crossovert (8680) - 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 (6524) - .....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!
jtclockwork (10305) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to a generous trader. Shared with jcwattsrugger. Pours clear brown. Nose of hops, caramel malt and toffee. Taste is caramel malt, dry piny hops and Belgian yeast. Soft mouth feel.
DalzAle (2002) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear dark orange pour, good head, lasting carbonation and a light (but very floral) hops and nice orange notes. Flavor is creamy herbal hops, white pepper and mellow subtle citrus throughout. Another very good offering from Tyranena.
Trev (1985) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark gold pour with a thin white head.
aroma is light citrusy hop. apricot fruitiness, caramel malts. hint of chalkiness.
flavour is orangy, light caramel malt, belgian banana and fruit esters... chalky aftertaste.
AwYeh (102) - Canton, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy light reddish amber, with one finger frothy white head. Decent lacing. Smell is of orange, grapefruit, pineapple, and yeast; a little bit musty. Tastes of bubblegum, citrus fruits, and a little bit of caramel maltiness. Light body, moderate carbonation, with a dry finish.
Leighton (13344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the Funky 6. Pours clear, amber-gold with a moderate, white head. Nice fruits and hops in the aroma with yeasty notes. Fairly sweet with some orange citrus, malts, light caramel and decent bitterness. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Dries out a bit in the finish with some crisp yeast notes and lingering citrus peel bitters. Nice beer.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours an amber body with a white head and scant bubbly lacing. Fruity dry with light punch like notes. Belgian fruit toned esters. Pear toned esters with a mild herbal body and a yeast y spicy finish. Nice.
Moggman (235) - Columbus, USA - NOV 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample shared by JaBier. Sweet aroma with some belgian notes (spicy, slight banana). Flavor is on the sweet side with notes of caramel and medium bitterness. Some nice yeast characteristics as well.
JaBier (5178) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle purchased at Discount Liquors. Clear gold pour with a thin white head. Aroma of grainy malt, Belgian yeast and grassy hops. Banana and clove flavor up front, then a peppery character before a grassy hop finish.