jar72404 (426) - USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewpub. Hazy good with white head that retains well. Aroma is citrus and funk. Flavor is grapefruit, lemon, funk, and candied sugar. Very solid.
dumontn (529) - CHICAGO, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a totally hazy yellow-orange with a a2 finger rocky head and great retention, gorgeous lacing. Aroma is cedar, pine, kumquat, parmesean cheese, grapefruit, no noticeable malt or Belgian character. Taste is all of above plus a very mildly spicy Belgian note. Body is light, frothy, huge carbonation, long acidic hoppy finish. Overall, a bit too acidic but still pretty good.
Thechasm442 (287) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2012
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at the pub. Served in a tulip. Pours a hazy orange yellow with a creamy head that shrinks slowly and leaves heavy lacing. Aroma is apricot, pepper, and funk. Taste is apricot, bread, grapefruit, Belgian yeast, and more. Medium mouthfeel. I hope this becomes a regular beer.
deyholla (5860) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours has a hazy light pale gold with an off-white head that lasts throughout the beer and laces nicely. Aroma has a good amount of sweet grain with some floral hops and a bit of backing citrus. Flavor is sweet with grain and flora up front with a hint of bitterness in the finish.
rhsiung (561) - USA - APR 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
wish i were there having it today, but couldn’t get a ticket because the site wasn’t compatible with firefox. :-(
HonkeyBra (3068) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brew pub. Gazed light orange pour with thick, medium white head. Aroma of pineapple and orange peel. Mild tropical fruit notes. Flavor is fairly bitter, light Belgian candi sweetness surrounding the planned hop assault. It doesn’t really take the form of most double ipa/ trippels I’ve encountered. I prefer the focus on the hop flavors rather than the yeast strain. Lots of nice citrus and pine flavors. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. A lovely beer to enjoy on a dreary April afternoon.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours cloudy gold with a white head. Belgian flavors of banana and some spice. Nice floral hops. Solid brew.
TheAlum (5100) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft on tap at the brewpub (Munster, IN). Another new FFF rate.. They are pumpin’ these bad boys our Pre-DLD. Pours a rich well hazed golden hue, dulled, touches of glow in the body. A rich cakey white head sits atop, firm lacing and rich caking. Aromas are blasts of lemony hops and grass, florals and mellow Belgian yeasty spice mix, touches of apple and banana esters linger in. Firm dominant hopping steers the course here with lots of lemon and secondary grapefruit. Initial is medium bodied, a touch lighter with firm bitter hopping. Florals and grass, citrusy hops work well, middle shows some gentle Belgian influence, touches of yeast and spice, fruity esters. Touches of heat, sweetness, backend gets much more dry and bitter, lingering fruit, touches of tangerine, apple, and grapefruit. Lemons, mellow fruity esters, a faint waft of candy floss. An Imperialized version of Hyena it seems and it plays the part, with better hop character that plays more of the focus. Pretty nice, ABV is fairly well integrated, hop forward but the Belgian element still comes through. Solid.