alexanderj (3407) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a dull Amber with a frothy head. Aroma of funk, yeast, and some sweetness. Yeasty. Banana with some earthy hops
PorterPounder (6145) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Beer Stop - 12 oz bottle - slightly murky dark golden pour, wispy snow white head. Aroma has some light spruce, a hint of yeastiness. Flavor has some nectarine fruitiness, a touch of cake mix sweetness, some trailing citrus bitterness, finished with some buttery notes. Mouthfeel has a decent stickiness to it. Does in a pinch.
jandd1983 (3145) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Flying Saucer Stl. It poured a hazy orange color with an off-white head. The aroma was of hops, cloves, flowers and hints of orange peel. The taste was of herbal hops, cloves and bitter hops. Nice.
Chudwick (2416) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz pill bottle - nose is a floral grass mix with the funk. Sweet with a metallic finish. Strong bitter finish. Lots of character but it’s lost on me.
tastybeer (1847) - Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Gold pour, light haze. Big white head, some retention/lace. Aroma of yeast, ester, bubblegum, grain, grassy/floral hop. Taste is lightly bitter, yeast, grass, grain, light citrus. Palate is drier, average carbonation, lightly bitter finish.
umich03jm (2712) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Null. Clear light gold pour with a small ring of head. Great lacing on the glass. Cool aroma. A mix of Belgian aspects (bubblegum, banana, peppercorn) with musty wet grass, pineapple, and grapefruit. Tastes very balanced, more so than most Belgian IPAs. Moderately bitter. Moderate bubblegum, moderate wet grass, lemon peel, peppercorns, and cedar wood. Nice oiliness in the mouthfeel too. I liked this way more than I expected to. North Peak is brewing some good beers now.
superspak (3333) - Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 12/31/2014. Pours slightly hazy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, light banana, pepper, clove, pine, herbal, floral, grass, biscuit, light honey, light bubblegum, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, citrus/pine hops, and light-moderate bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, light banana, pepper, clove, pine, herbal, floral, grass, biscuit, light honey, light bubblegum, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Good amount of pine bitterness and yeast spice on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, lemon/orange zest, light banana/bubblegum, pepper, clove, pine, biscuit, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, citrus/pine hops, and light-moderate bready malt flavors; with a great yeast/hop balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with very smooth, crisp, sticky, and slightly bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian IPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, citrus/pine hops, and light-moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
patrick767 (3725) - 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 (3680) - 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.