j12601 (7000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pouring at the Brass City Brew Fest. Pours a hazy orange with a thin white head. Interesting aromas, bouncing between fruity and hoppy, loaded with nice citrus notes. Sweet and hoppy, medium bodied. Light grapefruit bitterness, and just barely a hint of metal. Tasty.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler. Poured a slightly hazed copper color with a large beige head. The aroma was nice with dusty, floral and spicy notes.. Light malt. The flavor had some sweetness. Spicy hops and a dry very long finish. moderately bitter finish. Medium bodied.
hophead75 (2010) - Largo, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep orange, light amber in color. Aroma is phenolicy and estery with a good deal of citrus hops. Taste is a good fusion between an IPA and Belgian strong- Alot of citrus and pine hops as well as a good amount of estery and spicy yeast. It does get a bit dirty mid palate, if that makes sense. Some candi sugar. Finishes bitter with lingering belgian yeast spice.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours mostly hazy murky bright yellowish orange with a nice fluffy white head. Aroma is nice citrusy hops blended with a good belgian phenolic yeast, doughy yeast and maltiness, but lots of pine and some grapefruit. Flavor is lightly sweet with bready pils malts, earthy raw bitterness and citrusy pine with a good tacky raw bitterness and a mostly dry finish. Not quite as refined as I would like, but defintiely a solid belgian DIPA.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours copper with a thin white head. Smells resiny and floral with a hint of dry malt. Tastes earthy and peppery with a dry finish.
jasonp (1556) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler, thanks to Omar. Light clear copper with a white head. Mint, pine, phenolic banana in the nose - neat. Sharp, resinous, piney hops, dark caramel, mint, banana, menthol and toffee. Ends sharp and biting. Full, round with lively fine-beaded carbonation. Kudos to the brewer for trying something interesting - just wasn’t my thing.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2008
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear golden body with a medium-sized white head. The nose is lightly sweet and fruity with banana, apple, herbs and pepper. The flavor is lightly sweet, lightly bitter and medicinal with herbs, cotton candy, apple and pear. Medium body is rough and astringent with moderate carbonation.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler, courtesy of Omar. Pours an oily, yellowish-brown color; off-white head with great retention and cascading, fine-bubbled lacing. Chewy bubble gum and Belgian sugars in the aroma; cotton candy, minerals, and herbal hops; excellent hybrid character in the nose. Full mouthfeel: piney / herbal hops merged with a solid, estery and Belgian sugar malt core; decent hybridity, with a very mild astringency and chewy core. Lengthy, piney / herbal hop and belgian sugar finish; a decent show of alcohol.
argo0 (11726) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2009 Draft, 10/9/09. Cloudy apple cider body with white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, some yeast. Taste is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, spicy yeast, some bread, light caramel. Medium body, some duskiness/resin, low carbonation. (6/3/8/4/15)
(10/18/07, growler, thanks kmweaver and Omar) White head with nice lacing atop clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, herbal/grapefruit, bubblegum, some peach. Taste is moderately sweet, peach, herbal. Sticky medium-full body. (7/4/6/3/12)
3fourths (8295) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler thanks to Omar and Ken. The aroma confuses the nose, with notes of apple, banana, twangy spices and Belgian yeast esters. Full and rich on the tongue, thick and chewy with some cherry-ish caramel or munich malt noticed, finishing slightly fusel and dry/pasty. It’s interesting but it doesn’t exactly impress me. The hops don’t work at all with the Belgian yeast, like they tend to do in these Belgian-IPAs actually brewed in Belgium.