Tmoney99 (9598) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Poured a deep amber with a large off-white head that lasted and produced good lacing. Good yeast and hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate balanced hop flavor with a moderate smooth bitter finish of moderate duration. Good drinkable brew.
shigadeyo (2919) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
7/10/2010: BBC Belgian IPA... Aroma: Spicy and floral; underlying toffee maltiness; a bit peppery with subtle notes of pineapple and grapefruit. Appearance: Perfect pour of golden amber liquid with a fluffy, lasting head into my Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass; hazy; large volumes of carbonation; foamy lacing from top to botom in the glass. Flavor: Malty in the front with bunch of spicy Belgian yeastiness on top of a citrus fruitness; soft, ripe tropical fruits and some banana in the middle, grassy and grapefruit peel bitterness in the finish that grabs at the back of the throat; the Belgian yeast dominates the character of this beer; also, there seems to be something a little off hiding in the background that I don’t like... butter? scorched malt? not sure... Palate: Medium-bodied; smooth; feels mellow in the mouth. Overall: Decent, but I will definitely be struggling to get down the full quart myself since Belgian IPA is just one of theose styles that I don’t care for that much... NEXT DAY UPDATE: Let the growler sit half full overnight in the fridge and some, but not all of the carbonation dissipates and the beer morphs into an English-style Pale Ale with more of the underlying toffee maltiness coming through, less overall bitterness; and a considerable level of Belgian spice and pepper notes absent with fruity and floral notes becoming more prounounced. I actually prefer it more after letting is sit overnight...
Growler fill (draught; 7% ABV) from Party Town in Florence, KY. Rating #7 for this beer.
jcr (2096) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask. Deep golden/amber hazy body. Bubbly, off-white head, mostly diminishing. Big citrus aroma of orange peel, orange, lemon and grapefruit. Hint of peach, toast and caramel. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture with lively carbonation, even for cask. Deceptive ABV because it’s so easy drinking and refreshing — almost wit like. Great citrusy, fruity tastes. An interesting take on an IPA. One of the better Bluegrass beers I have had.
Chudwick (1540) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUN 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2010 tap. light amber and clear with thick white foam. Hoppy beer that is crisp and leaves almost no aftertaste, well, besides the hoppiness. I fail to detect how this is "Belgian" but that could be ignorance on my part (likely). A dangerous beer since it’s ABV is so high and it goes does so easily. A "one and done" for me, NEXT!
esjaygee (3844) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild hazy amber with thin off-white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, caramel and light hops. Taste of light sweet malts, Belgian yeast, mild dark malts with a mild bitter aftertaste from tasteless hops. It’s an okay beer, the best the sampler has to offer.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 10, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark golden with a mostly receding off-white head. Aroma of mango, honey, grassy hops, citrus, and sour orange. Taste is citric, herbal, notes of mango, hop resins, and tropical fruits. A pretty tasty brew.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Strange little experimental brew. Light orange in color and slightly cloudy. Aroma of Juicy Fruit gum. Extremely hoppy in aroma and flavor. Strong banana clove experience.