Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mostly clear auburn with a thick layer of off-white bubbles laying atop. The aroma starts mostly sweet with residual sugar, navel oranges, light pine, cake-y scones, mild honey and a faint bit of yeasty esters. The body fully and creamy with a nice carbonation that pricks the tongue only occasionally. The flavor profile shows much more hoppiness than I expected from the nose. The bitterness really comes out early, dips slightly in the middle and picks up again at the finish. The sweetness, grainy malt and alcohol all weave in and out with ease, but never truly challenge the citrus and piny bitterness. The finish starts dry, but I think that’s due to the bitterness, as some lingering sweetness finally comes around again. Good, but not my favorite American IPA/Belgian interpretation.
rondphoto (1456) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@ Greens Discount / Columbia SC --- Cloudy medium amber with a thick puffy 1" head, sheet of lace that drops back into the drink. Taste is caramel malt that is quickly eclipsed by medium citrus hops. Glimmers of malt continue to show, but hops push right through the finish. Interesting brew, not exactly a Belgian Ale, but quite drinkable. This bottle says 7.3% abv.
Ed5388 (1621) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample from Crossroads Spirits. Pours a clear golden orange color with a thick foamy white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, light spices, and lots of sweet fruitiness. Taste also has that Belgian yeast and spice characteristic, but not overpowering, with notes of old citrus fruit and pine as well.
hivemind (693) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Lucky Dog w Erica. Tulip. 1.5-finger white head. Aroma of fresh hops and yeast, not too "Belgian" ... Tastes the same, fresh hop and herbal notes that blend really well. 8.5% booze hidden extraordinarily well. Easy-drinking Belgian.
ericdevin (580) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Hop City, Atlanta. Pours a slightly cloudy orange, lots of white head. Aroma deep, grassy, immense, like standing at the edge of a cliff with the wine rushing by. Some funk. Body very lively, pillowy, finish very subtle and complex. Fucking stellar.
gsmitty80 (1736) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I thought this was a nice BSA that had a good hop profile from nose tho finish and the flavors moved around enough to keep each sip something different.
Imaena (1691) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ GLB Portland ME. This is a great BSA with some nice hopping and malt backbone.
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
FROM NOTES: October 21, ’13. On draft at the Iron Monkey.
A: Belgian yeast/spice, fresh pine hops, grassy, and some citrus.
A: Pours a hazy straw gold with two fingers of sticky white head that leaves good lacing and retains well.
T: Lots of grassy and lemony hop flavors up front with a light bitterness. There are some lightly sweet Belgian yeast flavors on the finish.
P: Sweet, almost tangy. Medium carbonation, medium body. A very well-balanced Belgian.
O: A solid example of the Belgian IPA style.
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the wonderful Brickstore Pub in Decatur,Ga. Delicate and sweet malts accompanying notes of light fruit are joined by an explosion of pungeant hops. Really solid offering. I gotta say from my experience all beer tastes a little better here.
Dan269605 (203) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light golden straw color with a thick two finger white head that sticks around a while. This is a beautiful looking bottle conditioned beer, something I would expect from Allagash. There’s aromas of pine, citrus, white fruit, biscuit, yeast. The taste is much like the nose, hop bitterness up front like an IPA and then a beady yeasty Belgian character takes over. I don’t get any alcohol. Drinks great. This might be the best or one the best Belgian IPAs I’ve had, also one of my favorites from Allagash. Cheers.
joeneugs (2797) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Tap 25. It pours golden yellow with a white head. The aroma is super floral with mild fruity Belgian yeast esters. LIttle to no malt. The flavor is very full with flowers, mild citrus and lots of spicy, estery yeast. Big bitterness too. Not really my kind of style, but well executed.