bgburdman9 (859) - 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 (4009) - 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 (1519) - 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 (1166) - 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 (1556) - Ashburn, 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 (4299) - 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.