harrymel (1549) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Best by 04APR12
Pours a nice golden ale with a finger of fine, white foam. Excellent clarity. Smells of classic belgian yeast with hint of funk and earthy hops. No citrus, or fruit in the nose for me, yeast and earthy, grassy hops.
The yeast is what takes me first, with a medicinal quality in it and an odd, obscure flavor I remember, but canít finger. It reminds me of the aftertaste of some kind of medicine it seems I keep gravitating toward. I donít really get any kind of hop presence, but my tongue is perplexed by the aforementioned flavor.
Medium on thin with moderate carb and some decent slick on the finish. This beer has the one flavor that kills it for me overall in this beer, wish I could pinpoint it, but nonetheless, itís a no go for me.
Serving type: bottle
Lubiere (10842) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A hazed golden amber ale with a thick frothy off white head. In aroma, sweet fruity and citrusy malt with nice floral hops, catty and resinous. In mouth, a smooth fruity malt with nice esters, citrus, floral hops, well restrained and quite quaffable.
showman305 (5) - Waukee, Iowa, USA - OCT 6, 2013 does not count
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 2/20
I personally donít care for the overly hoppy beers, this like most IPAd is pretty hoppy but not overpowering. The ABC level helps out though.
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Rich amber color with a frothy three finger head with good retention. Aroma opens with some burnt dust, apricot, malt, and mild yeast scents. Taste opens with sweet malt, flowery hops, and apricot hops. Transitions to spicy flavors, coriander, grapefruit, and Belgian yeast complexities. Aftertaste is of mildly bready malt flavors combined with hop bitterness. Medium body, moderate carbonation.
AndyW68 (1199) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting, unusual light hazy orange pour with a white head. Aroma is sweet citrus, pine and yeast. Taste is what it is called. Belgian ipa. Ipa, but a refreshing Belgian back. Not an every day choice, but good.
jemiard (4) - - AUG 28, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of my favorite beers! I love the combination of hops and yeast used. Found this on tap at a local bar.
spittle8 (126) - California, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bottle, San Diego. Strong piney hop aroma. A sweet, hoppy beer of the pine variety.
DedicatedToFun (3673) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, six pack, BevMo, thanks for a great ipa that has lots of hints of that belgian mix, sweet, very good
Block (1650) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 1, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I just did not like this beer. I thought it tasted really weird. It stood out from the others but in a very negative way. I canít really describe it, just strange.
DougHnut70 (68) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip. Cloudy orange with a thick head. Smells like sweet citrus with some yeast. Taste is sweet, piney, mixed with a yeast/funk with a bitter, hoppy aftertaste. I can see what NB is going for here - and it is very, very good. Even though these are some of my favorite styles of beer (IPAs and Belgians), the combination is somehow not the best of both worlds.