ElGaucho (2393) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2013
4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at New Bohemia Mnpls for Goose Island tap takeover. Smells a lot like Elmer’s glue which means it smells nothing like a Belgian IPA. Muddy light brown in appearance with a thin white head and nice lace. Very unique flavor. Hint of Brett with a nice hop profile. Wonderful lingering finish. Outstanding.
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap as Minx at 8th Street Ale House. Deep amber with a creamy brown head. Aroma of toffee, yeast and fruit. Taste is sweet with strange fruit, yeast and some citrus. Mild bitterness and a bit overpowered by the yeast.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on tap at Wild Monk’s one year anniversary/GI tap takeover. Served in a GI chalice.
A: Pours a dark amber color with a bubbly white head. Tons of soapy lace are left down the glass.
S: Bready yeast and malt profile. Underlying piney notes with some citrus and stone fruit.
T: A little lemon grass. Some citrus flesh and stone fruit. Juicy orange. A little minute alcohol flavors as well. The finish is dry, bready and yeasty.
M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation. Dry, yeasty finish.
O: Pretty solid Belgian IPA. I enjoyed the stone fruit flavors imparted by the yeast and the dry finish.
Serving type: on-tap
rumproasts (5054) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Deep amber with one finger head. Very fruity and sweet. Lots of citrus, especially orange. Hop bite dissipates quickly. Excellent.
jredmond (7642) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at pony With Brendan, Andrew and Feng. Pours a deep amber with no head. Aroma is spice, malts and light hop. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of spice, malts, light hop. Not a huge fan of this Belgian IPA, but not bad.
hivemind (891) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Pony, Andy James and Feng. Dark amber, nose is a little hoppy but basically nondescript. Palate is sweet and a little yeasty and boozey, yet tastes pretty well balanced. Belgian IPA is really the best and most complete way to describe it. Didn’t think it was great though, kind of a toned-down and artificially sweetened IPA.
Iphonephan (6253) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Rattle N Hum NYC. Pours a hazy copper with a white head. Dried fruit aroma. Somewhat smoky flavor.
AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - NOV 16, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft - pours clear crimson orange with nice fluffy white head, full retention and great lacing. Aromas of spicy yeast and oranges, dried floral notes and some darker malt. Taste is POW! Spicy and complex, longer finish with oranges and pepper in the bitter finish. Yum!
thedm (5794) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This draft brew from a bottle shop poured a very small sized head of foamy fine to medium sized off-white colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a uncarbonated transparent dark copper brown colored body and a fair lacing. The aroma was brown malt and musty. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish. The nice flavor contained notes of mild roasted malt and hops. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.
PhillyCraft (5892) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample courtesy of Marci at Pour House, pours a clearish copper color with thin head and not much lacing. Aromas are light dogfish nail polish remover smelling yeast, hops, and wood. Flavor is apples, belgian spice, clove, ashy grains. Mouthfeel was the best part of the beer. Not a fan of belgian ipas.