cgarvieuk (12270) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at chris o pre GBBF ...azy amber ... sweet toffee malt nose ... juicy toffee malts ... ok
tastybeer (1489) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at RFD, advertised as a ’Tripel IPA’. Pours golden with a small white head. Flavor is sweet with apricots/peach and pine hop stickiness. Very nice.
Rune (6941) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Half pint, draught at The CASK Pub and Kitchen, Pimlico. Bright amber body with a shinning surface. Inviting aroma of sappy fruits. Citrus fruits, dry apricot and marmalade in flavour with integrated yeasty fruitiness and alcohol. Full bodied. Pleasing, however, a bit heavy to drink (London, 16.07.2010).
mumares (98) - BELGIUM - JUL 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, nice creamy head and a pleasant orange colour. Aroma is citrushops, peach and some sweetness. Taste is again sweet with a hoppy and pungent/peppery, but still pleasant aftertaste. Slick and oily mouthfeel. Very good brew!
BelgBeerGeek (1299) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft @ beerpassieweekend in antwerp
head: small but firm
colour: orange, amber
smell: fruity , peach , malts, bitter
taste: bitter , peachy start , goes over a bit salty and bitter , with dry and alcoholic end , quite nice !
HonkeyBra (2873) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep reddish orange pour with thick, big white head. Aroma of caramel, candi sugar, and strong, leafy green hops. Flavor is moderately sweet, some caramel and toffee apparent. Bitterness is there but only moderate, mostly leafy hops. A bit of citrus. Some yeasty esters around too, but minimal. Certainly different than most belgian IPAs I’ve had with the flavor profile more malty that estery. Medium to thick on the palate, finishes bitter. I like it. But it’s different
JanEric (919) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - JUN 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2010 Label says, drink at 5-8 degrees, I drunk it at 16 degrees. Gold to Amber coloured, big dense white head. Hoppy aroma, barley, almonds, honey. taste is smooth. slightly bitter, medium bodied, slightly bitter finsh with the alcohol dominating.
13 november 2010 from tap. Warming, apples and molasses, nice.
skortila (4178) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled @ Cafe De Paas, The Hague. The aroma has a lot of fresh grass, pine and some grapefruit. Clear, copper-golden coloured with a white, lasting head. The taste is moderate bitter, has some caramel and siruppy hop sweetness. Grass & citric flavours dominate. Bit siruppy texture, more dry finish. Quite a nice DIPA.
thebeertourist (4528) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at CASK Pub and Kitchen, Pimlico. Hazy, glowing orange colour, medium head. Rich grapefruity and more mellow fruit nose. Palm sugar, passion fruit and hints of grapefruit flavours. A bit sweet and alcoholic. Nice attempt, but more bitterness is needed for a true IPA.
caesar (4508) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2013 Bottled. Clear orange golden color, short white head. Aroma of piney hop, bit grassy, grapefruit, citrus. Oily hopbitter taste but together with a caramel malty backbone. Hint of candy sugar, bubblegum. Belgian yeast perhaps which gives the candy sweet and slight spicy note besides the hops? Nice to see belgian brewers experiment with american styles.