jkwood04 (5193) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours cloudy golden with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of citrusy and floral hops, a little bit of light fruit and spiciness from the yeast, some light malts, and light dough. Flavor about the same. Average texture. A good Belgian IPA, but something on the finish is slightly weird.
markwise (5085) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to the kind soul who shared this at the recent Tampa Crew Tasting. Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a white head. Nose is some light malt, tropical fruit, Belgian yeast, and some herbs. Flavor is similar with malt, Belgian yeast, and spices. Light to medium in body and overall a nice Belgian IPA.
hotstuff (4783) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated on 7-27-2013. Batch #122 (Bottle) This beer pours a small white head that mostly diminished, hazy body, no visible carbonation, and a golden hue. The Aroma is malty, spicy, grapefruit, pine, and floral hops. This beer taste malty, lightly spicy, and citrus and pine hops. The Palate is semi-tingly and this beer is medium bodied. All-in-all, this beer is very quaffable, not overly hopping tasting and worth trying.
emacgee (4567) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to StFun for this one. Pours a cloudy golden orange with a creamy white head. Nose shows pineapple and lots of Belgian esters. Lots of overripe fruit juice. Super pineapple-y with some doughy notes. Heavy interaction between the hops and the Belgian yeast.
tkrjukoff (4292) - SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, tnx. Pours clear golden amber with a small off white head leaving some lace. Aroma is great again; citric piny cat bin fruity tropical fruits yeasty spicy. Flavor is fruity bitter slightly malty in front, more bitterness tropical fruits pungent in the middle finishing longlived bitter piny and spicy. Yet another spot on, just love the Belgo and bitter combo.
jsquire (4076) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden color with a small white head. Light floral hoppy nose. Flavors of orange and tangerine with home made bread and yeast underneath. Nice hoppy Belgian beer.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from cjacobsen on BA - thanks, Chris! Have to say that for my first (I think) Pipeworks I was hoping for a bit more. Slightly under-carbonated pour, like iced tea or apple juice. Nose was very strongly soapy, with loads of sweet and vaguely artificial fruit obscuring most of the hops. Body was reasonable full, palate a bit waxy. The flavors continued to disappoint, though, as there was relatively little in the way of a hop profile or yeast complexity. Strange, possibility even an off bottle.
HonkeyBra (3995) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. Orange pour with a thin white head on top. Aroma of strong citrus hops, and a nice belgian yeast twang. Mild apricot jam notes as well as grass and a slight brininess. Flavor has a lot of citrus and fruit with a bright hoppiness that shines beneath the fruity, spicy, somewhat salty Belgian yeast profile. Medium bodied, average carbonation. Finishes with a touch of alcohol. Nice, very drinkable belgian ipa.
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle batch 20, pours hazy gold with white head. Aroma is great, lemons, orange citrus, coriander, honey, and spicy yeast. Flavors are big citrus, grapefruit, grass, coriander, honey dew, white pepper finish. Livey, fresh and juicy. Great Belgian ipa.
Frank (3846) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2014 I didn’t realize this used a Belgian yeast untill I looked it up here. Definitely, I would not shy from this if you don’t typically like the style. This pours a yeast hazed orange golden with a very long lasting but thin head of fine bubbles. The nose is just great. A fruity Belgian yeast serves to highlight rather than compete with the floral and citrus hops. This is how I did not realize it’s a Belgian yeast; it just melds so well. Texture is full bodied but not sticky or heavy, which works. The finish is the reverse of the nose where the firm but mild hop bitterness compliments the fruity flavor of the yeast. My only small complaint is a touch of alcohol heat. This beer is truly one of the best of its style.