wchesser (1433) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Trade extra from FlandersNed-thanks, Steve! Dec. 12 bottle. Dark golden brown with no lacing. Nose is a little banana, bubble gum, and some spice. Spice and sweetness and rustic rye is present in the taste, with some orange citrus. Bitter hop finish. Good, and alcohol is well integrated, but palate is pretty fatigued from the hops at the end of this one from the hops.
Beerman6686 (5281) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one poured a dark amber to red color with an off white head. Aroma was light citrus, some dark fruits, and belgian spices. Flavor was similar, a strong belgian ipa, hops pretty subdued in taste, just balance out the sweetness of the best of the beer. Ok.
gonzosauce (157) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Soft banana strong yeast nasal tickle. A good genuine brown with significant translucence. Better than I expected. The Belgian yeast isn’t assassinated by a bunch of hops; indeed, the hops in this, while certainly present, are largley in balance with both yeast and hops, particularly by flavor. If anything, a bit too much yeast for my taste. And the balance feels just right too. This one is an interesting blend of not very exciting, but very little to complain about.
superspak (3334) - Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into signature tulip glass, 2012 Winter solstice bottling. Pours fairly crystal clear orange copper color with a small fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of mango, orange, banana, pear, apricot, clove, pepper, bubblegum, caramel, bread, and earthy yeast spiciness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruitiness, spicy esters, and malt notes. Taste of orange, mango, banana, pear, clove, bubblegum, pepper, caramel, toast, brown bread, and earthy yeast esters. Light spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tropical fruit, citrus, banana, pear, clove, bubblegum, pepper, caramel, toast, brown bread, and earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of fruitiness, spicy esters, and malt; with a great balance of sweetness/spiciness; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a fairly creamy, slick, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Very smooth to sip for being 9.25%. Overall this is a very nice Belgian IPA. Good balance and complexity of fruity, spicy, and malt notes; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.
salvaticas (526) - - MAR 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, blind tiger NYC. Not very hoppy, bit of a syrupy flavor, but still pretty smooth. Not bad
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paintedmaple (523) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub...beautiful mahogany beer with a creamy head. Very eastery and complex this beer a nice vinous character to it. Another fine DIPA/Belgian hybrid from Kuhnhenn,
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Blind Tiger. Pours beautiful clear copper with a medium foamy white head. Smells of spicy yeast and hops. Tastes fairly bitter of ryle malt and some hops. Bitter finish but pleasant.
Fukito (897) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - FEB 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper/ Bronze color with a medium sized white head. Aroma is caramel with some hops. Flavor is bittersweet, with a slighlty bitter aftertaste. Palate is on the sweet size, so not as easy to drink. Kind of expected a little bit more of these, more of a belgian medium hopped red ale than a Belgo IPA.
UDBeernut (2152) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from mikem409. Pours mahogany with slight red twinge, zero head. Nose of citrus and pine. Taste has this plus solid malt support and a pinch of clove. Body is solid, bitterness is lasting.
hamilton23 (617) - Alpine, California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 12 oz bottle. Pours a dark copper with no head at all. Aroma has some Belgian yeast and just a hint of dried fruit and caramel. Taste follows the nose pretty closely, but really lacks much punch. Seems to me like this is wrongly categorized as a DIPA, as it seems more like a Belgian ale of some type.