umich03jm (1315) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample draft at the brewery. Pours a clear dark amber color with lots of head that lingers. Aroma is all Belgian, banana, clove, and bubblegum. Taste is the same. Too much Belgian character to this for me to taste any of the malt or hops. Finish is smooth and a little spicy, must be from the rye malt. Alcohol is well hidden. It’s not a bad beer really it’s just not my thing. If you like Belgian IPA’s you’ll probably love this one.
mmmkay (41) - - AUG 5, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I love dripa but ill take this over a dripa any day. The high hop flavor along with the malt and belgian style yeast make this a beer you can't get from just anywhere.
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aasher (110) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of my coworkers brought this back from his weekend trip up to Michigan. Wowzers!
This beer pours a light bodied and very clear dingy copper in color with a soapy one finger head. The nose is incredibly fresh and has a really nice floral hoppiness to pair with a touch of yeast near the end. The nose is really nice and pungent. The flavors are nice and yeasty with slight caramel malt and almost a slight candied malt aspect before finishing moderately dry with a nice hop bitterness. It drinks light in body with a nice flash of flavor before going on the hoppy side. It doesn’t drink like an imperial Belgo either. The alcohol is well masked. Overall this is a really interesting beer. I’ve never really seen a 10%+ Belgo before and this is done nicely.
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes. First reviewed 1/12/2011. Served on tap at Kuhnhenn in a tulip.
The tulip arrives with an amber brown beer inside, with a thick white head that slowly fades to a ring, leaving spots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
Sweet candy, bubblegum, and citrus and herbal hops waft into my nose. It definitely has a more robust aroma as it warms - some alcohol, floral and more herbal notes peak through.
The flavor starts out with some caramel malt, candy sweetnessm and citrusy hops. Bubble gum and some Belgian yeast, there is such a champagne like dryness here, then some herbal hops pop through.
The feel is dry and lightly sticky, with medium carbonation and a fuller than medium body for the style.
With its high ABV, this is definitely a sipper, and this was an enjoyable example of a Belgian IPA. I would definitely like to go back and try this again, Belgian IPA’s may take a few tries to get the full flavor.
Theis (12131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Papsø - Thanks. Cloudy amber/red - white head. High hoppy - high bitterness - dusty - old hops. Cheese, orange, sweetness, toasted, red berries, rye notes, spicy rye notes. Too old.
kevinsenn (816) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small sample at Kuhnhenn brewery. Cloudy and amber. Big noseful of citrus and grassy hops, with Belgian spice in there. "Belgian IPA" taste (pine, citrus, spice, and a bitter finish). Good stuff.
joergen (18850) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Papsø.
Hazy orange-red coloured with a small off-white head.
Sweet aroma of caramel, dried fruits and vanilla with notes of hops and citrus.
Fruity flavour of caramel, hops, grass and grape fruits with notes of dried fruits.
JanLaursen (2493) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy golden with an off-white head. The malts dominates the aroma - it’s a 2010 vintage, the hops are not that fresh and sharp. Notes of caramel, rye, dried fruits, herbs, spruce. Taste is very sweet and quite bitter, with notes of abricots, citrus, spices.
yespr (28651) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is yeasty and greasy hoppy. Pinewood, grassy and grapefruity. Citric and dense bitter. Dry and herbal finish.
Pinball (10136) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
cloudy dark orange, small offwhite head.
strong hoppy aroma , a bit dusty, a bit sweet. like if it was old.
flavor is malty, bitter hoppy, sweet notes from the malts.