Narnad (1452) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very clean, deep orange color with a very nice pillowy head with lots of sticky lacing left behind. Aroma has a strong clove, modest amount of banana with a strong earthy and citrus hops character. Flavor starts off with a strong banana and clove mix with a quick bitterness working in the middle that contributes a lot of earthy hops with some light orange. Body is light/modest in feeling with very low and fine carbonation and a light dryness mainly from the hops. Overall a pretty good brew. The hops really provides a nice bitterness that helps to break up the slightly dominant banana/clove combo in this brew. Would definitely drink again if I had the chance.
cbfobes (2273) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle thanks to the IPA mix pack, pours a clear dark amber with a decent off white head a little bit of lacing through the glass, aroma has a touch of spice to it with a little bit of must as well, the flavor has a dry finish with more spices than fruit, the finish has just a hint of hops, slick mouthfeel, not bad but nothing crazy.
BucannonXC5 (802) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Firestone pint glass
From: BevMo in La Mesa, Calif. (San Diego)
Price: $18.99 for the Sam Adams IPA Hop-Ology 12-pack
Purchased: Feb. 8, 2013
Consumed: Feb. 9, 2013
Misc.: Best by June 2013 on the bottle
Poured honey copper clear color with two fingers of white frothy head. Good amount of lacing on the sides. Pretty good retention as well.
Smelled wet Cascade hops up front, giving way to spicy Belgian spices. Some light lime and pine, but also light cloves, banana and unknown spices. Got a bit of honey caramel or toffee as well.
Tasted a bit raw compared to the smell. Couldn’t really put my finger on it. Got light pine and light lime, and a lot less Belgian spices (cloves, bananas, spices) than the smell. A little bit of floral notes, but not overpowering. Bitter finish.
Medium body. Creamy texture. Lively (above average) carbonation. Abrupt bitter finish.
Was hoping for a bit more. Not the greatest Belgian IPA.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden with a lasting clumpy canopy. Smells of dusty hops, a bit rustic. Medium full nectar with good carbonation. Very vibrant hop profile with a modest malt backbone creating a strict hop character that finishes heavily bittered. Not much of anything else. Pleasing to drink.
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jkbachman (179) - - FEB 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a golden amber. Cloves, pepper, banana, and spice aroma. Cloves are predominant flavor, but features earthy and spicy hops. Clove flavor lingers. Would have liked more hop aroma in an Belgian style IPA.
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WozWx (83) - Lafayette, Indiana, USA - JAN 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a whole lot of hoppiness with this beer. The malt overpowered this "IPA" but it still provided for an enjoyable taste.
radagast83 (4445) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft poured a relatively clear dark amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma was some light citrus malts, some yeast character, a touch of pine in here. Aroma was some caramel, and some pine resin. Okay brew.
DedicatedToFun (2334) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Overall good IPA test it out its bitter and choppy and delicious, do it at your next beer tasting
crossovert (7009) - Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was confused when I ordered a sample of it on what it was. Even more confused that they call it an IPA.
rpaskie (16) - Alabama, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours orangy gold, with light fizzy head that leaves quickly. Nose is peppery, floral, slight citrus, banana esters. A nice Belgian efforvesence. This is dry as a bone! Bitter from the start but not overpowering. Finishes peppery and dry. Just a slight sweetness in the middle. notes of grass, roasted malt, pine. A decent offering from Samuel Adams.