Ughsmash (7001) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Poured coppery-amber with a dense cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up wet, juicy redder fruits and vinous notes upfront, with dry white peppery yeast all over.. warm alcohol undertones.. lots of fruit going on, and it was engaging. The flavor opened with tangy pepper and clovey notes paired with lightly sour fruit skins.. sweet caramel and bready notes at the core, with a pinch of honey.. spicy yeast left what wanted to be a refreshing finish, but there were a few too many residual sugars. Medium-bodied and spicy as mentioned on the palate.. a little hot at times.
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear light copper, moderate white head, steady bubbling - spot on for an IPA. The aroma has hints of hops, malt and Belgian fruit and coriander(?), all in moderation. A light malt sweetness starts, followed by the coriander(?), finishing with grassy hop flavor. Medium body, somewhat silky, definite hop bitterness in the finish. I’m not a Belgian IPA fan. I like the flavor combination and palate, there’s a pretty good balance with these. For a Brewers Gone Wild, I expected a fuller aroma.
Skyview (5109) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Heritage Liquors in Maplewood, MN. Pours a semi-clear golden amber colored brew with a thin off-white head that quickly dissipates to a thin ring and some spotty lacing. Aroma of Belgian yeast, golden grain malt, citrus zest and a hint of dark pitted fruit. Taste is medium to full bodied, mildly bitter with flavors of Belgian yeast, pine and bitter hops, and a hint of caramel malt. Finish is semi-sweet at first, then a lingering bold bitterness and then a dry hop aftertaste.
misterbeer (310) - greenwood, Indiana, USA - JUN 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle-a clear brite orange pour-off white head-aroma and taste of belgium yeast,spice,malty-smooth sweet finish with bitter hop on the back end
Headbanger (2938) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle 6/12/10 (Binny’s Naperville)-50° in Snifter-Pours a clear amberish copper with a small loose off white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, hops, caramel, and malt. Taste of the same with more malt, caramel, and yeast coming through. This medium bodied brew is balanced very well and the Belgian characteristics come out very well. Another great BGW brew from these guys. These guys ROCK.
madvike (2578) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by MrPickles - Clear copper with a tiny white head. Pretty spicy, with cloves most notable, yeasty and with some light malt. Smooth in the mouth, with light spice and a light, sweet malt presence. This tasted way different on tap--way fruitier. I actually liked that one better because I’m not a big fan of the spice profile. Pretty good regardless.
Petrucci914 (902) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks for sharing, bro! Pours an amber color with a thin creamy off-white head. Aroma is belgian yeast, light citrus, and caramel malts. Taste is belgian yeast up front, with some light citrus and a decent malt backbone. It’s almost an amber belgian beer. I don’t get a lot of hops in the taste, but it is still solid.
Juelze (1135) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a light amber color with medium off-white head. Aroma is like a Belgian Strong Ale, lots of intense yeast, clove and Belgian spice notes. I thought this was a bit lopsided given that it’s a Belgian IPA, but once you cut through the Belgian spice a beautiful IPA shines through. It definitely has Tyranena’s extra IPA house flavor, but that isn’t a bad thing. Easy drinking, refreshing and well done. A solid Tyranena offering.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this on tap and in the bottle. The tap version showcased the Belgain esters,pear and mango Belgain fruit,with a teasing spicey hop that ticles the nose. bottled version I got more of the caramel malt,with the hop pineness as a solid partner. Belgian not coming through as much. Flavor in both was an initial blast of the Belgian fruits, then a wave of pine hops and caramel finishing with a massive hop bitterness that drys out the tongue,like no IPA I’ve ever had. Initally the bitterness is plesant,but that astringent drying might be a bit much. either way,flavorful, thirst quenching , enjoyable