danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 11, 2010
Sampled on tap at the OTM Tasting Room SDBW Bruery event. The appearance is a nice bright slightly cloudy gold with a nice white head. The aromas are actually a little more hop forward then I though they would be. Some nice fruity character and a nice mild hopping in the flavors. Nicely carbonated and refreshing. Very enjoyable. BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 23, 2010
Draft. Hazy yellow hue with thick head and lacing. Nose is light fruits and grains, hints of sugar sweetness and light spice. Flavor is full-on Belgian yeast, light fruit esters--- pineapple, apple, and grapefruit-- moderate hop botteness and grassy flavor, finishes on the dry side. Medium-full body with chewy texture and carbonation. A very flavorful Belgian with spices and malts that linger for a while, delicious and complex yet quite quaffable. Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Had on tap at the Bruery. Pours golden yellow with good carbonation, one finger head, nice lacing. Aroma is citrus, hops, and pine. Tastes very good - one of the better "hoppy" Bruery beers. Flavor is mostly citrus hops with nice spice undertones. The 9.1% is hidden very well and this could be a dangerous beer. One of my new favorite Bruery beers. JoeTheYounger (1183) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - MAY 23, 2010
Poured a hazy golden color with big bubbles and no head. Aroma was lots of hops and some citrus with some herbal notes. Taste was very light but hoppy. Nice carbonation. Very drinkable. mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - MAY 23, 2010
Pours a cloudy golden color with a thin white head. Aroma is citrus and spices with some tropical fruits and bubblegum. Flavor is very lemony and moderately bitter. Light bodied with medium carbonation.
brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 23, 2010
A: The pour is a lightly hazed golden color with a fluffy white head on top and some streaks of lacing on the side of the glass.
S: The hops are up-front and citrusy. Lots of grapefruit and some mild pine. There is also a bit of a Belgian yeast note to the beer.
T: The hops are quite pungent, more intense than I was expecting from some of the other Bruery’s hoppy offerings. Grapefruit and lemon provide the bulk of the citrus flavors with a surprisingly piney and bitter finish.
M: The body is medium with a moderate carbonation and a crisp and bitter finish.
D: This one could give Humulus Lager a run for its money. A really great hop character and not so much yeast and ester driven. skoisirius (1909) - Earth, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2009
On tap at City Beer a while back. Gives you the sense you’re drinking a Belgian on the nose, then taste more like highly malted and heavier APA. A tiny bit boozy. Lots of sweet hoppy flavors with a easy finish. Good stuff. awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - APR 7, 2009
On tap at the brewery. Somewhat hazy, golden yellow color with a tall layer of fizzy white head. Lemon peel citrus hop characters combine with some slightly resinous pine. Belgian esters back, bringing out notes of pear and even a hint of black pepper. Fresh and dank, although I find that to form a bit of a strange end result combined with the Belgian characters. Medium-light bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel with a dry, seltzery palate. Faint bready malt sweetness up front on the palate, followed by a wave of hops, mainly citrus and pine. Hop flavors are fresh, dank, and refreshing, although as in the nose, I find it to clash a bit with the belgian yeast profile - mainly notes of pepper. Alcohol is a bit hot on the back end. Nice clean hop profile, but I’m not a fan of the American hops combined with this particular yeast strain; in this case, I think this would be a great beer with a more neutral yeast strain. riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2009
On Cask. This was the version hopped with Cascades I guess. The aroma was strongly hoppy. Lots of pine and floral hops. Very Cascadey. Underneath this was a light yeasty presence. Pours golden with a moderated haze and little head. More big C hops initially followed by a light yeasty spice, bready grains, and a lightly noticeable sweetness. Lots of lingering hop resins. Carbonation was almost null and void. Had no clue this was 9.1%. This was interesting and nice. wetherel (1883) - Cupertino, California, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Dry hopped with cascade hops. Excellent hoppy aroma. Medium to low hoppy bitterness. Easy to drink. Very good. I feel my rating will be a little high, because I drank under these awesome conditions, but whatever. Good is good.