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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 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Dredd (711) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2008
Appearence is reddish amber with minimal head. Citrusy hop aroma, initial flavour is sweet malt, this is rudely interupted with some violently strong bitterness. Finish is almost a rose scented soap. Not very Belgian and not particularly nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (5106) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2008
On tap at Barleys Smokehouse. Pours a deep amber with a minimal head. Aroma of hop and malt without much yeast, which is a good thing for me. Flavor contains some yeast, but very well balanced with the hop. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AgentSteve (1640) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Pours Medium golden orange. Hoppy and spicy nose and flavor. Medium mouthfeel. A bit bland.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slipstream (2146) - USA - NOV 20, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2010 On tap at Capone’s. Tastes more American amber than Belgian. This IPA is deeper and throatier than most. I tasted malt, honey, floral hops, and citrus. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8973) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2008
Sample at Barley’s Smokehouse (thanks Ja Bier!). The beer is a mostly clear brownish-amber color with a medium off-white head that lingers awhile. Stringy lace. Aroma of yeast, roasted malt and hops. Medium body with a chewy texture and flavors of yeast, caramel malt and grassy hops. The finish is dark fruits and leaves a yeast aftertaste. Above average overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11475) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2008
Draft at Smokehouse in Columbus. Poured clear brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate tart citrus hop and earthy aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Medium spicy bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2008
Tap at Mugs Ale House: Pours a hazy copper/brown with a small but dense off white head. Has a nice toasted aroma- nutty with notes of fig, brown sugar, toasted almond and a vanilla hint. Has a velvety smooth body. Toasted soft malts in the flavor without being sweet. Has some mild Belgian yeasty phenols, some nutty notes, toasted brown sugar, later prune skin notes and a mildly bitter toasted finish. Nice and easy going. Well done Belgian Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (3545) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 20, 2008
On draft at the Bear Republic Brewpub in Healdsburg, CA this pour came a cloudy brown color with a small white head typical for a pub pour that left good lacing rings. Nose is of caramel malts and floral hops. Nice rich mouthfeel. Flavor is a nice blend of malts and hops, and the finish is lightly bitter. A interesting brew, and very easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2008
Draught. Perhaps a little too cold. Slight yeasy aroma, not unpleasant. Poured brown with thin white head. Some lacing. Malty flavour, caramel and a bit of fruit. Hoppy all over the tongue finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (22274) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2008
Bottle. Hazy brown coloured with a medium sized off white ehad. Roasted aroma of caramel, chocolate and dried fruits. Roasted flavour of caramel, chocolate and dried fruits with notes of hops. Hoppy finish.

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