bb (9109) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Yeasty aroma. Yeast and grapefruit flavor. Medium bodied. Yeast and grapefruit linger with light malt.
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAR 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
San Diego Strong Ale Fest 2010. Clear amber color/ white head. Nice spicy belgian yeast, spicy hop, dry hay aromas. Medium bodied. Dry spicy hop, dusty pale malt, earthy flavors, nicely bitter finish--very good.
JohnnyJ (5545) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at San Diego Strong Ale Fest 2010. Clear amberish pour, white head. Citrus, bitter hops, belgian yeast, fruit, and light banana. A fine beer, no complaints.
brokensail (16401) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 12, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A: The pour is primarily orange with some notes of gold and a thin white head.
S: A good citrus and floral hop aromas to the nose give it the IPA character. Some light Belgian yeast esters provide a fruitiness, along with some actual yeast itself.
T: The flavor is quite harsh and almost solventy. Grassy hop flavor along with quite a bit of resinous pine flavor. Very, very bitter, far too much for a Belgian style IPA. There’s a bit of a melon rind flavor, too.
M: The body is medium and so is the carbonation.
D: The nose was quite inviting, but the flavor fell way short. Not something I’d really be interested in drinking again.