RexTalionis (3505) - FINLAND - DEC 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Blackdoor in Helsinki. Cloudy amber with a frothy off-white head. Sweet tropical fruitiness with some pine in aroma first. Sweet maltyness in taste with some bitterness as well. Some fruityness in taste, yeasty notes too. Leaves a nice lacing on the glass. Nice and round grassy hoppy and bitter aftertaste. Easy to drink and no sign of the alcohol. Overall quite tasty and the dipa sweetness fortunately not too overwhelming
jookos (5507) - FINLAND - DEC 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Copper hazy. Hoppy perfumy nose with a sturdy, slightly sweet, malt backing. Has grapefruut, some gooseberries, caramel, oranges. Body is full, bitter. Has caramel, oranges and some spices. Fullbodied, filling. Nice tasty dipa.
Iikkuu (1) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lovely beer, this for sure will go into our bibel! It has a "full" taste
andyhwcinc (1843) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed on tap at Cafe Hollander in Wauwatosa, WI after a good day recording and watching the movie Beyond the Black Rainbow. Appearance is a moderate tanned gold with an abundant, billowy white head. Aroma of spices, more of a caramel malt, with a small hop presence in my opinion, didn’t get too much citrus. Taste was interesting, I haven’t had many Belgian IPAs, and didn’t think it was advertently hoppy, but it was happier than most Belgian ales for sure. Definite herbal/spice presence, more like a hoppy tea or something of that nature. I did enjoy it, but probably won’t have this again.
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The head is ok, the body brown and cloudy. It smells hoppy-flowery, creamy. The taste is creamy, hoppy, hoppy-flowery, a bit alcoholic-malty. Overall nice. 11/11/11/11/12/11
hvdstam (12) - Neerpelt, BELGIUM - NOV 22, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
One off my favorites; strong, full flavor, citra hops present, fruity&spicy aroma’s like banana
czar (7707) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours hazy light golden with a nice white head, good retention and lacing. light resin and citrus notes, fruitiness, lots of caramel and grassiness. warming alcohol. average carbonation, light to medium body, nice citrusy and herbal medium long finish. did not wowed me.
Gearz (64) - Maryland, USA - NOV 20, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
dank, cork taste with hoppy finish. Very good. Superior drinkability. Reminds me of a Fantomé Noel with hops.
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superspak (4660) - Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle into chalice, best before 5/3/2013 printed on the cork. Pours extremely cloudy reddish orange color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big caramel, orange, grapefruit, citrus rind, pineapple, herbal, floral, grass, molasses, honey, bread, toast, light pine, and light earthy spiciness. Very nice aromas with good balance, strength, complexity; the bottle age is definitely apparent being that this is a Belgian IPA. Taste of caramel, grapefruit, orange zest, grass, herbal, floral, toast, biscuit, honey, pine, earth, and light herbal spiciness. Light bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, citrus zest, grass, herbal, floral, toast, biscuit, honey, earth, and light pine on the finish for a good bit. Excellent flavor balance and complexity; great hop/malt flavor balance; zero cloying flavors present on the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a creamy and slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian IPA! Great hop/malt balance and nice complexity; extremely smooth to sip on for a 9% beer. A very enjoyable offering as I expected.
avw1982 (99) - Giessenburg, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle @ home. Lots of hops. Nice dry aftertaste. Like it more then a normal ipa