esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2012
On tap at Kuhnhenn Brewpub. Copper with a creamy tan head and continual lace. Aroma of the forest with woody resinous notes, pine, fruit and some Belgian Yeast and esters underneath. Taste is fruity and a bit hot and cloying with some resinous hops and yeast. Finishes on the bitter side with a mild burn. blipp (9598) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Draft. Pours amber with an off white head. Piney and fruity hops, with caramel sweet malts and lighter herbal notes. Nice flavorful hoppy and bitter finish. Good stuff. dogfish120love (1338) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Pours an ugly murky brown with barley any lacing. Fruity esters, alcohol, and caramel. Not the bitterness is subdued by an alcohol burn. A little messy and all over te place. jredmond (8518) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Draft at Rattle during the Kuhnhenn event 2012 with Andrew and Brendan. Pours a light amber body with light head. Aroma is bitter hop, musk, caramel malt and spice. Mouthfeel is pleasant with notes of caramel malt, spicy hops, perfume, light wood and bubblegum. Very interesting. hivemind (919) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2012
On tap @ RnH (Kuhnhenn and Perennial night) with Andy and James. Deep, red-brown pour with a light, spotty lacing. Sticky, dark fruit and caramel on the palate with notes of Belgian yeast. Good not great.
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2012
On tap at rattle with James and Brendan. Dry ipa.. Bitter and rich. Deep amber in color. Finishes slightly boozey umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Sample draft at the brewery. Pours a clear dark amber color with lots of head that lingers. Aroma is all Belgian, banana, clove, and bubblegum. Taste is the same. Too much Belgian character to this for me to taste any of the malt or hops. Finish is smooth and a little spicy, must be from the rye malt. Alcohol is well hidden. It’s not a bad beer really it’s just not my thing. If you like Belgian IPA’s you’ll probably love this one. mmmkay (51) - - AUG 5, 2012
I love dripa but ill take this over a dripa any day. The high hop flavor along with the malt and belgian style yeast make this a beer you can't get from just anywhere.
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One of my coworkers brought this back from his weekend trip up to Michigan. Wowzers!
This beer pours a light bodied and very clear dingy copper in color with a soapy one finger head. The nose is incredibly fresh and has a really nice floral hoppiness to pair with a touch of yeast near the end. The nose is really nice and pungent. The flavors are nice and yeasty with slight caramel malt and almost a slight candied malt aspect before finishing moderately dry with a nice hop bitterness. It drinks light in body with a nice flash of flavor before going on the hoppy side. It doesn’t drink like an imperial Belgo either. The alcohol is well masked. Overall this is a really interesting beer. I’ve never really seen a 10%+ Belgo before and this is done nicely. KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 1/12/2011. Served on tap at Kuhnhenn in a tulip.
The tulip arrives with an amber brown beer inside, with a thick white head that slowly fades to a ring, leaving spots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
Sweet candy, bubblegum, and citrus and herbal hops waft into my nose. It definitely has a more robust aroma as it warms - some alcohol, floral and more herbal notes peak through.
The flavor starts out with some caramel malt, candy sweetnessm and citrusy hops. Bubble gum and some Belgian yeast, there is such a champagne like dryness here, then some herbal hops pop through.
The feel is dry and lightly sticky, with medium carbonation and a fuller than medium body for the style.
With its high ABV, this is definitely a sipper, and this was an enjoyable example of a Belgian IPA. I would definitely like to go back and try this again, Belgian IPA’s may take a few tries to get the full flavor.