Frank (3970) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is a fruity sort of pale ale type deal. It sells itself as a Belgian IPA but I am really not picking out anything flavorwise that makes it seem Belgian in Character--not that that is the end of the world or anything. In the glass, it is very hazy orange golden w/ a giant white head of mixed bubbles. It has a kind of vague tropical fruit character to the nose. This is bit sticky and heavy but an overall creamy texture helps make up for it. It finishes w/ a slightly harsh earthy bitterness that I could definitely deal w/o. This stuff is drinkable at best, really, I can’t see it competing w/ any of the hundreds of other Belgian or white IPAs breweries are coming out these w/ these days.
Travlr (21166) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft sample at Great Arkansas Festival 2014. Hazy pale yellow color, fluffy white head. Aroma is coriander and very light funk. Taste is slightly funky straw. OK.
crossovert (11105) - Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz twist off. Pours a hazed amber gold with a nice foam head. The smell is nice, hint of banana, hoppy, orange rind, grain. The flavor bringe more toasted grain, slight nuttiness, anise, basil, still plenty of bitterness, heavy bittersweet finish. Really a belgian IPA. It is not as clean as a belgian ale form belgium but it sure is just as complex.
nuplastikk (5742) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Hazy unfiltered orange-gold body. Massive, excessive foamy white head. Dry and bitter, almost has a Brett thing going on. Pleasant mouthfeel, but above and beyond dry and bitter on the palate. Relatively unique, an interesting interpretation of the style.
SudsMcDuff (7971) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
poor kitties so wet!! .. . some yeast, grains, and fancy bread crust, a touch burnt . . . light mouth .. . no smoking in the house .. . good finish, and an easy drinker .. . not that bad of a beer .. . whats up girlfriend!??!?!
jsquire (4115) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Yellow beer with a frothy white head. Lots of carbonation on the tongue. Nose of yeast, spice and green hops. This has the spiciness and bitter orange peel that you would expect from a Belgian ale but with a healthy dose of hop resin and a grapefruit rind finish. I’m not a big fan of the hoppy Belgian ales, and this is surely one of those. If you like these, here you go....
deyholla (9993) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Tapwerks. Pours a clear gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has light fruit and sweet grains with underlying notes of grass and floral soap. Flavor has Belgian yeast, flora and grass up front with a bit of soap in the finish
chinchill (4200) - South Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A: Hazy golden-amber body with an exceptionally attractive and creamy, durable head.
S:Smells sweet and fruity with light pepper. Spicy hops and Belgian yeast dominate.
T: Earthy and fruity with plenty of hops, as expected given that this is an APA with Belgian yeast. The Belgian side come out properly with some spicy attributes form the yeast.
M: Medium body; lacks smoothness. Rather high carbonation is too high and contributes to a mild tongue bite; nicely dry.
O: An Americanized BPA with citrus hops; works fairly well.
Stevesie (336) - - APR 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle. Pours a hazy light gold with a finger or so of white, mostly dissipating head. Mild lacing. Subdued nose--lemon zest and some yeast. Bitter taste with more tart citrus and maybe a hint of coconut. Dry finish. Tastes more likef a summer ale than a Belgian.
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle served in a Southern Tier tulip
A - Hazy golden color with a 2 finger head. Average retention and zero lacing.
S - Lemon and grapefruit, herbal leafy hops, earthy pine, floral, spicy Belgian yeast, doughiness comes out as it warms.
T - Starts off with a grapefruit pithy citrus bitterness leading into spicy Belgian yeast, green herbs an pine resin coat the tongue. The malt is hidden underneath the aggressive hops. Finishes slightly astringent with coarse grapefruit and pine bitterness. There’s almost a cocoa aftertaste.
M - Medium body, moderate smooth carbonation, bone dry finish
I didn’t get the Belgian character that I was hoping for. The hops seems to choke out the rest of the flavors. My prostate says thanks for all those hops!
Serving type: bottle