MarcoDL (4964) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2013
This is better described as a Belgian IPA. It’s very hoppy and fruity, mostly grapefruit thanks to the delicious Amarillo hops. Good beer. JoeinDahlem (1521) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 3, 2008
So many Belgian attempts to produce extra-hoppy ales have had somewhat clumsy results, as if the hops are striking discordant notes with other ingredients--or more commonly, the brewer is just holding back and can’t quite commit to the hoppy thang. Not so in this case! Thus we have my favorite brew I sampled at ZBF08. Pours thickly cloudy old gold, with a thick, off-white head turning to persistent film. Citric-hoppy nose, like grapefruit, but also notes of oranges and green grass. Nose is fantastic, and it has you wishing it was even stronger. Flavor makes up for it, with a very hoppy bitterness managing to be both dry and fresh-tasting, counteracted only a bit by a light, malty sweetness. Bitterness is sticky into the finish and aftertaste. I hope this recipe becomes a consistent one for Alvinne. raiderfost (170) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2008
Very good. Not a big belguim fan but i am ahop head. The chinook and amarillo really balaced out the belguim yeast flavor(usually what i dont like about belguims) Very well done argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2008
(33cl bottle) Great googly moogly what a gusher! It kept foaming out of the bottle long after my pint glass was filled up with beige foam. Cloudy apple cider body, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, spicy, Belgian yeast, some grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, Belgian yeast, spicy, some grapefruit, peach. Medium body, some acidity, light chalk. Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - SEP 2, 2008
A hazy golden colored beer, with a huge white foamed head. the aroma is hoppy and grassy, with some spices and fruity sweets. The taste is nice bitter, with fruits like citrus and orange. A little spicey and flowery in the back. A very good refreshing, hoppy beer.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2008
On tap at Mugs Ale House for B2B. Deep golden in color with a nice white head that left a nice lacing on the glass. Crisp and hoppy spicy aroma. Citrusy floral notes. Hoppy earthy malty flavor. Caramel notes. Dry tasting. Medium bodied. Finish is bitter. Very nice beer. Very drinkable. paiste2002 (186) - Saugus, California, USA - MAY 19, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a nice white head. Aroma is malty, yeasty, hoppy slight grassiness. Flavor is caramel, malty, hoppy, some spice and pepper with a nice bitter finish. Very nice beer, I enjoyed this one very much. Need more! shotgunn (34) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 23, 2009
Pours a hazy golden amber w/a wonderful off white head that is thick, sticks around for the beer and laces the glass beautifully. To the nose it is sweet and fruity with a hint of pine. First taste is sweet with nice floral hoppiness. It’s pretty smooth all the way through and all together an excellent European IPA. harrisoni (18578) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2008 On tap at ZBF 08. Blond, very hoppy beer. It’s pretty good, drinkable, along the lines of XX Bitter. Belgian yeasty hoppy golden ale. Above average. 3.5/5
Re-rate at Twickenham Brewery tasting 08. Very pleasant hoppy, creamy beer that is very very drinkable. MiP (15667) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2008
Bottle at ZBF08. Weak hop aroma. Cloudy orange colour. Small white head. Good bready aroma. Flavour is nicely hoppy with a little sweet breadiness. Good creamy mouthfeel and flavour.