hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice trippel with simcoe hops to bitter the finish. Aroma is malty sweet and metallic. Beer pours a dark gold color thick,pillowy cream colored head. Taste is traditional, sweet Belgian triple up front, with malts coming in strong, then the hops kick in for a nice buttering finish. Not like an American IPA bitter, but close. Overall, a nice effort for when you cannot decide between a triple or am IPA.
sfhodense (4791) - Odense Nō, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy amber with a white head. Aroma is malt, citrus, grapefruit and peach. Flavour is malt, citrus peach and alcohol.
meerbier (1473) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle@Home. Citrus, basil and union aroma but I still somehow liked it. Cloudy, dark yellow, off-white head, fair lace. Plastic, sweet, bitter, herbal, hint of citrus. Sticky and alcoholic. Bit unbalanced.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy golden honey toned body with a huge fluffy white head and great retention. Almost like a little cake sitting atop my brew. Pine, vine, malt, underlying citrus. Smells a bit like citrus and sticky but not icky if that makes sense. Probably a bit older has a definitive malt character that is reminiscent of cider and apples, with raisins and cranberries added.
Strykzone (4812) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is full of yeast sediment and it floats and causes the beer to be very cloudy. A big orange gold head has good retention. Light citrus fruit in the nose and some aromatic spice but very little hop. Big citrus fruit taste starts. There are hop notes but they are soft and subtle. They add light bitterness and character but little flavor, especially for a double IPA. They grow in prominence as the beer warms but are never big. The Belgian influence is found. Yeast, candi sugar, toffee. The front of my tongue is stimulated. This might or might not be an IIPA but it is enjoyable and a fascinating beer. Unlike anything I have had and, though they are not big, the hops make it unique.
DSG (5657) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 12, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
[3/6/11] Bottle at ZBF 2011. Clear deep golden. Aroma of alcohol and fruits. Sweet malty flavor with some honey and fruits and a more bitter and alcoholic finish. Medium-bodied. Not so good.
jfb (3689) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draught) pours a hazy golden colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of caramel, peaches, strawberries and honey, with light notes of cactus juice and cardboard. flavour is mostly grainy malts and caramel with a hint of cactus juice, quite sweet. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.
SudsMcDuff (5792) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark hazy orange .. . abv is done well .. . light syrup kick . .. nice lacing .. . good mouthfeel for the weight .. . thank goodness for written notes, didnít remember this at all .. . iíll kick your ass so bad youíd wish you didnít have one, an ass that is..
txspartan (963) - Wilrijk, BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good amber coloured beer with a nice flavour of hops. Highly recommended.
Frank (2761) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Now this is something. It is cloudy orange in color w/ a head of large bubbles and lots of lace. The nose is very potent sweet florals w/ a dusting of baby powder and lavender. Sweet and sticky on the palate, this comes off as rather sluggish despite a pretty high level of carbonation. The sweetness does compliment a juicy banana element but it tends to cloy a bit. I am not sure quite what they were going for w/ this beer but I think it fails both as an IPA and as a Belgian tripel. Neither of those styles should be as heavy as this is. I can appreciate it as sort of a Belgian barleywine w/ itís thickness and light alcohol burn but I really canít get into it in general.