jtclockwork (17654) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Bottle at Jimmack’s. Pours clear amber with white head. Nose of farmhouse, citrus and hops. Taste of caramel malts and hops, some farmhouse funk, but still very clean beer. tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2010
A damn fine beer, I would drink it until my liver gave way. Nothing offensive at all, just beer bliss. Would get again fo sho. The brett kind of overwhelmed the hop aroma a little, but added a nice fruity funky aroma, flavor was very layered, nice amount of bitterness, the brett didnt dry it out beyond all recognition, very tasty.
wedgie9 (2703) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 16, 2010
Tasted from bottle obtained in a trade. Pours cloudy orange with a thick beige head that lasts for quite a while but finally leaves heavy lace. I really like the nose, with heavy brett funk, light sour fruitiness, some hops, and an almost plastic band-aid aroma. The flavors are a little bit closer to a traditional IPA with the brett underlying. There is good citrus and malt flavor with a bitter finish, but the brett ties it all together. It is fairly full-bodied and somewhat sticky with somewhat lower than average carbonation and a long bitter/funky finish. Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 7, 2010
Pours amber with a lasting white head. Nose yields some metallic hints, wet dog, perfumy. Tastes dry with some citrus hints, peppery, some touches of nail polish remover. A mixed bag. 50belair (3701) - Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2010
The rocket girl agrees with the band-aid smell. I kinda find it more brett and funk. Sorta like leavin the old wet suit in the car until the next afternoon. The color is amber with a good finger and a half of head. The taste is a pleasant blend of hops, citrus, brett, and funk. For a sour it’s pretty mild. It’s missing the real piney resin of a great IPA. An interesting blend with one of the coolest labels in the biz.....
ryan (3185) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2010
Bit of band-aid in the nose, some hay, lots of cobwebs, bit of horseblanket. White wine, light plastic, very dry, moderately bitter, lots of fresh herbs and flowers. Interesting, but not great. JoeMcPhee (10137) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2010
Deep amber pour. The nose is very, very Bretty and funky. Lots of heavy cologne along with a bright hoppiness. A bit of earthy/Brett richness. Fairly hoppy finish although it’s not got a lot of citrus… more spicy/noble. The hoppiness and the Brett works quite well together. Dry finish although there is a bit of resinousness that adds some chewiness. DocLock (11191) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Bottle from Bullfrog. Pours hazy deep golden straw with 3f big white fluffy head. Nose is Simcoey funky yeasty hops, pale malt, fruit. Tastes of rock sugary pale malt hopcitrus, fruit, a good deal of dusty yeast dank esters, and solid funk. Rich, complex, and very nice. Starts a bit cloying, then gets bone dry, staying funky, hoppy, and yeasty throughout. Well done. TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2010
25.4 oz bottle. Misty amber with a white haze. Nose is honey, yeast, orange and toffee with light funk. Not quite medium with a mild sparkle. Taste is apple, orange and citrus peel. Finishes dry with quinine. Sweetness elegantly transitions to a bitter grassy finish. Completes my Edgar triumvi-rate. koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2010
750ml Bottle purchased at the Blue Dog event this past Saturday.
I’ve listed this as an American IPA because it is Bullfrog’s Edgar IPA with brett added during refermentation. The label says its an "American Wild IPA" but BA doesn’t have that option listed in the style choices.
Appearance: muddy orange cloudy body with an attractive butter cream crown that is quite rocky. The crown shows some retention and lacing.
Smell: Fair amount of floral hops, slight grass note, a touch of booze, green grapes and a healthy dose of brett.
Taste: Slightly toffee caramel like malt with a hint of mandarin orange. Good amount of green apples and grapes that work well with the brett addition during refermenting. The finish is a nice mellow competition between bitter hops and semi-dry brett. Slight alcohol presence. Bullfrog hasn’t perfected blending a good amount of hop flavor with a good amount of brett with this one, but its a nice mellow start! Hopefully with time the brett will heighten and the alcohol will mellow, but I’m not sure how the hop profile would hold up over said time.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a decent amount of carbonation. Could perhaps use a bit more though.
Drinkability: not bad at all sans the heat.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-21-2009