otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Appearance: amber and orange under a pithy head which slowly recedes into a blanket of decent thickness. Swirls with lace while maintaining her head.
Shitpantz (61) - Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2010
Nose: orange skins with spice underneath. More orange, meats this time, along with mango and pineapple. There is an underlying greenness to the whole of her nose, like the tropics and the inner green of young Nature. Key lime for some zip and pep. In the back are floral notes of lavender and tropical flora.
Palate: sweet all the way through though in no way cloying or overwhelming. Green underneath from start to finish; fresh and lively. I descend into the tropics with pineapple, key lime, aloe, cactus, and mango galore. Long brash dry finish atop my tongue long after each quaff: fruit skins and spice. Lavender mingles with tropical fruit skins and flora in my breath. Lips are sticky with orange nectar and wild honey.
Final Thoughts: some may scoff at a Belgian-style IPA as being sacrilegious or not really an IPA to style, but I say pish-posh. It’s all beer and good is as good tastes which is the Raging Bitch all the way. Good show, Flying Dog.<
Pours out clear copper in color, perfect head on the pint. Nice spicy hop aroma with the subtle Belgian ale hints. Taste is nothing like what was described to me - this one tastes smoked with a lot of hop character - wonder if I got an off batch. Tastes like a heavily hopped rauchbeir. Very happy with this as it is so different than anything I have had before. I went to the store looking for an IPA and left with this...overall a great purchase. matthewjk (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2011 I had to down-grade a former favorite! No way around it, I just didn’t appreciate this one the fifth time around for some reason. Why? No idea. Something wrong with my palate. Yet, a good beer. Bella68 (42) - Alabama, USA - NOV 21, 2010
Bottle. orange/red color. Had this at Mellow Mushroom. Quite a nice surprise. bth122 (1641) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2011 Gold color, draft. Minimal head. Arom of citrus, honey. Interesting taste on this IPA. The hops are there, but it takes on more of a belgium beer taste. Def would get again.
Rerate- bottle this time. Med head, lacing around glass. Still getting mostly citrus hops in the aroma (wanting more of the belgium yeast flavors. Flavors of citrus, pine and some honey. Medium-lite body, slightly creamy texture, alcohol is well hidden. This is still a great beer. May want to get a case of it.
MaltOMeal (1094) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2010
bottle. Pours a clear amber with an off-white head. nose is of Belgian yeast, spices and it’s a bit perfumy. Taste is of bread and spices with bubblegum and fruity hops. Pretty tasty stuff. Mouthfeel is medium and mildly bitter. big_boss (17) - helotes, USA - NOV 18, 2010
great bite, very happy with flying dog and there obsession with hops. great beer any time of year Bosco (351) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2014 Deep amber, sharp, bitter, has bite, nice...big fan of Flying Dog brews. $9/sixer at Boca Total Wine & More.
Re-rated 11/07/14: Now enjoying the draft version at The Kings Tavern, Leesburg, VA, Peppery, spicy like a Rye IPS. More bitter on the finish. drupgyu (9) - USA - NOV 15, 2010 does not count
Not a big fan of Belgian IPAs I must admit, but with the Ralph Steadman art I had to give it a shot. If you are a fan of the maltiness of beer, it is certainly worth your dollar. A sweet taste which is occasionally masked by a false IPA-ness, it is a good brew that would be better as a pint rather than a six pack. bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 15, 2010
A big hop bite with just the right amount of belgian sweetness swirling in the mix. Surprisingly enjoyable.