SHIG (4964) - 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. tmoreau (4632) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2012
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and shaker served with a clear, orange/amber hue, a healthy layer of cream colored, cakey/moussy, persistent head foam, and decent cling to the wavey lacing. The nose was light yeasty funk, citrus, light fruit, and floral hints. The flavor was similar, adding light sweetness, a moderate, grapefruity, earthy hop bitterness, medium to light body, and a consistent dryness into the finish. Slightly thin texture, but tasty nonetheless. Nate (4296) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2015
From can. Sulfur hop funk and orange peel. Light hoppy character but mostly the nose of a Belgian ale. Pleasant. Brilliant orange-amber clear with foamy white lacing head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Starts moderately sweet with orange-yeasty tang and light hop acidity. Moderate bitterness with some yeasty esters and light carbonic note. Mild bitter finish with lingering orange zest after. BelgianBeerGal (4156) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Grand Rapids can. The can mentions a tulip glass but it also tastes good in a plastic Hampton Inn glass. Good base IPA but honestly missing the Belgian side of it. Tasty but not necessarily unique. bartlebier (4123) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2013
Vivant Flight draught. 28viii13. Potable yet underprofiled herbal IPA with some tentative Belgian yeast characteristics, but none of its complexity. Saved by traditional US hop aromas. Might benefit from more fermenting time in the tubes.
HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2011
16 oz. can. Aroma of strong citrus and pine hops, resin. The hops are along with a strong belgian yeast push, lots of fruity esters and mild spiciness. Flavor is good. Strong, bitter, lots of pine hops intertwined with yeasty spiciness. Lots of fruity esters come off from the yeast as well. Full bodied, finishes bitter and fruity. Pretty solid from this brewery. esjaygee (3906) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Amber with an airy taupe head that lets you know where its been. Aroma is floral and yeasty with some herbs, citrus and mild fruit. Taste is probably right down the middle of Belgian ale and IPA. Yeast, fruit, floral hops, esters and mild bitterness. It’s okay, but I’m not a huge fan of this style, though I’d like to see someone make a hoppy dubbel instead of a hoppy bland ass Belgian pale ale. drpimento (3759) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Gift of John, gracias amigo. Poured at a great temperature and a mammoth, off white head that lasts for a while. Color was a slightly hazy amber. Aroma was hop, malt, grass. Flavor is malt, hop, slightly dry, grain. Body is full and decent. Finish is of good length and little sign of alcohol. Brigadier (3750) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2013
On tap in Grand Rapids (MI)
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.