tmoreau (3695) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Pinstripes Bistro, Bowling, & Bocce in Oakbrook, IL. dispensed to a tulip displaying a clear & bright golden color, with good persistence to the fluffy, cream toned head foam, and also to the wavy, curtainy lacing. The nose was expressive grapefruit, some tropical scent, lightly dank, with a bit of resin. The taste was like notes, plus a pronounced & very lingering, citrusy, earthy, and rind-like bitterness, with some malty creaminess to the mouthfeel, and decent effervescence that both advanced the body past medium. A solid Belgian IPA.
Vir4030 (599) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an amber Orange on tap at lady Gregoryís. Head is thick and creamy, aroma is a bit sweet with Apple. Flavor follows slightly but more earthy with a bit of roasting but it compliments the flavor well.
rumproasts (5046) - 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 (636) - 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 (9133) - 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 (1932) - 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 (5785) - 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 (1117) - 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 (1168) - 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.