hotstuff (4838) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated on 02-01-2012. This canned IPA pours a medium sized very fizzy off-white head with a long retention, gold hazy body and virtually no lacing. The aroma is malty, yeasty, citrus, pine hops, and semi-sweet. The flavor is semi-sweet, caramel malt, herbal, citrus, and pine hops. The mouthfeel is soft carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. This beer is very quaffable with an enjoyable all around good flavor. It is not an overly hoppy tasting IPA and it is worth trying.
rumproasts (4828) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber with minimal head. Not quite as hoppy as most IPAs. Slight sweetness to the body.
superspak (4468) - Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 ounce can into tulip, no canning date. Pours crystal clear golden orange color with a nice 3 finger dense khaki head with incredible retention that reduces to a thick cap that lingers. Some decent lacing clings to the glass; with decent carbonation streaming up. Aromas of grapefruit, orange, caramel, pine, herbal, bread, and yeasty spices. Nice and well balanced aromas, but on the weak side. Taste of big grapefruit, caramel, pine, herbal, biscuit, orange, and yeast spices. Good amount of herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, bread, and yeast spices. Great balance of hop flavors, bitterness, and Belgian character; with a hop character being a little more pronounced. Medium carbonation and body; with a slightly creamy and very smooth mouthfeel. Drinks fairly easily at 6.5%; with only a slight alcohol warming after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Belgian IPA. Has the Belgian character without going over the top; and still retaining good hop flavor. I really enjoyed this one.
SHIG (4385) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can for IPA day: Poured a clear coppery orange with a creamy off white head. Aroma is hops and grass. Nice mix of hops, Belgian yeast, light soapy finish.
DiarmaidBHK (4151) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at brewpub. Pours light orange with little head. Has that Belgian yeast thing on the nose. The yeast is pretty strong on the tongue as well but the this hop presence kind of smacks you in the nose. Finishes clean without a lot of bitterness. I donít think the IPA elements combine well with the Belgian yeast thing.
Nate (4114) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From can. Sulfur hop funk and orange peel. Light hoppy character but mostly the nose of a Belgian ale. Pleasant. Brilliant orange-amber clear with foamy white lacing head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Starts moderately sweet with orange-yeasty tang and light hop acidity. Moderate bitterness with some yeasty esters and light carbonic note. Mild bitter finish with lingering orange zest after.
chinchill (4112) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured out of a 16 oz can into a Belgian snifter.
A - Pours with a hazy amber body topped by a well-propotioned and durable off-white head. Excellent lacing.
Aroma: Nutty yeast aromas mix with hops, some bready malts and faint fruits. Excellent balance.
T: Nutty, yeasty, lightly funky, moderately hoppy, slightly fruity and floral. Nice complexity and good balance. The lingering, mildly bitter aftertaste is especially pleasant for this style.
M - Medium-bodied with crisp, medium+ carbonation.
Overall: a well crafted Belgian IPA worth seeking out.
ads135 (4060) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty decent IPA with some nice belgian yeasty contributions. Clear orange with cloves and candy sugar.
HonkeyBra (4023) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz. can. Aroma of strong citrus and pine hops, resin. The hops are along with a strong belgian yeast push, lots of fruity esters and mild spiciness. Flavor is good. Strong, bitter, lots of pine hops intertwined with yeasty spiciness. Lots of fruity esters come off from the yeast as well. Full bodied, finishes bitter and fruity. Pretty solid from this brewery.
esjaygee (3904) - 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.