alexandersh (196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle; Color: roasted amber, with a pillowy head: Aroma: sweet candy, bread notes. Flavor: Bitter creamy profile with a tangy pine finish.
GMUcrew7 (577) - Mason, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden pour with a white head. Great aroma, yeast, spice and cloves dominate. Doesnít really smell like your typical IPA but it is great non the less. Flavor is also great, the spicy yeast and cloves are noticeable still but there is a good deal of pine hops and a peppery finish. Great and imaginative beer.
finn1918 (232) - Georgia, USA - APR 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear muddy orange with a 2 finger white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is Belgian yeast, banana, and grapefruit/pine hops, albeit all very weak. Taste is complex and fruity, and only very slightly bitter from the hops. Nice refreshing mouthfeel. This is nothing to blow you away, but is a nice take on the IPA style.
dnstone (2396) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear-copper color with whispy white head. Boozy, cherry, spiced aroma. Moderately sweet with a defined cherry, booze edge and a hoppy finish.
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - APR 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle from mix pack. Pours a clear copper color with a medium off-white head that has fair retention. The aroma is mild with Belgian style yeasts and spices. The taste is dominated by the yeasts with a bit of clove spiciness and some pine accentuating a bready malt backdrop. The palate is full and smooth with lively carbonation. The finish is long with lingering yeast. Overall: This beer is probably better than I am rating it, but Iím just sort of burned out on the whole Belgian IPA thing. Give me a dubbel or give me an IPA , but please stop stop this nonsense.
ketchepillar (1181) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. All around decent, but exemplary of why many belgian IPAs arenít very good. The hops + yeast character comes across as apply and reminiscent of a below average saison. Everything gets muddled to hell.
Ericular (867) - Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear amber orange with a frothy, lasting off-white head and great lacing. Aroma is yeast, caramel, and a little piney, earth hop if you really look for it. Taste is spicy yeast, into a dry middle and then just a touch of piney bitterness that barely cuts through the sweetness. One of the least hoppy IPAs Iíve had, as the hops get a little lost in the spices. Itís hit or miss with each drink, but at least it has variety. Not a bad brew.
alexanderj (3433) - Branson, Missouri, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; poured a nice looking amber-orange color with a frothy light khaki head. Aroma of belgian sugar and yeast, caramel, pine, and earth. The hop profile took a bit of a while to emerge; some warmth did it good. Alot of sweetness and candi sugar upfront. Piney hops. Worked fairly well overall.
BobbyAnalog (334) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bruised with notes of banana and wildflower honey, this skewed Belgian IPA is an interesting catís cradle of flavors that sometimes work; sometimes donít. The piney, rough edges of the hoppiness donít always work with the cloying sweetness of the Beglian style, still, itís a worth a try.
wildbeercat (354) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 fl oz / 355mL bottle into a pint glass. Served cool.
Aroma: LOTS of spice. Really, really strong spice aroma. Backed up by a little, slight malt, and hops are buried under all that.
Appearance: Transparent rust with a somewhat creamy off-white head.
Taste: Spices and lemon. Then some nice yeast and malt. Hops are at the very end, and can get lost in the other flavors in this one, which arenít bad at all.
Palate: Nice body. Flavors sit for a liiiiiiiittle bit, but not too long. Neat finish.
Overall: For a beer thatís sold as a "Belgian IPA", I was hoping for a stronger hop character. The hops are there, but theyíre not the main flavor, and can get lost behind the others. Itís a good beer though, and I would definitely drink it again.