ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Herbal and floral nose with light honey and a touch of lemon grass. Moderately bitter taste, lightly sweet, with floral hops, some cotton candy and honey. Medium body with soft carbonation. drowland (8829) - Georgia, USA - JAN 19, 2011
1/8/10. On tap - thanks to Steve at kickbacks for the hookup! Mild spicy aroma that almost hints at smokey with a mix of citrus. Very nice citrusy flavor with a yeasty bite. Yum! Grima (2394) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - JAN 19, 2011
The first glass (which consisted of 99% of foam) I could tip it. The second glass is now 90% of foam, so that the test set at the end still holds good 100ml! It only takes 5 minutes until I can start the test. Once you can see some beer, it is now slowly out an orange-yellow, well turbid beer. On the ground, relatively large particles floating around, the foam holds the position mercilessly. Then, when finally a smell test is possible, it smells bitterhoppy and good spicy. It starts rather mild, much milder than most IPAs. Fruity, sweet, with a slight hop tinge. To the center part it is somewhat alcoholic in the mouth, also comes the hop by intense, fruity acidity increases, ie, it will total more intense flavors! Until then finish remains very intense. RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2010
From Beers of Europe. Thankfully, this didn’t explode on opening, but pouring was a bit of a nightmare, battling the enormous foaming head, with trying to keep the sediment in the bottle. The result was a wonderfully aromatic beer, that looked like mud, with a lot of silt at the bottom. The taste is very fruity, fresh and full, some caramel is present, with a dry, biscuity finish, that turns earthy later on, after the huge foaming head has settled. I actually had to spoon out about 9 tablespoons of foam! The alcohol is warming and rich and this could have been a really excellent beer, if it wasn’t for the massive over carbonation. BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 20, 2010
Bottle and served in snifter: GUSHER that caused the beer to produce a very hazy amber hue with lots of floaties, The huge foamy head finally faded after a minute or so leaving very nice lace in it’s wake. The aroma has notes of Belgian yeast and some clear candi sugar, pils, pale, caramel/crystal malts, cloudberry, peach, and slight resiny pine hops along with a hint of lemongrass. The taste is more towards the Belgian Ale and less towards an IPA as the nose let on. Still there is just enough hop love to let you know this is a nicely hopped Belgian beer. The bitterness provide a nice balance against the sweet malt and yeasty character of the beer. The mouth feel is lightly aggressive and vibrant with a chalky and slightly astrengent tannic finish. Overall dispite the gushing beginnings, this is a nice brew that I enjoyed.
Braudog (6763) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Bottle with the "IPA" label. Exploded from the bottle with an overly active burst, and refused to settle for several seconds. Extremely sweet aroma, mostly of lemon detergent. I must admit I feared this was infected. But it drank smooth and crisp, with a understated hoppy character, and a hint of continental, wild, farmhouse appeal. Nice. (#4013, 11/7/2010) Bart (2937) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 7, 2010
Light amber coloured beer with lots of carbonation and a huge white head. Hoppy, light fruity hopflower aroma. Full palate. Finish is butter hoppy with an alcholic bitter ending. Very nice brew. BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 5, 2010
Bottle: Pours a hazy orange color with plenty of bottle conditioning yeast along with a big fizzy head. The nose is earthy with a dose of hops, mainly noble and lightly citrusy with some yeast and dusty pale malt notes. The flavor is clean and grassy with more hops and a clean sweet malty flavor. Finishes fairly vague, but it’s a nice approach towards an IPA. Obviously belgian, it’s like the elephant trying to hide behind a telephone pole. fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Aroma:It smells a little wild, lots of spice in the aroma.
Taste:The piney hops stand out sharply. It’s got some farmhouse flavors. The beer is rather dry.
Palate:Light, with a fair amount of astringency.
Overall:This beer was a bit of a challenge to get through, dry, and farmhousey.
dnstone (3430) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 7, 2010
Light pale gold with strong, sudsy white head. Light fruity-sweet aroma. A bit fruity, rhine-like citrus notes and slightly earthy finish.