rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, - APR 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy charnel color with pretty persistent head, yet lower than the average Belgian. Nose is cookie dough and red berries, really reminiscent of St Bernardus. Not the richest hop in smell, so the phenols play first fiddle. Taste is really nice. Good backup from crystal malt (I guess) without making the beer cloying. The hops don’t really come through in flavor but they do in bitterness. Sweet cookies, band-aid phenols and early bitterness that lasts forever - this is what this beer is all about. Medium-full bodied. Interesting interpretation of a Belgian IIPA. It’s different and a bit unbalanced since the bitterness comes out way to quick and hard.
YogiBeera (2540) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice deep golden color with a big frothy head on top. Nice intense hops nose some cilantro too. Intense raw hops taste, super fresh, not unpleasant nor overhyped , flowery. Unbalanced but in a good way.
pivo (2626) - GERMANY - MAY 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge foamy head. Nice dirty hop smell. Yeasty taste of the bat then a peppery hop end. Thin and dry with a gritty mouth feel. I like this beer BECAUSE of its flaws!
Reimer96 (1465) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy orangish amber with a huge frothy head. Spicy Belgian Aroma and North America hops. Taste is a sweet complex malt base,spicy phenolics with North America hops. Great balance... Love this beer!
charule (1524) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Darklord Day. Poured orange yellow with beige head. Aroma pretty funky tart. Light carb med bod. Tastes pretty acidic tart some fruit.
dfinney23 (2170) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The hoppy Belgian thing has yet to impress me and this is no exception. Something about the yeast and hops just don’t blend together in a pleasant way for me.
Terminus (3329) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours bright orange hue with a small soapy white head and sparse lacing. Nose is piney belgian yeast notes husky. Flavors arw piney slightly sweet very lit alcohol unrefined yet interesting. Lots of belgian malt and piney notes. Lots of sweet malts and hops with resinous undertones. Decent stuff.
kingaugusta (22) - Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dirty blonde with a big white head and a very pleasant, sweet nose with a touch of West-coast hops hiding in it. Flavor pulls off the Belgian-IPA marriage better than most, with the slightly fruity and spicy character of a tripel and the distinct floral hops of DIPA both shining through. Backside is long and warm Excellent stuff.
biirusaikou (981) - - APR 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared. Huge peach and passion fruit, lots of fruity hop fun, bready body, fairly dry finish. Great stuff, dangerously smooth, a proper hopbomb with a Belgian twist.
vanillaringer (4) - - APR 24, 2015 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
What can I say? This is my favorite. Complex. Refreshing. Just a joy to drink. Pure awesome.
ben4321 (4549) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2015
Location: 22 oz bottle from Sparrow-Uptown, 4/22/15
Aroma: Aroma of Belgian yeast, lemon pledge, pepper, as well as some floral and grassy notes.
Appearance: The pour is golden-orange in color with a lasting sheet of beige head and light lace.
Flavor: The flavor is fairly yeasty, not much sweetness, pepper, and a lingering bitterness.
Palate: The body of this beer is medium-plus, with a little bit of booze that you mostly get in the mouthfeel, it has an average-to-lively carbonation, and eventually it has a fairly dry finish to it.
This beer works pretty well. You can feel the ABV a little more here than in most in this style, otherwise, it feels fairly familiar. Definitely nicely made.