GypsyHead (35) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great Belgian Double IPA, though not as hop-forward as would be expected by the name. Very well balanced, dry finish, spicy, and all around delicious, but I wouldn’t call it a Double IPA. Only light aroma, and it’s mostly spice and Belgian phenolics. Very little evidence of hops, but again, it’s a perfectly balanced beer.
chinchill (4685) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours, with some sediment, cloudy brown with a large off-white head. Good retention and plenty of soapy lacing.
Aroma: Dark fruits and fruitcake (not DIPA!).
Flavor: Dark fruits, roasted nuts and fruitcake with light hops - certainly not DIPA or even a pale ale. Tasty, nonetheless.
Laure (12) - FRENCH GUIANA - DEC 19, 2016
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Hazy golden. White head. Aroma is yeasty and belgian. Palate is flat, just faint cascade.
gyllenbock (8625) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bier Tempel, Brussels. Hazy golden/orange with a white head. Aroma of hops, grapefruit and caramel. Similar taste. The body was around medium and the finish was quite bitter. A decent one.
wekker84 (2240) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle a cloudy golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts citrus fruits yeast and hops flavor malts citrus pineapple spicy yeast pepper and bitter hops
jimhilt (2589) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 28, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Explodes with a five+ finger off-white head that fades leaving some lace. Hazy amber color with some yeast left in bottle. Strong carbonation and medium bodied. Citrusy and yeast nose, flavor is almost sweet citrus, Belgian yeast and nearly clean finish. $2.95 for a 330ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, MA.
Lore (2513) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 13, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
hazy orange colour, minimal creamy off-white head;aroma and taste of overripe fruits (peach, maybe grapefruits, too and tropical fruits), orange peel, biscuits, Belgian yeast and peppery notes; really haarmonic bitter-sweetness; like a mixture of an IPA and a tripel
Bulk_Carrier (4743) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - MAY 21, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Treated as a Belgian IPA, this was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a burnt hazy orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated pretty quickly.
The smell has some sweet grassiness over some sweet Belgian sugars. Nice sour edge underneath, super underneath. Some mellow woodiness.
The taste had a semi-sticky stick edge of the grassiness to the Belgian sugars. Semi-mellow and leading on into the aftertaste with a wet finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly light with some sweet grassy to Belgian sweet to sugary-feels hitting my tongue in a somewhat sticky sort of way.
Overall, for a Belgian IPA, I see nothing wrong with it. But its really not hype-worthy. Its just good for what it is. I could do it again if I necessary.
Strykzone (7122) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. A big off white head that lasts. Lots of carbonation using in this honey golden clear beer. On the last pour sediment caused cloudiness. A sweeter aroma of tangerine and caramel. First sip brings some surprising alcohol. ABV isn’t all that high by the listing. It is kind of all over the place but not really anywhere. I do taste yeast and syrupy fruit that includes stone fruit. Moderate bitterness is dry citrus. This is likely not a fresh bottle as some oxidation is noted. Perhaps this is an example of why I am over the collaboration craze. I love it when a brewer has a dream and perfects it. Too many cooks in the kitchen can bring unfortunate results.
mmahut (1857) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 26, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours in copper body with medium white head, fair persistence. Aroma has caramel notes, light pine, hints of earthy hops. Taste has pretty high caramel, yeasty notes, earthy after taste with high bitterness. Body is full, really high carbonation.
nealblind (1786) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - FEB 23, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
big foam. orangy color. Aroma candy corn caramel popcorn. dusty bananas. tastes big rye grain dusty. bittersweet, woody. Strange to call this an IPA.