bytemesis (8375) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 4, 2016
Tap. Pours clear orange, medium off white head, good lacing. Aroma is tropical, citrus, light overall. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, watery with citrus and faint Belgian spice. Light body. Not much going on, frankly. JaBier (7972) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Can from a sixer purchased at Aficionado’s. Clear gold pour with a huge white head. Malty nose with big pepper notes along with Belgian esters and grassy hops. Malty flavor with banana and clove accents and some nice pepperiness before a piney hop finish. Solid Belgian IPA. drfabulous (7941) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 30, 2016
12 ounce can from Binny’s Champaign. Interesting mix of flavors here: citrus, wit, yeast, hops. Very different and tasty. lusikka (7813) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2013
Draught @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a hazy golden colour with a white head. Aroma of caramel malts, wheat and some grainy notes. Flavour of caramel malts, grains, floral hops, bubblegum and hay. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a wheaty, citrusy, floral finish. Refreshing. BuckeyeBoy (7666) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 15, 2015
12oz can pours out a burnt orange topped with a sand head. Nose is bubble gum some fruit and a nice belg yeast. Taste is more of the sweetness and a nice yeast touch.
Strykzone (7356) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Very clear and dark golden. Minimal head. Some nice hops hit my nose first. Floral and citrus with honey. Those are tasted with with dry bitterness. Some yeast but just a bit. This is tasty. GenDV138 (7284) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2014
2 ounce can pour at SAVOR’s Friday night session. Pours golden brown with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, tropical fruit. Tasting notes of citrus, pine, floral notes, tropical fruit. Medium body with a dry finish. tiong (7277) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2013
Draught @ Mikkeller Bar, CopenhagenTheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2012
Pours clear orange with a small head. Aroma of fruity hops, zesty lemon and citrus. Taste of grassy hops, lemon, citrus and malts. Finish is fruity and slightly yeasty. Quite fruity Belgian ale.
Tulip draft on tap at the brewpub (Chicago, IL). Pours a strikingly deep golden pour, a touch of orange, faint haze grows a touch, with a frothy offwhite head that dies to a small level, laces small overall. Nice color. Aromas are a rich melange of hops and yeastiness. Some gentle spice, dry herbal qualities, and fruity esters immediately mix with dry citrusy hops, some florals, growing orange and gentle tropical fruit, lemons, melon. A nice level, but not bursting. Touches of spicy yeast, bread dough, pale malts, and gentle apple and pear esters move in. More Citra enters the fold as it warms a bit more, quite nice. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, offering a healthy fruity essence, citrusy hops and tropical flavors up front. A moderate dryness sticks, cuts through the sweetness from the esters created through the Belgian yeast. Gentle apple, melon, tropical fruit. Lemons, florals, grass, more mango, growing into a fruit vibrant front end. Middle gets fruity, but not sweet as the C hops stay the focal here. Touches of florals and dryness kick in, as the backend offers a moderate dryness, some lingering bready and pale malts, touches of Belgian yeast that offer a gentle herbal quality, some mellow fruity esters, but largely the hops remain the focus. I was a bit skeptical of the brew, thinking it would be far too sweet. However, the hops remain the focus here. The sweetness stays at bay and the yeast doesn’t take over but provides a decent synergy. Quite a lovely beer, coming from someone who spurns a Belgian influence as they become heavy handed quite quickly. Well done. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2014
draft at brewpub, golden orange pour, peach & mango heavy, fruity yeastiness, light medicinal notes. solid