b3shine (4203) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to snifter (thanks DrSilverworm).Looks decent; a cloudy orange with thin white lacing. Smells bitter and malty. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Okay.
Dogbrick (7107) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from cask at the Big Tap In on 04/20/2013. The beer is a hazy copper-amber color with a thin white head that evaporates quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, yeast and hops. Medium body with flavors of citrusy hops, yeast and sweet malt. The finish is mildly bitter with a short hoppy aftertaste. Decent overall.
redlem (1295) - Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Belgian style IPA
Clear reddish amber with a medium slightly off-white head that is dense with a few that are bead size. Aroma of Belgian sugar and dried sweet stone fruits, it reminds me more of an English barley wine than anything else. Taste is mildly sweet with a slight bitter finish. There are some toffee notes and a slight grassy flavor but overall this is a confusing one. Personally I think they should just up the alcohol content and call this a barley wine. Sidenote I am not sure what the waxed cap with the string coming out signifies but it reminds me of a tampon more than anything else.
bth122 (1109) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured a honey and light brown color with a one finger head. Aroma of coriander, citrus fruit, bubblegum notes, pepper. Light sweetness, Light bitterness. Full flavored . Quite complex. A more mild IPA. But still satisfying. Nice.
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a bit copper with a thin head. Smells of belgian yeasts and spices with a caramel malt backbone in there. Really no hop presence in the nose. Starts out good, but the taste turns odd providing no hops on the palate at all. It really tastes as though something went wrong in the bottle. Sour funk but in a rather wrong way, the hops seemed to have left altogether.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
hazy orange with large white head. nose of citrus hops and touch of belgian esters. some bitterness before citrus hop flavors intermixed with some belgian esters with a bit of funk, surprisingly there is some alcoholic astringency, though i guess the abv is near 7%. overall an interesting brew
kbutler1 (1345) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazed rust orange amber color with a big bubbled white 1 finger head that settles rather quickly. Pretty malty aroma with notes of biscuit and caramel. Minimal hops. Medium mouthfeel. The taste has a sweet start with flavors of caramel and some spice. Hops kick in at the end with a slight bitterness. Ends with a lingering bitterness.
ddemmingjr (655) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy dark golden, medium head.Cereal malt, subtle citrus and spice on the nose. At first slightly sweet, but agree with the brewer the balanced bitterness leaves a nice bitter finish that leaves you wanting more. This beer has potential and is enjoyable.
Brigadier (2740) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle
The last of the three special beers to try this one was probably the best by a thin margin. Despite the lack of hops in a "india pale ale" it had enough depth that I was actually interested in finishing the entire bottle. If any of them make a comeback I hope that this is the one chosen.
Aroma / Appearance - The blood orange body and yellowed head (like old newspaper exposed to sunlight) gives this a nice visual warmth. Sweet citrus is not hoppy at all - instead the dominant factor is a mix of grapefruit juice and cotton candy extract. This has balance but is a trace feeble.
Flavor / Palate - Creamy and sweet the mouthfeel coats the tongue with a gooey texture. Mango or peach gelato provides the transition to the candy like finish. This is an ideal warm summer beer if served at the right temperature. As it warmed the flaws were highlighted. By the time I got to the last sip I was ready to move on. Overall this is not a bad experiment but it could use improvement.
cheap (3746) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2010
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Big wafing dull aroma of unsharp hops. Color is darker than a pale lager and it pours clear from the bottle since it was done gently, there is a lot of gunk on the bottom of the bottle. Big strong beldgy flavor, forget about IPA this is a belgian strong ale, wew. Seems stronger than 7% to me. Nice lacing on the side of the glass. Has a citrus note in there someplace my taste buds said. Long bitter strong ale linger, volatile alky. Unlike most any other IPA I’ve tasted, not sure if it should be listed in this style. Does not live up to the expectations I had after drinking a few of the other indigo imps.