vyvvy (6731) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Pours copper with an off-white head that has nice lacing rings. The aroma has fruity earthy Belgian yeast and toasted malt along with mild woody and piny hops. Medium / full body with gentle moderate carbonation. The flavor starts quite sweet and malty with heavy nectar fruitiness from the yeast and spicy / piny hops. The finish dries out a bit and is hoppier, but still on the sweet side. Good beer. 1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2011
Known as Minx and on tap at Madison’s. The beer pours to a glowing orange body. Very delicious fruity Belgian IPA. Floral and filled with tropical fruit components. madvike (3301) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
On tap at Madison’s as Minx - Pours reddish-amber with very little head. Limp hops on the nose with lots of sweetness, honey, and a bit of alcohol sharpness on the nose as it warms. Taste is sweet, bready malt, lightly fruity yeast. Really sweet and syrupy with an almost nutty finish. Smooth, slick and viscous. I think this one is a bit old. Brigadier (3750) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2011
On tap (guest)
Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2011
While this hits the mark it falls just short of the world class category. Whether it is the way that the hops interact with the Belgian yeast or something else it slips a little bit. Regardless it is a fine Belgian double IPA and on any other night would make a good selection.
Aroma / Appearance - The thin white head faded into the amber bronze body. Sparkling with life the nose is a typical rosy Belgian with a hop presence somewhere on that fine line between IPA and Imperial IPA. Semi-tropical it distracted nicely from the pouring rain out the window.
Flavor / Palate - Flowers and dried rose petals cling to the throat. Belgian yeast is wild and untamed. Solid with no huge flaws the only thing it lacks is the ability to capture the imagination. Perhaps the bar was set too high by Lolita. Hopefully this makes more appearances in the future so more people can try it and judge for themselves.
On tap at Madison’s as "Minx". Poured near-clear medium orange with a short dusting of white head. The aroma opened with warm fruity sugars, a pinch of oak, and Bretty funk.. vanilla and honey joined in too.. very inviting. The flavor found warm molasses and caramel at the core, with dry white peppery yeast laced throughout.. a little more astringent than the nose indicated.. long, spicy finish with honey supporting a hefty dose of catty bitterness and white spices. Medium-bodied and dry on the palate.. solid feel and flow.. good one!
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Pours amber, hazy with a tan head. Aroma is Belgian yeasts, apples, citrus and tropical fruits. Flavor is sweet hoppiness and bitterness. Hints of apple and citrus hops. Overall a pretty good beer. Medium to full bodied beer. Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2011
Served on draft at Madison’s in Madison, WI at the GTMW pre-party under the Minx moniker. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a thin tan head. Aroma of toffee, apples, earthy notes and citrus. The taste is toffee, apple, citrus and earthy hops. Medium-full bodied. Nice beer. NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2011
Draft at Beer Bistro Invasion. Pours a deep bronze, slightly hazy with stick lacing that fades away. Nose is light caramel, spicy white pepper phenols and some graham crackery notes. There is a fair level of continental hopping. On tasting, there is a strong bitterness across the palate that is pretty nice, but it kind of battles the clove and pepper phenolics, causing them to clash somewhat. Floral hop notes come across, as does a strong sweetness. This just doesn’t quite feel right. Needs a bit of work but shows promise. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2011
Draft on tap at Beer Bistro for their Invasion! (Chicago, IL). Pours a hazy darker amber pour, some lighter edges, frothy offwhite head dies to a film and laces small ring, ok lacing. Aromas are a touch of Belgian yeast, apple, and bread dough. Some spice, dry florals and citrus hops, with more bread dough, touches of earthy grass. Telltale Belgian yeast. Initial is more bitter than anticipated, throwing a decent to moderate floral and citrusy melange. Touches of sweet and crisp apples, bread dough, honey, touches of spicy Belgian yeast, florals, grass, cereal grains. A decent beer, a bit sweet with a moderate hopping. I’d have to believe this isn’t the freshest this beer could be. A sufficient hopping more in line with a stronger Belgian, with lingering spice and hops. Not bad, not a big brooding DIPA hop bomb like you might expect though. Some significant sweetness hits the palate but is tempered by a solid hopping of lemons, grass, and florals. Finish leaves lingering hops, spice, and overall a decent dryness with a touch of applecrisp. Not bad. pantanap (3367) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2011
6oz sampler again at the tap takeover... with a hazy/lazy orangey copper hue with s wispy solid white skimpy head... Aroma of semi-barleywine-esque faded hop aroma, a little syrupy with richer tangerine and tropcal fruits. More sugary and dated malt influence. Old... Flavors hold up a little better with sweeter malt accents and lighter hop influence. Age has gotten the best of this one. Medium to somewhat full bodied. Gone downhill.