mbpufall (83) - Andover, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is pine, yeast and lemon rind. Not overly aromatic; really had to search for this. Pours hazy orange with at least half a glass of head. Iím all for a decent head from a good pour, but this took a while to diminish. Was tough to get to the beer. Somehow it still manages to come off a bit flat. Flavor is bitter hops, resinous and a touch citrusy. A very dry finish. Not very well balanced, in my opinion. Was in NY, itís not something I can get at home, gave it a whirl and now Iím moving on.
jredmond (5025) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Rattle n Hum Friday night with Linh. Poured a deep hazy orange body with soapy white head and lacing, Aroma is spicy hops. Mouthfeel is bitter with notes of weird moldy, spicy hop flavor. Not a fan of this.
johnnnniee (2033) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch 2 bottled 12/10/2010 9.5%abv
Bottle opens with a spirited hiss, a gentle pour results in half a glass foam that slowly recedes but leaves sticky lace all over my glass. Slightly cloudy orange amber underneath a half a glass of white bubbles. Smells of citrus and pine up front, spicy wheat and Belgian yeast in the background with hints of sweet malt and lemons. A bit of a swirl to the glass brings out some juicy fruits and a hint of alcohol. Taste is a bit sweet with malts and juicy fruits up front. The bitterness of the hops fight with the spicy phenols from the yeast midway before a slight mineral twang takes over. Finish is rather dry with a lingering hop bitterness and alcohol hotness resurfacing on the palette. Mouthfeel is on the creamy side of bubbly, carbonation is medium to high, body is somewhere in the middle of the spectrum. I enjoyed this one, its not perfect, but its a nice drinker. Itís nice to see a White Birch beer with some hops, but could use some more flavor hops IMHO.
Scouser (228) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy brown orange colour with lots of white lacing. Smoky, Belgian, citrus aroma. Smoky at first, citrusy hoppy in the middle, Belgian yeast and dicetyl to finish. This is a weird one! Very complex and intetesting, just not sure it works for me.
BrewBoxer (1764) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2011 Draft @ mission dolores.. Big. Foamy head, smells of pine grass and lemon. Tastes citrus with a great hoppy orange afterbite. Sort of like a cross between a saison, IPA and belgian. Not bad, ABV is well hidden. Iíd have this again.
Slipstream (1932) - USA - DEC 24, 2010
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at Caponeís. My first from this brewery. It has an odd mix of qualities - bitterness, aromatic hops, a touch of wet socklike mold, yeast - there is probably some wild yeast in here. A buttery, corny flavor too - is that diacetyl? This has an interesting handmade quality to it, but it did not become a favorite.
lebshiff21 (174) - Skippack, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hmmm. It works pretty well. Belgian IPA-ish. Nose is sticky hops, yeasty. Nice bitterness from the hops, finishes with Belgian yeast characteristics. Pours cloudy orange with creamy off white head. On draft at Capones.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Caponeís: Faint aroma of hops, slight Belgian yeast, light flowers, and slight citrus. Poured copper/amber/orange in color with a small to medium-sized, creamy, dense, off-white head that lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Opaque. Excellent lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of hops, slight Belgian yeast, malt, light clove, and light ginger. Medium body. Lightly oily, then lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Medium bitter, hop, flower, light clove, light Belgian yeast, and light ginger finish is lightly dry. 7.8%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Capones. Poured a deep and murky golden color with a small sized head. Aromas of some floralness, citrus, rinds, and some spices.
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. Poured a cloudy off amber color. Nose is lemon zest, light hops and Belgian yeast. This is not a typical Belgian IPA that Iím used to. There is a very acetic overtone to this that dominates all over flavors. Hints of Ginger and some light spices are there and itís well carbonated with lots of zest. but this is way out of the ordinary and itís difficult to describe further without being negative.