Abio (1831) - Waasland, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber coloured beer, a medium to big white head, could hold a bit longer, but sticks nice to the glass. Much fruits and hops at the smell. Very hoppy, light yeasty, some sweetness moderates the biterness. Pretty good.
Atom (2066) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle pours clear amber orange with large off white head. Aroma is sweet floral, yeast, pine, spices, and citrus, very interesting. Taste is very sweet and complex, too sweet for me but lots going on here, slight bitterness on the finish.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Prohibition.
Pours a dark golden color with burnt orange hues when held to a light source and a two finger frothy, pillowy white head. Great retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap. Sporadic chunks of lacing left behind.
Slightly earthy aroma with resinous oily hops, sweet citrus peel, Belgian yeast and estery fruit notes. Hints of apple, pear and strawberry with a subtle caramel malt backbone.
Medium bodied and creamy with a bit too strong of a malt backbone for my liking, killing off a lot of the hop flavor. Earthy hops up front with subtle pine and grapefruit flavor. Again, the malt backbone is too strong for it’s own good with a prominent caramel and rye flavor.
I’m not sure if it was because of it being cask conditioned but this beer wasn’t nearly hoppy enough. I would like to try this in bottle form to compare.
bleeng (1652) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at J. Clyde Birmingham AL. Slightly hazy, gold, with a white head. Nose is very yeasty. Taste has some nice yeast flavors with hops up front. Alcohol is present. Light body. Very drinkable-nice representation of the Belgian IPA style.
Geokkjer (7238) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 4, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2011 Bottle.Pours amber orange with a white head.Aroma of pine, pot , spruce and malt .Flavor is bitter with some sweetness and a lot of pine.Medium to full body, average carbonation.Very nice IPA.
PhillyCraft (5221) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. 12 oz. Pours clear tangerine with a frothy, creamy white head. Intensely hoppy, pungent nose with hints of soap, pine, clementine, and grapefruit. Body is medium with a nice bitter, tangy palate. Smooth, balanced finish. Alcohol is hidden fairly well by the supportive, rich body. Very good IPA.
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottled. Clear & golden. Boozy nose backed in hops. Taste is bitter then bubblegum. Generic heavy hops, heavy Belgie banana/bubblegum yeast, and mild heat.
paco (576) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 30, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Hazy orange pour. Lots of typical Belgian aromas. Citrus, and some caramel as well. Taste is yeasty with a zing of citrus and then a zang of bitterness. Over carbonated just a bit for me.
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - JAN 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber with a thick white head. Grassy nose, but with subtle coffee underneath. Very smooth mouthfeel with subtle carbonation. Mellow caramel taste, with plenty of fruit to balance it out. Difficult to work out some of the taste, will re-rate at some point. Very good though.
albinotron (36) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 27, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I love this beer not only for its taste, but for its price. This is my go-to IPA, though its not an IPA in the truest sense as the Belgian yeast seems to impart some of the sweeter notes that I find so enjoyable in Belgian ales. Aroma is floral and citrus with a coppery, but clear color. Taste is very well balanced with an initial sweetness, but with a definite hop finish. Lots of carbonation.