Kinz (3661) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Taco Mac Metropolis. Pale gold, nice head. Aroma is a huge, fresh blast of citrus and pine hops, rather surprising actually. Some Belgian spice notes as well. Flavor matches. Palate is quite light - pale, almost biscuity malt is overwhelmed by hop flavors. Hop accents are not bitter, however, but instead are simply citrusy and a bit of pine. Reminds me a bit of what you get sometimes with a hombrew using Amarillo, with the focus on late additions as opposed to bittering hops up front. Some spicy Belgian yeast notes come through faintly as well. Interesting brew. Never would have guessed the ABV, as it simply doesn’t show.
ChazMania (662) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 13, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled poured into tulip glass. I’m surprised by the lower scores of this, its fantastic in my opinion. Only faint aroma of mild sweetness. Nice dark yellow color with good carbonation. The taste is fantastic; honey and guava with great hop balance. A thoroughly refreshing a enjoyable beer. I would love to buy more of this.....
notalush (5623) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle - sexy-looking label - pours a cloudy golden with a thick, lasting head - very hoppy nose, with some pale malt sweetness, some biscuity character - there is a pronounced alcohol character in the back - soft carbonation, weak mouthfeel - the flavor is mostly peppery, spicy hops, with some earthiness and some grassy flavors - a little too sweet and a little too hot - hoppy belgian ales need a crispness and dryness that this beer lacks - the weak malt structure doesn’t provide enough for those hops to hold on to - I was excited about this, considering the quality of their saisons, but this one is lacking.
Ratman197 (12540) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2010 750 ml bottle poured a hazy golden amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of orange, biscuit, tangerine, tropical fruit, light pine and light earthiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, citrus and light straw with a crisp dry finish.
DialSquare (3971) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at cajun cafe in st. pete. Murky yellow pour. Lemony and floral aroma. Crisp citrus hop taste with yeasty vibe. Quick review from phone - but tasty overall.
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - MAR 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours golden with a big white head. Flavor is a great balance of dry and sweetness, with apple, citrus, banana notes. Really fantastic Belgian IPA.
darkguardian (729) - Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml. Pours a light gold with a foamy white head. Nose is huge hops with alot of grapefruit and some banana. The yeast complements the hop aroma nicely. Flavor is high on hop flavor which is terrific. Orange, banana, light spice, tangerine and a modest bitter finish make this a real winner for me. Outstanding belgian ipa.
decaturstevo (5743) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazed golden pour with white head and lace. Sweet citrus aorma. Sweet malt and some earthy tones. A tad thin but very solid. A very nice beer
hopscotch (10522) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle… Clear amber ale with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Good retention. Earthy, fruity, woody nose with a rumor of lactic acid. Medium to full-bodied with tingly carbonation. Bittersweet flavor – more sweet than bitter. The relatively high ABV is not revealed. Gentle bitterness lingers in the finish.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2012 In short: A sweet IPA with a half-belgian half-american character. Good brew.
How: Bottle 750ml, consumed moderately fresh a few months after purchase
The look: Cloudy dark blonde body topped by a medium white head
In long: The hoppy nose is pleasant with notes of tropical fruits and grass. Neutral bready malts with a sugary honey sweetness. Clean and crisp. Did not feel very yeasty, I’ve had American IPAs that felt more yeasty than this Belgian IPA. Hops are herbal and grassy with fruity notes of citrus and grapefruits. Low-medium bitterness and low-medium dryness. Overall rather smooth, nothing aggressive here. Personally I would have preferred a little dryer and with a more assertive bitterness. I thought the hop profile combined beglian style grassy noble hops signature and American style hops signature. This is an IPA with a twist. Quite sessionable fro a 8.5% beer. At least this is a mischief that can get me lying on the street face on the ground because I’m drunk. Not because some cops are ordering me to. Or maybe both.