Trev (1674) - 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 (7176) - 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 (3945) - 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.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
fruity, hoppy aroma with a little yeast. Definitely one of the better belgian style IPAs. The flavor was a bit thick on the malt and definitely caramely . Not bad at all.
changeup45 (1575) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Keg Liquors. The aroma is spicy floral notes, tropical fruit, banana, Belgian yeast. This pours an amber-orange color with just an ultra thin head developing. Crisp bitter hop flavor; a bit candy-like, with plenty of sweet tropical fruit to go with some caramel, clove, and Belgian yeast. A slight buttery note in the finish is the only negative but it’s hidden well by the bitterness and sweet tropical fruit. While I’m on that, the bittersweet tropical fruit; orange peel, coriander, grapefruit, really stand out here and the Belgian character compliments. The bitterness is quite dry which works well because otherwise it might be too sweet. I’ve never been a big advocate of the Belgian IPA, and am still not, but I thought this was very well done. As a side note, this was far more bitter and spicy than the Bitter Woman IPA I had from them recently.
Dogbrick (6178) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2011 Bottle shared by JaBier. Pours a cloudy reddish-amber color with a medium rocky off-white head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of yeast, cloves and fruit. Medium body with flavors of fresh fruit, yeast, cloves and grain. The finish is citrusy with a sweet spice aftertaste that lingers. Decent overall.
michael-pollack (4962) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz. Bottle: Diacetyl, caramel, malt, slight honey, slight vegetables, slight herbs, and some yeast. Poured amber in color with a small, creamy, off-white head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer as well as around the edges. Lightly cloudy. Lightly sparkling. Full of tiny particles throughout. Flavor is lightly sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of diacetyl, grass, light hops, caramel, and some malt. Medium body. Lightly sticky texture. Average carbonation. Diacetyl, caramel, grass, and hop finish is sticky. I am sure a fresher bottle would have been better.