dagimp (1008) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2009
On tap at Bar Ferdinand in Phila. Served in a pilsner glass. Small head with a little bit of lacing. Smells like a belgian with little hop aroma. Taste was of mild yeast and cloves. I’m not sure where the IPA part of this beer was but I didn’t taste it. Not a bad belgian but simply OK. CUJO (383) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2009
RnH: tap: pours a clear dark amber. The nose is mild, less hoppy... however the taste of hops is much more strong. The intial tast is of bright fruits with a strong, bitter end. Medium to high carbonation. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Date: December 19, 2008
Appearance: cloudy burnt orange, fine off white head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet estery aroma with lots of spicy phenolics and hops
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of spicy hops, well integrated phenolics, light balancing bitterness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Hand bottle courtesy of Shane poured into a pint glass.
This one pours a murky golden orange with a big, creamy off-white head that hangs around as a cap for the entire session leaving generous lacing.
Aroma is fairly spicy for a Belgian IPA. It’s got the Belgian yeast and some earthy hops but there is a generous helping of spices that tingle to nose as well.
The taste has a bit more hops than the aroma with a bit of citrus and floral up front before the sweetness of the Belgian yeast takes over. The finish is where the spices come back and leave a bit of a dry, peppery finish.
The mouthfeel is super creamy with good carbonation and slightly dry in the finish.
This is a great Belgian IPA and one with some unique spiciness that I’ve not seen much in the style. I really enjoyed this one. KnutAlbert (6754) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2008
On tap at the Ginger Man, NYC.
Full fruity beer, apricots, oranges. Mutating into an IPA, the sweet oranges giving way to bitter grapefruit.
But it is not extreme, this is a very drinkable beer, with a creamy soft sweetness playing with the hops. Belgian yeast.
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2008
Draught @ Beer Table. Pours dark amber with a healthy, creamy light tan head. Nose is candy sweet, resiny hops, a bit of spicy yeast. Taste is candy sugar and pale malt sweetness, a bit of zesty yeast spiciness, and a resiny, piny hop character that emerges about midway through and sits on top of the malty sweetness without dominating. Well balanced and drinkable, finish is dry and slightly resiny, with a bit of residual spicy yeast. Mouthfeel is moderate carbonation, a bit creamy, medium-full bodied. Well done and drinkable version of the style. JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2007
Tap at Stanton Publick House. Deep brown beer with a creamy tan head. Aroma is very spicy and zesty as well. Lemon/lime, clove, and rich spicy hops. A bit of resiny character. Noble zesty character over a soft pale malt sweetness. Lemony citrus, zesty herbal hops and a touch of orange flavour as well. Excellent palate, spicy yeast, sweet fresh hops and a lingering fresh herbal character. Great spicy flavour with excellent integration of hops and yeast. Lean spicy/minerally bitterness. An excellent interpretation of the style. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2007
(Draught) Pours a hazy amber body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of spruce, caramel, cherry, coriander, and citrus. Flavor of spruce hoppiness, caramel malt, and Belgian yeast. sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2007
From a Bierkraft growler. Hazy amber/orange with a frothy cream colored head. Spottly lacing. Sweet cookie dough aroma with floral hop and dusty notes. Biscuity and honeyed malts with a Sixpoint dosage of grapefruity hops pushing back. Has a bit of a silty and grassy flavor underneath. Lively carbonation. Not a whole lot of complexity for a "Belgian," but still enjoyable. golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - NOV 1, 2007
Draft at the Blind Tiger. Dark orange / caramel coloring with a pleasant head. Lots of grapefruit aroma and some pine. It lacked "belgian" character, but was still good. Mostly just seemed like an IPA.