backdaft (215) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pour is a light copper with a nice frothy head. Bready, citrus hop aroma. Flavor is right on with a unique Belgian yeast meeting a hoppy IPA. Nothing too strange going one here... all considering. Would definitly have again!
sodakotakid (230) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - DEC 25, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours a light cloudy orange with a big white head. The taste is sweet citrus with a bitter after taste and a light spicyness.
Crash (531) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2012
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Belgian aroma with IPA taste. Not bad but not good for someone thatís not an IPA fan.
ciaranc (851) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blonde with a cloudy white head. Yeast, wheat, cloves, lemon zest on the nose. BIG cloves in the flavour, along with more wheat. Nice malt and hop balance, both understated. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. More wit-like banana/clove in the finish.
chinchill (1811) - 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 (337) - 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 (453) - 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 (100) - 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 (628) - 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 (549) - 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.