rondphoto (2278) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
@ Whitey’s Wine and Liquor / Lawrenceburg IN --- Nearly clear medium amber with a solid 2" head that takes a long time to drop to a head cover, swirls and dots of lace. Wheat and malt open things, adding citrus and coriander in the palate before moving with graceful smoothness to a clearly hopped finish. An unexpected success, matching disparate flavors and styles to create a new, appealing Belgian IPA. Recommended.
Bulk_Carrier (2264) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 19, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On the back of the bottle, it says "best by June 2014."
I ended up pouring this into a Boulevard tulip because that is what the back of the bottle recommended.
The appearance was a nice hazy yellow to orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dies at a nice pace and ends up leaving a decent amount of spiderweb lacing.
The smell has a gracious amount of Belgian spices and lends a touch of clove into a somewhat tightly packed light citrusy sweetness of a tangy yet zesty and somewhat grassy lemongrass and sage of sorts.
The taste is zesty, tangy, has a decent sour to tart background in it and still maintains a nice spiciness to it. There is a nice lemon and somewhat citrus aftertaste that ends up leading to a decent somewhat dry finish.
On the palate, it sits fairly light and has a decent sessionable quality to it. The carbonation is there as an AIPA or witbier, but also maintains a decent smoothness about it.
Overall, AIPA or witbier, its labeled as an IPA on here, to me, I see qualities of both and for the most part, this is a very good beer. One I would have again - most definitely! Boulevard, please keep sending your beers to Alaska. Thank you.
JMerritt (1840) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, batch RB13254-2, best by 06-2014. Dark tangerine in color with a fluffy white head. Quite a few suspended particulates floating around within. Woody oak nose atop oranges, white pepper, dried wheat, coriander, rose petals. Belgian white characteristics battle the citrusy fresh IPA notes and are evenly matched - the flavor is pillowy soft malts up front with orange rind bitters, followed up by yeasty esters, spicy coriander and soft leathers. Bitterness grows a tad during the finish, turning grapefruity. A relaxing IPA? A punchy Belgian white? It’s both. Well done.
halfonit (1183) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at battleship. Pours a a clear light golden color with a white head. Aroma is full of yeast, cloves, coriander and some citrus. Flavor is the same. A little bit less yeasty and clovey than the aroma would make you believe. Leaves a nicely balanced yeasty hefe finish. A nice earthiness to this one.
Aquitard (27) - - MAR 10, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Perfect blend of two styles I love. Light copper of an ipa big white head of a Belgian. Smells yeast hops yeast malt cloves. Flavor malt yeast cloves little banana clean hop finish. Amazing smooth mouthfeel. Awesome.
Butters (3848) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful bright clear golden pour with small ring of white head. Bright and spicy white ipa character. Light thai basil, lemongrass, white pepper. Wonderful spicy hop flavor, but not overly bitter. One of the best White IPA’s i’ve ever had.
Experiment_Ale (1043) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Cynthia’s thanks to Tyler. Pours orange with fluffy white head. Aroma is lemon orange coriander wheat. Taste is raw wheat, sweet orange juice. Finish is a little strong and flavorful for me.
PhilJackson80 (378) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 8, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2014 The beer had a cloudy appearance slightly orange the aroma was sweet with malt backbone overall not very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
arminjewell (6417) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, hazy golden pour with fluffy white head, aroma brought notes of grass, spice, grainy notes into a bit of biscuit, bready notes with some nice grape, pear, peach notes, slight wheat notes with a hint of orange, grapefruit in there. Taste is a mix of grapefruit, orange, hints of peach, pear, wheat, hints of biscuit, bread, slight earth finishing fairly sweet, slightly dry.
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Whole Foods Charlottesville. Pours a clear golden color with a thin frothy off-white head. Aroma of citrus, spice, wheat and a bit of yeast in the finish. The taste is wheat, citrus, stone fruits, spice. Medium bodied, refreshing.