superspak (1895) - 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.
rumproasts (1842) - 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.
jstraw (1837) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Amber-gold with nice, foamy, off-white head, decent legs / Sweet, steely, floral nose of spun sugar, violet, banana, resin, citrus / Medium body, soft carbonation, mildly sweet & syrupy, surprisingly dry and hoppy, lightly astringent, and big bitter finish / Stylish, dry flavors of straw, honey, spun sugar, violet, with only notes of banana and citrus / One of those rare cases where the nose doesn’t match the body or flavor, but this dry, pilsner-like Belgian is well suited for the summer.
kaser (1741) - 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
Rustyham (1685) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2011 Light crisp sweet, malty, too. This is light and easy to drink. Flavor contains Caramel, sweet, cloudy and and not too bitter.
changeup45 (1666) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looking forward to trying some stuff from this brewery! A medium off-white head pours out of the can on top of a copper body. Light scattered lacing left on the glass after each sip. The aroma is citrusy, with wild floral notes; definitely pick up the Belgian yeast. Some pine is burried in the scent as well. The flavors mostly follow that; less citrusy perhaps, and more of a resinous/pine hop flavor combining with the Belgian yeast element. It’s more IPA than Belgian Ale, the yeast just adds a different element without getting in the way, which I like. It has firm bitterness but nothing over the top; nice and dry in the finish. The body is a shade light; at least moreso than expected, but I’d hardly categorize it as thin. I like this. Sometimes the flavors can clash in these Belgian IPAs but this one works quite well.
wedgie9 (1661) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted in October 2011 from a 16oz can shared at a tasting. Pours hazy bright orange with an average white head that leaves a thin collar of lace. The nose is dusty and fruity with some citrus and resin hops, along with apricot with a green cucumber note. The flavor is pretty much the same with the fruity apricot up front, moving to citrus and resin hops and bitter cucumber skin. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long, fruity, and lightly bitter finish.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A - Pours a clear copper-orange color with a big layer of frothy off-white head atop. The head fades down slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of Belgian yeasts and some sweet caramel malts with a bit of citrus hops taking the back seat. Overall, a bit weak.
T - Starts off with some nice sweet caramel malts and Belgian yeast. The hop flavor is very mild at the start. Through the middle, the citrus hops get a bit stronger with a touch of bitterness coming through as well. The yeast also gets a bit deeper and more bready. The finish is a mix of some light bitterness, a bit of sweet caramel malts, and some bready yeast flavor that lingers.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. The beer feels fairly smooth and crisp. The bready yeast flavor really lingers for quite a while.
D - Very drinkable. The beer feels a little off balanced with the hop flavor really not standing up next to the strength of the yeast and malts. I like the depth of the yeast flavor, and just a bit more hops could make this a winner.
mikem409 (1445) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at union. pours hazy amber small thin head. nice floral aroma. taste is crisp and dry with subtle belgian character
JPDurden24 (1379) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden pour with a white head with a little lacing, Grassy and citrusy aroma. Taste is similar with some maltiness on the backend. Pretty good.