beernbourbon (1592) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 7, 2010
Pour is clear copper with a thin wispy white head. Aroma is lightly fruity, lightly spicy, light cane sugar, light malt, distant hop, and faint orange. Flavor is also slightly fruity, lightly spicy, faint malty, faintly hoppy, a touch of grains of paradise, and light coriander. A little thin on the palate, and a bit light on flavor. It’s not bad, just not a standout. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2010
22 oz bottle from Binnys SL (Chicago, IL). Pours a glowing nearly transparent amber, orange fiery quality with a glow, moderate offwhite head laces well, cakes decent sized head. Aromas are a nice fruity Belgian yeastiness, bready malts, apples, pears, a touch of banana move into lemony citrus and florals, bread dough, touch of yeasty spice, honey, vanilla. Big fruity aroma. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, fruity esters, zesty yeast with apple, pear, banana, and some bread, dough, light yeastiness, vanilla, honey, moderate hopping provides a good bitterness, florals and citrusy lemon and grapefruit, weeds and grass, a touch of liveliness. The bitterness, light warm booziness, fuzzy finish surrounded by sweeter yeasty fruitiness and malt body. Not bad, a touch of soap. Better than expected, a bit sweet, but a tasty hop profile.. Moderate, in the thick of the pack lukeherinckx (134) - mount pleasant, South Carolina, USA - AUG 5, 2010
Clear light amber pour with a thin white head. strong aroma of belgian yeast. very nice hop taste with a well balanced belgian/IPA finish. alcohol is pretty well hidden. nice beer for the dog days of summer. DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 4, 2010
Bottle. Pours with a spotty, soapy looking head, all congregating to one side of the glass. The beer underneath a transparent uninspiring gold color. Nose was full of soapy and floral belgian yeast notes and hops. yippee! Flavors were just a mess of all those things and bitterness that just seemed to clash wholeheartedly. I feel like Ralphy in Christmas Story when he has to put the bar of soap in his mouth...but at least his parent’s paid for the soap...I had to pay for this bottle of "beer" myself. If there was one style of beer I’d like to shove up its own ass, it would be the belgian IPA...fucking disgusting beyond belief 9 out of 10 times. scoth (685) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2010
Pours clear amber, with a medium beige, rapidly diminishing head, very good lacing, clings a bit. Aromas of grass, grapefruit, fig, biscuit, caramel, bubblegum, with a vegetable note. Medium-light body, creamy, lightly dry, crisp. Mild initial sweetness lingers midpalate, then a medium bitter finish. The balance just barely on the side of enjoyably bitter, still somewhat mild, very drinkable and refreshing.
drfabulous (7950) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 4, 2010
Draught at Yia Yia’s in Lincoln. Somewhat caramel malty IPA with decent hops. Yeast driving a bit of Belgian/banana taste. Not bad at all. 3fourths (9347) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 2, 2010
filtered with a sparklingly clear gold body. first impression of the nose is mild bandaid, cheesecloth and must - the belgian yeast appears to have the same characteristics you would expect if brettanomyces were added for secondary fermentation. hop character is dry and pungent: dried tropical fruit and bubblegum from the cascade and simcoe, while amarillo gives it a floral spice, and the chinook lend their characteristic harsh bitterness (willamette is indistinguishable). sugar appears low, body is somewhat rough with a heavy mineral/calcium quality. phaleslu (10274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2010
22 oz. bottle from Randall’s. Pours a clear, rich gold color with a finger-thick white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, herbal hops, grass, sweet malts, and late floral notes. Flavor of sweet caramel malts, Belgian yeast, herbal and floral hops, straw, and earth. Dry finish. Medium-bodied, with a malty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Nice example of a Belgian IPA. troopie (2341) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2010
Not a Ranger with a Belgian yeast. Clear orange with medium head. Citrusy aroma, considerable naartjie with a bit of blood orange. Hoppy flavour, with a touch of funkiness. Full bodied. Lasting bitter finish. Good on a hot day. hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2010
On tap @ maproom. Poured golden with fluffy head. Yeast and light earth aroma with light grapefruit. Grapefruit and light pine flavor with light yeast and light malt. Medium bodied. Decent bitterness. Grapefruit and light yeast lingers with light malt and light pine. Overall pretty good.