Scopey (14699) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2011
On tap at the Euston Tap. It pours a golden amber colour with moderate carbonation and a quickly dissipating head. The nose is pine, wood varnish, resin, peach and grapefruit. The taste is astringent, wood, yeast, brown sugar, lemon and lime zest, grapefruit, wheat, a little vanilla and some alcohol warmth towards the finish. I didn’t enjoy the combination and balance of flavours in this one. verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Pours a clear copper body with a thin, lasting white head. Lots of bubblegum initially, followed by a long, dry, grapefruit and citrus finish. Really good stuff. thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2011
Bottle at In de Wildeman. Pours hazy amber with a solid head. Grassy and fruity hoppiness. Quite bitter, some sugary sweetness blending with harsh herbal and grassy hops. A bitter bitch for sure. dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Bottle pours amber with an eggshell head. Aroma shows notes of caramel, grapefruit, passion fruit, and bubblegum. Flavor shows the same additional notes of toffee, pineapple, and light herbal qualities (sage?). Overall body is moderate with light to moderate bitterness. SudsMcDuff (8428) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2011
had originally in AMsterdam on Tap on my second solo visit to Beer Temple .. . pours a medium proud gold, awesome lacing .. . actually drank this while talking to the owner of Beer Temple, nice dude .. . light bitterness, with touches of yeast .. . an amazing quaffer .. . this is way to easy to drink!! .. . when i ordered this beer, i had to shout- "i’ll have a small raging bitch!" .. hmmm
grapengrain (124) - Havelock North, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 8, 2011
Fracking awesome Belgian / IPA hybrid... Lots of bubblegummy Belgian estery notes cut against by extreme hopping.
And possibly has the filthiest bottle lable in beer history!!! ogreface (1390) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 7, 2011
Csak a jó sör, Budapest
Vörösréz színű ital, amin egy igen kemény állagú, majdnem fehér, igen termetes hab terpeszkedik. Illata fantasztikusan gyümölcsös, muskotályos szőlős, fenyőhajtásos, fűszeres és igen intenzív. Ahogy belekortyolunk, egyből érezni a rengeteg amcsi komló borókás, szőlős, gyantás ízét, kis karamellával, némi malátával, mandarinnal, grapefruittal és pörkölt mandulával. Elég testes és kissé olajos, kellemesen élő, buborékos. Utóíze igen száraz és gyümölcsös, feltapad tőle az ember nyelve a szájpadlására. Igen finom IPA ez, minden a fajta legjobbjaira jellemző tulajdonságokkal rendelkezik. Bárhol, bármikor! Igen nagyot harap ez a dühöngő szuka! Mad_Ferret (1017) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2011
Bottle. Clear amber with a slight haze and a nice head that leaves traces. Extremely fruity and hoppy on the nose. Caramell, flowery, fruit candy.
Taste is flowry hoppy and sweet with a nice bitter ending. frenchiew (17) - , NEW ZEALAND - MAR 5, 2011
This one pours a golden bronze colour with a good looking head. It has that wheat beer coriander smell with marmalade in there too.
Doesn’t smell like a hoppy IPA but more a Belgian with a hop-loaded minimi.
Nice and velvety in the mouth, and more marmalade or orange peel coming behind it.
A bit too thick and cloying to feel like an IPA, the aftertaste sticks with you for a long time, which is a great thing, you get more value.
I went into this thinking I was buying into an IPA, but I got swindled into a delicious Belgian with hops. Bugger.
crossovert (12874) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2011
12 oz bottle. 20th anniversary brew.
It is a stunning looking brew. It is crystal clear honey colored with a huge creamy but foamy off-white head that rises high ad leaves nice lacing.
Finally an american made Belgian IPA that smells like it was made in Belgium. The hops are grassy and slightly citrusy. There is a little bit of almost sourdough pretzel scent for the malt profile.
In the taste the malt and hops are both a little flat but this one has a lot of great flavor. The flavor is a bit more citrusy, with a nice grassy spicy grass from both the hops and yeast. The bitterness is decent but not over the top but a bit one-dimensional.
The mouthfeel is nice, drinkability high.
This beer is really impressive, and a great way to commemorate their 20th anniversary.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-16-2010 23:12:47