WanderinCelt87 (197) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Has a very subtle aroma of malts. Pours a nice amber with thin white head. Has a very nice malt taste with a subtle sweetness from the honey. Leaves a clean after taste. gripweed57 (2463) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2013
750 ml bottle. Deep amber gold color topped by a large rocky beige head. Fragrant toasted malt aroma with subtle honey and citrus hops notes. Bittersweet complex toasted malt flavor with dryish notes. Obvious notes of honey and citrus hops are nicely balanced by the tasty malt backbone. Their is an underlying spicy black pepper character throughout that lingers long into the aftertaste. Nice clinging Belgian lace. Darkmagus82 (2302) - - OCT 8, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 1-12-14
Poured from bottle into a tulip glass
Appearance – The beer pours an almost completely clear, deep amber color with a two finger head of just off white color. The head has a fantastic level of retention, slowly fading to leave a good level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is biggest of a bready smell mixed with some hoppy aromas of a citrus and pine nature. Along with these smells are some sweeter smells of caramel and a bit of orange, which when mixed with a little bit of an earthy hop smell, produce a nicely balanced IPA aroma.
Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter and doughier flavor. The sweeter tastes are a mix of caramel and tangerine with them starting out quite strong and losing some ground as the taste advances to the end. While not too hoppy upfront, some hop flavors begin working their way into the taste as it advances from the start. The hops start almost entirely of a citrus nature, but soon have other flavors of earth and pine mixing in with the earthy hop ending up becoming one of the more potent of the hop flavors toward the end. With a little bit of a cracker taste replacing some of the more doughy flavors, the slight decrease in the sweet, and increase in the hop, one is left with a moderately hopped and smooth malty taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the average side as well. Overall the medium body is nice for the mix of the cracker and sweeter flavors of the brew, while not being too thin to support the hop flavors of the brew. The average carbonation likewise was a good compromise for the two sets of hop and sweet flavors, overall creating a very balanced and more refreshing drinker.
Overall – While not a hop powerhouse the beer has a nice blend of flavors and an enjoyable taste as a good Belgian IPA should be in my opinion (we are not looking for hops for the sake of hops here...). Even at 8.5 % abv, it certainly does not have it in the taste, with this brew being on the more easy drinking side.
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Definitely an underrated beer. The taste is dry and bitter yet crisp and refreshing. I?d get it again. hopdog (12584) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2013
750ml bottle. Poured a clear golden/amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of floral hops, some honey, lightly earthy, and some citrus. Tastes of floral hops, the same lighter earthiness, citrus, and mild honey. Some toasted breadiness in there too.
dagimp (1008) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2013
750 purchased at Wegmans for $10. Pours a light ruby. Only about an inch and a half of head and little lacing. Aroma is dank. The honey is also present but without any hint of Belgian yeast. Mouthfeel is moderate to slightly heavy. Taste is funky hops, sweet honey, mild Belgian spicyness and clove, pepper and moss. Overall very good. I hope to see this around again especially in six packs.
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Burns burnt Orange with a medium off white head. Aroma is earthy, honey, citrus and yeast. Taste is bitter with sweetness coming through in the finish. Alcohol is very noticeable at first but mellows considerably as it warms. Medium bodied with some stickiness. DrinkinWell (389) - - NOV 15, 2013
Pours copper brown with light head and heavy lacing. Citrus and honey flavors. Hops are well balanced and do not overpower the yeast. A very interesting take on a Belgian Ale. Dorwart (2590) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Good sized light beige head of fine bubbles with great retention. Moderate maltiness and hops presence. Caramel, oranges, dried leaves and some tobacco. Color is a hazy orangish brown. Crisp flavor with lots of piney hops, dried orange peel, sweet malts and some parsley. Light alcohol presence and warming. Lingering herbal flavors and light maltiness that is a little on the dry side. A pretty good and pretty well balanced IPA. zickbeer_ye (441) - Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Aromas of wet hops, minor dry lemon, belgian yeast, some veggie. light golden orange body and pale white foamy head. Flavor of fresh hops, crisp citrus, and an earthy undertone with some spice in the end. Crisp on the palate.