bigtaster (892) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a can into pint glass. Clear dark amber color medium off-white bubbly head. Nose is grapefruit manadrin oranges caramel, some yeast. Medium body, sweet slightly oily, medium to low carbonation, mild bitterness. Lingering grass. Very solid beer.
milewide (1984) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich amber color and solid body. Hops in aroma and taste, off set by some Belgian yeast spice.
Tmoney99 (13077) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured a clear dark copper color with an average creamy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate sweet yeast and small hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth tingly texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet yeast flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where met.
JPDurden24 (1672) - 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.
changeup45 (1729) - 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.
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at bagger daves. Everything about this beer is citrusy and mild. I enjoyed it for dinner. Muted and not an all star but very drinkable.
-- rated with beerbasher
Patrickctenchi (5723) - 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.
coachd (492) - Missouri, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewery vivant. Great mixture of Belgian and ipa. I have had other offerings from this hybrid style but this one really nails it. More Belgian than ipa but that's what you want out of it.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Nate (3998) - 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.
paintedmaple (655) - People’s Republic of Bloomington, Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can’t say I tasted this properly as I drank it out of the can which was in a paper bag to conceal it (very cleverly I might add) from the Michigan State University police dept. before the U2 concert of summer 2011. That said; I really liked it - seems like a great marriage between a Belgium ale and American IPA. I look forward to a "proper" tasting. BTW, the police were completely fooled by the paper bag. Cloak and dagger extordinaire!