tderoeck (6440) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
30/IV/14 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ home - BB: n/a (2014-441) Thanks to Klaas for sharing the bottle!
Clear deep orange beer, big creamy yellow head, pretty stable, adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, grapefruit, sweet, honey, caramel, citrus, exotic fruits. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet malty and sugary touch, some honey, bitter hops, very fruity, bit cheesy. Aftertaste: bitter hops, fruity, piny and resinous, some citrus, exotic fruits. Nice beer!
Mittenator (1609) - Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber thanks to Chris. Clear gold with a light head. Fruity, spicy hops. Clean IPA. Not getting any Belgian aspects at all.
TheBear11D (363) - Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Live a Rich Life pours a strawberry amber, orange with a thick frothy beige head that lasts a good while. The aroma is dark fruit, floral, caramel and bread. The flavor is dark fruit, floral, caramel and bread. Interesting though that the Belgian element is more distinguished in the aroma than the flavor. Overall this is a solid beer.
Oly (55) - Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The IIPA is much more prominent than the "Belgian" part. Aroma isn’t strong, but has a nice smooth citrus hop character. Incredibly well balanced beer, with citrus hops and a bit of syrupy sweetness. None of the flavors are as intense as in many other IIPAs, but they are very pleasant. Very easy to drink.
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
c/o NeoHippie! Thanks again my friend
Aroma - hops are oily and bulked out! West Coast is well represented from Chinook, Tomahawk, and Centennial hops.
Appearance - amber body color; clean and clear liquid; 2" beige-yellowish rocky head; lovely lace
Taste - oily West Coast hops with some caramel malts
Palate - body is medium; texture is thick, slick, and oily; carbonation is lively; finish is cloying and bitter, nearly astringent
bubblehouse (808) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another fine offering. Good and hoppy and smooth. A little lacking in aroma but really solid.
Chudwick (2475) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber into a snifter - nose is alpha. Pretty yeasty for a DIPA. Don’t really know what to think of it. Odd
wchesser (1514) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a trade. Deep orange. Nose of light grapefruit. Fairly malty, balanced, nice citrus and some pine. Solid, but not their best stuff. Not much belgian anything here, nor imperial IPA-ness even.
AndyReynolds (1068) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fucking solid. I am into cursing on ratebeer lately, so you can deal with it. Good times here in drinking.
dwm1034 (710) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from lake beer fridge via Antioch Liquors. Pours rich orange with 1 finger head. Nose is a mix of grapefruit and pine....bold initial taste....lingers well. Excellent.