Jriggz7 (117) - Indiana, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Pour from bottle. Nice fluffy off white head that retains on top light straw body throughout. Fair amount of Brett funk on the nose and lemon zest. Pineapple, pepper, Brett notes and somewhat dry finish. Enjoyable brew that will grow on you with every sip. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - AUG 31, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2015 anchorage does not dissapoint, they have entered that realm of buy anything they make. Big bretty aroma gives way to a spicey french oak flavor profile. Awesome stuff NikkTwist (3253) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Bottle at Eulogy. Marked Batch #2 April 2012. Hazy light gold pour with a huge overflowing pillowy head. Enough pressure that the cork nearly popped out on its own after the cage was off. Floral aroma with a bit of Brett funk. Taste brings out some juicy dry citrus flavors. Kumquats. White grapefruit pith. Lemon zest. Sage. Thyme. Coriander. Galaxy hops are pronounced. Brett sour is present but not overpowering. Dry pepper bitterness balances it out. Big carbonation. Fizzy and foamy. Head continues to overflow several glasses into the bottle. Some more aging should smooth out some of the sharper dry notes and bring up more sour. jkwood04 (5452) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 29, 2012
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours golden with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of citrusy and floral hops, some spicy yeast, a decent amount of malts, plus some sour/spicy notes. Flavor about the same, but a really interesting beer. Average texture. A really unique beer. b3shine (8939) - Indiana, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Bottle to snifter (thanks tmoney99). Looks decent; light-gold and hazy. Smells good; floral and a little funky. Tastes solid; much like it smells, but a little perfumey. Good on the palate. Good beer.
JDBaker11058 (2252) - Maryland, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Appearance: first pour from the bomber is clear light gold with a massive, frothy, fluffy white head and tons of lacing; successive pours get much muddier, full of floaties. Aroma: lots of citrus up front (lemon zest and orange), with pineapple and grapefruit close behind; there’s a good dose of pine, wood, spices, yeast, grass, hay, and a hint of bandaid brett funk. Taste: sweet and sour citrus hit first, with notes of passion fruit, tangy wheat, ginger, resinous hops, and a spicy spike of brett on the back of the tongue. Finish: bitterness does not linger overmuch, and some spicy warmth builds between sips; the funk lasts but doesn’t overpower the palate. Notes: Wow, very interesting. I think this style could grow on me. There is so much going on with this beer, from the solid Belgian Wit base (this would have been a good Witbier on its own) to the generous, but not overly bitter hops (at this point it becomes a hybrid Belgian IPA/Wit), but then it’s taken to the next level with a level of funkiness you’d expect from a brett-spiked saison (Lavery’s Liopard Oir comes to mind). I guess rather than calling it an American/Belgian Witbier/IPA/Saison, they’ll call it what they did. Batch 1; bottle from the Rare Beer Club.
Beaver (1807) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2012
750 ml bottle. Pours bubbly hazy bright yellow with a huge bubbly white head that grows in the glass and leaves some lacing.TAR (2776) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2012
The aroma is spices, soapy floral notes and brett.
The flavor is sweet wheaty malts and sweet honey fruitiness with floral hops and peppery spices that leaves some good bitterness in the finish. The brett is a bit subdued. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall, an interesting well done beer. One of the better Belgian IPAs I’ve had. I still don’t really love the blend of Belgian yeast and the hops - maybe fruitier hops would be better for me. I’d also like more Brett out of this one.
Batch 2: Misty golden. Towering white crown of clingy meringue. Potently phenolic nose of medical tape, sulfur, white pepper and matchstick along with sherbet, pineapple marmalade, lemon verbena, grassy herbs, celery seed, perfumey hops. New-mown hay aromas lurk beneath. Slightly soapy. Expansive, feathery soft carbonation. Boisterously phenolic from the get-go, with sassy lavender and Russian sage sharpness swirled with brisk bandage- and sulfur-laden phenolics. Crackery, haylike pils malt gracefully restores softness as it blankets the palate with multilayered starches. Grain is supportive, throughout, and mostly clean with the exception of the faintest huskiness (burnt wood) exuding. Twinge of pineapple gorgeously dovetails with the zesty hoppiness and a lemon verbena imbued tartness. Late emergence of floral nectarine succulence couples with a brett-derived peach fuzz bitterness and citrus peel acid to add detail and some welcomed softness to the center. While the hops aren’t overly unruly, at times they teeter on an aspirinlike resinous edge which thankfully stops just shy of clashing with the stark dryness and robust herbs. Plenty of redemptive lemon and tropical fruit succulence beneath the hops continually beckons you to take another large gulp. Finishes explosively phenolic and dryly malty with notes of hay dust, lemon and sharp herbs. Nice effort here. Does need a lot of time to breathe in order to soften and coalesce, as it’s quite brisk and leans toward stark, early on. Aside from some subtle soapiness - which presumably comes from the coriander as it can take on that character when used excessively - this is very enjoyable. kaser (6314) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2012
pours yellowish with a TON of head (from bomber), can’t get it to pour without a huge pile of foam . I thought i didn’t like it after first sip, then it grew on me by mid bottle. Not a fan of the aroma, smells like a dirty diaper, but the spices in the taste make up for it. Citris/floral, bu wheat and white attributes mixed with the somewhat hoppy ipa taste. Actually not as hoppy as i was hoping, more of a white beer. Good beer overall though Sammy (12361) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2012
Bottle from recent Vermont and Maine trip. Medium golden with enormous head that lasts and lasts. Funky almost stinky aroma, yeah its Brett. Bottled in June. The IPA is subordinate completely to everything else going on, some pepper and wheat. Soft mouthfeel.For me very drinkable.