phaleslu (6204) - 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 (5577) - 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 (2359) - 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 (5262) - 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.
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lightly hazy golden in color with a small head. Aroma of light banana and citrus, with some notes of fruit and spice. Taste: Somewhat estery with light banana and/or bubblegum, as well as citrus and spice. Light to medium bodied. Overall easy drinking.
blklab2007 (1939) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 27, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle poured a golden in color with a big fluffy white head that lasted forever. aroma does have nice west coast hops, lemon, mild belgian yeast, candi sugar, and some grass. mouth feel is crisp but coats well and gives a nice fullness. flavor gets some mild bitterness going, nice belgian yeast profile, mild resins, some spice, lemon, and finishes with some bite. it has a belgian thing at the core but there is no mistaking the dose of hops that blasts this out with west coast goodness. the combination works well in this beer.
daknole (8863) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden pour, nice white head. Aroma is loaded with some nice herbal hops, spices, wheat, caramel and light lemony notes. Flavor is very crisp and has a nice balance between the yeast/spice, hops and malt. Well done.
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ML Bottle-Golden Pour w/a moderate white head. Floral hop aroma. Has a pretty good floral hop bite to it w/some overtones of pine. Follows up w/some Belgian sweetness & candied sugar. This has a little more hop to it than I prefer in a Belgian, but it was still a pretty good brew. Long, dry finish.