gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Definitely an underrated beer. The taste is dry and bitter yet crisp and refreshing. I?d get it again.
PanMarek (241) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hoppy nose with floral / citrus elements, some sweet notes and bready malts. Clear golden yellow pour with moderate white foam. Medium body, moderate fizz. The balance of hops, malt, and Belgian yeast works well. The earthy notes balance out the sweetness. Finish is bitter.
Sampled at Pittsburgh Big Pour 2014.
Bricks (971) - Delaware, USA - APR 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Outstanding appearance.. medium brown w/ slight red tint.. awesome, foamy head. Aroma is pretty tame.. spices, caramel, hops. Very creamy and smooth.. Alcohol non-existent.. get some caramel, banana, spices, hops on the taste. Not the greatest taste, but a very good beer.
Emeister84 (2078) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Round citrus aromas, baked apple, light banana. Clear copper-amber with a mostly fading white head. Mostly dry, citrusy, lightly floral. Medium bodied.
zickbeer_ye (441) - Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of wet hops, minor dry lemon, belgian yeast, some veggie. light golden orange body and pale white foamy head. Flavor of fresh hops, crisp citrus, and an earthy undertone with some spice in the end. Crisp on the palate.
abcfan (916) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Solid. Pours amber with an off white head. Not much of an aroma, but smooth in mouth. Honey takes the edge off of the hop bite.
jcos (1784) - Maryland, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location/Date:Bottle on 11/14/2014 split with Dave.
Appearance: Pours orange.
Aroma: Aroma of light yeast, pine.
Taste: Lightly bitter, hint the dry hop, Belgian yeast.
Palate:Medium light body.
Summary: Solid belgian style IPA.
kassner (1549) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2015 On tap at whole foods. Golden clear more hops than Belgium but the alcohol is clean. Not aromatic but nice
Again on tap at whole foodd. Not much belgian. But big citrus hops
Darkmagus82 (2263) - - OCT 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 1-12-14
Poured from bottle into a tulip glass
Appearance – The beer pours an almost completely clear, deep amber color with a two finger head of just off white color. The head has a fantastic level of retention, slowly fading to leave a good level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is biggest of a bready smell mixed with some hoppy aromas of a citrus and pine nature. Along with these smells are some sweeter smells of caramel and a bit of orange, which when mixed with a little bit of an earthy hop smell, produce a nicely balanced IPA aroma.
Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter and doughier flavor. The sweeter tastes are a mix of caramel and tangerine with them starting out quite strong and losing some ground as the taste advances to the end. While not too hoppy upfront, some hop flavors begin working their way into the taste as it advances from the start. The hops start almost entirely of a citrus nature, but soon have other flavors of earth and pine mixing in with the earthy hop ending up becoming one of the more potent of the hop flavors toward the end. With a little bit of a cracker taste replacing some of the more doughy flavors, the slight decrease in the sweet, and increase in the hop, one is left with a moderately hopped and smooth malty taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the average side as well. Overall the medium body is nice for the mix of the cracker and sweeter flavors of the brew, while not being too thin to support the hop flavors of the brew. The average carbonation likewise was a good compromise for the two sets of hop and sweet flavors, overall creating a very balanced and more refreshing drinker.
Overall – While not a hop powerhouse the beer has a nice blend of flavors and an enjoyable taste as a good Belgian IPA should be in my opinion (we are not looking for hops for the sake of hops here...). Even at 8.5 % abv, it certainly does not have it in the taste, with this brew being on the more easy drinking side.
solidfunk (7609) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Some florals and very light citrus but Belgian yeast controls this beer. Pours orange with good head and lacing. Some sugary booze and candied malt. Light sweet finish and some bitterness. Tap at brewpub.
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, amber pour, white head, nose is citrus, lemons, grapefruit, nose is the same, bitter ipa.