DuffMan (10435) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 13, 2017 tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Thanks, Kevin! Gauzy, almost neon-ish yellow with a skimpy white film that barely covers the entire top of the brew. Aroma has fresh, weedy hops, mild orange rind, wet grass, a touch of florals, & I swear I’m picking up some Belgian style, spicy yeast... (I did not realize until later that this was listed as a Belgian ale, so I guess it makes sense). Taste has plentiful spicy & borderline earthy hops with more floral & grassy notes opening up mid-palate, not as citric as the nose would seem. Lightly pungent & quite bitter, lasting with a lingering sting into the aftertaste. Hops steal the show, the yeast & bready malt take a backseat in the flavor department, here. Crisp, snappy mouth feel, mostly dry finish. Decent Belgian-y style IPA.
Bottle. Translucent medium golden with a towering white head that requires several pauses during the pour. Sweet fruit dominates the aroma, maybe tangerine and melon, with underlying Belgian yeast esters. The palate is dominated by yeast esters, the fruit is accompanied by notes of pine and pepper, with a bitter finish. DeliriumT (537) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2017
Aroma of grass, tobacco, cat piss, coriander and pepper. Flavour is actually rather enjoyable but a bit too harsh to be a quaffer.
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Pale yellow with a slight haze, gigantic three-plus finger head from a careless pour, an excellent lace. Aromas of earthy/floral hops, Belgian yeast, banana, citrus and spice. Bright hoppiness overlays a candy sugar sweetness accompanied by peppery spiciness. Medium body, generous carbonation, fizzy mouthfeel and a bright hoppy finish. colui72 (1032) - HONG KONG - MAR 27, 2017
Hazy golden, with a medium white head, little lacing. Floral aroma, with strong citrus hops and Bret yeast. Taste puts the hops aside and it’s fully Belgian: malty, candi sugar, Bret yeast. Hops appears later again to balance with some bitterness and citrus notes, for a dryish finish. Session Belgian ale, quite tasty and easy to drink. Approved! Cavie (4718) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2017
Bottle from Friendly Spot. Hazy yellow golden pour. White head. Leafy aroma, grass, aged hops. Flavor is Belgian yeast esters, sweet, some grassy floral hops. Dry notes.
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NordicV (2347) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2017
Disig gul öl med ett vitt skum. Doften är örtig och kryddig med lättare citrusinslag och jäst. Jästen mer framträdande i smaken. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JAN 16, 2017
Poured into a tulip, the appearance was a murky burnt yellow color with a sly transparency. Carbonation could be seen rising at a moderate pace to fill a finger’s worth of white foamy head that died off fairly quickly. Filmy clingy foamy lace moves around the glass nicely.
The aroma starts off with some sweet pear enveloping a slight white pepper and then a sly grassy to herbal sweetness. Sweet breadiness with Belgian tones sliding in.
The flavor wants to blend the sweet pear to the white pepper spice, but slyly leans towards the sweet pear. Light grassy to citrusy hops move into the taste. Sly dry vinous craving. Vinous/grassy/citrus/pear/white pepper-esque aftertaste flowing on into the finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to almost medium on the body on the body with a nice sessionability about it. Mild carbonation feels good. White pepper doesn’t bother my tongue = harshness even feels somewhat low.
Overall, good Belgian IPA that I could have again. jookos (6821) - FINLAND - JAN 12, 2017
[email protected]ronaldtheriot (1936) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - DEC 13, 2016
Dirty orange, unclear. Crazy label. Well carbonated. Not gushing or anything, but bubbles up on the tongue. Bit strawy, old hay malty nose, pale, bit barnsy feeling, old planks. Saisonny belgy spicing, dried fruits. Med bodied, dried orange peel. Dried malts. Pretty good length, lingering flavour. Very belgy. Pretty nice. A tad murky but still consider the flavours clean. Might choose a brighter one over this if I had to though.
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Why Can’t IBU has an extremely thick, spongy, slightly off-white head, an opaque, gold-orange appearance, with fierce, tight bubble streams. The aroma is of orange peel, fruit juice, spices, and mild barley malts. Taste is of those elements, with some lower-level bitterness, white pepper, spiced white holiday bread, and citrus pith. Mouthfeel is high medium, and Why Can’t IBU finishes on the dry side. Refreshing. RJT tricksta_p (4663) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2016
Bottle at home. Aroma is floral, grassy hops, spicy peppery yeast, white pepper, grainy malt, some herbal and peachy notes with a touch of bubblegum. Flavour is light sweet and moderate bitter. Body is medium. A tasty floral yeast delight.