orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2013 Served on-tap at Al’s of Hampden.
A - Pours pale yellow with a small half finger tall white head leaving soapy rings of lace down most of the glass.
S - Smells like a typical Belgian IPA with a bit extra on top. Hints of grassy hops, typical Belgian spiciness, touch of candied sugar and a bit of light funk from the saison yeast.
T - Starts off with a quick hit of hop bitterness quickly being overrun by the strong Belgian core of the beer. Hints of light spice, fresh cut grass and earthy funk from the saison yeast help round things out. Finish is a mix of sweetness and spicy funk, lingering on the palate for awhile after the finish.
M - Medium-Light body with moderate carbonation. Only a touch of booze creeps in toward the end of the glass.
O - An interesting take on the style. It packs plenty of hops to make it an IPA yet it has a touch of earthy funk from the saison yeast. Not your typical IPA thats for sure.