bhensonb (15096) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 12, 2012
750 c&c from the Arden BevMo in Sacramento, CA as "IPA". Pours copper with a slight foamy, but ring lacing, head. Aroma is somewhat "fruits de bois". Floral and lightly berry. Med body. Flavor is a touch of Flandres rouge over some floral bitter with mild roast malt. Seems to have a bit of red berry. It turns almost oakily astringent. IPA? More likely Belgian Strong Ale. Whatever, it’s a pretty tasty beer. The Belgians make so many. Sigh. Ratman197 (14698) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2012
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a hazy gold with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of biscuit, orange zest, light grapefruit, apples and light yeast. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of biscuit, apple, orange and yeast wth a crisp lingering fruit finish. KyotoLefty (10207) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 13, 2012
Draught at the Belgian Beer Weekend in Osaka. Slightly yeasty amber malt nose, a bit earthy but mostly boring. Light caramel malt flavor, big bitterness in the finish. Nothing at all like an IPA, and as a bitter Belgian amber it is decent enough but still rather uninteresting. marcus (10156) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Bottle from BevMo, Arden. Pours amber with a rich foamy beige head and a citrus aroma. There is a robust caramel malt flavor with a nice Belgian yeast presence and a very bitter finish. This is truly a Belgian-style IPA. and is quite different from IPAs from the U.S. Nevertheless, tasty and refreshing. 77ships (9698) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 18, 2017
750 ml. bottle - tasting glass @ Meug Afterwork 2017. Totally 100 % clear golden, little white head. Nose is unpleasant green apple esters, cauliflower & unpleasant BE esters, cooked vegetables. Taste is sparkling poor green apple esters, cooked vegetables, green, BE esters, industrial, vegetables. Body is rubbish sparkling BE esters. I have no idea what this brewery means with the term Belgian IPA in the description. IPA is all wrong here, this is all Belgica in the worst way with unpleasant green vegetables BE esters. Very poor take on the IPA style, very poor beer in general.
tderoeck (9491) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 28, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2012 27/II/2012 75cl bottle @ Klaas’ place - BB: 11/X/13 (2012-162) <b/>Thanks to Klaas for sharing the bottle!bb (9241) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 30, 2011
Clear red orange beer, creamy big yellowish head, pretty stable, adhesive. Aroma: tangerines, orange peel, bit floral, some dairy, general sweetness. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: fruity start, peaches, mandarins, grapefruit, bitter hops, quite some citrus. Aftertaste: citrus, lemon, little bitterness. I wouldn’t call this an IPA. Not even a Belgian IPA. But who am I?
Bottle. Amber beer with an off-white head. Yeast and light pine aroma with light citrus. Yeast and malt flavor with light citrus and light pine. Medium bodied. Decent bitterness. Yeast and malt lingers with light pine and light grapefruit. kraddel (7871) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2014
Bottle thnx to st247
Pours fuzzy blonde / brown , good white head
Scent has a bit freshness .
Grains , bit bitter , fresh , full , bit sweet . Some hop , specific complex taste .
Suttree (6361) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Cloudy Brownish orange, with a huge beige head. Grassy, lightly fruity aroma. Maybe a little winey, as well. Taste is crisp, fruity, some banana, and a assertive hoppy finish. I liked this quite a bit. dwyerpg (6078) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Other than the name and the alcohol percentage, everthing about this screams more like a pale ale than an IPA. It’s almost like a slightly hopped up Belgian amber ale, really. It’s okay at best.