Vir4030 (598) - 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 Gregory’s. 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 (4862) - 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 (631) - 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. It’s a’wight, you know what I’m saying. It’ll do in a pinch. Had it at Owen & Engine.
marcus (9028) - 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 (1893) - 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 doesn’t really showcase the Belgian yeast, in my opinion.
nuplastikk (5749) - 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 I’ve 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 (1113) - 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. It’s 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.
Dfonorow (2039) - 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.