Indra (2605) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the brewpub, noted as 7.5% abv. Strongly fruity, citric aroma, plenty of phenols and esters courtesy of the Belgian yeast strain, with notes of bandaid, clove, bubblegum, lemon, grapefruit and peppery spice, some lighter notes of honey and leafy herb. Hazy medium golden-amber in color with a very fine-bubbled head and lacing to match. Flavor profile is nicely hoppy and bitter, with plenty of bright citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruit, bubblegum, spicy clove, and only a touch of lightly sweet and toasty malt in the background. The yeast profile is not detected as much in the flavor as in the nose, which is fine, and keeps the Belgian profile in check somewhat. Finishes hoppy and fairly clean, plenty of lingering bitterness and light spice. Generously effervescent and warming on the palate, body is medium-full. Some mild pineapple appearing late. Really quite good!
peterschreurs (39) - Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fantastic IPA with a Belgian twist. A sweet malt backbone but the hops are the highlight. Love the Citra!
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commonshawn (348) - - AUG 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at kaseys in Chicago. Dark Gold with white head. Good lacing. Smells hoppy and some pine. Crisp and pine hop, but fresh tasting. Crisp bite. Nicely done, even if it doesn’t blow my mind.
dangjdangel (38) - - JUL 6, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at haymarket pub and brewery in chicago. Pours an orange gold color with a really floral head. I love how complex this is but can't identify the finishing flavor. Really great
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GJF (1241) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Cafe Hollander. Cloudy copper pour. Lots of clove in the nose. Carmel flavors. Nice mix of malty, pale ale qualities with subtle belgian yeast flavors. yum.
akoeninger (412) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Graze. Orange color and white head. Aroma of tropical fruit, clove, and some yeast. Taste is fruity and balanced. This is a very good ipa on the fruity side rather than the piney, citrus side. Well balanced with a slight hint of alcohol in the finish. Medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Ericular (595) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy, dirty orange brown with lasting thin soapy head and good lacing. Aroma combo of Citra and Trappist yeast works well for me, with a mix of citrus fruit and peppery yeast. Taste starts nicely with mellow dank citrus from the Citra, then the yeast spice comes around in the middle, finally drying out with a sharper bitterness that fades after several seconds into a nicer aftertaste. Palate is medium-bodied, smooth, and above-average carbonation. Not crave-worthy, but an points for uniqueness, and makes an interesting suggestion for an IPA that a Belgian yeast fan can try.
bigda83 (152) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a amber color and murky. Aroma of sour citrus, floral, and some sweet belgian malts. Taste follows the nose pretty well. Has a nice bitterness mixed in there and a was an overall nice drinking beer.
ben4321 (3847) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2014
Location: Draft at Blue Frog’s Local 22, 6/23/14
Aroma: The aroma has some fruity hops and some Belgian yeast
Appearance: This one has an orange pour, an off-white head, and plenty of lace
Flavor: This one has a pretty hoppy flavor, good balancing spice, and a medium-plus hop bitterness
Palate: It has a clean, easy drinking mouthfeel, average carbonation, and a dry finish
I found this to be a pretty nice, enjoyable beer. As a first beer from Ale Asylum, I’m pretty impressed. I’ll happily try more from them.
chicagobears (414) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful burnt orange pour into Duvel tulip glass. Yeasty aroma with a bit of citrus and fruit. I get a sweet passion fruit in the flavor along with some nice citrusy hops. A nice balance between the belgian esters and hops. Sticky and sweet on the palate.