wlajwl (3896) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is yeast, sugar, citrus and bread/baker spices qualities. The flavor is tropical fruit, pungent hops, citrus, biscuit malts and a very bitter finish. Has qualities of both a DIPA and a BSA, pretty good.
Beerenberger (1454) - Fischer, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma of malts, citrus, yeast, and some hints of candy sugar. Pours a hazy but transluencent orange with a mostly lasting foamy off-white head and clumpy lacing. The taste is initially on the sweet side. Midway through the hops kick in providing a pine/grapefruit bitter counter balance. Medium body with fizzy carbonation. Overall, glad I had it, but it’s not something I would want to drink on a regular basis.
madmitch76 (15128) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
28th January 2012
Cloudy amber beer, big cream coloured head. Slightly soft palate with a crisp trailing edge. Creamy malt with a subtle bubblegum undertone. Pinch of spice. A little hop balancing things out and providing bitterness at the semi dry finish. Good but the original is better - this one is a bit errr Belgian!
tcane7 (1664) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
At Han Dynasty with Ray and Jay. Murky gold pour with thick off-white head and lacing. Sweet honey malt. Minimal hops. Not fresh.
Countbeer (4483) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I couldn’t control myself, this 75 cl bottle laughed at me from the cooler for a few weeks now. Waiting longer doesn’t make it any better...
I thought this would be nice with a spicy Asian and spicy South American dish. Though the outcome wasn’t that good: a lot of alcohol... So we wait a bit. We wait till the spices fade away and the beer breathed for a while.
The looks of this beer are ok and quite typical: a medium sized sticky creamy head with a murky darker orange colored beer underneath.
After all these years I thought this would be an old DIPA, one way it is but on the other hand, the aroma’s still reveal a nice and pretty up to date hop aroma (along with the citrus fruit character herby floral hop tones there are also some malts and alcohol)
The flavours are mostly hop centered, with hop fruit and even some hop flowered flavours. There’s a lot of creamy tones with some alcohol drenched malts, bitters, floral tones, some herbs and caramel.
A light floral tone marks the aftertaste wherein the alcohol firstly dominated the aftertaste but after some seconds the floral tones take over together with a sprinkle of spicy hoppy herbs.
The carbo is quite low, the mouthfeel is very thick creamy almost oily, the body is more than medium but less than completely full and the texture is sticky, creamy and a bit thicker and light oily ish.
After those 1,5 years (almost 2 years) this beer is still quite good, it’s drinkable, bit alcoholic at first but let it breath and all that’s left is a nice DIPA that is maybe as good as it is fresh (as I think it might be a bit stingy when fresh)... Anyways a decent beer with quite a nice palate.
glennmastrange (2279) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Moderate malt notes of cereal and caramel, moderate to heavy pine and orange for the hops, light o moderate musty for the yeast, with hints of apple, honey and starfruit. Head is large, frothy, off-white with good lacing and is mostly diminshing. Color is hazy amber/orange. Flavor starts slightly sweet and lightly to moderately bitter, then the long finish is moderately acidic and moderately to heavily bitter. Palate is medium, slick, with a lively carbonation and a dry finish. Awesome fruitiness throughout in this beer. Maybe a reach as a DIPA, but there are plenty of DIPA nuances in it.
Gearz (19) - Maryland, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I liked the regular Troubadour Magma better than this one.
Still very pleasant but the extra hops put it in class that it can't reign over.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
markwise (4482) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Cajun Cafe Fal Beer Fest 2012. Pours a hazy orange with a white head. Nose is sweet malt, some cardboard, some tangerine and apricot, and some booze. Flavors of sweet malt, caramel, apricot, cardboard, and light grapefruit emerge when opened. Light to medium in body and a bit syrupy.
mcberko (6568) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL bottle, pours a cloudy, opaque dark orange with a towering beige head. Nose is quite herbal, with weird notes of what I can only describe as feet and body odour, some stale hops, and a biscuit malt backbone. Flavour is quite a bit better, despite the bottle’s age, and quite complex, with citrusy hops, dough and biscuit malts, and some yeasty notes. Didn’t realize the bottle’s age when I acquired this, as it was sitting on the shelves – I can imagine this would have been quite a bit more vibrant six or more months ago. Nevertheless, a nice Belgian-esque IIPA.
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A steady pour into my Tripel Karmeliet tulip produces a four-finger thick, pale tan, creamy head that leaves lots of lacing on the sides of my glass. The beer is an amber color that shows a lightly hazed, bright red-pink stained, gold hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of candied grapefruit zest, lots of cracker like whole grain malt, and an ample caramelized bread character. Touches of supporting, citrusy pine, fresh spruce tips, plus lots of extremely floral citrus blossom notes are also noticeable. This is well balanced in the nose between the ample hop character and the expressive malt notes.
Lightly sweet tasting, which accentuates lots of citrus hop character, the beer finishes with a nicely biting bitterness, a touch of catty herbal hop character and some green pine like notes. The finish also has a lot of yeast character to it that contributes an ample phenolic character with some clove, a slight plastic / medicinal notes, a soft mustiness, and some spicy higher alcohol notes. As the beer warms up the hop character, especially the citrus becomes a bit more prominent. The body of this beer is quite chewy and viscous, though it has enough lightness to be fairly quaffable. The malt character isn’t quite as noticeable as it is in the nose, but still contributes a pale malt sweetness, touches of whole grain cracker character, some bready notes, and some sweet, almost caramelized character.
The yeast spice and phenolics are a bit too sharp to make this beer quite as balanced as it should be; it definitely gets better as it warms up, but still is a bit too sharp and phenolic in the finish.