riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle ordered from those awesome dudes at Bruisin Ales. Aroma is rather light IMO but there are nice peppery and citrus hops as it warms. Softer undertones of yeast and fruity esters as well. Light sweetness. Pours a hazy golden with a thin head that leaves quickly. The flavor is an initial hoppy burst of citrus - mostly grapefruit - and pepper. Followed on the mid palate is fruity sweet tripel notes of banana, pepper, and clove. Nice lingering grapefruit and pepper bitterness in the finish which is probably a medium on the bitterness scale. Drinks extremely nice for 9.8% with only a light bit of detectable alcohol. Only if this were .2% higher I would get another tick in the big beer category. Dammit!
Palidor19 (2871) - Brandon, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
this beer has a hard citrus hoppy flavor in both aroma and taste. smooth with a medium carbonation build. malty but the citrus hops is where the aggressive lies.
nick76 (4140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is exactly as advertised itís somewhere between a belgian and an IPA. It has lots of piny, citrusy hops as well as a fruity yeast and sweet malt. The appearance is golden with a nice head. The flavor is like the aroma with plenty of alcohol and a touch of cough syrup. The palate is average with a pineapple-grapefruit finish. Overall this is a good beer.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - APR 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Butters. Poured a hazy pale with a thin off-white head. Nice hoppy aroma with a clove background. The flavor found some fruits, clove and a hoppy background. The aroma was more like an IPA and the flavor more like a Triple. Medium body. Interesting!
GodOfThunder (1243) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Trappeze in Athens, GA. Pours thick with a hazy golden color. Aroma of a bread basket with citrus flavors and citrus hop flavors, both are distinct. Thick and smooth mouthfeel with flavors of citrus fruits, yeast and a nice bit of hops in the finish. My favorite of the Side Projects since the drinkable Roggenrauch.
Rustyham (1707) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet, hoppy complex, fancy. A very well executed marriage of two styles. Iím a little disappointed to see such a low rating.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy bright orange pour with a fluffy white head. Yeast and light hops on the nose. Citrus, tropical fruits and yeast. A little tannic and slightly alcoholic at times
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - APR 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the 7th ann party. Reminiscent of stones cali-belgique. Nice, but Iím not a huge fan of the style.
sjolles85 (104) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Datz..I love this beer! so much better than the other side projects. It taste exactly how it sounds Belgian funk with lots of hops. It doesnít have the typical Belgian head that you would expect. Hop Heads like myself will love it.
sthlm (1255) - Iowa, USA - APR 12, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Bottle, thanks CaptainCougar!] Pours gold with a tiny white head. Aroma is very yeast, with banana and not a whole lot else. The taste is pretty good, quite hoppy, some alcohol (a little hot at times), and malt towards the back end. Good mouthfeel and has a long finish. Really quite a simple beer, and although there was a good deal of hop influence, I expected quite a bit more for a IIPA. Not something i would go out of my way to try again.