DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On Tap at Strange Brewing Company, Denver 16/09/2010 As Bel’ Hop’d Belgian Pale ABV 5.0% 40 IBU
Floral hop aroma. Golden coloured hoppy smooth on the palate and slightly bitter with a hint of dryness in a malt finish.
Ratman197 (9794) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Strange brewing poured a hazy amber with a small lasting light amber head. Aromas of carmel, yeast, grapefruit, pine and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of carmel, yeast, grapefruit, pine and earthiness with a smooth dry lingering moderatly bitter finish.
notalush (4852) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A belgian pale with an american twist, or rather, more like an american pale ale brewed with belgian yeast - but this is not necessarily a bad thing - fresh growler, consumed with dinner - pours a turbid dark orange, with a sudsy, lasting head - initial whiff smells of earthy american hops, but deeper inhales reveal mint and herbs (sage, mostly), tang citrus, mild belgian yeast phenols - a bit tangy up front, followed through the middle by moderate malt sweetness and herbal character - the tail end dries out pretty well, as earthy hop bitterness takes over, but the sweetness returns a bit too much so in the finish, bringing with it some tangerine and mango - very mild belgian yeast character throughout - a little too much residual sweetness - decent, but needs some tweaking.