thornecb (4871) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 2, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2007 Pours bright gold into a tulip. Huge, fluffy, off-white micro head tophats the rim. Resin and good n’ fruity aromas. Full, upfront caramel with a bitter hop finish.
rlgk (14376) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden, big head. Hoppy citric aroma. Hoppy grassy flavor, some spices, alcohol notes.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Robe blonde claire surmontée d’une mousse blanche épaisse en dentelle qui s’estompe. Arômes de houblon floral et résineux et de caramel. Saveurs de houblon floral et herbacé, de caramel et de levure.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2011 Partly cloudy blonde body, enormous long-lasting white head. Don’t let the “Hop-It” name fool you, this is not a very hoppy beer. Actually this is more like standard blonde Triple (St-Feuillien, Fin Du Monde, etc.) and a very good one at that. Spicy honey aroma. Very sweet beer with a strong alcohol presence. Hop character disappears as soon as the beer starts to warm up. Typical citrusy and pale malt flavours of good blonde triples. Nothing new but some clever spicy notes keeps it from being just another tripel. This one is way above average and just a bit behind the top of its kind. Great beer. I’ll drink the Hop-it until I end-up in the Hop-ital.
Tmoney99 (12045) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured clear amber orange color with a large fizzy white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate complex doughy malt and tart citrus aroma. Medium body. Medium balanced flavor with a light bitter finish of moderate duration. Good look and balanced flavor with no character finish.
KUEric (889) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 24, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle: A nice beer, with a HUGE head billowing form the bottle, the pour, everything about it billowed foam. Underneath all of that foam eventually settled out a golden amber orange color. Aroma wasn’t amazingly overpowering, but the flavors were quite nice. A definite Belgian beer, but also some hop bitterness as well. Very enjoyable. Has an almost creamy, yet carbonated motuhfeel that I realy enjoyed.
pinkzambia (1694) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 24, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml. Bottle: Clear gold color with a monster, puff daddy head like stinkin’ meringue on a home made lemon meringue pie. It was difficult to pour because of this and as you finished the glass, you notice mondo glaciers of foam remaining on the sides of the glass. It displayed malty, yeasty aromas typical of a Belgian, but the taste is uniquely hoppy. It is still very much Belgianesque. You can feel the loads of carbonation which creates almost a fizzy, creamy sensation on your tongue. Personally, I wasn’t too hot for the flavor of this, but all of the other attributes make it an interesting brew.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 21, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle, from Liquid Solutions. Pours a hazy apricot color with a huge, thick, fluffy, white head that lingered amazingly and left gobby walls of lace. Bready and citrus aromas, light spice, sugar cookie dough, jasmine and flowers, sawdust, nice floral hoppy character and good bitterness. Delicious combination of sweet and bitter flavors, peach and orange, lots of bitterness and bite, mostly floral and herbal hoppiness, candied fruit and raw sugar, with the alcohol well hidden. Medium body, creamy carbonation. This is a very enjoyable, well-hopped belgian ale!
Dopplebock1538 (71) - Sanatoga, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2006
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet jesus, i’m in hop heaven. So freaken smooth. I think the alcy content does take away from the bitterness that i crave. Still, i solid Belgian ale!
fiulijn (16462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 17, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2009 2009-02-24, bottle at Akkurat, Stockholm, 8-5-8-5-16=40
Hazy blond color; big creamy head. Spicy aroma, like a Tripel. Good body strength, malt flavor, dry, spicy, with much more bitterness than a Tripel, some Belgian yeast and light alcohol feeling. Very good.
2006-09-01, draught at Den Tatoverede Enke, Copenhagen, 7-5-8-5-16=41
Hazy golden color; thick head. Strange aroma, vanilla, soft spices, sweet wood, toffee. Malty flavor, good structure, some sweetness, bold hopping, but well blended with the rest; toffee. Bold ending bitterness. Original and interesting.