patrick767 (3332) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle - hazy light orange, large off-white head dispersing to a lingering one finger foam ring. Rich grapefruit hop aroma. It’s a bitter, bubbly brew. It smells really good, but it has a flat, sort of cardboard character in an otherwise decent flavor. Old bottle?
JStax (2562) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a refrigerated stubby bottle. Pours. A hazy amber color with an enormous, glass filling head of foam. Some yeast floating in the beer. The aroma is dry and sweet candi sugar and esters. Taste is mildly bitter with a semisweet yeasty note to it. Fizzy on the tongue. Nice.
Schulte (19) - Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Burly is not a typical IPA in my opinion. A soft pine aroma really made this beer start off different than other IPA’s. The taste is not anywhere near bitter as other IPA’s that I enjoy. I would reccomend this beer for someone who is not familiar with IPA’s someone starting out.
keepersj12 (2511) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a huge head that covers the glass and the table the glass is sitting on. The aroma has a nice bit of Belgian spice, a bit of root beer and some rye bread. The flavor follows. Quite nice after taste that lingers. Good beer.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Stubs from Belmont Party Supply, Dayton. Pretty average BIPA, definitely on the dry and yeasty side, not quite enough floral hops to counter-balance the one-dimensional flavors. But on the plus side, it’s a dimension I enjoy.
rumproasts (2011) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
deep copper. minimal head. nice belgian aroma. interesting how the spiciness mellows out the hops. this is a smooth drinking ipa. very tasty.
jmikolich (1352) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap at Buckeye 18Apr2012, its a nice looking IPA, more golden than I expected, though I ordered this not knowing it was a belgo IPA, nose is slightly hoppy but not enough to pique my interest, taste is some mild hops with the bubblegum flavor from the yeast coming through later, not bad, not great
BrownALEx (227) - Portland, Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer pours out a cloudy burnt orange with a huge white head. The smell lets you know this beer was brewed with a belgian yeast strain. The taste also, belgian for sure. Alcohol is apparent on the back end of a drink. After two or more your ears feel warm. Very good beer, will seek this next year as well.
iamkmac (2) - Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA - MAR 27, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with 3-4 fingers of head. Head reduces to a thin layer. Leaves nice lacing.
I was underwhelmed with the aroma. While not bad I am smelling more more of the belgian yeast than hops itself.
Appearance is copperish red with a little haze from the yeast. It clears up as it sits in the glass.
I am a huge fan of the taste. Mouthfeel is a great balance between hops, malt, and yeast. The hops and clove/banana flavors from the yeast take precedence with the malt coming through later.
Would definitely buy again.
superspak (2107) - Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled 1/30/2012. Pours hazy red orange color with a fairly dense 2-3 finger light khaki head with good retention that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Some spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of big clove, pepper, banana, orange, biscuit, grass, and yeast spices. Some nice aromas but they are a bit muted. Taste of banana, clove, pepper, orange, grass, floral, earth, biscuit, and yeast spice. Good amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of banana, pepper, clove, biscuit, and floral on the finish for a bit. Great flavor balance with good complexity. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy mouthfeel. Alcohol is almost invisible with almost no warming present on the finish. Very drinkable and smooth. Overall this is an excellent Belgian IPA. Nice complexity, balance, and smoothness. I would have this again.