DrnkMcDermott (2835) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Monk’s Pub. Puffy Belgian head. Body is a quite cloudy gold. English IPA smell, rather low-key against its warm maltiness. First taste shows its creamy texture, like it might have come from nitro. Low level of carbonation. Hop bitterness is up front, but still not too strong. As I go further down, though, the hops pick up speed. Some yeast taste too, especially toward the finish.
Ferris (4959) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Sweet flowery hops. Frothy white head with a cloudy gold head. Earthy slightly vegative hops and light sweetness and some yeasty notes. Lots of flowery and sweet estery notes. Interesting and nice.
decaturstevo (5203) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazed orange pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma is resiny hops and what I think is Belgian yeast. Flavor is a sweet malt start with an ok bitter finish. A bit of nice complexity added from the yeast I think. Medium bodied and a touch fizzy. still solid
nuplastikk (4697) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Unfiltered orange-tan-amber body. Steady foamy off-white head. Dry zesty yeast tones, not far removed from a quality Saison. Nice herbal, grassy, dry hoppiness. Great mouthfeel, captures a real Belgian effervescence. A really tasty beer, not quite as juicy of a hop profile as I was hoping for, but still better than most BIPAs. Mild hairspray tones.
islay (1245) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
16.9 oz. bottle. Hoppy, tart, interesting, unusual, but ultimately not very good and somewhat offputting aroma. Scents of honey, grilled vegetables, pickle brine, and candy sugar. Pours a hazy, dark buff or dull/dirty brass/bronze color. Small to moderate amount of beige head. Looks good in a murky way. Tart, dry, tangy, mineral-y, vegetal, herbal, slightly sour, spicy, and bitter flavor that matches the aroma. Flavors of lemon, rhubarb, orange, and grapefruit. Ultimately not very tasty and, like the aroma, a bit offputting. Medium body. Quite lively and frothy in the palate. Overall, I am not a fan. It’s something different, it’s weird, and it’s just not very good.
drpimento (2293) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured with a giant long-lasting off-white head, plenty of Lace, and a clear honey color. lots going on with the aroma yeast hops wine malt Caramel fruit. Flavor is like aroma although the bitterness from the yeast and hops is a little overplayed and clashes somewhat also there is bitter sweetness and plenty of carbonic tang. Body is decent.
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notalush (4991) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle I schlepped back with me from the Midwest - hazy orange pour, with a fluffy, well-sustained head - nose has a nice earthy must to it, along with a slight muskiness, which leads to tangy, citric hop nose, and an underlying dry, toasty, lightly nutty malt richness that reminds me very much of a Biere de Garde - soft carbonation and texture - malts are dry, but rich, toasty, nutty, lightly doughy - soft basement yeast character - hops arrive late, but pack a slight punch - fairly bitter, leading to quite a peppery finish, along with a slight, lingering mineral quality - really does remind me of a hoppy BdG - I like it, despite it being a little hot in the finish - interested about the saison I brought back, now.
MIBRomeo (2566) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light copper color small dense white head. Sweet fruity aroma with a good amount of caramel again light which in think is a brewery trait. Flavor follows but adds an off putting bitter graham cracker note. Ok
madvike (2843) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap - Hazy amber with a filmy ring of off white head. Light grapefruit with yeast, a little spicy fruity hops, and a light bread malt base. Taste is a little sharp, piney and bitter. Dry malt and yeast with a touch of astingency. Smooth and nicely carbonated.
brokensail (11529) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting. Thanks, Frank. Bright orange pour with a white head. Quite a bit of sugar on the nose. A lot of pear, white pepper, and candied orange peel. Some mild booze and grass. Decent nose. Flavor is fairly sweet, but there is a good citrusy hop character. Mild grassy bitterness and mild spice. Kind of hot and very highly carbonated. Fairly peppery on the finish.
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy finish.