1FastSTi (3220) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours to a clean golden orange body with a tall, lasting off-white head that leaves a nice lacing. The aroma is huge. Lots of apricots and nectarines with a nice balanced Belgian yeast. The flavor is hoppy with apricots and light bubblegum meets bananas. Actually works out pretty well. The palate is surprisingly not very bitter given the hop aroma. Medium-light body. 8.3%? Boy could one get drunk on this...
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 10, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours bright orange/golden with a mostly receding off-white head. Notes of citrus, mango, tropical fruits, honey, and pale malt. Full bodied with light resins and lively carbonation. A very nice beer.
Maddog (368) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at South Park Tavern in Dayton, OH. A damn good beer. Not much in the way of Belgian characteristics, but a good ipa nonetheless. The pour is clear amber with an aroma of hops glorious hops! The flavor consists of yeast, bread, malt, fruit and an abundance of piney hops. This beer has a great finish of spicy, piney hops creating a very tasty 1.5 IPA.
BrooHa (120) - New York, USA - JAN 10, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Shared with fellow beer geek. Interesting smell. Belgian yeast notes up front but so are sharp, grapefruity hops. Looks great- an amber / coppery hue. Tastes "meh". The hops and belgian yeast don’t seem to mesh or even contrast each other in a good way (like how a chocolately stout goes well with a plain cheesecake). Very, very dry and almost astringent, scrubbing feel in the mouth and dry, dry bitter finish. This MAY be good for the style. I’ll re-review after I’ve had more "Belgian IPAs" but, as it stands, it was underwhelming.
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2010 12oz bottle. Pours clear copper with a big beige head. Aroma of Belgian yeast (banana, clove and pepper) with spicy and earthy hops. Flavor is dominated by the earthy hops with tons of bitterness. The Belgian yeast shows up on the back end with the pepperiness I like to balance out the banana.
Rustyham (1685) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light head, amber body, aroma of flowers and fruity esters. Flavor is also light and thin, but the aroma translates well into the flavor. Nice, but not very big. Bottle at Tio’s Liquors, Miami.
nickmbeer (15) - Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma smells strong of hops and citrus. Pours a light copper with white head. It tastes very much like an american IPA. Citrus, fruit, hops. Decent beer pretty light.
TomDecapolis (4334) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Capones. POurs a lightly hazy amber with a medium off white head. Aroma of American hops, light belgian yeast notes, some caramel malt. Flavor of the same. The hops were not as present as I had expected and the Belgian yeast character was not as present as well. A decent beer but not what I thought it could hvae been.
nuplastikk (3825) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Filtered looking amber tan color. Big, luscious head..lots of lace. Sweet Belgian yeast sugary aroma tones over typical hoppy IPA aroma tones, a nice combination. While the ABV is certainly Belgian-like, this certainly has more of the mouthfeel of a sticky Americam IIPA than a Belgian version. Sweet, caramel hop residue aftertaste. A solid beer, enjoyable.
smith4498 (2793) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours clear copper color with off white head. Aromas of citrus, banana and bubble gum. There is some bitter grapefruit rind smell also. Similar flavors. The aromas and flavors seem off to me. Medium body with a average carbonation. I don’t know if maybe I got a bad bottle or what. I may have to give this another try.