ByTheirLimpin (321) - New York, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Pours clear amber with a thin fading head. Nose is noticeably vacant for an IPA. Thin sweet and not too much else. Don’t get me wrong, beats a bud... But ... cbfobes (2887) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle from mix pack, pours a clear amber with a thin egg shelled colored head, aroma is kind of offensive, sour mixed in with a belgian yeast touch and old fruit, flavor isn’t much better, slight sweet frontend with a boring finish, ugh wedgie9 (2703) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Tasted on 1/17/15 from a capped 12oz bottle out of a mixed 12 pack from the grocery store, thanks to Kyle. Pours crystal clear amber with a thick beige head that slowly recedes to thick, spotty lace. The nose is toasted multigrain bread malt with some dried orange peel, and a touch of earthy yeast. The flavor is malty bread sweetness, the same earthy yeast from the nose, and a touch of orange peel and toasted bitterness on the back of the palate. The body is medium with lively, stinging carbonation, and a medium malty and lightly bitter finish. madchemist83 (272) - USA - JAN 14, 2015
Parfumy with some caramel and alcohol in the nose. Copper with a thin white head. No particular taste that dominates. One dimensional and bland. Stuedmaster (352) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 8, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Pours clear golden amber with a nice thick white head that maintains and leaves interesting lacing. Aroma of bread, caramel, grass, slight herbal and vegetable notes. Reminds me more of a British Pale Ale than a Belgian, rather dark for a Belgian Pale, but actually goes down quite easily with a good balance of sweet and bitter, malt forward but not too sweet. Has an earthy quality, with a clean finish. Would be suitable as a session ale.
schmittaj (16) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Pales aren’t really my thing, but this one isn’t bad. Floral tastes without any of the normal bitterness. terefere (395) - Durham, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Pours amber, small creamy head. Aroma of yeast, spice, grain. Taste of butterscotch, firewood, grain. Holdwine (1237) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2014
I appreciate Blue Moon’s attempts to experiment, but they do have to step it up a bit. Average pale ale. The "Belgian" influence is supposed to be in the spices, but I find them lacking, leaving a drinkable pale ale, and not much more. raymow (1800) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2014
bottled - claims to be "Belgian style" but I’m not so sure. Not a very good aroma but does have a good color to it. Not all that good, overall. Homer321 (5202) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle at a Christmas party. Moderately butter with a faint malt backbone. Actually mostly phenol free. Pretty bitter actually ss it warms. Meh.