Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky bronze with a stark white head. Lemon citrus hops with a yeasty quality I have found in most of the Von Boorians. More citrus and pine in the flavor. Some notes of biscuit and again a small amount of yeast coupled with a little spice.
luttonm (2048) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Elliot Bay, Lake City. Mild yeast on bright hazy yellow. Smooth Belgian herby hop and yeast. Same odd bittering finish on their other IPAs, I don’t know what their hop bill is but it obviously isn’t my favorite. This is a decent ’Belgian style’ IPA though.
mcberko (5219) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On nitro cask at Elliott Bay Brewpub, pours a cloudy golden orange with a medium white head. Nose is a full-on Belgian hybrid, with Belgian yeast, and a bit of candied sugar mixed with floral hops and doughy malt. Flavour of Belgian yeast, lots of dough, and restrained floral hops – again, certainly tastes like a Belgian hybrid. Nice mouthfeel, no doubt aided by the nitro cask, leaving a lightly bitter and yeasty finish. Very enjoyable.
OldMrCrow (1699) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the Elliott Bay Lake City
Hazy pour, lovely near-white head. Not the best overhopped Belgian blond I’ve ever had, but extremely drinkable for local and on-tap. This one could easily become a standby at Elliott bay. (Note to self: stomach was off after two glasses -- could this be the reason?)
hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the brewery. Burian location. Yellow color witty a light white head. Smooth light hops. Nice Belgian yeast taste.
Petronius (55) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smell is floral, a little earthy. Citrus, spice, grain malt. Pleasant acidity and bitterness level. Great spicy finish.
Aubrey (3413) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Burien brewery (about a month or so back): Awesome-looking beer: Hazy golden with a head that looked like whipped egg whites. Creamy smooth texture matched the appearance. Grainy malt flavors were easy on the tongue. Hops were super snappy and zingy, with spicy notes of flowers and herbs. Interesting and tasty beer.
TheRealMGD (549) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ EB Brewpub. Cloudy gold pour with a short white head leaving moderate lace. RB are going to have to decide what to do with these genre-bender ales! To rate this as a Belgian or an IPA is unfair to the category and the brew. This a very good IPA with a strong Belgian flair which is one of the best Belgian IPAs I’ve had, rivalling Captain Lawrence’s Extra Gold and easily outdistancing Chouffe’s Houblon IPA Tripel. With a Belgian and fresh hop nose, it starts with a hint of sweetness and moving right into resin and citrus hops. Middle is spicy and hoppy with resin, spruce, citrus, black pepper, roast malt and ripe fruit. Finish is more of the same, thought the pepper is more cayenne and the ripe fruit become tart. Medium body and carbonation, this is a winner in the IPA-Belgian Tripel category.
Nalu (216) - Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from Elliott Bay Brewpub. Hazy gold pour with a short white head which leaves minimal lace. This ale is a great balance of the two styles, I believe EB describe it as an IPA made with a Belgian yeast. Nose is slight yeast, hops and alcohol, with a ripe fruit underlay. Bananas and toast mark the lightly sweet and smoky medium body, while grapefruit and pine characterise the hoppy middle and finish. Carbonation is light (growler) in my sample, but probably fizzier from the tap. Sessionable, or at least I hope so as I have a half-gallon growler to finish! A middle-of-the-pack IPA enhanced by a Belgian character.
highibus (695) - Vail, Arizona, USA - OCT 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at west Seattle. Looks beautiful deep straw with thin white head in a nice Belgian glass. Excellent lacing. High aroma of floral hops. Good sly balance with a perfect bitterness. The hops and the begian yeast are a great combo. Super beer!
BrewDad (4601) - Olympia, USA - AUG 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
2010 North American Organic Beer Festival – Portland, OR
Big hops and nice malt flavors. Great aroma and good golden color. This was a tasty brew.