hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 19, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle dragged back from wisc by keenan. 3/24/11.
bright coppery bronze with a white head.
peachy, yeasty aroma with some warming spiciness.
the flavor is the same... not swell.
sharp spiciness but dull mouth feel. 5/4/5/3/12
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
IPA12oz bottle-thanks jtclockwork for sharing-pours a dissipating light tan head and hazy amber color. Aroma is yeast, citrus/resin/spice hops, light fruit-peach, some medium malt. Taste is medium malt-some caramel, yeast, citrus/resin/spice hops, light fruit-peach. Easy.
RSRIZZO (1850) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle (courtesy of Headbanger) poured into a Trappist glass at 46°. Color is a hazy golden orange with light carbonation an a very thin off white head. Aroma of caramel, fruit and hops. The medium body has a smooth mouth feel with a light crisp bite at the end. Flavor comes in with toffee, a mild hop spice and a fruity Belgian yeast flavor, then a bold bitterness rolls in with a bit of citrus. In the after taste the citrus and spice seem to stand out then leave a dry bitterness hanging on. Overall this is a great brew, I live this style and this is one of the best I’ve had.
BBB63 (5944) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle served in my NB worthy glass: Amber hued with an initial nice frothy head and left good lacework upon the glassware, The aroma has notes of grassy and resiny hops, Belgian yeast, caraway, dill, earthy and minerally esters, hayfield, apricot and pears, caramel and pale biscuity malts. The taste is more sweet malt and yeast driven tones with the hop bitterness more a background player but still noticed. Moderate hop and yeast spiced and an overall rustic earthy character. That said, still seemed a tad unfocused at times. The mouth feel is lightly lush and spunky but sort of goes tepid towards the finish. An okay offering but honestly expected more (I guess more like the better highly hopped Belgian Ales out there)... not enough of the big, bold, and ballsy character I want from the BGW series.
vtafro (2798) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Max and Jess’s housewarming. Brown golden pour with light tan head. Light belgian yeast, light dry fruit, spice, herbal tones, and a touch of hop bitterness.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Rating #84. Copper pour with a little orange and an off white head. Hoppy with a distinct belgian yeast character and a slight metallic aroma. Hoppy and a bit old, a little sweet and an aftertaste that sticks around. (1589)
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Chef Keenan. Pours rust in color with a trim offwhite head. Rose hips, salt, and dusty hops. Meh.
Scubatrip (596) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the bottle, pours a translucent pale red with a lasting white foamy head. Sweet and fruity aroma with notes of melon and floral hops. Taste is initially bitter with floral and drassy hops dominating, followed by melon-fruit and flower petals, finishing bitter again and a little dry. Some yeasty flavors appear in subsequent swigs, lightly spicy, light but undoubtedly a quality beer. Definitley worth a sampling.
crossovert (6931) - Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz twist off bottle (when you switchin to pry off Tyranena?) Apparently it is a spin off of Bitter Woman. It is the Summer Seasonal for 2010.
Pours a nice deep amber/orange with a passionfruit skin tint. The head is small even with a vigorous pour. It recedes with some decent lacing.
The smell is big and Belgian. No sign of hops in here. I wish there was more hops here. Instead it is pure Belgian yeast. It is sweet, carmally, fruity, and clovey, but not hoppy, disappointment there.
The hops appear more in the flavor with a slight bitterness but the yeast is all over this. Tons of clove, tons of fruit (banana), tons of sweetness, and tons of caramel malt. Mostly just like drinking bittersweet yeast.
Overall it is rather meek for the style that usually brings a decent amount of hops in addition to a nice yeast presence, this one is a bit one dimensional.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-24-2010 00:24:08
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks John P Foxy .. . Pours a dark tawny tan .. good foam, lacing is in living color .. . light bitterness with that light fun belgian yeast- a great example of a belgian IPA .. . mild yet assertive- a switch hitter that bats like a steroided baseball person (yes, all pro baseball people are on steroids and/or have shruckin testicles) .. . SWAN!