thedm (4850) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 30, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This canned brew from a bottle shop poured a head of almost all foam finely sized off-white colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a softly carbonated transparent light orange colored body and a thick foamy lacing. The mild aroma was hoppy and dough. The bubbly mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The sharp flavor contained notes of dough and hops. A decent one that I would consider buying again.
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Brewery Vivant on 3/29/13. Pours clear amber with a thin off-white head. Aroma of malt, earthy hops, pepper and banana. Malty flavor with some sweetness and peppery character before a grassy hop finish.
Pailhead (4236) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can: The aroma consists of light orange, peach, Belgian yeast, and faint grapefruit. It pours a transparent amber with a one-finger orange tinged off-white head that eventually fades to a thin film outlined by a thicker ring. Thereís some spotty webbing left behind for lacing. The flavor starts with orange, caramel, peach, and light Belgian yeast. The finish has light-moderate grapefruit, lighter pine, and a touch of spice. Light-medium boided with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, the Belgian characteristics are much more mild compared to other Belgian IPAs Iíve previously had. Itís a decent thirst quencher, but probably not something Iíd look to if Iím in the Belgian IPA mood.
Strykzone (4200) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz. can bought on a trip to Michigan. This has a huge fluffy off white head that leaves powdery lacing. The beer is clear amber. I smell pine and citrus hops with some caramel malt and spice. This beer is hop forward especially with that citrus. Floral notes. Some yeast is tasted but it is subtle as is spice. Caramel flavor and some toast. At the finish spruce lingers on the tongue. Good.
DrSilverworm (4018) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster on tap at HopCat in East Lansing. Perfectly clear golden color. Little off-white head. Good spread of lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, crisp, lightly soft carbonation. More dry finish. Good citrus, tropical fruit, light spice, light belgian candy sugar in the aroma. Satisfyingly hoppy. Moderate bitter, light sweet taste. Lightly spicy. Great belgian IPA. Satisfyingly hoppy, with an in-check but present belgian factor.
esjaygee (3844) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber with an airy taupe head that lets you know where its been. Aroma is floral and yeasty with some herbs, citrus and mild fruit. Taste is probably right down the middle of Belgian ale and IPA. Yeast, fruit, floral hops, esters and mild bitterness. Itís okay, but Iím not a huge fan of this style, though Iíd like to see someone make a hoppy dubbel instead of a hoppy bland ass Belgian pale ale.
nuplastikk (3825) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz can. Slightly hazy orange-tan body. Big, foamy off-white head. Kind of has a flowery, sort of phenolic thing going on. Not really that impressive, sort of a let down, I expected more. The yeast is too aggressive, and it has herbal, spicy characteristics that seem out of place for the style, maybe right for a spicy US Saison.
alexsdad06 (3824) - Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz. can from Tmoney99. Pours a clear amber color with a large fluffy off white head that leaves consistent lacing. The aroma has caramel sweetness, hops are fruity and a touch on the spicy side, some yeast is noticeable. The flavor has some sweet malts and yeast that are in line with a Belgian ale. The hops kick in mid palate through the finish and add some fruit character leaning toward citrus and mild bitterness. Finish has some lightly toasted bread.
Beerman6686 (3546) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a darker cloudy yellow color with a white head. Aroma was of belgian yeasty notes, and some citrusy and dusty hops. Flavor was much the same a bit sweet, and candy like with almost enough hops to make it balanced. OK
b3shine (3513) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to taster at Brewery Vivant. Looks good; orange with white lacing. Smells solid; grassy hops. Tastes okay, but a little grassy. Mouthfeel is average. Good, not great. The Belgian yeast doesnít stand out as a smoothing agent, but itís still good.