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 (6657) - 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 (4000) - 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 (10675) - 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.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Uncle Mike’s. Amber with a large white crown. Aroma of Belgian yeast, skunked grains, mild citrus and spices. Taste is more Belgian than IPA with mild citrus, bready malt, clove and other assorted spices. I see why the monk is grumpy.
mar (5134) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with a white head. Nose is musk, spice, yeast, and dried fruits. Easy palate, sticky sweetness, dried fruits, spice, heavy yeast overtone.
chinchill (3779) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle served in a Unibroue snifter. Pours a clear, deep amber color with visible carbonation and a decent bone-colored head. The aroma is not particularly promising. It’s malty and fruity but does not seem to have the hop load of an IPA. ... but then, neither does a Belgian "Belgian IPA". The flavor is richer and better. There is a significant hop component in the taste (and a touch of Belgian ’funk’), but still not at the level expected for an IPA. The Belgian element of spicy yeast is nicely done. Smooth; medium-full body; nice bit of dryness towards the finish; excellent level of carbonation.
O: a fine Belgian style beer, albeit less hoppy than one might expect given the IPA labelling. More of a Belgian PA.
after4ever (7272) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at sb. Pours a clear dark amber with a loose tan head and light lace. Mild pine and tangerine nose, caramel showing as well. Creamy medium body with moderate carb. Toast, pine, caramel, and tangerine mid palate with a dry pine resin finish. Not bad.
lamas (1527) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Enjoy before: 09/12. An amber pour with a smallish beige head. The subtly sweet aroma is dominated by candi sugar, a little caramel, lightly zesty citrus fruits & rinds, touches of grapefruits, a musty herbaceousness, and hints of cloves & nutmeg. Goes down relatively thin to medium-bodied. Mildly sweet upfront taste-wise with some caramel and candi sugar. A slightly bitter finish with some citrus rinds and grapefruit. An ample musty/funky yeastiness along with a dusting of cloves and nutmeg throughout. Not bad, just a standard version of a style everyone seems to be doing these days.