Suttree (4742) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy Brownish orange, with a huge beige head. Grassy, lightly fruity aroma. Maybe a little winey, as well. Taste is crisp, fruity, some banana, and a assertive hoppy finish. I liked this quite a bit.
BlackEyePA (558) - USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good stuff. Different stylistically, the grain is more biscuit buttery with med malt mouthfeel. The hops are correctly used and taste good, smell is not much there. The Belgo yeast is softer and a little wild slight sour tinge to taste. Good stuff
StefanSD (1926) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle from Bevmo. Pours murky, dirty, old penny copper color witha huge white head that has great retention and oodles of lacing. The aroma is somewhat mild with Belgian type yeasts, apricots, spicy pine and marmalade. The taste is similar to the nose with spicy apricots, a hint of pine and semi sweet fruity Belgian yeasts. The palate is full and creamy with soft carbonation.The finish is medium in duration and dry. Overall: Not what you’d call a modern IPA, but very enjoyable, this is a fine beer that I’d drink again.
KyotoLefty (5575) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the Belgian Beer Weekend in Osaka. Slightly yeasty amber malt nose, a bit earthy but mostly boring. Light caramel malt flavor, big bitterness in the finish. Nothing at all like an IPA, and as a bitter Belgian amber it is decent enough but still rather uninteresting.
marcus (5621) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from BevMo, Arden. Pours amber with a rich foamy beige head and a citrus aroma. There is a robust caramel malt flavor with a nice Belgian yeast presence and a very bitter finish. This is truly a Belgian-style IPA. and is quite different from IPAs from the U.S. Nevertheless, tasty and refreshing.
bhensonb (9837) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 c&c from the Arden BevMo in Sacramento, CA as "IPA". Pours copper with a slight foamy, but ring lacing, head. Aroma is somewhat "fruits de bois". Floral and lightly berry. Med body. Flavor is a touch of Flandres rouge over some floral bitter with mild roast malt. Seems to have a bit of red berry. It turns almost oakily astringent. IPA? More likely Belgian Strong Ale. Whatever, it’s a pretty tasty beer. The Belgians make so many. Sigh.
tderoeck (3611) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2012 27/II/2012 75cl bottle @ Klaas’ place - BB: 11/X/13 (2012-162) <b/>Thanks to Klaas for sharing the bottle!
Clear red orange beer, creamy big yellowish head, pretty stable, adhesive. Aroma: tangerines, orange peel, bit floral, some dairy, general sweetness. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: fruity start, peaches, mandarins, grapefruit, bitter hops, quite some citrus. Aftertaste: citrus, lemon, little bitterness. I wouldn’t call this an IPA. Not even a Belgian IPA. But who am I?
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark orange color with a beige head. Aroma is like a Tripel mixed with IPA, I get banana, spice like pepper and clove, caramel, elderflower along with some spicy hoppy notes too, along with floral notes from the hops and citrus. The flavor follows the nose with some nice spicy noble hop type flavors, I also get the floral component with elderflower, some estery flavors of banana and brighter fruits like apple and pear, some peppery notes and the clove too. The body is medium with a dry mouthfeel. Overall a really interesting Tripel that lends flavors from the IPA style.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber beer with an off-white head. Yeast and light pine aroma with light citrus. Yeast and malt flavor with light citrus and light pine. Medium bodied. Decent bitterness. Yeast and malt lingers with light pine and light grapefruit.