Dogbrick (11173) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at GABF 10/11/2012, thanks to Bluemeow76 for assistance with note-taking. Slightly hazy amber color with a medium foamy white head and small patches of lace. Aroma of hops and yeast. Light-bodied with flavors of hops, herbal yeast and malt. The finish is mildly bitter with a hoppy aftertaste. Decent overall.
gnoff (9496) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at GABF on Saturday October 13, first session
Hazy amber color, off-white head. Sweet, fruity scent. Spicy, hoppy, chili taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
tia (1664) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Hazy caramel with cream head with good retention and lots of lacing. Smells perfumy and caramelly with a note if white pepper. Flavor is almost like lemon and pepper. Grassy with a dueling dry and sweet finish.
aracauna (3488) - Georgia, USA - FEB 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark amber with good head. The aroma is decidedly fruity. Not as hoppy as I expected, but a little white pepper. Actually a very good beer if you ignore the IPA references in the description.
smcolw (617) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’m curious about this one as the menu describes it as, “a hybrid of Belgian Pale Ale and an American IPA.”
Pours amber and cloudy; leaves great lace.
Flowery hop nose; no “Belgian” yeast aromas
Slight fruity; I detect interesting winter warmer spice flavors (such as coriander, cinnamon and perhaps clove/all spice) although this is not in the description. While very tasty, I don’t note any of the typical Belgian flavors—no yeast bite, no sourness, no earthiness. Has a good full body with an appropriate level of carbonation. Round finish with a light hop kick after the swallow.
SSSteve (4006) - - DEC 16, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
sampler. tap. the waitresses favorite beer, and she really knew her stuff. i like women that know their beer! nicely balanced (an occuring theme with this brewery) with a sweet belgian note over and ipa. i would really like to try this again soon. good crab melt too.