Golden, butterscotch, hazed body with a decent head and some minimal lace. White film settles across the surface of the beer.
Nose offers some deep, ready hop notes, but very balanced.
Tastes begin with a bitterness upfront that is also well-balanced. Nothing harsh here, with the Belgian Pale influence pushing back on the noble hops. It feels stylistically very correct, and that always please me, but it’s pretty light compared to some of the early version of the Belgian IPA style. As such, it doesn’t hit one quite hard. Light herbal sweetness amongst the grains. Balanced and simple for the style. Carbonation and mouthfeel are nice and lively. The beer feels alive and fresh.
It’s an easy drinker, bites down a little in the hop department, and finishes out round and lightly bitter. It’s a good example of the style, if on the moderate side compared to some.