ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2011
Crystal malt bomb of underattenuation, and junky, sugary mess that completely covered up all the hops. Bleh. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2011
On tap at Churchkey.
Pours a moderate yellow gold color with a bit of haze and a few fingers of white foamy head. Lacing follows the brew down the glass. Nose brings some excellent Belgian yeast characteristics, but doesn’t really integrate the hops at this point. Taste melds the two quite well, with some nice clove and spice banging against some citrus and herbal hops. Very nice touch. Feel is splendid with a good bit of bitterness matched up against a moderately carbonated medium body. One of the better examples of the style that I’ve come across in some time.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-13-2010 Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2011
On tap at the fort worth saucer. Poured into standard pint glass.
Was very intrigued when I heard about this one. I like both the racer 5 and red rocket, and I almost always love a belgian yeast.
This did not disappoint. Totally unique-cloudiness of an IPA and nice amber colour. Smell is the only disappointment I have-a bit subdued. Flavor is great-extremely smooth. Sweet and bitter. Like I said above, completely unique. Enjoyable mouthfeel and excellent carbonation.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Pours a clear copper color. Aroma of yeast, spice, light fruit and hops. Flavor is slightly sweet followed by the hop bitterness. Interesting brew. hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - DEC 25, 2010
on tap at papago 6/30/10.
orange-y amber color with a white head.
aromas of belgo yeast, sweet malt, spice/pepper/clove, florals and some citrus.
the flavor is pretty much the same except pine and pepper show up near the finish. as it sits to warm it becomes almost overwhelmingly sweet... odd. 7/3/7/3/14/3.4
beachbum25 (1092) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2010
On tap @ Lure’s, Crownsville Md- Pours clear dark amber with a moderate off white head. Floral hop aroma w/a touch of malt. NIce balanced IPA, not an over the top hop bomb. Has some caramel & toffee on the finish to balance it out. Solid Brew. JFGrind (2046) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Belgian yeast infused Ale seem to still be all the West Coast rage. Medium bitterness and Belgian flavors produce a unique amber bodied ale. Explaining to customers that the beer is a "West Coast Belgian style Ale with a Russian sounding name" is sure a mouthful. Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2010
On tap at Pap. Pours clear dark amber with a one finger beige head. The nose is light spice, malt and citrus. The taste is caramel, citrus, spice and pine. Medium prickly mouthfeel. Different brew. Radek Kliber (7359) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 30, 2010
On tap at R&H NY jcos (1851) - Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2010
Aromastrong hoppy feel , sweet caramel matts , clean finish. Easy going aroma.7+
Appearance amber with light haze , medium top.
Flavor and Palate : medium bodied , leafy hops. All this package is smooth easy going and drinkable. Solid bitter ale.
My first beer to warm up before the great Three Floyds event at the Brickskeller earlier this summer. Slight clove aroma with medium hop taste. I like Bear Republic’s beers a lot.