bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a hazy golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of cinnamon, Belgian yeast, citrus, and caramel. Flavor of grass, Belgian yeast, orange, peach, and caramel.
thirdeye11 (5336) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle thanks to blutt59) opaque orange with a lsting film of bubbles. Nose of bandaid, oranges, white pepper, cinnamon and cream. Taste of big cinnamon, coriander, lightly spice, unsweetened citrus fruits and honey. Finish is oily but dry (if that even makes sense) with medium carbonation.
mar (4463) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to blutt59. poured gold with a white head. nose is musk, hops, yeast, and spices. nice on the palate, flavors are yeast, dried fruits, and light hops.
Mora2000 (5104) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a yellow-amber color with a white head. The aroma is toffee, orange and cinnamon. The flavor is caramel malt, grassy hops and orange citrus hops. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
blutt59 (5868) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle, via trade with miketd, orange golden pour with no foam, metallic oranges flavor with aroma of dry lemon and yeast
MrBunn (2320) - Western, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Body is a slightly hazy orange and supports a fairly thin head of white bubbles and foam. Citrus and tropical fruit are present in the nose, as is an apple juice/caramel sweetness and a faint spice presence (Belgian yeast?). Flavor is very nice, but I’m not seeing much of a connection to an IPA, even a Belgian one. Lots of spices up front and then again in the finish... kind of a peppery clove presence or something like that. In the middle there is a pretty good mash-up of fruit and sugars... oranges, peaches, pears, etc. This is pretty exciting on another level as well... this is the fourth (?) Indigo Imp beer that I’ve tried and all of the previous samples left me with serious questions about whether this fledgling brewery was simply figuring out how to do QC for their bottling line or just a very bad brewery... I’m hoping that this is a sign of things to come and will go back and try some of the previous beers that were less than pleasant.
hopscotch (8362) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle… Cloudy amber ale with a small, creamy, white head. The nose is fruity and phenolic – smoke, clove, apricot, peach and a trace of pear. Medium-bodied with tingly carbonation. The taste is not overly bitter, but delivers fruity, flavorful hops and nice medium-roast malts that carry over into the finish.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was definitely more of the citrus/fruity side. While I was still able to get the hops and barley along with the bitterness of the whole experience the fruit flavors came out the most. I was also able to get the spice notes in there as well, after it warmed up a bit.
Nephilium (1212) - Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A mild citrus hop aroma starts this beer off. It pours a hazy orange with a white head that quickly fades to a ring and a dusting. Nice crisp flavor, with more hop bitterness then I was expecting. There is just a hint of light fruit in this beer, and it has a nice long bitter finish. Overall, I was impressed with this IPA, it’s probably one of the better Belgian style IPA’s that I’ve tried.