piscator34 (1974) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, - APR 27, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft sample. Copper in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of berry candies, cut grass, and peppery spice. Flavours are of more weird red berries, pale malt and grassy hops. Medium bodied with a lingering chalky bitterness. Didn’t work for me.
rxeight (1365) - Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Red stripe looking bottle, sort of a Belgian wit inspired IPA. Not sure if I’m supposed to be getting those flavors. Meh
mothergoose311 (26) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Belgian yeast really makes this IPA smooth and very drinkable. The Blond Fatale and No Coast IPA are good choices from Peace Tree.
TXBadger (1421) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice amber color with white head. Pine, citrus, and some malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes clean.
pschulz93 (8) - Torrance, California, USA - JUL 16, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice IPA made with Belgian yeast. Always one of my favorites from Iowa. Hop Sutra also good from same brewery.
rondphoto (2084) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle @ John’s Grocery / Iowa City IA --- Clear rich dark amber color (nice!), 2" ivory head that slowly drops to 1/2", strings of lace. Aroma is strong citrus. Taste is mostly citrus on the sip, but big swallows produce a full malty body that mixes with citrus in the palate. Citrus fades before malt for a lingering sweet finish. Good stuff.
Scipio (709) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a darker, clear amber with a full, frothy, long lasting white head. The aroma is more subtle. Grassy hops comes out most in the nose. Caramel, earthy malts, grapefruit, orange, and lemon citrus are all very mild undertones. The taste is very dry and without the bitterness usually found in this style. It has grassy and floral hops, lemon, and slight pine. The aftertaste is full of floral hops. The body is light to medium. It has a very sudsy texture, while containing an average amount of carbonation. This is an unusual IPA. Unfortunately, its also pretty bland overall.
arnold931 (574) - Iowa, USA - APR 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark red with thin white head. Nose is camomile and pine needle. Taste is a some lemon and tart fruit.
ajnepple (2280) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from Hy-Vee Muscatine. Dark orange, hazy appearance with a small white head and sediment. Aroma of floral notes, Belgian yeast, citrus fruits, herbs, banana and spices. Similar flavor, adding mild zesty hop bitterness and light malty sweetness. Nicely balanced, everything comes together well.
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
C/O mnmike - Thanks again Mike! Really jazzed!
Aroma - odd sort of nose, but enjoyable. Belgium yeast?! It’s slightly surprising, but really pleasant as well. Centennials are present, as well as citrus hops. A dose of resin, but not much. Very interesting.
Appearance -nice orange rust body, the liquid is cloudy almost opaque, but with a lot of nucleation going not; the head is huge about 2 3/4" of off-white head that almost starts to flake, really sexy! The dissipations is very slow, and it just kind of holds up for a while.
Taste - the flavor is really interestingly balanced. It has a piquant hop body, not bitter so to speak, but a citrus spike that’s not over the top, but definitely the defining quality, with a little champagne yeast quality. Rather tasty. In the citrus is a bit of grapefruit, pineapple, orange, and lemon essence. Had to add a late note, there is also a late tang, almost an English hop tang about it.
Palate - the body is around medium; the texture venturing toward oily; the carbonation is definitely lively; the finish is not overly lengthy, but it is spiced and mildly bitter.
Very pleasantly surprised.
Headbanger (3325) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle 9/29/13 (Hy-Vee Oakland St.)-42° in shaker-Pours a murky orangish amber with a small white head. Aroma of yeast, hops, and malt. Taste of yeast, hops, malt, and citrus. This medium bodied brew is not too shabby.