rangerred (842) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle into a goblet.
Pours a clear medium copper with a thin white head. Some splotchy head retention along with a thin ring around the edge of the glass.
Aroma is quite Belgian-like with clove and banana along with bread. There is some tropical fruit mixed in with that but it is on the light side. Some floral and perfume notes.
Clove and perfume on the taste along with lots of flowers. There is a muted tropical fruit character along with some ethanol. Bread and toast is buried underneath along with a moderate bitterness helping to balance out the sweetness.
Overall, a decent Belgian IPA but it all fees a bit muddy. I would like a little more hop character and less alcohol taste. Nonetheless one to pick up should you come across it.
rollinsr (332) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JUL 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a subtle hazy amber with a thin lace of off-white head. Aroma is banana and cloves with also some pungent citrus and pineapple esters. The flavor is good but the bitter IPA tendencies seem to clash with the sweetness of the belgian triple. This opposition does tend to wear down a bit after the beer has been allowed to breathe and mellow out a bit.
Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruit, herbs, and hops in the nose blended with a subtle yeast smell. Golden with a white fluff. Bitter with balance. Medium bodied with a bitter herbal finish.
deadCATAtlanta (60) - Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2013 pours a dark copper. floral up front spicy in the back. Not bad, but not the best terrapin side project. On tap at Terrapin Tap Takeover @ Argosy, ATL.
keanex (1232) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: The body is crystal clear with a light amber hue, great color, but the head is very short on the pour and has poor retention.
Aroma: The aroma has fruity medicinal esters, reminding me of cherry syrup, with sweet malts and citrus hops.
Taste: This is an odd marriage of oranges and grapefruit, providing slight bitterness, with medicinal esters and sweet malts. Very odd, but enjoyable.
Palate: Medium bodied with low carbonation.
Overall: I like this beer more than the ratings indicate, but that’s only because I’m a sucker for the medicinal esters. This is an average beer at best and could easily be solved through some minor changes. Heck just a better head would have given this a higher rating!
rougeau13 (1839) - Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange-copper with an off-white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, and Belgian yeast. Taste is malty and yeasty with alcohol, some nice citrus flavor and mild bitterness. Medium-full bodied. Decent stuff.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy dark amber color, medium white head. Aroma of pineapple and orange peel. Taste starts malty then bitter fruity pine.
mcox90 (1429) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle, courtesy of jcwattsrugger. Pours clear amber/orange with a 1/2" off white head. Not much retention and no lace. Aroma is a marriage of Belgian yeast and juicy citrus hops. Sweet flavor with lots of candied fruit balanced with a hint of funk. Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Quite nice.
TheHOFF43 (1615) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dirty copper with a nice hop aroma. Flavor is bitter hops followed by a sweet honey flavor. A little boozy kick at the end an enjoyable beer.
BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Awesome well balanced combo of tripel and IPA. Full palate and a foamy head. Super good beer.