3fourths (8495) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
filtered with a sparklingly clear gold body. first impression of the nose is mild bandaid, cheesecloth and must - the belgian yeast appears to have the same characteristics you would expect if brettanomyces were added for secondary fermentation. hop character is dry and pungent: dried tropical fruit and bubblegum from the cascade and simcoe, while amarillo gives it a floral spice, and the chinook lend their characteristic harsh bitterness (willamette is indistinguishable). sugar appears low, body is somewhat rough with a heavy mineral/calcium quality.
phaleslu (7322) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle from Randallís. Pours a clear, rich gold color with a finger-thick white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, herbal hops, grass, sweet malts, and late floral notes. Flavor of sweet caramel malts, Belgian yeast, herbal and floral hops, straw, and earth. Dry finish. Medium-bodied, with a malty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Nice example of a Belgian IPA.
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a Ranger with a Belgian yeast. Clear orange with medium head. Citrusy aroma, considerable naartjie with a bit of blood orange. Hoppy flavour, with a touch of funkiness. Full bodied. Lasting bitter finish. Good on a hot day.
hombrepalo (1923) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ maproom. Poured golden with fluffy head. Yeast and light earth aroma with light grapefruit. Grapefruit and light pine flavor with light yeast and light malt. Medium bodied. Decent bitterness. Grapefruit and light yeast lingers with light malt and light pine. Overall pretty good.
Beaver (1420) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear copper with a smallish white head that goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.
The aroma is sweet vegetal malts, pepper, earthiness, soapy gum, floral spices and a little mint.
The flavor is sweet slightly vegetal malts, with a weird floral spicy slightly metallic bitterness, that is decent sized and lingers in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with low carbonation, slightly watery.
Overall, very strange flavors that donít mix well together. I just didnít care for it. I havenít really liked the Belgian IPAs though, I like mine fruity.
KUEric (888) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not as hoppy as Iíd hope for this mixture almalgamation of a beer.
Lots of pears, bananas, belgium yeast spices, like a lot of lots.
Good not great.
randy1301 (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle.Pours a pale orange with a thin white head.Nose is banana and yeast.Taste is heavy banana and a finish of sharp hop bitterness.Fairly simple yet decent belgian ipa...
Strykzone (5376) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crystal clear golden with a hint of copper. Almost no carbonation is visible. A small thin watery white head. By the nose I would guess this as a hefe with clove, spices. The flavor brings out nice hop notes. Interesting spices, floral notes, thick caramel, citrus bitterness, yeast. This is perfectly balanced with spices, hop notes, and caramel. A very well done IPA and the Belgian yeast aspect enhances.
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - JUL 27, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bomber into pint glass. Pours orangeish with a small white head. Aroma was sweet and spicy much like that of a saison. Mouth feel was moderate with high carbonation. Taste much like an esb. Very odd IPA aroma of a saison, taste of an esb, not much hop presence.
drewbeerme (3895) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours gold with white head. The aroma is on the grassy herbal floral side with spicy yeast esters. Flavors balance a sweet toffee malts dry yeasty finish with floral and spicy mild. Healthy fresh hop bitterness in there too making it overall refreshing and worthy. The price point on this is right, while it borders more on Belgian ale or more a truer Belgian ipa rather than an American ipa with Belgian yeast.