k9coug (102) - USA - APR 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of new carpet, not a bad thing for a hybrid Belgian. Beautifully clear dark amber color. From a growler. Large head on first pour that died quickly, much less on subsequent pours. A targeted bitterness. I did not get a citrus profile. Interesting local beer. Got a killer deal.
Beerathon (1418) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden orange pour with semi creamy head. Belgian yeast, clove, lightly hopped, floral, sugary. Decent.
rproff78 (142) - - DEC 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very tasty indeed. Will knock you on your ass, but very good. Great beer out of Idaho!
mcberko (8113) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle, courtesy of Prufrockstar (thanks a lot, Chris), pours an opaque murky dark orangey brown with a small off-white head. Aroma brings out Belgian yeast, fruity esters, and resinous hops. Flavour is certainly a hybrid, with lots of Belgian yeast, caramel, fruity notes and resinous hops. Well-balanced, but rather sweet and yeasty. Itís well-made, but this isnít my type of IIPA.
Emeister84 (1364) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aromas of raisin, caramel, floral, citrus. Hazy red, mostly lasting off-white head. Fruity, subtle cocoa notes, malt-forward. Medium bodied. Very much a mixture of a Belgian dubbel and an IPA.
Bule (1039) - California, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle at Fork in Boise. Pours a yellow Amber color with a bit of head. Medium hop bitterness. Some belgian yeastiness, but also a little home brew yeast flavor.
Maxbier (535) - Maryland, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper color, big off-white head. Sweet, yeasty, spicy aroma. Tart and sweet up front. Bitter fruits, hint of funk, dank hop and spicy saison spicy finish. Good stuff.
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UXO (603) - CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy pale amber with two fingers of off-white tight head, excellent retention, moderate lacing (4/5). Nose is pine resin and floral hops, caramel malt, hint of musty funk (7/10). Taste is hop forward with moderate caramel sweetness, finishing bitter (7/10). Medium body, moderate to low sustained carbonation, with a lingering hoppy bitter finish (4/5).
Iím not sure that this entirely succeeds as a "Belgian IPA" - there is very little traditional Belgian yeast character here. Thereís hint of cellar mustiness on the initial pour, but other than that, the nose and tongue are very much American DIPA pine resin. Not that thatís a bad thing, you understand, but I prefer accurate labelling... Though, I guess to be fair they call it a ďbelgian style india pale aleĒ, so one might argue itís not intended to be overtly Belgian in nature. Pleasant enough regardless, and only a slight hint of booziness towards the end of the bottle.(15/20)
nealblind (972) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour. Aroma honey hops slight belgian yeast. Tastes tangerine, grass, creamy. Mostly is an IPA. Belgian character is very slight.
Fatehunter (1480) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - SEP 14, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a half finger of head on a cloudy dark straw colored body.
The aroma is danky pine, lemon and pineapple.
Despite the high bitter content, the malty sweetness is ever-present. It has some nice spice with some tropical fruit in the background too.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
Braudog (5952) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Golden orange, cloudy and virtually opaque, with a holding pile of off-white foam. The aroma is downright Flemish ... this brims with fruity esthers and a bready yeast layer, then follows with a very tight spike of acidic hop in the finish. Good stuff. (#5712, 9/4/2014)