FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 29, 2010
A - Nice dark amber/copper color with an average sized frothy, creamy, soapy white head. Great retention that settles into a thick, sticky and creamy head.
S - Well balanced hops and malt with a mix of spicy floral hops and hits of some citrus and pine. Definitely has a Belgian malt/yeast character to it. Aroma has shows off the aspects of the 3 countries well.
T - Similar to the nose with a very good mix of some orange and pine hops with some floral hops, and a Belgian yeast and candi sugar taste. In the background there is some pale malt and some caramel taste. Definitely has a nice Belgian taste that lingers a bit at the end. Moderate bitterness. You can taste flavors from all 3 countries, although the British flavors are a bit weaker than the other two.
M - Moderate body with a good amount of carbonation. Fairly smooth and creamy. Good, solid body, but nothing outstanding.
D - Good mix of flavors with a nice balance of bitter and sweet and plenty of flavors to keep this interesting and make me want more.
Notes: Really a good beer, especially for a new brewery. Very good example of a Belgian IPA with distinct flavors from all three countries coming out well. Definitely would recommend this. wlajwl (7205) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 27, 2011
Definitely has the dry piney hop bite to it that a good IPA has, but also has a nice maltiness that balances it. One of the few IPAs that can be described as malty and not have it make it seem like it needs more hops in it, very good IPA overall. boozedude (2229) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Nice candy sugar aroma...pours rusty..not much head.... Love the taste.. Good hopps...will definatly get this again nbondi (250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Clear gold, with big white head. Subdued floral nose, with some citrus and bubblegum. Big carbonation, medium body. Gumball, resin, orange zest, rose petal, hibiscus. As an IPA, this isn’t great, but as a hoppy Belgian Pale or Saison, it’s fantastic! Needs either a recipe change or a label change to be a real winner. joshmcg000 (388) - Iowa, USA - APR 6, 2012
Aroma is intense piney hops with alot of spiceyness. Taste is slightly sweet, great balance beween hops and malts. Some floral some pine, medium body, easy to drink. On the malt side it has some english tofee taste. Excellent texture. A really good IPA I could drink all night.
TomDecapolis (4636) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Pours a lightly hazy copper with a foamy white head that left sticky lacing down the sides of the glass. Aroma of orange hard candy, lots of fruity notes, tropical fruits and melons. The malt, belgian yeast and hops come together really nicely in the nose. Flavor of lightly toasted and caramel malt, lots of citrusy and fruit hop character, belgian yeast is a nice touch. Candi sugar helps dry it out. I was expecting a malt bomb and this was not that. Well done! arnold931 (1261) - Iowa, USA - APR 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark red with thin white head. Nose is camomile and pine needle. Taste is a some lemon and tart fruit.