vacantskies (208) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer has a light and sweet aroma. It has a rich golden appearance with minimal foam. It tastes like an IPA with sweet finish.
blankboy (7425) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle [22oz]. Pours a slightly hazy golden-orange with an average size lasting fluffy white head. Decent lacing. Very nice aroma of hops (resiny, citrusy and grassy) and Belgian yeast foremost followed by lots of fruit and spices. Flavour is hoppier then expected and is a pleasant surprise. Lots of hops but also yeasty, spicy and quite fruity along with sweet malt backing it up. Decent dry bitter finish. Medium bodied. I really like (most of) these Belgian/IPAs and this one’s no exception, it’s very easy to drink, smells great and is very tasty -- well done.
kassner (1572) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Dorothy Lane. really nice IPA but I don’t get much Belgian influence, certainly not the yeast, a nice head but not like a Belgian IPA. Fragarent balanced and floral
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 mL bottle. A not quite transparent orange, with a very thin head. Lots of piney hops in the nose, with the Belgian yeast underneath. The flavour is dominated by the same hops as the nose. Something like Buckley’s mixture, only better. The yeast is certainly evident, though, more so even than the malt. Which probably shouldn’t be. Interesting concept, and a good lesson on what yeast does for a beer.
l1br4r14n (451) - Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA - DEC 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy orange with a thick white head. Citrus hops in the nose, flavor is grapefruit, citrus, and hop bitter along with belgian yeasty breadiness that makes this pretty smooth. Nice combination adds another facet to this IPA.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - 22 oz) Hazy orange pour with a thick and lasting off-white head. Aroma is a nice combination of floral and citrusy hops and that very distinct Belgian spicy yeast aroma. Flavor is floral and yeasty at the beginning with a peppery middle before the yeast takes back over and leaves some mild spice on the palate. Finishes with a lingering bitterness and a dry and lasting yeast flavor. Rather nice.
blipp (8532) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden orange with a white head. Lovely aroma with sweet citric hops, tropical fruits, and a hint of pine. The flavor brings more piny and citric hops, some lighter spicy notes, and a nice lasting bitterness. Solid.
Beerona97 (2398) - Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2011 Hazy orange, frothy off-white head. Aroma- pine, orange, sweet grapefruit. Taste is a good balance of bitter and sweet caramel but leans sweet initially then fading into a bitter finish. Very thin syrupy body that coats the mouth. ....Another bottle. I like how the Belgian yeast is noticeable but not too overpowering. There is definitely a good amount of banana and sweatiness. Nice bitter resin finish with some funk.
Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 25, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler filled at Stone. Christmas afternoon. Nose is hoppy and Belgian yeast. Bright golden color from the growler with strong white head. Wonderfully light and sharp and flavorful at the same time. After a bunch of big winter/Christmas brews this was a really welcome change of pace.
Sledutah (7210) - Utah, USA - DEC 23, 2009
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2010 On tap at The Davis Graduate
Appearance: Light golden/yellow with little to no head
Aroma: Grapefruit and some funky flavors
Taste: Wow, I don’t know if this keg went bad or contaminated lines. I would hope this isn’t what it is suppose to taste like, it was pretty bad. I took it back.
** After trying this again (bottle this time), I stand by my original ratings. I didn’t like this at all. It has a real funky taste. Out of 8 of us the tried it half liked it, the other half didn’t.