DrnkMcDermott (2992) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Nsanders (973) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2016
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Yard House. Clear golden color with no head. Pineapple, chalk, yeast, tropical fruit and powdered sugar. Fruity, doughy yeast flavor. Medium body with a filmy feel.
Zeswaft (1625) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Full on grapefruit and lemony hops that finishes with a nice belgian tang. I havent had a belgian IPA in a while and this brings back fond memories.
rxeight (2443) - Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On draft. Cloudy yellow. Aroma is slightly fruity, But mostly yeasty. Taste is Bananna, clove, milkweed, chalky. The agressive Belgian forward yeast just doesn’t work with me.
jjgmd (1960) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
With Z, pours a rusty orange gold color with an ephemeral white head. Nose is deep citrus with softer pine and resin, and yeast . Taste is bitter , nice hops with yeast . Finishes on the citrus notes with a dry yeast ending . Quaff Score 7 / 10
zgaier (1884) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours a hazy orange with a orange with a white head and aroma of citrus and hops. Taste is of malt and yeast with hops, resin, pine and citrus into the dry, slightly bitter finish.
Strykzone (6560) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at gabf. Fruity and gloral hops. Dry bitterness. Very soft pale malts. Bitter finish. Pretty nice.
markducommun (862) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lightly clouded golden orange, fine white head. Big estery citrus, malty breadiness. Some good bitterness, lingering malty back. Medium body, chewy. Pretty good.
Homer321 (4020) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose is a candi sugar covered hop cone. Light pine but mostly citrus. Light white wine character. Taste is initially sweet then shows off some more orange marmalade and sherbet character. A tad sweet for my taste but still very good. Could dry out more in the finish.
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz pour at Kuma’s Corner. Very hazy amber beer with a big off white head. Palate is light and airy. Sweetish malt base with a trace of caramel. The hops are light but flavorsome. Sweet pine with a mild citrus. Finishes light with mellow bitterness. Light and drinkable.
tmoreau (3559) - 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.