Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Copious amounts of piney, citrusy American hops make a light malt sweetness their bitch in this full-flavored Belgian IPA. Aggressive bitterness, massive hop flavor and super fruity Belgian yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (6428) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Flight pour on tap at the brewery (Naperville, IL). Pours a richer hazey golden amber hue, good haziness, and a frothy offwhite head that dies to a richer ring, laces well overall. Aromas are richer citrus, touches of dough, grapefruit, some bread, and florals. Gentle spice, mellow yeast. Bigger lemon and citrus as it warms. Simple but a hop dominant offering, some gentle dough and a kiss of apple. Initial is medium bodied, offering a firm hopping, bigger touches of dough and fruit, apple, kiss of pear, with grain, dough. Some sweetness invades, touches of yeast, mellow spice. Some dryness. Middle is gentle dough, bread, a kiss of dryness, hops and gentle spice. Backend offers some dryness, gentle earthy dryness, florals, a touch herbal. Mellow sweetness in the middle (as a sort of Imperial Belgian IPA would offer), more dry finish. Gentle spice, dryness. Pretty solid beer with lingering dry citrusy and earthy hops. Florals, some bitterness. Nice lingering head. A well done Imperial Belgian IPA, a kick of malt that preaches lighter more funf ruit presence, rich hop presence, but not a dominant bitter bomb. Tasty, albeit not my style of choice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kseecs16 (1213) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Pours a hazed clear golden with a thin off-white head. Flavor is piney, hopey with citrus and spicy notes and a grassy character. Limited sweetness.. Nice carbonation and full bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (8186) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Tap at Haymarket in Chicago. Clear golden yellow pour with a fluffy white head. Citrus and perfume hops, some apple, and a nice clean finish. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rubbishystuff (2068) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2012
At Bavarian Lodge. The belgian yeast and hops come together nicely and don’t seem to be competing. Quite fruity and florally hoppy. Mellow citrus a little too. Warming and quite drinkable. A notice a strange resin/metalic flavor in the first sip but never noticed it again so not sure what that was about. Serving: Tap

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2921) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4 oz. taster at S.O. Dark honey brown, with a thin but persistent layer of foam. Not overly hoppy on the nose. The candi sugar sweetness of a Belgian Dubel toughs it out against an enamel-burning hop bitterness. A slight orange syrup note in the middle, even as it’s piercing my lips.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3826) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2014
22 oz. bottle. Pours a copper orange with a smooth white head on top. Aroma of belgian esters, banana, clove, floral hop notes and citrus peel. Flavor is bitter with mild sweet belgian yeast and citrus fruit notes. Some tropical fruit, some citrus peel. Overall, a pleasant amount of bitterness. This is medium bodied with a slick texture, lively carbonation. Finishes long and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (9809) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Sample at Great Taste of the Midwest on 08/09/2014: Orange-amber color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily to a film. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, citrus and malt. Medium body with flavors of citrusy hops, yeast and sweet malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a fruity hops aftertaste. Above average overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1738) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (3052) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markducommun (485) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2015
Lightly clouded golden orange, fine white head. Big estery citrus, malty breadiness. Some good bitterness, lingering malty back. Medium body, chewy. Pretty good.

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