alexsdad06 (10431) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2014 edgallow (4211) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml pours hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma of citrus, yeast and malt. Taste is citrus and nice bitterness.
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750 ml bottle sampled at RBWG 11 from notes. Pours a hazy golden orange color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have Belgian yeast, some fruity esters, floral notes, mild spices, grassy, only mild to moderate bitterness, a slight plastic like character. This did have a blend of styles, but leaned more toward the Belgian side. mcberko (17845) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 26, 2012
750mL bottle, sent from tstockstrom (thanks a lot, Chuck), pours a hazy orange with a big white head. Aroma is a cross between a tripel and an IPA, with notes of Belgian yeast, lots of orange zest, and citrus hops. Flavour brings out shitloads of orange zest, lots of citrus and a robust dry, zesty hop profile. Just enough malt to back. A very solid meeting point of a tripel and a IIPA. Awesome stuff, blending the best of both worlds. jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2011
2nd rate from having it @RBWG-750-thanks to ?Terminus?–pours an off white head and hazy amber color. Aroma is light fruit, herbal, yeast. Taste is light fruit, herbal/spice hops, light malt/yeast. Terminus (3683) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 14, 2011
bottle at RBWG-im suprised nobody rated this from the gathering! pours bright orange with a small fizzy white head. big phenolic nose-like a huge bandaid however its pretty pleasant. lite fruits, some plastic, green apples, faint alcohol. flavors are estery, pheonlic with a touch of bitter. a lite grassy note comes out long into the finish. probably the best beer i have had from this brewery. however, from what i hear they have gone through a major change in the brewering team so hence the improvement-maybe. i would like to try this again when i go back to st louis.
Strykzone (7362) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2011
A caged and corked 750 ml bottle. This beer pours a hazy orange gold with plenty of yeast suspended. A big gushing off white head is fluffy anhttp://www.ratebeer.com/beer/rate/137545/d has good retention. Sticky fruit in the aroma including peaches and tangerines. Yeast and some spice. A robust flavor. That fruit again and hops that are lively, spicy, and bitter lead. The hops soon fade but the fruit remains. Yeast, funk, grass, and spice are classic themes here. Both fruit and those hops are in the aftertaste. A hop profile that seems to be both European and American helps to make this an American take on beer that is a European staple. It is nicely done. vyvvy (6478) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Pours amber with a dense off-white head. The aroma has cotton candy, malty tripel sweetness, some banana esters and light hops. Seems with a lot of the Belgian IPAs I don’t nearly as much hop presence on the aroma as I do in the taste. Medium crisp lightly harsh body with flowing semi-sharp carbonation. The flavor begins much drier and hoppier than the aroma. The malt seems a bit toastier than the normal tripel and it has lots of piny/spicy hops as well as all of the aroma traits, but not very sweet. The finish is a bit resiny and has a nice pleasing Belgian yeastiness to it. The hops seem to get a bit earthier as it warms. Nice beer that hides the abv well. phaleslu (10271) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2011
750 ml bottle from Wine and Cheese Place. I opened this up fresh at The Royale last night. Pours a bright golden-orange color with a thick, foamy, creamy off-white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast up front, with grassy hops, straw, candi sugar, sweet malts, fruits, and some farmhouse funk. Flavor of Belgian yeast, sweet, bready malts, grassy hops, straw, farmhouse funk, candi sugar, mixed fruits, and alcohol. Medium-bodied, with fairly high but soft carbonation and a sweet, malty, funky mouthfeel. This leans more toward a Belgian style than a double IPA in my opinion. I think even hanging on to a bottle for a little while, it will still do all right. Glad I tried it fresh, though. Very nice beer. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2011
750ml Bottle: Got in trade from phaleslu; THANKS Peter! Aroma of Belgian yeast, light pepper, pale malt, hops, light grass, slight fruit, pollen, and flowers. Poured orange in color with a large, creamy, dense, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Very sparkling. Full of tiny particles throughout. Excellent lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of Belgian yeast, light spice, slight pepper, hops, pollen, slight fruit, grass, and a hint of wood. Medium body. Dry texture. Average to slightly lively carbonation. Pale malt, Belgian yeast, hops, grass, slight fruit, slight pepper finish is dry. 9%ABV is completely hidden throughout. thegreenrooster (4402) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Pour is a murky blonde with a large white head. Aroma is a nice floral hop and Belgian yeast. Flavor is excellent. Lots of floral hops with some candi sugar and honeydew melon. Lots of Belgian and DIPA things going on with this beer and they all work. Probably the best of this style I’ve had to date.