deyholla (4787) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber orange with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of citrus and grapefruit with a bit of funk and light grains. Flavor has a good amount of pine and grapefruit with backing sweet grain and light earthy funk.
JoePeesie (829) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a murky orange with a fizzy white hard that laces nicely. Nose and taste is a little citrus a little spice and a little funk. Not sure why the label says IPA this is not very hoppy. A solid beer that becomes more tart as it warms. Interesting beer.
hiddenvariable (204) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle bought from charleston beer exchange. thanks to those guys for helping me out while i was in town! perfectly clear amber with plenty of effervescence and a sizable off-white head that lingers a good long while. smell is very interesting. itís dominated by a strong piney hop note, but thereís a nutty malt with oak notes and tiny pinches of funk, always pushing against those hops. thereís a lot going on there. good stuff. solid nutty malt flavor with a resiny, piney hop flavor taking over midway through the proceedings. nicely complex blend of hop, malt, with again just the tiniest hint that something else is going on. mild sweetness, perfectly balanced by a warm bitterness, rounding out the back end. resinous mouthfeel that only wants to be dry. iím not noticing the farmhouse aspect as much as i think i would like, but this is pretty amazing as a mere ipa.
craftbeerdesign (2123) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - FEB 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
growler from Whole Foods in Mt. Pleasant. deep orange pour with a 1+ finger white head. citrus nose with big Saison yeast esters / phenols. med body - smooth - with a bright bitterness with a lovely Saison yeast profile. spices, orange peel, banana circulate w/o Brett... needs more time. semi-dry finish with an orange, earthy, citrus, spice ending.
mixmasterob (831) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from CBX poured into my awesome new Duck Rabbit snifter. Real hazy golden pour with a small white head. Faded quickly and left some nice lace. Aroma was full of fruity American hops, funky yeast, earthiness, a really nice yeasty presence. Flavors were dry, earthy, some fruitiness in there with an incredibly dry yeasty bitter finish. Mouthfeel was medium, carbonation light to mid. Quite tasty, very Belgian pale ale like. Itís hard to distinguish the yeast characteristics and the hops, a yeast like this seems to muddle hops quite well. Would be interesting to see how a bottle ages with the brett present.
OldStyleCubFan (76) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle from a beer store in Myrtle beach. This beer is almost identical to fresh Victory Helios. I bet if you swap them out, you couldnít tell the difference. Iím sure its the same yeast. The westbook is a little on the bitter side.....maybe more than it needs to be. Good beer but at $7/bottle, I guess I would buy Helios at $4.
beernovice39 (2778) - Montana, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
ABV 7.3% Bottle pour a hazy gold/amber with a thin lacing white head. Scent of sweet funkiness, spice and hops. Taste is hoppy, citrus, spice and earthy.