jgb9348 (4783) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crisp, slightly cloudy light amber and copper coloured body with a ridiculously large, white, billowy head about six centimetres tall. Aroma of yeast, coriander seed, curacao, full oranges, grass, hay and hops. Medium-bodied; Pungent alcohol shows up first with some yeast notes, a lot of wheat and grassy flavours and a large and assertive hop character that has a lot of herbal elements. Aftertaste shows a good balance of grass, hay, yeast, alcohol, spices and earth with a very floral flavour. Overall, a very nice white IPA with a ton of flavour and even better complexity with a dry finish. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Vienna, Virginia on 09-August-2014 for US$8,99 sampled at home in Washington on 16-October-2014.
Sammy (8773) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Unique IPA. This is hoppy, spicy, citrusy.Complex range of flavours. Good drinkability, but it needs two. Worth seeking out.
Pailhead (4932) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Courtesy of lukin013
Bottle: The aroma consists of tropical fruits, citrus, light bretty sweet tart notes, and a hint of banana. It pours a transparent amber with a large white head that has great retention before eventually fading to a thick soapy film. There is a good amount of soapy webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of citrus. The finish has moderate-heavy banana, moderate bubblegum, light pepper, and a touch of grapefruit. It’s light bodied with lively (bordering on prickly) carbonation. Overall, I’ve had Belgian IPAs before and like them, but the banana and bubblegum is too strong in this one and it doesn’t work so well.
Boutip (4775) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a yellow color ale with some hazy white hue and a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of coriander and wheat malt with some light citrusy hops is quite pleasant. Taste is also a well balanced mix between some coriander and other spices with light fruity ester with some light dry citrus hops and light sweet rustic malt which may contain some wheat. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. This beer is not necessarily earth shattering but well enjoyable with good drinkability.
tmoreau (2482) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bomber poured to snifters, displaying a hazed, orangey gold color, with a frothy layer of soft white head foam. and wavy lacing. The nose was Grand Marnier/Cointreau-like orange, with peach, light spice, and some alcohol presence. Less than medium bodied but effervescent, the taste contributed a low, citrus & rind hop bitterness, and was definitely less expressive than the aroma, but nicely drinkable.
EithCubes (5025) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Nose is very herbal, very spicy -- a raid of the spice cabinet and resultant inclusion of everything, and is a bit more herbal but otherwise reminds me of canning/pickling experiments. The hops are somewhat suppressed. Yeast and vanilla, pepper, detergent, but very fresh. Pours with a huuuge and fizzy off-white head above a clear golden body with bits of orange and somewhat above-avg carb. Sweet but not sugary taste, almost now bitterness, some hops with alcohol warmth and faint pepper in the finish, though. The middle is dominated more by herbs, floral types like lavender and rose hips, and soft spice. There’s also a lot of fresh-squeezed orange juice and a but of lemon; whether the citrus comes from the hops or direct addition, I cannot say. Oily medium body, soft wheaten character. Definite Belgian yeast. A tough one to judge; it’s clean and refreshing, and I absolutely like all of the components, but the overall effect is nothing but weird and I don’t want another.
BeerandBlues2 (9903) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours lightly hazy orange with a huge, frothy and pillowy off-white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is passion fruit, mango and lemon zest tropical hops, light grapefruit notes, pale biscuit and cracker malt with pepper notes and earthy, woody yeast characteristics. Flavor is moderate tropical hops of mango and passion fruit, medium-high bitterness that plays well with the spices and accentuates the dryness, light crisp malt, earthy yeast and a dry finish. Medium-light body and moderate carbonation.
snoworsummer (2243) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle shared by jheath99! Pours hazy orange gold with a thick, frothy off white head. Tastes like bitter grapefruit, lemon, herbs, light spice. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like herbs, wood, and lemon citrus.
JHeath99 (1027) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Lazy Dog. Pours a slightly hazy golden with a thick layer of cream colored head. Aroma of citrus, hops, and a hint of spice. Taste of hoppiness and oranges.
sonnycheeba (3643) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by jheath99. Pours clear golden amber with a giant pillow of frothy off-white head. Aroma is biscuit and cereal malts, barnyard notes, grassiness, light cream, spice, and herbs. Flavor is dry malts, medium hop bitterness, grassy and spicy hops, and tropical fruit esters; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.