jstraw (1880) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy, pale, gold with big, flotsam, white head / Bretty, dry, nose of hops and orchard fruit / Medium body, dry, creamy, and slightly sour, with good balance and lightly bitter finish / Astringent flavors of apple, hay, resin, lemon, coriander, oak, and brett / Very nice in an extremely dry style.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft – Monk’s Café. Hazed gold, thick white foamy head. Lemony-citrus aromas warm to undercurrents of candied pear and white peppery yeast tones throughout. Peppered-citrus and floral-like flavors round with a soft fruity yeast backbone. Medium to full bodied, prickly carbonation, fruity, bittersweet finish. A very well done American / Belgian IPA…
BeerandBlues2 (9004) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 12, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with a large, rocky and frothy white head, mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Aroma is average malt (bread, cookie, grain), heavy hops (flowers, herbs, pine, citrus), light yeast with notes of apple, grape, and pear. Medium bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and lacing.
carl4beer (521) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
can i just say i LOVE this beer. nice orange citrus and yummy!!!!
phaleslu (5723) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from South Bay Drugs. Later saw this at Ludlow Wines, around the corner from me. Go figure. Anyway, it pours a smooth, cloudy gold color with a big, rocky eggshell white head that craters and leaves a ton of soapy lacing. Initial aroma of citrusy hops, followed by yeast, pale malts, pine, floral notes, coriander, straw, and resin. Flavor of orange and grapefruit citrus, dry hops, pine resin, pale malts, yeast, mild spices, pineapple, and a touch of soap. Medium-bodied, with crisp carbonation and a mouthfeel like fresh fruit juice. Pretty solid, almost like a Belgian DIPA.
Braudog (5462) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours hazy and golden with a poofy head that eventually gives up. The aroma is sweet and esthery. It drinks with a bit of a spicy aspect, earthy and slightly dirty. Quite subtle for an 8.5% kicker ... watch out! (#3919, 6/8/2010)
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler: Poured a golden yellow with a thick head. The aroma was yeast and spice. The flavor was lemon, pepper, yeast, and light hops. Overall, an excellent beer.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not quite evil, but still a good beer. Pours a hazy gold. Lemon and other citrus hops in the aroma, sugar, and some pepper. Good flavor, slightly sweet. Good beer.
Dorwart (2333) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2011 HUGE, bright white head of dense and foamy bubbles. Light carbonation. Light fruity aroma with some peaches, spices and light fruit. Color is a hazy golden orange. Hmmm. Big hops presence and flavor. Lots of herbal notes, lemon, hops and a hint of alcohol. Kind of dry but pretty smooth. Finishes dry and slightly pasty. A pretty good and light belgian strong ale with a lot of hops character.
alexsdad06 (4361) - Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a nice medium whitish head that leaves sticky lace. The aroma is herbal and citrus hops, spices, grassy, with moderate amounts of caramel. The flavor has a spiciness that grabs your attention. Light citrus, white pepper, grassy, yeast and a balanced maltiness all work together to create another interesting beer from The Bruery. Nicely crisp and hoppy.