Ughsmash (7135) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL bottle. Poured crystal-clear honeyed golden with a fluffy cap of white head.. sticky lacing followed it down. The aroma picked up fresh pine resin, citrus, and perfumey hoppage over warm pale malts and honey.. greener hop and dry white peppery yeast undertones. The flavor found pale malts, honey, and a touch of apricot meat at the core.. spicy, lightly fruity yeast, alcohol warmth, and greener hops around.. finished tart and a bit hot with alcohol warmth amplifying spicy yeast and some tart maltage.. residual sugars right at the very end. Medium-bodied and very well carbonated on the palate.. the hops were interesting in there, but sharp at times.. warmed up the belly.
cbfobes (2293) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyed this brew on tap, pours a light hazy golden with a white thin head, the aroma is of fruit with a kick of hops to it, the taste is overall hoppy with nice fruit tones and a touch of booze in the finish, very nice.
Skinnyviking (7062) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. High fluffy long lasting white head. Ligh hazy golden boddy. Apple peach flowery aroma with spicy notes. Fruity caramel grass hops alcohol flavor. High carbonation. Long aftertaste.
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy pale golden pour with a tight white head. The nose is lovely. Bright Belgian spice with a fairly nice fruitiness as well. Fairly tropical hop aroma but there is also some ethyl acetate coming out on the nose. It’s there on the palate as well, along with a kind of bland sweetness that gives an impression of a fairly flabby product. A bit of apple and banana. The balance is kind of odd due to the prevalent sweetness. A bit of orange peel and an indistinct tropical character. As the beer warms up, the sort of green yeastiness fades back, but the beer still lacks the lightness and punchiness that beers like this need.
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2011 Sampled at Get Real NY, cask ale festival. I really loved this brew.. on cask really made this. Coriander, notes of hay, and crisp hop.
Leighton (10960) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours clear gold with a small, white head. Hoppy aroma. Flavor is fairly sweet with some nice citrus notes. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Finishes crisp and sweet with pleasant bitterness.
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty hoppy aroma. Fruity spicy yeasty hoppy flavor with hints of citrus. Has a spicy yeasty hoppy finish.
adrian910ss (2356) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Capones. Pours a hazy yellow golden orange with a medium sized white head. Aroma of light citrus, pear, melon and light spring spice. Taste is much the same as the aroma.
dchmela (2640) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at redlight. Hazy yellow pour. Citrus, belgian yeast esters in the aroma. Taste is belgian spice, bready malt and a hint of citrus.
Beaver (1289) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
750ml bottle. Pours clear yellow gold with a huge creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass. Becomes hazy as the end of the bottle approaches.
The aroma is funky yeast, rotten fruit and spicy hops. Weird.
The flavor is sweet malts with some melon and mint and soap that leads to a big spicy bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, this just doesn’t do it for me. I haven’t liked any Belgian IPAs I’ve had. And this one adds some weird notes - rotten fruit, mint, soap and melon.