Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Reviewed from notes. Rcvd in trade.
This was poured into a tulip as I thought this was a Belgian IPA.
The appearance was a nice looking hazy golden bronzed amber color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. There wasn’t much lacing.
The smell had some tart to sour notes of grassy/lemon and moves towards some light Belgian spices.
The taste combines it all to fit a sour to bitter mouthiness to fulfill a light tart fruitiness all around.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed good for a Belgian IPA as there was a pretty decent harshness but not overbearing.
Overall, this was not a bad IPA or Belgian IPA, either way I could see myself having this again. superspak (5790) - Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2012
16 ounce can into tulip, no canning date. Pours crystal clear golden orange color with a nice 3 finger dense khaki head with incredible retention that reduces to a thick cap that lingers. Some decent lacing clings to the glass; with decent carbonation streaming up. Aromas of grapefruit, orange, caramel, pine, herbal, bread, and yeasty spices. Nice and well balanced aromas, but on the weak side. Taste of big grapefruit, caramel, pine, herbal, biscuit, orange, and yeast spices. Good amount of herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, bread, and yeast spices. Great balance of hop flavors, bitterness, and Belgian character; with a hop character being a little more pronounced. Medium carbonation and body; with a slightly creamy and very smooth mouthfeel. Drinks fairly easily at 6.5%; with only a slight alcohol warming after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Belgian IPA. Has the Belgian character without going over the top; and still retaining good hop flavor. I really enjoyed this one. burg326 (5567) - Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Poured a darker orange color from the can with aromas of yeast, sugar, light citrus and malt. Flavors match the aromas yeast and bread up front followed by light hops and citrus, mild bitter aftertaste. rumproasts (5478) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Amber with minimal head. Not quite as hoppy as most IPAs. Slight sweetness to the body. DiarmaidBHK (5373) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Draft at brewpub. Pours light orange with little head. Has that Belgian yeast thing on the nose. The yeast is pretty strong on the tongue as well but the this hop presence kind of smacks you in the nose. Finishes clean without a lot of bitterness. I don’t think the IPA elements combine well with the Belgian yeast thing.
Ktwse (5236) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Pours cloudy orange amber with low white head. Aroma of yeast, citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruit. Taste is yeasty sweet with light bitter finish. Body is light and smooth with average carbonation. hotstuff (5208) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2014
Rated on 02-01-2012. This canned IPA pours a medium sized very fizzy off-white head with a long retention, gold hazy body and virtually no lacing. The aroma is malty, yeasty, citrus, pine hops, and semi-sweet. The flavor is semi-sweet, caramel malt, herbal, citrus, and pine hops. The mouthfeel is soft carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. This beer is very quaffable with an enjoyable all around good flavor. It is not an overly hoppy tasting IPA and it is worth trying. chinchill (5161) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Poured out of a 16 oz can into a Belgian snifter.
A - Pours with a hazy amber body topped by a well-propotioned and durable off-white head. Excellent lacing.
Aroma: Nutty yeast aromas mix with hops, some bready malts and faint fruits. Excellent balance.
T: Nutty, yeasty, lightly funky, moderately hoppy, slightly fruity and floral. Nice complexity and good balance. The lingering, mildly bitter aftertaste is especially pleasant for this style.
M - Medium-bodied with crisp, medium+ carbonation.
Overall: a well crafted Belgian IPA worth seeking out. SHIG (4963) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Can for IPA day: Poured a clear coppery orange with a creamy off white head. Aroma is hops and grass. Nice mix of hops, Belgian yeast, light soapy finish. ads135 (4853) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 13, 2015
Pretty decent IPA with some nice belgian yeasty contributions. Clear orange with cloves and candy sugar.