Dorwart (2603) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2009
Thin head of superfine bubbles. Nice hops presence in the aroma with some tangerine, caramel and spruce. Dark orange brown in color. Soft malty palate with lots of caramel, spices and hops. You can definately taste the belgian yeast notes. Yeasty, spicy, hoppy, great. Noticable alcohol presence. Finishes thick but very smoth. A very good belgian IPA. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2008
In short: An overly sugary sweet beer of some kindJAXSON (607) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2008
How: Tat at brewpub, North Wales location
The look: Clear dark-golden body topped by a small white head
In long: This beer is sweet, very sweet, way too sweet. Nose of candy. Taste of spicy hard-candies, candy sugar, barley candy, sweet dried orange cubes. Totally unbalanced. This was described as a “Belgian Double IPA with American Hops” but the little touch of fruity hops was crushed by that massive sugary sweetness. No sure what to make of the high ratings. Did I get a bad batch? As if this wasn’t bad enough the beer was getting worse as it warmed with the alcohol coming through, hence the old beer proverb: Vengeance is a beer better served cold.
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2009 Strange beer, really grew on me throughout the glass. Pours clear, dark amber with a creamy head. Piney, fresh hop aroma. Flavor started like a typical IPA but developed into something sweeter, exotic, and elegant. Oranges and candi sugar. JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2008
Bright golden color with a medium white head. Aroma is very sweet with loads of citrus hops and candi sugar in abundance. Flavor is quite sweet with an almost excessive amount of sugar - also oranges, citrusy hops, candy, and a strong Belgian trippel-ish taste. Nice, but not their best hoppy Belgian. kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 4, 2008
Draft @ North Wales location. Pours a bold, clear orange-amber color; light-tan head with solid retention and fine-bubbled lacing; good-looking pour. Very generous, dripping hop aroma, showing lime, oranges, and intense tropical fruit; creamy, estery Belgian underneath; alcohol is well-hidden. Generous Belgian hybrid presence in the mouth, following the aroma, but a touch rough; medium-to-full mouthfeel: cotton candy, vanilla, and creamy Belgian maltiness; again, lots of lime and tropical fruit bitterness; alcohol shows through on the edges, just slightly; generous, but showing its seams. Lengthy finish: tongue-numbing tropical fruit bitterness, vanilla, and toasty malts.
DocLock (10830) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2008
Draft at IHNW. Pours orangy copper with fluffy, 1-finger off-white head and great lacing. Nose is hopcitrus, cobwebby esters, yeasty spice, peaty earthy notes. Tastes hopcitric, with cobwebby yeast esters, woody earthy spicy notes, and some floral hints. Solid complexity and a smooth mouthfeel. This one is very good. adrian910ss (2586) - Doylestown, PA, USA - JUL 27, 2008
On draft at the North Wales location. Pours a clear orange coppery amber with a medium sized beige head. Aroma of cloves and light plantain chips, tangy citrus and lemon tea. Taste has a lemon tea presence to it with hints of cloves, banana, and tangy citrus. Different, yet nice. TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 13, 2008
Thanks to hopdog for sharing this growler. Pours deep amber with orange/golden notes and a creamy/bubbly off white head that left some lacing. Aroma was kind of oaky, almost though this one was barrel aged, earthy, Belgian yeast esters, mixed fruits and toffee. Flavor of again a woody/earthy characteristic, some citrus notes, Belgian yeast spiciness and toffee. egajdzis (6669) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2008
Poured an amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of woody hops, light floral, grass, citrus, pine, light spices, tropical fruits, and toffee. Taste of caramel malts, Belgian spices, toffee, toast, pine, citrus fruits, and light alcohol in the finish. Thanks Steve for picking this up before the shindig today! hopdog (12807) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2008 Growler from North Wales filled a few hours prior to drinking. Poured a deeper amberish color wtih a smaller sized white head. Aromas of earthiness, fruity, with some toasted malts. I was also getting fresh cut plywood shavings (like I just walked into a workshop after cutting some plywood). Tastes were mainly fruity, with lighter earthiness, and lighter toasted malts.