boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy dark brown, lots of sediment, orangish head... Aroma is way diffrent, strong pineappleish aroma.. Taste is very odd.. Like nothing i have had... Some creamy fruity wtf taste.. Not really hops i can taste i honestly had a real hard time choking it down until then last few drinks, and by then i actually was starting to like it... Weird beer in my opinion.. But i like the alc content :)
n0mel (250) - FINLAND - NOV 5, 2012
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(From notes 2 Nov, 2012) Bottle. Large fluffy off-white head with a uniform structure. Clear golden beer. Aroma is fruity hops, like an American IPA. Some orange and honey. Overall, the aroma is great. Flavor is... malty and hoppy. The beer feels a bit foamy on the palate. Finish is a slightly alcoholic bitterness (unpleasant).
The aroma is the best thing about Troubadour Magma, but even with the alcoholic bitterness, it’s still a very nice IIPA.
StueyD (1564) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mid amber gold coloured beer with a thick white head. A light, but distinct nose of piney hops, resinous, then a meaty, ’Marmite’ like yeast aroma that carrys the bready, malt aroma to the fore. Dry, fizzy and long mouthfeel. An initial alcohol sourness is accompanied by the resinous hops and yeast element from the aroma, but this is softened by the, slightly sweet, malt flavour, nutty and bready, there is also a hint of fruit in the background. The sourness does continue into the finish.
mile (3771) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden, cloudy, small to average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel and some fruitiness, some grapefruit - citrus hoppyness. Body is average to full, malty and sweetish, some caramel and some fruitiness, some grapefruit - citrus hoppyness, faint alcohol. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, some caramel and light fruitiness, grapefruit - piney hoppyness, light alcohol. OK sweetish Belgian IIPA - 9% dries the finish, but still too sweet/too much caramel for me.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2oz bottle, thanks to Jay. Big spicy hop taste, belgian yeast, something funky. Soy sauce, sushi, or something oriental... Ginger, I think. Hazy amber color, with large chunks of sediment floating in there. Big darker chunks at the bottom of the glass. Good, thin white head, leaves good lace, and has good retention. Fish. Butterscotch, some floral, rice. Belgian yeast. Soft, brighter carbonation, medium bigger body, but less than you’d expect for this ABV. Very interesting. Tasty savory / bitterness. Really nice one to sip.
zaf (308) - ITALY - OCT 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
aroma:floral, citrus, caramel, resin, cereal,
apparenza: orange, red, cloudy, frothy,
gusto: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
palato: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish,
ottima,mi ha sorpreso molto..l’aroma è fantastico,molto floreale,agrumoso,sentori di malto e cereali ma la parte floreale,da IPA diciamo, a mio parere domina..come gusto ci siamo,inizio dolce da tripla belga e finale luppolato e molto prolungato da IPA,9 gradi di felicità,ottima davvero..!
GerryM (34) - Girona, - OCT 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fantastic aroma, amb el regust a lupol, complerta i molt agradable.No excessivament amarga, amb un lupol amb mes aroma que amargor
AndySnow (6492) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample @ SBWF 12. Hazy golden colour with a lasting white head. Aroma is spicy hops. Some sweet malt in the flavour. Yeasty.
brokensail (15593) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber pour with an off-white head. Nose is sugar, caramel, and oxidized hop aromas. A decent grapefruit note, some pineapple, and lots of sweetness. There’s a decent fruitiness to the flavor, particularly pineapple, peach, and tropical notes. Very sweet with tons of sugar and caramel notes. A touch of grapefruit, minimal (if any) bitterness.
ThirstyBird (2566) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy golden orange color with a lofty off white head. Smell is rich malt, tart fruit, some hop notes. Taste is tart fruit firstly then the malt backbone emerges. The beer has some citrus notes and a dry slightly bitter aftertaste. Body is medium and nicely carbonated. Overall I enjoyed this beer.