Aroma, sweet in front, hint of apricot???, bread in background- earthy. I would say no discernible hop aroma. The aroma is grain, and yeast. An IPA should have hop aroma.
Taste: In conflict. There is a hint of Belgium in the background. A hint, of that farmhouse flavor that I personally love. It's timidly there, so it's not enough of it- or if your not a fan, it's to much. It's like they wanted to dabble with Belgians but were afraid to commit.
The hops are described as American. I would call them classic American- not the new proprietaries. Again, they are used... pensively. The origin of the style was big hops to survive the voyage to India. I would not call these big hops. I would call this some hops used to hit style parameters.
It's as if these guys were afraid to commit to one thing. A little American hops, a little Belgium yeast, a little of this and a little of that, and the entire thing is lost. It isn't a bad beer in the sense that it's terrible. It's lost. It's not anything.
The hops don't compliment the yeast, which doesn't compliment the grain. It's reluctant on every level, if they brewers had even just gone over board on thing I could say, well I can taste this one thing. It's a lost beer. It makes me sad.