BeerandBlues2 (13307) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 28, 2013
Bottle received via trade with FlandersNed. Pours clear mahogany with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with spare to no lacing. Aroma is banana, pear, and apple esters with cookie and toast malt, light earthy hops and slight peppery alcohol notes. Flavor is Belgian yeast spices, peppery alcohol, sweet malt, light hops and bitterness, candied fruits, and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation. Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2013
Bottle: The aroma consists of bubblegum, banana, citrus, and light metallic notes. It pours a transparent amber with a small white head that leaves quickly fades to a thin film. There’s some thin webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with banana, residual sugar, and light citrus. The finish has moderate-heavy bubblegum with some light spiciness. It’s full bodied with mild carbonation and somewhat sticky mouthfeel. Overall, it’s a little too much on the sweet side for my preferences. Michbeerlover (147) - - APR 26, 2013
Pours a cloudy orangish brown with no head. Not picking up any aroma at all, maybe slight wet dog, Belgium wet dog since it has Belgium yeast.....Now getting some slight apple spice on the nose. Absolutely no trace of alcohol in the nose or taste. Amazing for 11.5%. Taste is somewhat better than the aroma. Some slight spice, but not much else. I don't know what to make of this one. I thought I was buying the regular Simcoe Silly, which is a great beer. This is the "sillier" version and it's kind of blah. Kudos for no trace of alcohol at over 11% though.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - APR 14, 2013
Shared by OmegaX. This brew was big and full of flavor - not so much that you would think 11.25% though. The taste was full of honey, yeast and some dank hops all about. Not bad at all - and went down smooth as well. OmegaX (1374) - Florida, USA - APR 14, 2013
Thanks, Jason, for the trade. Aroma is big citrus and tropical fruit with some alcohol, candy notes, Belgian Yeast and some honey notes. Flavor is pretty consistent with not much of an alcohol flavor for the surprising ABV. Sweet and hoppy.
tdoyledesign (179) - Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Pours a hazy orange with a thin head and little lacing. Smells of strong citrus and pineapple with a hint of bubblegum, just like the description claimed. Taste doesn’t back up the aroma. Its good, with a good mix of Belgian and American Ale combo. Palate is a little flat but leaves a strong hop flavor in your mouth for long afterwards. Good beer. Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2013
This one poured a hazy darker yellow color with a white head. Aroma was belgian yeast and spices, light hops, and pale malt. Flavor was sweet belgian candy sugar, some light spices notes, alcohol and mild hops. Not enough hops for what I was expecting. gonzosauce (157) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Yeast & bubblegum in the nose; arguably more bubblegum than I’ve experienced prior. Exciting on that alone. Golden orange in color with a solid, consistent, filmy head. Great flavor; one of the more earthy IPAs I’ve had, while also gently floral. I appreciate a balance that allows spice & bitterness to be maintained, as opposed to increased sweetness that often appears in imperials - and this with . Not to say there isn’t evidence of honey - it’s there, including that floral/lavender aroma & sensation that comes with it. For this reason, too, I enjoyed this beer immensely while cold. Overall, a very unique beer, even within an extreme and encompassing genre - Only at the brewery, snatch one quick! hopscotch (11078) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Clear, light copper ale with a small, fleeting, white head. The aroma is straight-up armpit muskiness and cat piss earthiness accompanied by only a hint of caramel. Full-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and tickling carbonation. Surprisingly sweet, but there’s a boatload of Simcoe hop flavor to go along with all the rich caramel and toffee malts. Finishes bittersweet - more sweet than bitter. World class brew – provided by biggsbowler! tricyclist (1125) - Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Half snifter pour of rich gold with a light white head. Nose is fairly simcoe hops with some sweetness of citrus notes. Flavors include moderate hop without being too bitter. Plenty of pine comes through with a little citrus, mostly grapefruit and lemon peel. As it opens, a spicy yeast is definitely present. Not a bad ale, but I may have wanted a little more bitterness.