DocLock (8945) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottles from half a dozen places. Pours clear medium copper with 1-finger frothy off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, orange marmalade, somewhat sweet, with peppery dusty yeasty floral esters. Tastes funky, yeast, sweet, with notes of florals, hops, mango, orange marm, and a sweet somewhat cloying finish with some tannins and a finish that reminds me of Boston Ale, whch you donít see much anymore. This one makes me grumpy, because it is formulaic, you can taste the preservatives, and I need Jim Koch to really kick it up a notch.
puboflyons (2783) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with an expiration date of May 2016. The pour is amber-orange with a modest but lingering off-white head. Lovely aroma of Belgian yeast, Belgian toast, clove, and pepper. Light to almost medium body. Smooth. Decent sweet pale malt taste with a bite of clove and pepper while still being balanced. Easy drinkability.
Troupis (152) - - JAN 30, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
More Belgian than IPA by a lot. Low aroma and straightforward taste/palate. But really drinkable and of in the mood for Belgian but traditionally an IPA drinker it's a good go-to. Like a better Leffe.
Bottle in variety pack in SoCal.
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Quick3Beers (623) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 22, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice yeasty IPA with lots of classic piney hoppiness, fruity esters, and a solid malt backbone. Very good beer.
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rjplumer (834) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Soft banana spice aroma. Clear amber body capped with a two fingered white head. The bitter bite a balanced with smooth malt. As advertised itís alike a cross between and IPA and Belgian ale.
BREWMUSKCLES (2471) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a brew that starts out beery with some toffee and malt and then features the Belgian spice line and banana flavors. i like that approach. the palate is smooth and vibrant. like a golden with a bit of caramel. the beer doesnt have to hit you over the head. good malt aroma. i didnt get the overwhelming hop character.
coldbrewky (1567) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2016
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mer. Bottle from well formed 12 pack of sammies ipas. I am torn. I like ipas and i like belgians ales. this here critter does have elements of both, but its kind of like wearing two shoes of separate sizes that dont at all match. You may be able to walk. but in the end you look like a doofus. One or the other please.
AmEricanbrew (6566) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber color with ivory head. Nice earthy hop, dry hay, light toast, spicy yeast aromas. Smooth medium body. Toasty, spicy yeast, herbal, dry grass, earthy flavors---nicely bitter finish____tasty.
badpuppy69 (310) - orange, California, USA - DEC 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2016 Pours a clear copper with huge frothy head. Aroma is malty bananas. Taste follows the aroma with some hop zest. For Belgium beer it?s very good. It has a medium mouth feel. For a Belgian beer this is one of the better ones I?ve ever tried
jcr (2458) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear amber body, off-white head. Belgian yeast spice aroma. Clove, light mustiness, toasted grain, pine, citrus. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Yeah, itís an IPA with Belgian yeast. Taste of clove, banana, pine. Light lingering bitterness.
DWestrick (557) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. meh. very average ipa. Had at random, figured it would be average and was right