone world bistro - enjoyed immensely with a late morning breakfast and a perfect beer to go with a hangover, coffee and steak burrito; dark gold with slight haze, fluffy white head and steady stream of carbonation; intoxicating aromas of sweet hops, banana, and fruity yeast; drinks with a sweet yeasty, earthy cover to the hops, delightful in every way
TURDFERGUSON (3970) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by emacgee. Thanks Ethan. Pours an orange clear golden with a sudsy white lace. Nose of phenolic esters, hops, a bit of sweetness. Flavor is more of the same, with a rather thin mouth feel. Wish I could have tried a fresher bottle.
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 (1476) - 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.