queenholly (2612) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Slightly vinous, bready/yeasty, brown sugar malt aroma. Hazy amber with a small beige head. Fruity caramel malt, yeasty, spicy, weedy hops flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation. Overall the flavor was a bit medicinal, and I didn’t find it all that pleasant.
Patrickctenchi (3093) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cloudy amber with a short, off-white head.
Bready, toasty caramel aroma.
Taste is yeasty, bready, earthy bitter.
Imperial IPA bitterness, but not so boozy as some...
Comes across a little musty.
Good, but not great.
valpoaj (613) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium apricot pour - thin white head that leaves quickly. Aroma is bold/vibrant and very interesting - spicy, bready, hint of fruity hops, sweet malts, caramel - seriously digging this nose! Flavor isn’t ’as’ good, but its pretty decent - booze, bittering hops, syrupy malt, yeast. Palate is somewhat highly carbonated, hint of an alcohol burn, lasting bitterness. This was a very unique brew, and one I’m quite glad to have enjoyed - nice work!
Nephilium (1260) - Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice aroma of hops and spice. Pours a cloudy orange-amber with a thin white head. This comes across more on the Belgian side then the IPA style, strong yeast esters with a little hop presence in the finish. There’s a touch of sweetness that lingers throughout, as well as a whisper of alcohol burn. There’s a lingering floral note in the finish from the hops. Overall this is good, and something worth trying.
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes. First reviewed 7/20/2010. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip.
Out of the bottle, it pours an amber color with cherry edges. A fluffy white head forms upon pouring, with decent retention and some soft lacing down the side of the glass. A bit darker and little bit less cloudy than other Belgian IPA’s.
There is a very strong bubble gum aroma, with some soft caramel sweetness as well. Earthy and soft citrus hops.
The bubble gum flavor carries through quite strongly. Sweet, caramel bready malt up front, with some spiciness and herbal hop flavors. Finishes smooth.
Somewhat light, with medium carbonation. Medium body.
Overall I thought this was tasty but a little bit simple.
brokensail (9940) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy golden orange color with an off-white head. Still surprisingly hoppy for the age of this beer. Lots of fruity and floral notes along with quite a bit of yeast and some nice esters. Sweet bread and malt flavor are more pronounced on the palate. The citrus and fruit character translates to the flavor as well. A hint of grass and only a mild bitterness with some yeastiness toward the back end.
Drake (7945) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from Crown Liquors #19 in Carmel. Pours a clear amber color with a large frothy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of earthy hops and biscuit malts. The taste is sweet malts, sweet tea, bitter earthy hops and toasted malts. Medium bodied.
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Reilly’s in Madison. Looks closer to a Belgian, tastes closer to an IPA. A delight, a clear hop delivery, cushioned by yeast rather than malt secondary. Golden diffused by the off-white yast. Hoppy aroma. Very good drinkability. Tad above average mouthfeel, though carbonation was right there.
Nuffield (3637) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It was a pleasure to share this with Jazz88 on his most recent visit to MN. He liked the blend of Belgian and IPA, and I guess I fell in line in thinking this a fairly sophisticated beer that adds to the overall sense that they do some good things at Tyranena. Bottle.
shrubber85 (6978) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Sour lemon and barley malt aroma. Hazy amber color with small head. Slightly sweet-sour lemon and musty malt flavor. Bitter herbal hops finish.