Rasmus40 (12882) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy dark amber with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and moderate hoppy - grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 270811
Aniela (2690) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Oud Arsenaal, Antwerp, Belgium august 2011. Amber a bit hazy with a creamy big head. Bread, yeast and some malt aroma. Taste perfume, malt and a bit sour.
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2 oz bottle. I question whether or not this beer should be in the dipa category (as opposed to tripel, or Belgian strong ale), but nether the less, it a solid, hoppy, fruity, bready ale. Pours with a large pillowy cream white head, clumpy lacing, a medium opaque body and deep burnt orange in color. The nose is slightly boozy, with a fair amount of sharp mixed fruity esters. Also, some softer notes of raisons, pine, and yeasty, nutty cookies. The feel is quite bitter with a mild fruity acidity. It is also surprisingly balanced with a nice, sweet and grainy component settling under the sharper notes, making this quite drinkable for the abv. Fruity notes in the start, with melons, berries, and raisons. Prominent piney hops come out right after and proceed through the finish. Grainy bread and mixed nuts in there as well. Mixed mild citrus bitterness along with the pine and fruit through the finish. Overall, this was a quality Belgian ale with a decent amount of really things going for it.
rlgk (12831) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Oud Arsenaal, Antwerp. Golden beer with a nice lasting beige head. Fruity aroma, malty, citrus, bread, sweetish, tofee, some yeast. Vinous flavor, alcohol, some spices, bready.
csaso (1609) - Missouri, USA - AUG 16, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap - small foamy head, amber/slight orange color, hoppy citrusy complex flavor - very good!
dchmela (2784) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a chunky orange gold with a thick long lasting white head head. Pungent pine and citrus hop notes, resiny, with some toffee thrown in there. Thick malt body, toffee, resiny chewy piney, citrus hop bitterness. I will debate the freshness of this, as is seems to be very barley wine like in the body. Would like more of a crisp, hoppy finish, so only decent.
Prokroustis (689) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - AUG 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy amber body with particles and a white head. The nose is quite sweet with caramel and brown sugar, as well as it is bitter with grapefruit and lemon. Full body, a little sticky palate. Strong flavour with grapefruit, lots of hops and a dry bitter finish.
rader58 (815) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Waldo Pizza. Pours an opaque golden color. Aroma of cherries, grass. Flavor is bubblegum, spice, alcohol, fruit. Okay, but quite odd for an Imperial IPA.
swoopjones (6737) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft at blue Monk, somewhat cloudy, murky goldn orange with sizable fluffy head. yeasty aroma with underlying hop presence. Taste is belgian yeast dominated with decent hop presence & floral aspects. Fuller creamy mouthfeel. enjoyable
daniele (6280) - ITALY - AUG 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
ambrata buona schiuma persitente naso intenso agrumato leggermente speziato note caramellate in bocca intensa buon corpo amaro deciso e persitente