fidelis83 (2001) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JAN 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber thanks to jrob21. Pours a hazy orange with a 1 finger , creamy off white head that has great retention and leaves a few specs of lacing. Aroma is huge floral and citrus hops, a touch of pine, sweet caramel, tropical fruit, light mineral notes, and a touch of peppery, bready yeast. Flavor is sweet malt, caramel, toasted grain, light biscuit, floral honey, citrus, sweet mango, and light berry notes. Surprisingly low on bitterness. Palate is medium bodied, between creamy and syrupy on entry and chewy to the finish. Pretty tasty IPA, nice fruity notes, but a little weak in flavor compared to its sweetness.
DalzAle (1999) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear vibrant orange, a little lacing and an aroma of hops a funky earthy orange aroma. Flavor is sweet vanilla, orange, very syrupy hops and finished warming and soapy. Very different than your average DIPA, but worth buying.
portableparty (1946) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by DalzAle (thanks Greg). Pour is bright and hazy amber with a frothy kahki head. Aroma is mutled malt and hops with some caramel too. Taste is creamy and sweet with bitter hops that come off fruity and gritty. Palate is medium feel with a chaulky dry finish. Pretty good!
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy golden amber with a big fluffy white head that recedes to a rocky collar with little lacing.
Aroma is very sweet with tart green apples, spicy belgian yeast and definitely hints of flowers.
Taste has a more biting and astringent tartness. Earthy, grassy yeast flavors mixed with pears and the hibiscus. The whole thing had a rose wine character.
The mouthfeel is bubbly and effervescent, light bodied and dry and yeasty in the finish.
This is an interesting Belgian style beer but it doesn’t come together completely for me. Like I mentioned earlier, tastes almost like a rose wine.
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - NOV 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a nice off white head. Aroma is grapefruit, mustiness, and some sweet malt. Flavor is very earthy. Big, sweet malt backbone with a touch of honey.. Hops are mostly citrus/grapefruit. Thick, oily palate.
Lowe1983 (1355) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a light amber color with a white head. Citrus hops right away on the aroma with some caramel malts, and some grapefruit. Flavor is loaded with grapefruit. Alcohol is covered up pretty well. Plenty of hop flavor but not overbearing. Nice blend but still strong with citrus.
GTAEgeek (1258) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Brick Store Pub. Pours dark gold with a large beige head. The aroma is sweet citrus hops and caramel. The flavor is very bitter with an ample malt backbone. The palate is smooth and creamy, with a crisp finish. Intense hop profile, but well balanced and smooth.
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a golden-amber body with a beige head. Aromas of passion fruit and dark honey. Flavors are grainy, malty, a little boozy, not overly hoppy. This bottle isn’t all that fresh, as I opened it just now. Finish is slightly bitter with some bite. Drinkable, not what I expected.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, last one, at total wine in greenville. pours a hazy, copper orange with a one-finger, whispy white head and a light ring of lace. aroma is very nice, very dank as expected from sweetwater, with sticky hops, grass, pine esters and heavy citrus notes of orange and lemon zest. flavor is damn nice as well with more sticky, sweet hop notes of peach, apricot, and pineapple backed by orange citrus, pine esters, soap and a bit of spice with a bitter, clean finish. palate is medium bodied, bitter, and nicely carbonate with a fruity aftertaste. overall, a very solid effort from sweetwater but i wish i had a bit fresher.
Gachupines (936) - USA - FEB 5, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber, slightly golden appearance with a thin white head. Aroma is fresh hops and a little grassy. Flavor is hoppy, a little piney with minor grapefruit in the finish. Overall tastes like a slightly supercharged version of their 420. Really like this one, would have again if I can find it.