JK (5650) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Much more of a Belgian pale ale than an ipa. It is intensely hopped in both the flavor and aroma, but there is also Belgian yeast. Citrus hop finish. Hazy gold color.
AWISLguy (2450) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Sonoma Cellars in Oconomowoc. Pours orangey brown with an orange head, some spotty lacing. Aroma has orange zest, belgian yeast, pine and some resin. Taste is of sweet fruit, spices and some toffee. Somewhat sticky. Finishes dry and spicy, a bit sweet, without a lot of length. Nothing special here - essentially a sweet belgian, more than an ipa.
BeerFanDan17 (1079) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A hoppy, citrusy and "saisony" brew. Very yeasty with cereal notes. Sampled at the 2012 Portland Brew Festival.
bierkitty (167) - Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is not a pretty beer. It’s medium brown, cloudy and skanky. Aroma is of grapefruit with a little orange. The flavor is all about the hops. Hops in the beginning, hops in the middle, with a bitter hoppy but not gaggy finish. I’m not getting the belgian part but I guzzled it before it warmed up to the appropriate temp, so who knows. Yummy!
Dragonfly1 (500) - Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy orange. Aroma is a grapefruit blast in your face, with heavy sweet cereal / grape nut barley right behind it. Less enthralled with the taste however. One dimensional bitterness, with no flavor depth, and a flat mouthfeel. A good but nothing special IPA. No "belgian" nuance to this.
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012: Classic good IPA peach orange flavoring. Good balance, soft delicious hoppy with a nice orange flavor. The Belgian yeast gives it a good twist (well seasoned).
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a nice hazy orange color with a white head. Aroma is of bready yeast, some Belgian yeast spice, orange and tangerine and grapefruit hop notes. The flavor follows the nose, some hoppy notes of grapefruit, pine and orange, sweet malt, some Belgian yeast spice and bready notes. The body is medium with a dry mouth feel. Overall a pretty tasty Belgian styled IPA.
ben4321 (5641) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Half Time, 10/1/12
Aroma: The nose is citrus/orange hops, some spice, Belgian yeast notes, and a little pine
Appearance: It pours a cloudy caramel-orange color with a foamy beige head that leaves medium lace
Flavor: The taste is lightly sweet, some citrus and malts, a little yeast, and a fairly heavy bitter finish
Palate: The body is medium, it has an average carbonation, and a dry, kind of creamy finish
I thought that this was a very solid IPA with a bit of a Belgian yeast-style feel to it. I’m generally a fan of combining the IPA with the Belgian feel, and this beer is no exception. Nice job by Clown Shoes with this one.
Slubgob (303) - West Hartford, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap pour. Hazy Orange yellow white head. Nose is a mix of malt Orange and hops. In the mouth a bit sweeter than I’d like, which covers the continued citrus and hops to its detriment. Assertive piney hops finish. Solid IPA, not quite sure what makes it Belgian though...
NogbadTheBad (4) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 26, 2012 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I've been after the perfect middle ground between traditional Belgian high gravity and a reasonably hopped IPA. This might just be it. The malt long in the mouth and is never overpowered by bitterness or hop aftertaste. Balance is everything in beer and this has it in spades.
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