shadey (1879) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Pours a hazy yellow/gold with a big pillowy head of tight white bubbles. Leaves a very nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is lemony citrus hops. The flavors are bright and heavily focused on the citric hops. I’m not sure how this is supposed to combine east and west, and it’s not at all what I was expecting. I can’t decide on a verdict...
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in the campground at BCTC. Pours a hazed orange amber with a thin white head. Spicy floral notes with musk and yeast. Floral hops on the nose. Sweet, musky and toasty. Citrus and toast, finishing up with more musky yeast notes. Nice.
RickTStiles (696) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy blonde with a lasting thick white head. The aroma from the bottle was a lovely blend of Belgian yeast and american hops but once poured, the aroma became less appealing. now still smelling hops and yeast but a rather paint like smell has appeared. taste is belgian yeast, much like a triple at first, a good helping of hops along with some citrus but also a strong note of soap. finish is dry, bitter and soapy. There is a very movie theater popcorn quality overall. The goal of the beer is clear but the mark has clearly been missed.
jb (2143) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Loved the artwork on this one, especially the no swimming, funny.
Apparently this one is a stab at a Belgian style IPA, though from the description, not sure. Nose is great, hefty cloves combined with a bit of grapefruit. Appearance is a dark hazy gold, fluffy thick white head, solid thick lacing. Palate has some Belgian yeast elements, a bit of banana bread but that is rather quickly blasted away by the hops. It’s good, but I might prefer a bit less hops to enjoy the intricacies added by the yeast strain, then it might be great.
Sammy (8348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Uninteresting IPA. Some bitterness, not bad, but nothing special as an IPA. Yellow coloured body, a little lace. Slightly odd aroma. Not that drinkable. Average mouthfeel, suitable carbonation.
williamherbert (1258) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet lemon, orange, coriander. Witbier sweetness; flowery hop. Not a hint of bitterness. Grassy.
The appearance is banana yellow; sweats on the outside of the glass. Slushy head, smooth sheet of lace.
The flavor is some woody pine oil hops that are a jet trail to the fruity sweetness. Starts with spices, orange and lemon; finishes on a bitter-ish woody note: very strong.
The palate is thick, chewy; leaves a dry, powdery finish. This is a complex brew right here. Evolves from sweet and summery Belgian blonde to woody IPA in one sip flat.
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour hazy golden off white head good lace. Aroma soapy, grapefruit, fruity ester, clove, citrus. Taste quite bitter, super clove, esters, big yeast, pepper, grapefruit. MF solid feel good carb medium body. Solid wicked brew great saison like character excellent.