FestDecBeet (152) - - APR 20, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Served: 12 oz bottle
Look: pours a dark amber color, slight gaze to it. White head that turns thick after a while
Smell: some sour notes like a Belgian IPA. Definite citrus flavors. Lemons. Floral aromas as well.
Taste: definite sour taste.
Feel: bitter is on the end of the taste. Light feel, light carbonation.
Overall: might be a good beer for summer. Kind if refreshing, but not a big fan of the sour notes. Definitely a Belgian IPA with the sour notes to it.
First drank: home Decatur April 20, 2014
ARH (400) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2014 On tap poured into a shaker. A dry, resin and grapefruit aroma start, and are then complimented by a floral note and some bubblegum character. The beer is a clear amber-caramel color with a sudsy white head that has good retention and leaves a sparse, scattered lace. It’s well balanced between moderate sweetness and bitterness with a good amount of soft, foamy carbonation. The medium-full body is somewhere between oily and creamy in texture with very mellow, well blended flavors. It starts with a juicy malt character then finishes with a dry, chalky, citrus rind finish. The aftertaste is mellow and lingers with tastes of toasted bread and caramel.
BeerInHeaven (135) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
color is murky amber orange with a medium off white head. persistent lacing. aroma is grapefruit. Taste is bright and hoppy. Some citrus notes for sure. Hoppy bitterness fades in slowly. A little bit of the bitterness overstays its welcome in the back of the throat. Not bad, but not the best IPA I’ve had.
BrewHaMeister (166) - - APR 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
24oz stein on tap at Stolpa’s Stein House pours a clear dark copper with a small head. Aromas of Belgian yeast, mild hops, and malt. Very mild bitterness. Nice brew.
jahshuwuh (385) - USA - APR 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A darker murky golden color with maybe half a finger white head that dissipates quickly. Smells of light sweet floral, honey, cinnamon, coriander, Belgian yeast, horse blanket, pear, pineapple. The taste has a nice blending of the Belgian with the IPA flavors, a nice light honey sweetness, vanilla, caramel, lemon a subtle under lieing hop bitter, honey biscuit at the end. Dry finish a light carbonation. Reminds me of lemon cake. Good summer beverage.
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jpscom11 (4) - - APR 7, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Love me a good ipa but during summer months, this ipa would be perfect. Nice citrus flavor but still good and hoppy
jstraw (1920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Amber-gold with creamy, frothy beige head, fine wet lacing / Bright nose of citrus rind, weed, pine, brown sugar / Medium body, lean, soft carbonation, moderate sweetness, good balance and bite, with bitter finish / Flavors of orange & grapefruit rind, mango, pine, resin, weed, light caramel / Very nicely balanced, with a lean and clean body which drinks like a cask ale.
Damico (2579) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours golden copper with a decent white head. Aroma is superb, bringing softly sweet lemon candy, a beautiful combo of the yeast and the citra hops. Flavor is delicate as well, but delicious tart citrus suggested as the bitter soft hops end on the palate.
HuskerTan (497) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Thanks Chris "Budznsudz")
A- Caramel, bread, biscuits, sweet, fruits, flowers.
A- Dark orange color, cloudy liquid, off white head.
T- Caramel, bread, citrus, slightly sweet.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, bready finish.
O- Lots of caramel and bread and very little bitterness at all. I’m guessing the year or so of age on here lead to this, but still a very impressive IPA. The citrus was pretty minimal but still there. I love Citra hops as well as Belgian Trappist yeast strains to this was a superb combination for me. I’d love to try some of this fresh.
Dfonorow (1440) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at The Chicago Beer Festival 2014. Hazy amber with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavor of bitter hops, biscuit, mango, pineapple, yeast, and pine oil. Finish is earthy hops.