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RATINGS: 137   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.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
skibumphishead (259) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 16, 2008
12oz draft at the Dirty Truth in downtown Northampton. This was a great after dinner beer full of malty caramel flavors. It was in the "Belgian" box on the chalkboard of 40 drafts. It tastes like a Belgian brown with a hint of west coast hops. Good beer from a great brewery.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2008
(BCTC, growler, thanks mds) Medium off-white head with hazy copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, grapefruit/floral. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, grapefruit/earthy, some orange/floral. Moderate bitterness in the aftertaste. Medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2008
Tap @ Cole’s. Nose is yeast, clay-like fruits, caramel, alcohol, a light sourish fruit tinge. Flavor is yeast, caramel, lots of dry fruits & apples. Quite tannic. Caramel & rye grows in the finish w. strong bitterness & caramel. Its odd to experience an ASA fermented with a Belgian yeast.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (8351) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2008
Enjoyed on-tap at Cole’s. This beer rocks. Dark fruit aroma. Dark fruit colour with a little white head and some lace dots. Served a bit too cold, a taste range as it warmed. Above average mouthfeel, and also above-average carbonation. Very tasty grapefruit, marmelade, a wonderful bitterness. So enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5602) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2008
On tap @ Coles in Buffalo NY. ours a somewhat murky amber brown. Aroma is sweet maltines, iced tea, floral & citrus hops. taste starts off heavily Belgian yeastiness influenced. Follws up with some herbal floral tea flavor withmalty sweetness &some hop bitterness in the finish. Complex interesting take on two beers that I really enjoy

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11929) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2008
(Draught) Pours a cloudy amber body with a small creamy off-white head. Aroma of sourness, herbal, citrus, pineapple,and floral. Flavor of hops (citrus, floral), roasted malt, caramel, and Belgian yeast with a bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Taverner (1081) - San Ramon, California, USA - JUN 29, 2008
Very complex and interesting. Sweet, bready and tea-ish. Notes of banana and a small bit of caramel. Flavor is like a red, with lots of floral and bitter hops. after it warns the florals come out.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2008
ACBF 2008. I really liked this one! Had I not been told, I never woulda known that the wort base for this one was basically that of a pale ale. The belgian strain mostly takes over so you get many of the estery characters you expect from a belgian, but there’s just a hint of that hoppiness in the finish making it very unique.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 12, 2008
On tap @ Moan & Dove. Pours a dark golden amber with medium/small white head. Aroma is yeasty and grassy hops. Very full taste with Belgian sugars, spices and yeast. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rayOfBeer (656) - El Cerrito, California, USA - JUN 11, 2008
Poured at Bear Republic from tap a darker brown with medium off-white head. Nice aroma of citrusy hops, malt, and some roast. Flavor pours in with malt, yeast, citrus, caramel, and light notes of banana. This is a nice combination of two great beers. I prefer the two separately but this one is great also. So much to choose from. I’d drink it again and again.


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