unclemike (2816) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium copper pour, off-white colored head, good lacing. Bubble gum aroma with a hint of molasses. Flavor is bold with some prominent sweet caramel notes, a strong fruit presence reminiscent of apricots. Finish has some sweet dates and molasses. Thickish mouthfeel. Pretty solid.
wilnatp (655) - Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Aroma of spice, fruit, city’s and pine. Taste is slightly bitter. Different than other Belgians.
maxwelldeux (4289) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Pours a clear darker amber color with a moderate white head. Nose is a little bit hoppy and ends up being floral and light. Taste has a subtle bit of sweetness in there, but is pleasantly bitter from the hops. Good brew.
BeerandBlues2 (11662) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from sonnycheeba. Pours clear copper with a large, frothy off-white head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is grassy, herbal, spicy, and minty hops with light citrus notes, honey and pale malt with peach and apricot fruity esters, and an earthy Belgian yeast nose. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness with supporting dry malt, medium fermentation fruity esters, and a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation with light alcohol warmth, and no creaminess or astringency.
vyvvy (5303) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear copper with a tan head. The aroma has cotton candy, spicy hops, earthy/fruity Belgian yeast, mushy malt and candy sweetness. It has a medium / full body with lots of frothy fairly sharp carbonation. The flavor starts out with medicinal and medicine traits, earthy spicy hops, cracker malt, earthy Belgian yeast and is much drier than the aroma. The finish has a touch of fruit and dry hoppiness. Good Belgian pale.
Blairgus (3884) - California, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
27 Mar 2013, bottle. dark yellow, clear, some bubbles. nose is spiced banana bread and belgian ale yeast. full body and fizzy. banana bread, golden ale, very metallic. not that great.
esoxangler (100) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I guess i now know that this is what belgian IPAs are supposed to taste like, but I really dislike it. Very bready, yeasty aroma with no hop presence. good color and head. Taste is a little bit of an artificial bitterness like what pills taste like when you put them in your mouth. yeasty, bready taste, kinda twangy. very little hop presence in the taste, either. No thanks, but am enjoying the other beers in this sampler, which i will never buy as it was a gift.
ogiergrove (120) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has an impressively creamy head when poured from the bottle. Amber colored, some expected Belgian fruitiness on the nose. Decent, sessionable, and exactly what I'd expect from a "Belgian IPA".
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snoworsummer (4264) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle. Pours clear light brown with a light foamy head. Smells like hops and apricots, with a little funk. Tastes slightly bitter and like peaches, pears, bread. Medium body and medium carbonation. Slight funky aftertaste.
sonnycheeba (4799) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with average, frothy off-white head; decent retention and good lacing. Aroma is citrus fruit, Belgian yeast, cereal and bread malts, light caramel, and figs. Flavor is dry, bready malts forward with supporting pine and grassy hops, light yeast, some citrus esters, and light candy sugar; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.