TeamTrappist (832) - jericho, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2010
Tap at Blind Tiger. Poured a medium amber. Nose is a bit spicy with some Belgian yeast. Flavor is fruity,orange,pear, and a hint of tartness. Some hops float through and make for an interesting mix of Belgian sweetness and bitter finish. A nice American belgian. ben4321 (6506) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Location: Tap at Rattle ’N’ Hum, 4/2/10
nickd717 (4691) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Aroma: Nose has citrus hops, caramel, and some berries
Appearance: Pours a copper-orange color
Flavor: Taste is hoppy, medium sweet, good lingering bitterness
Palate: Medium bodied with a crisp mouthfeel
This one feels more like a Pale Ale or an IPA then a Belgian Ale to me, but it is a pretty solid beer. It is very drinkable, and has that nice West Coast hop fell to it. Good stuff.
On tap at Rose & Crown. This is really an interesting beer. I would have pegged it as more of an IPA than a Belgian Ale, but oh well, I fail at picking the style out again. Raise up off, man, at least I didn’t confuse an Adjunct Lager with an Imperial Stout.
This beer is a deep dark amber color with a one-finger off-white head.
Aroma is very hoppy - citrusy mainly - with caramel malt and an interesting toasty note, as well as some Belgian yeast. Hops dominate though.
Flavor is caramel malt, Belgian yeast, and a big citrusy hop punch. Not so big as in Racer 5 or Red Rocket (the base beers), but pretty big. Some nice floral and spice notes as well.
Palate is pretty average. Medium-low carbonation; not too much life to it. Medium body.
Overall an interesting beer to say the least. Not quite as crazy as they make it out to be, but good. obguthr (6357) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2010
Weak rose hip nose. Clear copper, thin head. Mild funk, solid malt backbone, and lemon zest. Interesting and decent beer, but not very memorable. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 18, 2010
On tap at Paradiso in DC: Pours a transparent deep copper bronze with a clingy-lacing froth of off-white head. Has a sweet toasty caramel and biscuity nose with a ton of fresh resiny grapefruity hops. Starts with good body and assertive hop bitterness with an underlying malty sweet balance. Finishes crisp and bittersweet with lingering hop flavor. A very nice brew that is much closer to an IPA than a Belgian ale.
GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 14, 2010
Pours a clear deepish orange with not much retention or lace. Great California west coast hoppy nose: fresh citrus, grapefruit sections. Taste is fresh grapefruit, bitter orange, refreshing, bright citrus. Light spiciness. Not much yeast character. Travlr (24826) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 14, 2010
Draught at Birreria Paradiso. Dark golden color, edge head, scant lacing. Aroma of malt and berries. Start starts sweet, finishes bitter. Decent enough. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Draught @ Belmont Station:   Very deep amber, coppery hues, hazy, very thin head, off-white, sparce lacing.   Soft hop nose, slightly barnish, much like a Pale Ale crossed with a Belgian.   Musty basement on the tongue,
hoppier than your standard Belgian.   The two almost fight each other.   Is it more of a Pale or a Belgian?   Almost has a smoked or charred wood aspect on the finish.   Finishes with a cereal like aspect, musty, barnish,
with a bit of a hop bite.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Interesting beer, good, but I am still mixed on the whole hoppy Belgian style ales.   Certainly unique tho. Capa (3299) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2009
Interesting beer here. Spicy and a bit of yeast to begin but the fruit really took over as I went. Not my cup of tea, but it was intriguing to see what a different strain of yeast can do to something I know well. (Draught at Thrash Zone, Yokohama, Japan) yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2009
Fun. Lovely carbonation with a zesty spice and yeast. Along with some nice flavorful caramel malts and pine hops. Nice fruit essence and good body.