GMCC2181 (1526) - Newark, Delaware, USA - FEB 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle picked up at Stateline. I hope this is the right mischief... Poured into a snifter nice orange color, big head. Nice nose of hops and a perfumey note. Taste is a mix between an ipa and a belgian...duh... Intially the hops come through, with a yeasty apple taste towards the end. Not sweet or dry, well balanced. Not bad at all. Light in texture, easy to drink. Overall: good stuff but probably wouldnt buy it again
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle poured into a tulip.
Pours clear golden yellow which gets cloudier with each pour, with a big creamy white head that recedes to a small cap leaving very little lacing.
The aroma is light and fruity with some green apples and pears alongside a light citrus hop sweetness. Lemon zest and bready malts in the background.
Early hop kick in the taste with some grassy hops and lemons. The biscuity malts and spicy yeast form a solid backbone with sweet light fruits on top. The finish is dry but sweet.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied and extremely refreshing with a dry, lightly spicy finish.
A refreshing and fruity Belgian ale with a hefty hop profile, this is another winner from the Bruery.
Odde (308) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2010 opaque dark yellow body with an off-white head. light floral and citrus with an appreciable bitterness. enjoyable light mouthfeel.
riversideAK (5692) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice hoppy nose - lime, orange, floral notes. Some doughy crackery malt and a hint of alcohol. Hazy golden pour, big frothy head and nice lace. Floral and citrus hop flavors up front, crackery, bready, and doughy malt base. Nice citrus flavors linger. Not too resiny. Slightly dusty yeast and a hint of alcohol, but this does not really strike me much as belgian. I get double ipa all the way through. But this was still nice and very well done.
SSSteve (3872) - - FEB 7, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. hazy dark gold/bronze under a large, fluffy, egg white head. hoppy mandarin aroma. flavor is hoppy and bit musty. the palate is remarkable. very different than the usually highly carbonated bruery beers i’ve sampled. balanced. excellent belgian pale ale.
beernbourbon (1350) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 7, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pour is dirty copper with a medium white head. Aroma is light floral hop, light malt, and light hay. Flavor is pretty unimpressive with light malt, light floral hop, and a touch of earthiness and yeast. Underwhelming.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle from west lakeview... Pours a dirty medium orange brown with a fluffy white head... Aroma of saisony fruit, Belgian yeast and citrusy orangeness... Flavors are almost saison like with citrus fruit and a subtle pithy bitterness. Not too extremely hopped up per the description but a decent brew nonetheless. Carbonation light and not too active.
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy yellow. Nose is super hopped. Citrus, big floral notes, belgian yeast and mild spice. Flavor is full of floral and lemon notes, sweet caramel and hay. Wafts of spice and yeast. One of the only Belgian style IPAs I can stand.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - FEB 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at trappeze. Hoppy, Belgian-style ipa with some bret funkiness and herbal spiciness. Funky, spicy, good.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly hazy golden amber with a well-lacing froth of ivory head. Aroma of lots of fresh resiny citrusy hops and a soft biscuity Belgian maltiness. Starts with a nice chewy fullness with a finely-dissolved carbonation and fresh grapefruity hop resin with a nice bitter balance before a biscuity smooth finish. An enjoyable and unique hoppy Belgian ale.