rumproasts (4698) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at brewery. Deep golden orange with one finger head. Medium body with big fruity hops. Light Belgian yeast with a dry finish.
pablo951 (575) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is very much a Belgian IPA, and their deScription belies the truth of the matter, a piney citrusy beer. Eh. Itís aíwight, you know what Iím saying. Itíll do in a pinch. Had it at Owen & Engine.
marcus (8606) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Apex. Pours cloudy golden with a foamy white head and a fruity citrus aroma. There is a hearty pale malt flavor with a little banana ester and a bitter hoppy finish.
Sarlacc83 (1700) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Apex for Gigantic and Friends
A: Clear orange color, white head, and good lacing.
N: Esters, biscuit, pine, peppercorn, stale bark, not overly complex.
T: Deeply bitter, bready sweetness.
M: Medium body, alcohol content is hidden, tickling carbonation.
O: Decent IPA which doesnít really showcase the Belgian yeast, in my opinion.
nuplastikk (5570) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Solemn Oath. Unfilered orange-copper body. Thin white head. Sweet yeasty notes in the aroma. Pretty much one of the better Belgian IPAs Iíve had recently/ Full bodied but drinkable. Serious hop depth, from dry to fruity. Pretty straightforward despite the above average hop additions. Soapy, biting yeast.
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
tremendous. Hits your mouth like a bolt of lightning. Thought it was fresh and new and dance around your tongue.
ARH (1093) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, poured into a goblet. The initial aroma is grassy and citrus, which fades, and a bread crust aroma comes through. It pours a clear, pale golden with whipped, white head that retains a medium / medium-thick ring and a fluffy, fuzzy surface. It also leaves an abundant, dense, sheet lace. The taste is a medium sweet and bitter. The beer is creamy and thick with a fluffy and creamy carbonation (with some fizz to it). The full body is bready with marmalde and a spice, herb zing at finish. Itís a bit dry with bread crust, bitter grapefruit, and pine making appearances as it warms. Resin and wax tastes linger in the aftertaste.
GreatDane1632 (1152) - North Dakota, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at burger bar -- aroma distinctly Belgian, beautiful golden yellow worth sticky white head. Flavor of hay, Belgian yeast and sticky hops. This beer is flavorful, but easily consumed. Drinker beware.
Dfonorow (1992) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Solemn Oath. Pour is copper/orange with a very small white head. Aroma and flavor of pine resin, pineapple, pale malt, candi sugar, and orange peel. Finish is similar with a bit of belgian spice.
ryecatcher (1239) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught. Pours a medium golden, smallish but persistent white head that left decent lacing in my glass. Nose is earthy and pungent citrus, tropical fruit, biscuity malt backbone, dried apricots, pine. Mouth is medium bodied, sticky and somewhat sweet up front, bitterness kicks in around mid-range and finishes on a strong note (the ABV kindíve rears its head). Not really sure how this is a íBelgianí IPA as Iím not getting any kind of funkiness found in that sort of style, but this is still a decent IPA take at face value.