jkbachman (181) - - 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 (7079) - 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 (10986) - 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 (3904) - 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 (5205) - 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 (4112) - 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 (7479) - 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.