SG111 (1968) - New York, USA - SEP 3, 2017
Tap at the source. Pours opaque orange, white head. Aroma is orange, grapefruit, apricot, juicy. Flavor is grapefruit, orange, orange rind, bitter finish. Not too much in the way of Belgian notes compared to their other stuff. There's a little, but not over-the-top. Solid. commonshawn (1311) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2017
Tap at brewery in grand rapids during glbtq. Gold with medium white head and good lacing. Slightly spiced and citrus aroma. Milder bitterness than expected. Some herby spice. Medium body. Good. rosskyle (755) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2017
Served on tap at Vivant. Slight haze yellow orange color with a white head. Lot of citrus hops aroma. Citrus resin little juicy citrus hops flavor. Medium body.
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On tap at the brewery. Aromas of tropical and citrus fruit, lightly musty. Clear orange with a fairly lasting white head. Dry, fruity, very hoppy, loaded with citra. Full bodied. BlackBeerPG (844) - Darien, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2017
Taste: bitter wild grassy hop, earthy yeast, bread notes with alcohol bite. Floral hops, coriander peppery spice nose. Gold, clear, with white head and some lace. Medium lite body.
Pifty75 (7) - Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2017 does not count
A unique double IPA. It's a Belgian style brewed beer, but with lots of hops (mostly Citra). For a double IPA it's very smooth and not overpowering from a bitterness standpoint, they use Belgian candi sugar and it mellows out the hops a bit. The appearance is pretty standard, nice golden color with a medium head. At 9.5% ABV it can get the party started fast, but because of the smoothness it could end it quick to.
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Can: Poured a golden with white head. Nice citrus and fruit hops. Belgium yeast with hops and citrus grapefruit.
TattooJack (518) - Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2016
Poured from the four pack of cans, I’m not a big fan of Belgians but the Belgian inspired stuff is very good, hops add a lot to this style and this one is good. wlajwl (7006) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 20, 2016
Aroma is Belgian yeast, grapefruit and kind of odd hot funk. The flavor is grapefruit, spices, toffee, funk/Belgian funk, malts and a mix of bitter and very slight tartness in the finish. Kind of odd but grows on you. smroush (295) - Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Aroma heavily dominated by the hops,neither pine/spruce aroma most prominent but also some lighter citrus (orange and grapefruit) aromas. Malt adds some mild bready flavors.
The color is a light to medium amber orange, with a fairly heavy white head. Slightly hazy.
Clear sweetness between the alcohol and the candy sugar. Lots of bitterness from the hops.
Medium body; slightly sticky texture; slightly lively carbonation; long finish, starts sweet, then the carbonation and finally the hops bitterness.
Overall a pretty good beer; the candy sugar adds a bit of balance and interest to the very large hop load. However the candy sugar is a simpler balance than you find from malts in some of the very best Imperial IPAs.