Silphium (3198) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Translucent medium orange body, thin off-white head. Grassy hops nose with lots of clove and banana; bready and candy-like. Body of a typical Belgian IPA, grassy and estery with clove, banana, and light fruit and a relatively thin, grassy finish. 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. Gription79 (2892) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 5, 2011
16 oz canUghsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2011
A: spicy yeast and alcohol, toasty malts, American hops that are not well defined-muddled
T: spicy, malty more bready then toasty, again with muddled American hops
Overall the beer is worth a taste, nothing really wrong with it. A nice balance between the malts, yeast, and the bitterness.
Pint-size can. Poured fiery medium-orange with a tall, sticky white head. The aroma picked up orange rind and fruity yeast, joined by white pepper and cloves.. sweeter, honeyed undertones.. sweet overall, and fairly enjoyable. The flavor found sweet caramel, crusty bread, and honey at the core, with spiced-up darker fruity yeast laced throughout.. the yeast worked a little too hard in here, but it was still alright.. dry, spicy finish. Medium-bodied with too much carbonation on the palate.. again the yeast presence was a little strong.. decent brew. sonnycheeba (6342) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2012
Can. Pours clear, light copper with fizzy off-white head; decent retention and lacing. Aroma is floral hops, straw, honey, and light sweet malt. Flavor is malt forward (caramel), straw, with floral and citrus hops; dry finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.
CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2012
16oz can, shared by ryan: Pours a clear pale bronze with a spotty-lacing ring of white head. Has a lightly sweet biscuity malty nose with some mild grassy and citrusy hops. Starts with pretty good fullness and light effervescence with some pale malty sweetness and a touch of clove spice before a drier earthy bitter finish. b3shine (9138) - Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Draft to taster at Brewery Vivant. Looks good; orange with white lacing. Smells solid; grassy hops. Tastes okay, but a little grassy. Mouthfeel is average. Good, not great. The Belgian yeast doesn’t stand out as a smoothing agent, but it’s still good. Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Tall boy can served in a FFF teku glass.
A: Pours a semi hazy amber color with an off yellow head forming on the pour. It recedes slowly to a thick collar and cap that leaves some sticky webbing.
S: Heavy biscuit malts and peppery yeasty up front. Light floral and bitter hops are on the finish. Sweet fruity esters are present as well with a twinge of banana.
T: The base beer is pretty malty with biscuit and cracker flavors. Peppery yeast pops up mid-palate. The finish is bitter green hops and some light floral notes.
M: Medium bodied with a nice quench and a yeasty drying finish. The carbonation is zesty and a little high.
O: This beer looked great, but the rest was pretty ho-hum. I’m a little spoiled with Live a Rich Life/Shark Pants at my disposal, but I digress. Pretty average for this relatively new style, but I applaud the effort. A little more balance between the malts and the hops and it would be much better.
Serving type: can
Reviewed on: 05-23-2012 Hollywoodt (240) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Poured a medium amber color with minimal white head. Aroma was grass and hops. Flavor was similar with a bit of sweetness as well. Not as hoppy as some hop heads would probably want. I’m not an IPA fan, but this was not bad. It was the best of the sampler brews I tried. tmoreau (4631) - 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.