BartC (726) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle at Willems Grobbendonk. Blond hazy beer with a rough white head. Fruity sweet aroma. Fruity taste, also yeast and malt. Dry ending with some pepper. Nice hop bitterness.
rand (1220) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33 cl from Willems - Grobbendonk (B). Golden blonde with nice white foam, drawing the glass. Malted smells, belgian fruity yeast, spices, hints of hop, lemon. The taste has a certain roundness, embellished with a bit aggressive hop. Fruity, bitter orange, malt, yeast, herbaceous and citrusy notes. Low bitter for an IPA, perhaps rebel against the too well established categories.
sebletitje (6326) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dorée/orangée, col blanc épais.
Arôme malt grillé, levure, houblon faiblard pour ce que j’attendais d’une IPA.
En bouche, levure, fine amertume, le tout rappelant plus une triple que IPA. Malt léger, houblon, peut-être du Goldings, fruité amer, orange et citron sur la fin.
Une bière pas mauvaise en soit, mais qui point de vue style me déçoit un peu, je cherche toujours le profile IPA de cette dernière qui pour moi reste plus centré sur une bière forte d’abbaye.
Frovigalning (2692) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Hopduvel in Gent. It poured a hazy golden liquid with a big head. Weak smell, I get a sense of pale malts, some yeast and a hint of citrusy hops. Lots of greens apples in the taste. Also some yeast, but very little hops. Fairly smooth, medium body and carbonation. The green apples feels like an off flavour from the yeast. It needs allot more hops.
Case (150) - GERMANY - OCT 9, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear gold orange with quickly dissipating small head. Aroma is candy and bubblegum with spicy belgian yeast and some grain. Taste is citrus fruit, slightly sweet, a bit of sourness. Mouthfeel is overly carbonated and harsh. This is a good first effort at making a Belgian Tripel, not an IPA. I guess "tripel" is not a hip enough word so everything has to be called IPA.
wekker84 (1420) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle a hazy yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts citrus spicy and hops flavor malts citrus pineapple spicy fruits and bitter hops
jfb (3462) - GERMANY - SEP 13, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bottle) pours a slightly hazy golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of cactus juice, grass, powdered sugar and lots of pepper. flavour is mostly sweet caramel and pale malts, slightly vegetal, with a herbal-hoppy dry finish. medium-bodied with lively carbonation.
77ships (3313) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle@GBF 2011: hazy orange with a very small head, very interesting IPA, there is some pine & earthly hops in here but it is also rather sweet with a slight bitter aftertaste mixed in with some grapes & minor fruits, medium, malt based body (nice), interesting, not a traditional but certainly a good IPA
altonbrownd (4610) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beer Planet. Dark grapefruit body with medium head. Nose of hops, citrus and zoet. Taste of hops, pine and fruits. Interesting take on the IPA. Pretty good.
Abio (1519) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JUL 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light orange coloured beer. A good sized head that holds pretty decent. Light bittering hoppy, slightly spiced, and citrus fruits. Not bad, pretty nice drinkeable. Not an IPA like most, but the slightly earthyness at this one is pretty good matching at the total, also a bit of sweetness finds his way trough. Not an IPA like you should expect, but not bad.