Cybercat (3331) - Georgia, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice clear solar yellow with a fairly thick eggshell head. Malty and fruity aroma is not strong but invites a taste. Malty flavor is surprisingly hoppy, not bitter at all, subtly fruity, a woody hint. Smooth flavor has average thickness, though a decent and persistent fizz. Finish is fruity and hoppy, rather subtle. Get your white had on and enjoy one.
keepersj12 (2688) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a hybrid. The pour is golden yellow with a thin white lacing head. The aroma has the Belgian spice and some fruitiness. the flavor is where the hops take over. Very crisp and clean. Nice and dry and quite refreshing.
nike (967) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft at Mad Mex. Pours a hazy yellow golden with inch white head. Aroma of hops, some spices. Flavor has a hoppy overtone, spicy malts, well balanced. Medium to light body, slight bitter finish, some complexity, drinkable, good carbonation, lightly chalky. I liked the "hybrid" style, weel done!!
keanex (1452) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Joe Canals West Deptford.
Appearance: The body is slightly hazy with an orange hue, the head is short with poor retention, thin density.
Aroma: The aroma is strong of solventy orange, perhaps coriander. and hints of banana.
Taste: The flavor matches the aroma, dry with coriander and hay, hints of banana.
Palate: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: I’m not a huge fan of the style and this does nothing to help me like it more.
boxofrane (2113) - 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 (515) - 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 (113) - 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 (938) - 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 (9090) - 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 (1269) - 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.