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RATINGS: 143   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.


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dixonian (1561) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2011
On tap at the fort worth saucer. Poured into standard pint glass. Was very intrigued when I heard about this one. I like both the racer 5 and red rocket, and I almost always love a belgian yeast. This did not disappoint. Totally unique-cloudiness of an IPA and nice amber colour. Smell is the only disappointment I have-a bit subdued. Flavor is great-extremely smooth. Sweet and bitter. Like I said above, completely unique. Enjoyable mouthfeel and excellent carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Pours a clear copper color. Aroma of yeast, spice, light fruit and hops. Flavor is slightly sweet followed by the hop bitterness. Interesting brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - DEC 25, 2010
on tap at papago 6/30/10. orange-y amber color with a white head. aromas of belgo yeast, sweet malt, spice/pepper/clove, florals and some citrus. the flavor is pretty much the same except pine and pepper show up near the finish. as it sits to warm it becomes almost overwhelmingly sweet... odd. 7/3/7/3/14/3.4

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2010
On tap @ Lure’s, Crownsville Md- Pours clear dark amber with a moderate off white head. Floral hop aroma w/a touch of malt. NIce balanced IPA, not an over the top hop bomb. Has some caramel & toffee on the finish to balance it out. Solid Brew.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFGrind (1845) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Belgian yeast infused Ale seem to still be all the West Coast rage. Medium bitterness and Belgian flavors produce a unique amber bodied ale. Explaining to customers that the beer is a "West Coast Belgian style Ale with a Russian sounding name" is sure a mouthful.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2010
On tap at Pap. Pours clear dark amber with a one finger beige head. The nose is light spice, malt and citrus. The taste is caramel, citrus, spice and pine. Medium prickly mouthfeel. Different brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 30, 2010
On tap at R&H NY
Aromastrong hoppy feel , sweet caramel matts , clean finish. Easy going aroma.7+
Appearance amber with light haze , medium top.
Flavor and Palate : medium bodied , leafy hops. All this package is smooth easy going and drinkable. Solid bitter ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcos (1540) - Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2010
My first beer to warm up before the great Three Floyds event at the Brickskeller earlier this summer. Slight clove aroma with medium hop taste. I like Bear Republic’s beers a lot.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IainOg (75) - Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2010
on draft at cap ale WE. orangey hue with average head and some lacing. Belgian yeast character is strong on the nose, along with floral hops and some citrus accents. hops are stronger in the taste, with great spruce-like evergreen notes and a pungent, peppery quality. dry finish with a nice, bitter fade.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (3399) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2010
Churchkey 10oz ($5): Pours a brownish color without very much head; no lacing is left afterwards. Caramel, floral hops, Belgian yeast (but not too overt). Beer has a sufficient amount of hops and definitely falls in with the Belgian IPA crowd of beers. The Belgian yeast in the taste is not as strong as other examples of the style (Raging Bitch for instance). In a sense, it veers more to the IPA than the BA. Still though, a very interesting beer, with all the flavors done right, though I should add that this was by far not the best offering from Bear Republic that I have encountered.


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