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.
Truly great. 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. GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2008
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. johnnnniee (4285) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 9, 2011
Received in trade from sixpoint, hand bottled at the brewery, thanks for the opportunity and generosity.
Pours a cloudy pale golden color with a fluffy white head that persists forever. Lace sticks to everything in sight. Smells of clove, bubblegum, spicy yeast, citrus hops. Very sweet smelling aroma, very interesting nose. Taste is malty, hints of clove, pepper, apricot, very sweet, but not cloying. Very dry finish. Medium body, sweet sticky mouthfeel, ample carbonation. Great Belgian style IPA. I’d love to sample this again.
Christian (13605) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2012
On tap at Christian Firtal. Amber with a big and lasting white head. Fruity and slightly spicy aroma with a minerally character, some grapefruit, and a malty hint of biscuit and caramel. Sweetish fruity flavour with a drying bitterness in the finish. Clean and tasty, highly drinkable
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. Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Tap at Blind tiger. i think this may have been one of my favorite ipas (and overall beers) of the lineup. Good deep gold-copper with a nice white head. Aroma is clean refined phenolic yeast, light fruity ester, orange hints, good citrus hops, - mostly fresh. Flavor is citrus, some pine, orange is big, some lemon, grass, phenolic yeast, spicy, pepper. Clean with a real snappy bitter finish that was pretty powerful, yet still easy drinking. I liked this quite a bit. ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 17, 2011
A - Pours a fairly clear copper-orange color with a nice finger of frothy white head. The head had okay retention, reducing to a nice layer with some nice lacing.
S - Very nice citrus aroma with some earth hops mixed in. There is also some nice yeast spice to round off the nose. Very well balanced and very inviting.
T - Starts off nice and citrusy and a touch of hop bitterness with some earthy/floral undertones. In the middle, the yeast spice really shines. The finish is full of the citrus flavors and some nice lingering bitterness. Very well balanced.
M - Medium to medium-full bodied with some nice assertive carbonation. The finish is very dry and along with the carbonation, the beer feels super crisp overall.
D - Very drinkable. The taste is really excellent with a lot of balance and a lot of flavor. Overall, very smooth, crisp, and refreshing. Dedollewaitor (16056) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2012
Bottle @ Kolding Ølmesse, 2012. Pours ruby copper with a small creamy head and lacings. Yeast, grapefruit and peach. Medium and smooth body. Good dry hoppy finish. rejtable (2626) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2012
Enjoyed this pint at Cole’s. Earthy hops up front with nice bitter finish. Creamy in mouth. Pours orange with frothy head and lots of lacing.