Beer5000 (6545) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 10, 2011
355 ml bottle. Golden body with a small white head. Aroma is just delicious, mostly grapefruit and pines but also peaches and some caramel. Flavor is sweet caramel malt, fruity and bitter. Aftertaste is bitter and a bit herbal. Somehow a bit unusually IPA, but very nice. quiznoaz (309) - Arizona, USA - APR 9, 2011
Draft from Rams Head Tavern (in Savage). Golden amber with little head. Aroma is hops with a light hint of caramel. Initial taste was just bitter, but once I got into it a good mix of caramel started to come through as well. Both flavors lingered well on the tongue. This could get me to start liking IPAs. User42649 (209) - - APR 7, 2011
Cloudy amber pour with 1-finger lasting off white head. Big resin/grass/sitrus aroma -exactly like fresh hop pellets when you first cut open the bag. Medium heavy bitterness somewhat balanced by caramel malts. Medium body, sticky texture. Average carbonation with pleasantly lasting bitter hop finish. Overall, I love this beer! Big, bold and very well crafted. HughConway (831) - Washington, USA - APR 6, 2011
Tap. Pours amber orange with white head. Slight hop aroma, sweet on the tongue, clean finish. Zeswaft (1774) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2011
Well shit, I thought this was strong when drinking it and now i see it’s 8.3%. Big surprise on the quality of this. Abundant citrus hops but some interesting malts and yeast flavors going on. I now regret getting a Titan IPA for my second beer instead of another one of these.
Steeeve (327) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2011
Cloudy but vibrant deep golden pour, with beautiful cascading bubbles. Not much lacing on the glass, but there was a thin wisp of head present throughout the voyage. Aroma is bold and spicy like a wit. Clove, pepper, banana, and lemon. Light spicy hop notes complemented by notes of bubble gum. Taste is sweet at first, bringing gumballs to mind. Lots of banana and spicy yeast flavor. Finishes with a long bitter bang, pine and sticky resin coating the palate. Mouthfeel is rich and full bodied. Really a fantastic beer. Tons of flavor, bringing together the best of both worlds between Belgium and the US. Also quite affordable, at only $8.99 a sixer. Sorry, Michigan! EdKing (2608) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2011
High alcohol IPA, which lacks the citrousy bite of the standard new world IPA. This is slightly softer and combined with Belgian yeast. Can’t really detect much of the Belgian elements. No yeasty aroma although bit of yeast flavour in there. No banana or pungent yeast though. Not sure what this is trying to be. Matts_Property (837) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 31, 2011
12oz bottle split with mcberko. Pours a rich, cloudy amber with no head. Initial aroma is of hops, caramel and yeast. Tastes hoppy with a good malt balance. Carbonation falls on the rear sides of the tongue later. Nice clean finish. mcberko (18068) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 31, 2011
12 oz. bottle, split with Matts_Property pours murky dark orange with a small head. Aroma is first and foremost reminiscent of an IPA, with a nice balance of caramel malt and resinous hops, with the hops eclipsing the malts; and secondly features Belgian yeast, bubblegum and banana, Flavour matches this pretty similarly, with the resinous hops upfront, balanced by caramel malts, and finished with a blend of the hops and aforementioned Belgian characteristics. Quite nice. rougeau13 (3080) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2011
Pale, clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus and floral hops, earthy yeast, bubblegum and nuts. The taste is a bit of a funky yeasty and malty combo with a nice dose of hops that balance rather than define. The yeast is definitely the dominant ingredient here. Body is on the lighter side of medium, alcohol presence is detectable, but not by much, and the finish is dry and a little bitter. It works, but the Belgian yeast in the IPA just isn’t my favorite.