NosirIwont (1968) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with a big, creamy and fluffy, beige/light brown head. Malty aroma with an anise overtone. Sweet and tart as it warms. Sweetish citrus hops are mucking about in the background, but are rather non-distinct at first. Warming brings it out a bit, but it never gets dominant. Flavour is fat, sweet, malty and fruity, with a tart, almost brett-like overtone. A wee bit cloying. Alcoholic, liquorice finish with sticky molasses and a lingering tart note. Not bad really, but had expected something different; more outspoken hops in particular. 28.01.12.
jonas (5657) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice aromatic fruity hops. Dark cloudy golden, low amber head. Hay an mealy malt, fantastic hop aromatics, tropical. Full creamy mouthfeel. Yum.
MotherBrother (695) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour deep dark amber, with a big frothy head.
Aroma is of grass, grapefruit, caramel, vanilla.
Taste is quite sweet, and really potent, with quite alot of hops, and a bit of heat.
Medium body, with a semi-fizzy carb.
Enjoyit (3462) - Vadum, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Unclear red of color with a beige head. An aroma of hops, plastic, spice and sweets. A flavor of spice, hops, citrus, sweet and a wonderful mouthfeel.
Holy (833) - GERMANY - JAN 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared with and courtesy of Crazy Urbain - thanks dude! This is a great IPA - starts slightly sweet with caramel tones then punches you in the mouth with the hops. Hides the 9% well. This was significantly better than the first taste at BBF 2011 - maybe it’s had time to mature?
bu11zeye (11952) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(330ml bottle) Pours a cloudy deep orangish amber body with a tall cream head and excellent Brussels lacing. Aroma of caramel, spruce, orange, and grapefruit. Flavor of caramel, citrus, toffee, herbs, grass, and earthiness with a dry, bitter finish.
Swaroga (1352) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
33cl bottle. Red/brown with big tanned head. Nose : Very fruity with strong herbal and hoppy aromas. Small notes of coffee. Grapefruit or pomelo zest. Sip ; Oily with a medium density and low but existing carbonation. The taste is like a coffee mixed with grapefruit sorbet. Some grainy notes. Overal it’s a really enjoyable brew and it’s about time we had some IPA’s in Belgium.
pilif (23) - zedelgem, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
perfect resultaat van ipa brewing, fijne geur, lekkere bittere afdronk, je proeft een vleugje amerika in dit bier
een perfect samenwerking tussen een belgische en een amerikaanse brewerij
jbeatty (1026) - New York, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brownish amber, dark, with huge rocky head and great retention, lots of sudsy lacing left behind. Familiar Struise yeast on the nose, dried tropical fruits, raisin bread malts, and bitter hop resins more apparent as the beer warms. Taste is sweet caramel orange, pineapple, transitioning to strong bitter grapefruit, and a long, dry, bitter finish. Soft and creamy in the mouth, nice. Must admit I was very confused by this at first, its fruity presence and familiar Struise character made me think they put the wrong label on Pannepot or Tseejees. The hops shine through though as the beer opens up, providing a nice balance between the two extremes, and ultimately quite enjoyable. Interesting take on the style, definitely out of the ordinary.
teorn88 (1923) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2012 33cl bottle. Pours orange with a big white head. Aroma is quite weak with notes of peach, pine and some plastic notes hidden in the back when the concoction gets to room temp. Taste is hop forward on a sweet-ish malty base. Pine, citrus, flowers. Yeasty. Way too much alcohol. Good carbontaion, medium/full bodied. Quite good. Not exceptional though.