chinchill (1246) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy dark straw with small near-white head. Head is soon gone but leaves a thin ring on top and plenty of lacing. Has a fine aroma with plenty of hops, plus hints of yeast, malt, banana, and spices. Sounds plenty Belgian in this description but actually much more like an Amer. IPA than expected. Slight downgrade to Overall rating for this departure.
Body is a bit thin and a little crisp. Semi-dry.
O - quite enjoyable, if not the beer I was expecting (which was something more like an Ommegang BIPA). Think of this as a Slightly Belgian IPA.
naivepegasus (325) - USA - NOV 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy orange with about three fingers of very foamy head.
Grapefruit hoppy notes predominant. Citrusy, sweet, with a strong hoppy bitterness to the aftertaste...actually very good.
ellolovey (423) - Georgia, USA - NOV 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy gold with a white foamy head. Good lacing. Lots of carbonation. Aroma of citrus, banana, and bubble gum. Sweet on the nose but not on the palate. Taste of citrus rinds, hints of bread malts, and leaves. Sticky on the lips. Spicy bitter finish.
esoxangler (95) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Iíll say it right now, i dont generally like belgian style anything. This beer is weak on the hops, weak on aroma and color. big white head, bready yeasty smell with similar flavor, minimal hops. I just dont like these belgian IPAs, not a combination that does anything for me. not complex or interesting at all.
EdInSaltLake (503) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice blend of fruity and spicy flavors and aroma from the hops and yeast. Subtle cereal-like malt flavor; sort of like Cheerios or something. Itís interesting, the malt flavors these Belgian yeasts can bring out. Sweeter than I usually like in a Belgian; but with the hopiness, itís not bad.
Darwenus (468) - Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Kind of a rose/peach color with a slight and very even head. The aroma is the second beer this week to remind me a little bit of Bellís Two Hearted, with rich, bready malts competing with full and aggressive hops. And the flavor is just terrific. This is more IPA than Belgian ale to my palate, but a very good IPA. Strong, pine hops stamped all over a buttery, rich back-end that dominates the finish. I liked this quite a bit and Iíll drink it again.
honest_silu (55) - Jeddah, SAUDI ARABIA - NOV 14, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I am normally not a fan of ale from India region of sacred cow and hoppy beer taste. I do like this BELGO disco ball beer from mountainous area of Colorado USA. 7% alcohol is nice for buzz and full boost dance party with nice lady and man at disco.
rayg1 (536) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is beer was picked up in the variety pack or "Folly Pack". Pours out a cloudy yellow with a yeasty haze. Aroma is heavy on yeasty, dough and hay notes. Upon sipping you are hit with an initial unmistakeable sweetness and spice that is synonymous with belgian ales, then this fades to crisp and sharp hops coming in to replace the sweetness. Pine and citrus flavors hit the senses, clearly American West Coast hops and a lot of them at that! Not a bad brew but I honestly canít see this becoming a "go-to" beer.
brinehart (199) - Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Complex, refreshing beer. Spicy, soapy hops. Saison-like funk. Wheaty crispness. High carbonation. Yummy.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle $5.99 This looks like it could almost be Ranger based upon appearance. The smell is hoppy but also has a distinct yeastiness. The taste is just belgian yeast to me with a good bit of hops going on. I guess Belgian IPAís just arenít my bag. I keep trying them and while they are hoppy I just always think those hops belong in an American IPA.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-10-2010 20:41:23