Patrickctenchi (6034) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear copper...with a small, off-white head.
Pine, orange-candy aroma.
Taste is peppery yeast, orange malt, fruit.
Slightly toasty, caramel malt.....apple.
Nice herbal/earthy spicing and bitter.
vyvvy (5858) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at STL Hops 6th Anniversary Party - Pours clear golden with an off-white head. The aroma has cream, hoppiness, Belgian maltiness, fruity/earthy yeast, caramel and stone fruits. It has a medium crisp body with light sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with pine, citrus, caramel, spice, cream and earth. The finish taste earthy and spicy. Good Belgian IPA.
ClarkVV (5798) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 8, 2015
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Canned 12/18/14, drunk 12/4/15.
Copper-golden body is clear, topped by a small white head with moderate to moderately low retention.
Metal, alcohol, sharp, perfumey esters and peppery phenols are what’s left a year later, now that the hops have faded.
Same in the mouth. Intensely sharp, alcoholic and heavily phenolic. Some sweetness, rather artificial, remains, with the same loose, artificial carbonation that all of their canned beers seem to have. A Belgian IPA should be pleasantly Belgian after the hops fade, with esters, phenols and malt character interestingly replacing the hops. Instead, a flabby texture, flaws and alcohol are what remains behind. Drainpour.
nuplastikk (5785) - 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.
ben4321 (5695) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can at Shoeless Joe’s, 11/16/15. Clear golden-orange color with an off white head and drippy lacing. Citrus and citrus rind on the aroma and flavor. Has a yeasty spice component, as well as some grassy notes. Tastes balanced with the hops coming through more on the drier close. Feels medium bodied with a softer carbonation. Dryness feels more like that of a dry Saison than an IPA, but it definitely has that Belgian-style IPA feel overall. First thing I’ve tried from these guys, and this is a solid, but not amazing beer.
jgb9348 (5681) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich slightly hazy golden and copper coloured body with a nice fast-dying tan head, about 3 centimetres tall. Aroma of belgian yeast, spices, pungent malt, cleanser, pine, resin and a good dose of deep fruit. Meidum-bodied; Strong piney and resinous flavour with a large hop bitterness, some subdued belgian spiciness from the yeast and a good malt flavour that is on the edge of bitter. Aftertaste shows a well-rounded flavour of a lot of hops, some light malt and a good deal of the belgian yeast strain. Overall, a well-balanced beer that hits the right notes, but just not as good as others in this style, especially with the yeast chosen here - the hops are nice here, but simply not as complex as I would have preferred! I sampled this sixteen ounce can purchased from Merchant’s in Dearborn, Michigan on 24-July-2015 for US$2,99 sampled at home in Washington after the Red Wings were eliminated from the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs earlier this weekend on 24-April-2016.
thedm (5668) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, 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.
kaser (5640) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had a draft at their brewery. Super fruity and oily sate. No head. Boring. Wouldn't get again
burg326 (5369) - Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a darker orange color from the can with aromas of yeast, sugar, light citrus and malt. Flavors match the aromas yeast and bread up front followed by light hops and citrus, mild bitter aftertaste.
sonnycheeba (5078) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Pours clear, light copper with fizzy off-white head; decent retention and lacing. Aroma is floral hops, straw, honey, and light sweet malt. Flavor is malt forward (caramel), straw, with floral and citrus hops; dry finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.