BrewBoxer (1523) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a golden yellow color. Bright and big head with a hoppy wheaty taste. Almost like a Belgian iPa. Very good
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raphael (805) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pale yellow with frothy white head. I smell Belgian gas, powdered sugar, lemon & oak. the lemon tang and the fermented wheat flavors donít quite fit together, that malt liquor corn sugar flavor. Belgian IPAs are tricky. this one is strong n the Belgian department, but doesnít get a good hop balance
callmemickey (1835) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lightly hazy straw yellow body, medium sized white head, spotty lacing. Nose shows fairly intense grass, lemon zest, yeast, and grains. Flavor is more subdued. Medium bodied, assertive carbonation, light bitterness, yeasty finish.
thegreenrooster (2971) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a hazy yellow with a large white head. Aroma is Belgian yeast, bitter fruit and spicy hops. Maybe a little vinous. Flavor is fruity hops with bone dry malts and some lemon juice. Finish is cracker dry malt with a bit of tartness. A different beer but tasty and drinkable.
BOSSbrewer (1021) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 21, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy yellow. On tap at Of Love and Regret in Baltimore. Pours a hazy yellow. Yeast and slight funk. Hoppy. Crisp and clean. Very nice.
esjaygee (3844) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Stubbys. Simply a great name for a beer, but a name does not make a great beer. Straw to golden yellow with a thin white head. Aroma starts out nice with dank notes and pine then moves on to fruits and sweeter malts and finishes up with Belgian yeast that simply seems out of place. Yeah I know, itís a Belgian IPA but the yeast just takes over a bit too much for me. Taste is sweet with toasted malt, mild fruit/citrus and a mild bitter and yeasty finish.
brigg (474) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) Bubbling yellow body with a huge, frothy white head, clear until clouded from the yeast on the bottom of the bottle. Frothy lace on the glass. Yeasty aroma, melon, mild spices, Light to medium body, low carbonation. Lemon-citrus bitterness over a sweet foundation, pepper, straw/bread, very dry finish; smooth.
Lubiere (9029) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A blonde ale with a thin white head. In aroma, grassy malt with a very citrusy and floral hops, catty notes, complex yet smooth. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with light floral and citrusy hops, well balanced, and smooth all the way. Sampler at Battle of the Belgians at Jimmys 43.
mcberko (4773) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle, pours a hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast and dry floral hops - like a cross between an IPA and light Belgian ale. Flavour is very dry and florally, with light Belgian yeast, biscuity / crackery malt, and floral hops. Exceedingly dry, lightly bitter and lightly yeast. Finishes with a light astringency. Very high drinkability and refreshing. Great stuff.
Beaver (1159) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours hazy golden yellow with a big rocky white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is wheaty malts with resiny hops and some spicy belgian yeast and some tropical fruit.
The flavor is sweet bready malts with some funky spicy yeast and a little fruit and a pretty big bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lots of sharp carbonation.
Overall, a solid spicy Belgian IPA. It has good bitterness, but the spice and funk overwhelm the hop flavors.