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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PartyFowle (81) - - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tonkun (916) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (2755) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1745) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1509) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UDBeernut (1850) - Saint Johns, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrunkSanta410 (312) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Tap at cottonwood Houston. Dark copper pour, light tan head. Aroma is floral, Belgian yeast, hints of pepper. Earthy hops, hints of pine. Taste is nicely hoppy, integrated well with the Belgian yeast. Moderate bitterness, clean. Slight pine and very floral hops. Palate is smooth body, low carbonation. Overall a great cross between IPA and Belgian style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4535) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Pours hazy mahogany into a tulip. Clove, pepper and pit fruit aromas. Sweet yeast and pit fruit upfront turning to mild resin in the medium length finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DMLINAZ (303) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Superb, well-spoken IPA, smooth but flavorful. Not sure Iím getting the Belgian yeast promised in the product description, but still quite good. It adds something but hard to tell what.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy00 (160) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Pours a nice brown color with a white head. Piney aroma with a bit of sweetness. Flavor matches.


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