Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Share this beer with friends!
It started out as a Belgo-American menage a trois, but then the brewers arrived and transformed the trans-oceanic affair into a beery lover pentangle. The collaborative minds at Louisville Beer Store, De Struise Brouwers and New Albanian Brewing Company offer this, a willfully disobedient Blonde India Pale Ale with a hop on her shoulder. Malts: Rahr 2-Row, Rahr Premium Pils, Castle (Belgian) Aromatic, CaraPils Hops: Cascade, Galena, Golding, Cascade for warm dry-hopping Yeast: De Struise House Ale OG 14.4 degrees plato IUB: 69

Msavage235's rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Msavage235 (90) - - AUG 26, 2012
Beer pours like apple juice with a minimal cream head. Aroma is apple pie; spiced apples and cinnamon. Taste is tart, green apples and pears with a decent spicy backbone of cinnamon, coriander and nutmeg. Hops are always lurking in the background. Love to buy local in Indiana and this is a decent try. Go fort it if its available.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DavoleBomb (1487) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Poured into a snifter. 3.5 A: Murky dark yellow brown color. One finger of frothy off-white head. Retention is about average and a short ring of lacing is left. 3.75 S: Hops and Belgian yeast spiciness rule the nose. Clove foremost with pepper underneath. Hops are a combination of herbal, earthy, and floral in that order. Sugary with yeasty breadiness. Pretty good. 3.25 T: Moderate bitterness. Again plenty of clove and pepper spiciness. Hops are again herbal, earthy, and floral. Yeasty breadiness. Not a whole lot else from the base. The flavors mesh a lot better in the nose. Despite a moderate bitterness, it comes off as unbalanced. 3.25 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Neither creamy, nor spritzy and it needs one of these. 3.00 D: It’s decent but the taste and the mouthfeel as pretty weak. DavoleBomb, Jun 07, 2013

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (3963) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 18, 2014
I was in the mood for hops today, Learys Fine Wine in Newburyport, MA has me covered! Good price on this 22 oz. bottle. Dirty orange/ blonde color with fizzy, slow dying head. Aroma shows yeast, grain and very mild floral hops. So this wasn’t as hoppy as I was hoping for but still decent.

The flavor is more along the line of a Belgian blonde/ single that is an IPA. Pale malts and grain as the base with yeast character in the center. The hops are mild in the form of grass. Not fair to try this after multiple IPA’ and DIPA’s. Guess it’s the style guidelines getting blurry. I still enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4669) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Pours deep gold into a tulip. White head with medium retention recedes leaving sheet lacing. Citrus and mild funk aromas. Dry with caramel and bread upfront turning to mildly sour earth and resin in the medium length finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BrianPetrie (8) - Pelham, USA - AUG 7, 2014 does not count
What an amazing beer. From beginning to end a terrific representation of the style. Drinks like a saisson, but is clearly a style unto its own.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjgmd (1608) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Pours a burnt orange color with a nice white head. Nose is resin and pine with some light citrus. Taste is very floral and herbal than your typical IPA. Finishes on the same tasting notes with a moderately long ending. Quaff Score 7 / 10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zgaier (1537) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Bomber. Pours a hazy dark orange with an off white head and aroma of hops, malt, and herbal notes. Taste is bitter, of hops, floral, grass and herbal notes with malt, caramel, and bready notes leading to a bitter, dry finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mp_lane (84) - Indiana, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Aroma is mild Belgian spice. Hazy golden color, small white head. Has that Belgian taste that is getting popular.Not bitter, slightly sweet. Medium body. Liked this!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (5283) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2014
Sampled at esbls. Golden but with some color, too. A blotchy off white foam. Floral hops with yeast and malts. Some bitterness. Farmhouse effects.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (2922) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 2, 2013
It poured a clear golden color with a white head. The aroma was juicy of citrusy hops, grapefruits, pineapples and some spicy hop notes with a little pils malt aromas. The taste was a little spicy, citrusy and saison-like with some pils maltiness. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4389) - Indiana, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Rated on 11-08-2013 (Bottle) This beer forms a large smooth, fizzy off-white head, transparent golden body, slow rising carbonation, and spotty amounts of lacing. The Aroma is malty, wheat, pine hops, fruity, and lightly spicy. The Taste is lightly bitter, yeasty, bready malts, and pine hops. The Palate is very creamy and this IPA is light-medium body. Overall, this beer is not overly hoppy tasting for the style and is worth trying.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 5 6 7

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50