boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Wegmans. Pours fairly clear orange with a medium sized white head, carbonation in the glass, and some light yeast floaties. The aroma has the best attributes of a witbier with plenty of pepper, coriander, orange, spices, and a little Belgian yeast. The taste has a nice bitter punch that is well balanced with the citrus and spiciness. Pretty solid.
Vir4030 (593) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a cloudy off-white out of a bottle. Nose is the distinctive belgian banana citrus alcohol. Mouth has more hops, a little bite, there’s the IPA. Interesting that the nose hints to very little of the bitterness and the flavor contains almost no belgian notes. The nose part is very nice, but I don’t like the balance of the flavor so much.
bagalagalaga (154) - Indiana, USA - JUN 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kind of confused me, I got a six pack and one day I thought it had some nice Belgian ale qualities with just a little extra hops, but then the next time it seemed like a hoppy IPA with a hint of Belgian ale qualities.
ICEatALAMO (1286) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. The pour is very light in color. The aroma is mostly that of a belgian, little hop aroma. The taste is not much if an ipa at all.
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adnielsen (10445) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Greg’s house picked up in the Midwest. Pours a somewhat hazy yellow orange appearance with a white head. A bit piney, spicy hoppy, citrusy, coriander, spiced aroma. Fairly spicy hoppy, herbal, light citrusy, a bitffloral flavor. Solid.
JDBaker11058 (1819) - Maryland, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: hazy orange gold, with a creamy white head and decent lacing. Aroma: bright citrus hops assail the nose, followed by a subdued whiff of coriander, white pepper, and a bit of yellow rice. Taste: slightly sweet, with a pleasant wheaty twang and a hint of passion fruit, then citrus and floral hop bitterness floods the mouth. Finish: dry and suprisingly bitter, with the citrus hop notes competing with a bit of yeasty spice as it fades slowly. Notes: Definitely a White IPA by style, rather than a Belgian Ale as indicated here. I prefer my IPAs as IPAs, and my Belgian Whites as Belgian Whites. Even so, this was a decently-constructed beer with an effervescent and refreshing palate. NoVA Brewfest 2013.
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Didn’t do a whole lot to get me excited about it but this isn’t one of my favorite style beers. Fruit, clove, wheat flavor/aroma. Has ok look and mouth feel
deaconmike (460) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle. Cloudy orange color with fluffy head. Belgian yeast, spice and hops in the aroma. Taste is somewhat sweet with lots of orange citrus coming through and nice hop bitterness. Medium bodied beer, smooth drinking. A really enjoyable Belgian IPA.
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruity wheat nose. More fruit on palate also strong wheat flavor. Not getting the classic Belgium ale flavors but it is a solid brew.
Jabic (431) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ar: Soft cracker maltiness - a hints of lemon, peach, and clove.
Ap: Golden and hazy - small off-white head with moderate retention.
T: Lemon and rosy alcohol up front - some peach and citrus rind, with accents of clove, black pepper, and mossy hops - some odd sourness and acidity on the finish - very high bitterness.
P: Light body with high carbonation - finish is dry.
O: Decent stab at a hybrid style, but the bitterness is a bit too dominant and the odd sourness seems out of place (not the normal type of sour twang I expect in a wit).