TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - NOV 14, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
11.2 oz bottle. Pours to a hazy golden color, with a tall, soapy, white head, and a lively carbonation. The nose on this beer is fantastic. In fact when I opened the bottle, hop aromas literally hit me from a foot away. Very fragrant, herbal/grassy hops flood the nose with some estery fruity aroma, and spicy yeast. The palate is firm, with really good pale/biscuity malt flavor, with some estery fruit flavor, and light notes of funky yeast flavor. This beer finishes with more good biscuity malt up front, then ends with a yeasty and grassy hop bite that lingers. Outstanding beer. This beer is 80 IBU and 9.5% abv, and is amazingly refreshing and drinkable for a beer so strong and with such bitterness. The ultimate aperitif beer, or after drink cocktail. I loved this one.
larsniclas (6245) - Billdal, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm, Sweden]
Hazy golden. Huge white head.
Fresh, yeasty and grassy aroma.
Full maltiness and bitterness.
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - NOV 2, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, good ale, very drinkable. Hoppy, malty, bready aroma. Light golden color with white head. A few floaties. Good strong hops flavor is balanced with sweetish malt with a fruity quality. Creamy and smooth. Very good.
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - NOV 1, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Color of clear golden honey – head thick , and white – nose of yeast , spices , cloves , and slight hopps – taste is yeast , sourdough bread , mind bitter / sweet hopps – airy bright heavily carbonated body – aftertaste yeasty , bitter with earth tones
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2007 Wow, really enjoyed this one. Pours a hazy dark golden color with a fluffy white, lasting head. Aroma is fragrant hops and Belgian yeast. Well balanced flavors with a good dose of hops and fruity esters as well. Malt backing and a dry finish made this a very enjoyable and intoxicating brew. Recommended!
Braudog (6066) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 22, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2007 Draft at the Green Leafe Williamsburg: Bright golden with a gluey white head. Spicy on the edges with an undertow of hoppiness. Doesn’t come off quite right, but a fun experiment. Re-rated from a corked/caged bottle on 4/15/2007: Poured 100% white foam head and still erupted from the bottle for a while. Aroma is oddly like smoked sausage. Drinking thru the whipped cream head, I get the same basic impression as before; like a Belgian golden ale with an addition of American style hops. I’m upping my rating a bit ... this is good stuff.
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at the Belgian Room, HDG. Light golden with a big off white head. Aroma is fruit and spices. Taste is sweet and fruity, spicy, with a good hop presence.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very interesting beer, but not my cup of tea for sure. The Hop It! pours out a very light yellow color with a monster head. The aroma is full of flowery hops and corainder. The palate is full and creamy. Flavors are of herbal lemon, hops and coriander. A little too confusing for my palate.
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 21, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice yellow, light amber colourd with some strong carbonation and a hyge foamy white head. sweet hoppy, very fruity, somewhat herby grassy aroma. Heavy sweet bitter, with a full palate. Finish is strong hoppy bitter. A distinctive alcoholic touch. Very good one, Excellent degustation beer.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden color witha thick white head. Has a sweet fruity aroma with nice hoppyness. Has a dried fruit, yeast flavor with a spicy hop finish.