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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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This copper colored American IPA took a wild left turn when we fermented it with our favorite Trappist ale yeast. Charged with hops, followed closely by a clove and pepper Belgian yeast character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2185) - California, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Tan orange in color... Aroma of candi sugar, Belgian malts, light hops... Flavor is Belgian malts, light citrus hops, hints of yeast... Nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (6511) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
Draft - Stone fruit, light yeasty esters and some pepper notes. Cloudy orange with a decent white. Stone fruit, old hops and a dry finish. Fruity, lightly sweet and light bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (8010) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
On tap at Apex, pours an opaque amber orange with a small white head. Aroma is sharp, with notes of Belgian yeast, earthy notes, and feet - not much in the hop department. Flavour is well-balanced, bringing out Belgian yeast, light candied sugar and floral hops. Decently cohesive, though a bit messy. Decent, but not up to Bear Republicís usual standard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jazz88 (2577) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Tap at brewpub. A dark golden orange color with white head. A nice mix of Belgian flavor son a solid hop base with the solid malt foundation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PartyFowle (168) - - DEC 10, 2014
Tulip. Hazy copper hue with a fizzy off-white head. Aroma is an interesting blend: sharp lemon peel and grapefruit juice, earth and honey with attending black pepper phenols and a touch of pear. Malta emerge more in the flavor with notes of biscuits, caramel and honey. A splash of tangerine hop flavor bites the tongue while clove and pepper yeast notes swirl. About as good as a Belgian IPA can get -- a very nice balance of Trappist yeast and sharp American hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tonkun (948) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Copper pour with a nice head that turned into nice lacing. Floral, tropical fruits, pine, caramel, citrus. Sweet, medium to full body, floral, citrus acidic, well balanced. A bit sweet for me but nice. Seems higher alcohol % than is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (2827) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Point st Tylerís Apex. Good aroma, sweet. Fruity perfumey orange pineapple, clove. Hazed brownish orange color, good head, little lace. Sweet bitter flavor. Medium body, oily mouthfeel, dry finish. Itís nice, real strong perfume scent. Flavour more grapefruit and clove, mouthfeel is odd to me. Kind of oily, clinging. Itís good in the scheme of things, but I donít want more either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1838) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Draft at Khyber Pass. Hazy medium copper pour with a small white head that left good splashes of lace. Somewhat bracing strong Belgium Ale with a good amount of hops. Strong murky dark citrus flavors. Hoppy blood oranges. Feels a bit syrupy. Medium-dark caramel malt flavors. Tootsie Roll. Mostly an over the top heady citrusy spicy brew. Seems higher than the listed 7.3% ABV brew. Good but not subtle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1742) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2014
Aroma: tropical, overripe fruits, some caramel. Appearance: slightly hazy brown, small head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: sweets continue, but bitters come up in the background, again, resin and pine. Overall: very nice IPA, excellent aroma. Pint at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station, San Diego.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UDBeernut (1956) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2014
tap at engine 15 in jax, pours copper, mostly translucent, minimal lff white head leaves some decent lacing.. nose has some flowers, yeast. taste is more soapy and chemical solvent at times mixed with flowers, some gum. light body.

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