CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2010
Pours a transparent deep bronze copper with a thin, wispy-lacing white head. Has a sweet biscuity malty nose with a fresh grapefruity hop character and a touch of clove. Starts with good fullness and a light biscuity malty sweetness with some floral resiny citrusy hop flavor and bitterness before a clean bittersweet finish with some lingering clove and doughy Belgian yeastiness. A pretty true to style and drinkable Belgian IPA. drowland (8629) - Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2010
7/16/10. 12oz bottle courtesy mikey711 into a pint glass. The pour is reddish amber with a fizzy khaki head that fades to lichens. The aroma is funky Belgian combined with citrusy American hops giving an almost bubblegummy aroma. Also a hint of bubbly homebrew - maybe oxidation with a dose of alcohol. The flavor is sweet caramel malts with distinct American bitterness and a finish with Belgian yeast and another hint of alcohol. nimbleprop (8280) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2010
12oz bottle pours a clear, orangey amber with a thin, cloudy white head. Nose is yeasty, candy sugar, tropical fruits, a little hops. Flavor is candy sugar, caramel, orange peel, medicinal. Finish is thin and overly medicinal. Not palatable. sloth (2895) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUL 13, 2010
Medium sized white head with good retention and thin lace. Clear gold hued ale. Nose is yeasty, spicey, lightly floral and bready. Med/light body, prickly carbonation. Mildly sweet malts bouncing off of spicey, yeatstys and hops, some bubblegum notes, light melon notes. Lightly sweet finish, juicey. Yeah its a Belgian IPA,,, not a fan of the style yet,, meh. Bottle from motortoddhead, thanks bro! tennisjoel (1446) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2010
Some Tyranena beers are hit. Some are miss. This is a definite hit. This hybrid style is one of my favorites, and this is very well done. Belgian accents with a an IPA base, it hits the mark. May be up there as one of my favorites from this brewer. Good purchase!
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2010
12 oz bottle from the Binnys singles rack (Orland Park, IL). Pours a decent darker orangish amber, a light haze, loose beige head that dies to a small film, laces lightly. Aromas are florals and Belgian yeasty spice, estery pear meets light citrusy lemon, bread dough, Belgian yeast, dry yet sweet. Nice, with a bready pale malts beneath. Not overdone on the Belgian yeast, but there. Initial is lighter side of medium bodied, juicy pear and apple up front, banana moving into pretty dry and bitter middle of florals, grass, and then citrusy lemon. More straight bitterness of florals, chalk, and grass in there, a decent spiciness from the yeast, dry, bread and pale malts, dough, a touch of booziness, spicy pepper and yeast, a bit prickly. An ok beer, but the hop blend doesn’t work for me. I’d like more citrusy hops overall. A bit overdone. Not bad tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 7, 2010
A decent offering, well worth the money and i’d definitely get it again. Just didn’t knock my socks off. I love the style, but this one just had little hop character.
BVery (10315) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2010
Tap. Clear orange pour with a white head. Aroma is Belgian yeast. Taste is. Belgian plus citrus hops. Yummy stuff. thetomG (246) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2010
Pours a mostly clear yellow color with a small amount of head. Aroma is primarily made up of that typical Belgian yeast smell. Taste is similar but with some slight hoppy bitterness. Feels nicely carbonated and bubbly as you sip. Glad I tried it but probably would not seek out again. nuplastikk (6211) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 3, 2010
12oz bottle. Hazy amber-tan with a foamy, lacy off-white head. Fresh, floral hop aroma. Lacks Belgian-style carbonation but the sweet, spicy yeast notes are impressive. Solidly hopped and quite enjoyable. Lots of underlying fruity yeast tones, and in your face citrus from the hops. Complex and drinkable, this is an awesome beer.