Christpuncher (3188) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2014
A Belgian ipa that is really hoppy with a soapy finish. Fruity and smells citruscy. Pours a light yellow. Had at gale street inn.
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Sampled at STL Hops 6th Anniversary Party - Pours clear golden with an off-white head. The aroma has cream, hoppiness, Belgian maltiness, fruity/earthy yeast, caramel and stone fruits. It has a medium crisp body with light sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with pine, citrus, caramel, spice, cream and earth. The finish taste earthy and spicy. Good Belgian IPA. RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Draft at bagger daves. Everything about this beer is citrusy and mild. I enjoyed it for dinner. Muted and not an all star but very drinkable.SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2013
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Really nice hop flavor. Very refreshing. With maybe a touch of honey? I really like it. Very drinkable. Nephilium (1821) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Citrus hop aroma, pours a slightly hazy amber with a full white head. The Belgian yeast esters are the predominant flavor, with some grassy hop notes coming forward in the finish. Lingering fruity notes, not a bad beer but I don’t think I would class it as an IPA.
Brigadier (3710) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2013
On tap in Grand Rapids (MI)
MaroonOrange (137) - - NOV 10, 2013
This was a freebie and you couldn’t ask for much better. A solid beer that is more Belgian than IPA it goes down very easily. Retaining a strong presence all the way to the end it manages to captivate the palate. I wish I would have been able to bring a few home to try later.
Aroma / Appearance - The dark golden red base is rich like the last leaves hanging from an autumnal tree. The mixture of yeast, malt, wheat, and pine push this towards the sweet end of the IPA spectrum. It is probably the Belgian yeast that does this along with a rich malt bill.
Flavor / Palate - Candy sugar, pine, and yeast warm the tongue. A few seconds later a transition of powered sugar sweeps into the light bitter finish. More malty than usual for an IPA this is still an excellent and affordable option. Even in a crowded Michigan market it manages to set itself apart from the competition.
Dark golden color. Strong wort presence with a touch of yeast, but balanced towards malts for an IPA. firstsip (733) - Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Good. Solid floral hop elements with Belgian yeast. Not as remarkable as Trebuchet, however. A more approachable Belgian for those new to the flavor profiles. AWISLguy (3242) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 18, 2013
16oz can from the Deli Lama in Lake Villa. Pours an orangey copper with a white head. Some streaks of lace. Aroma has spices and pine and plastic. Maybe citrus. Taste is of tangy spicy yeast, pine and resin. Some malt chasing way underneath. Light to medium bodied. Some alcohol. Finishes long and tangy sweet with a bitter undercurrent. Interesting. Too many guns in the wrong direction -- in the belgian-y line opposed to the ipa-ish line. j12601 (12982) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Pouring at BBF in Boston. Pours a clear amber with a thin white head. Soft malt, medium-bodied, malty. Malt, soft toast, chewy malt with some light spice into the finish.