ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, 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, í13. 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.
andyhwcinc (1853) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Purchased at Bottles and Cans in Chicago, IL; enjoyed at home while nervously flipping between Bears/Packers and NLCS game 5. This is a good beer to be nervous with. Appearance is pale yellow with a rich frothy white head. Aroma is abundant with citrus, orange peel, grapefruit, lot going on. Taste is equally good, goes down bitter and tart, rich in lemon notes, light ale yeast. Really good one here.
islay (2276) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 10-7-16. Bottled on 07/20/16. Iíd say 3 months is the cutoff for a typical IPA, so Iím pushing it a bit with this one, but it should be alright. Pours a hazy yellow to dirty gold with a small to moderate amount of creamy, beige head. Not the most attractive appearance but not problematic. The final pour, however, is quite cloudy and produces a large amount of creamy, cream-colored head and pretty good lacing. Ends up looking much better than it did in the initial pour. Fresh smell features scents of melon and lemons. The Belgian-esque esters and hops combine to produce a heavily citric aroma. Lemon peel and grapefruit scents. Tame, subdued, dry flavor. Slightly chemical, although itís not entirely clear whether that quality derives from the yeast or the hops. Quite dry in the sense of lacking in sweetness but not actively drying in the palate. Disappointingly low in flavor. Lively and frothy in the palate. Medium body. Iíll write something that I didnít expect at all to write about an Allagash Belgian IPA: Bland!
chinchill (4327) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2016 On tap in Greenville SC.Pour is clear amber with a white head that soon reduced to a ring and a few bubbles but does leave some lacing.Aroma: Belgian yeast with very ripe soft fruits including melons. Herbal hops.Flavor: moderate-mild bitterness. Light tartness. Yeast and a level of hops appropriate for the style, with bready grains in the background. Faint wet leather. Disappointing aftertaste.Overall: a flavorful, amply complex version of a Belgian IPA.
meyers1023 (58) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured an almost clear straw color with a decent amount of head. The smell is Belgian upfront with earth and spice but the citrus smell of hops come through at the end. The citrus flavor jumps forward a little bit in the taste but you still get banana, clove, and pepper in good amounts. Thicker feel but with a dry finish. Very good Belgian IPA, especially if youíre new to the style or wanting to give it another try after not being a fan.
Quick3Beers (973) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 13, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a slightly hazy yellow from a bottle, some lacing. Not much aroma, maybe a little lemon. Citusy flavor, settles into dry grapefruit. Specifically honest to goodness original yellow--not pink--grapefruit. Good beer.
jsnicholas (524) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (12oz $3.75). Large white head. Labeled as Belgium IPA. very little bitterness, but nice hop aroma. Very nice beer
Bebum (782) - USA - OCT 12, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale straw, clear.
Smells of rain.
Light body, low flavor, hot mouthfeel.
Moderately bitter, not too dry.
Not as hoppy as expected.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mcberko (14644) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Blind Tiger, pours a clear copper with a small white head. Aroma brings out Belgian yeast, lots of hops, and a touch of candied sugar. Flavour is a bit jagged, with dry hopping and Belgian yeast competing for front runner. Harsher than most Allagash beers Iíve had. Good, but needs refinement.
gripweed57 (1380) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Hazy pale gold color. Large creamy white head. Fresh yeasty nose with notes of lemon zest and citrus hops. First sip yields fruity, yeasty malt with notes of lemon, apricot and melon. The bready, yeasty notes are nicely balanced by the complex, spicy piney hops. At 7.7% ABV, the alcohol hides well. This is an amazing beer with complex flavors abounding. A must have.
maekchu (3509) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 21, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Thanks KL. Great aroma hopping, with substantial Belgian yeastiness. IPA-level hopping with candi sugar, ripe rude stone fruit, apricot, citrus, Consistent bittering right down the middle. Overripe fruit with a Belgian kick in the ass.