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RATINGS: 150   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Tap @ Hamiltons. Hazy brown colored with a medium sized off white head. Roasted aroma of caramel, chocolate and dried fruits. Roasted flavor of caramel, chocolate and dried fruits with notes of hops. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5644) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2010
(draught at Common Table) hazy orange-brown pour with some white bubbles lining the rim of my glass. Nose of honey, cherry, raisins, and citrus hops. Taste of Belgian yeast, cherry, lightly bitter grapefruit esters (not at all offensive!), sweet orange, with a medium oily body. Refreshing!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scouser (279) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2010
Amber copper colour with a little white head and lacing. Citrus and slight floral aroma. Hoppy bitterness with malty sweetness balance. I kinda think this one is out of style. Not a bad beer, not great, but not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (3976) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2010
On tap at flying saucer. Pours a clear copper with a small frothy whote head. The aroma is a sweet hop with grapefruit and citrus. Medium mouthfeel with a bitter hop bite and nice bitter finish. Hides the alcohol well, a good belgian from Bear Republic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (8094) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Draft at CAH. Pours deep copper w 2f ow head and great lacing. Nose is big resiny hops, spicy caramel malt, subdued yeast. Tastes rich, smooth, with caramel malt, resiny hops, brown sugar., spicy yeast. This one is very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nik925 (764) - USA - JUN 6, 2010
An amazing malt. A bit sticky, but well balanced. The bitterness overwhelms the hops but still very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Orange tinted yellow in color with a good, white, foamy head. A little hazy. Aroma is like the outdoors before a rain, earthy, leafy, and a little belgian yeast. Delicious, light, bitter taste. medium body with average carbonation. Easy and smooth drinking. Quick finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brainlair (236) - Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2010
On tap at Capone’s on 5/29/2010. Pours a transparent amber with some pillowy white head. Aroma is slightly malty, with cloves and a touch of sweetness. Flavor has herbal notes, rather dry, some maltiness, and a tinge of funk. Finish has lots of hoppy bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2010
Tap at Capone’s. Clear light brown pour with a slight red tint and a fluffy head. Yeasty aroma with flowers and some hops. Bitter floral flavor with dust. Apple notes and a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
regspeir (199) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2010
16 oz. draft in a standard pint glass at Capone’s Poured a dark amber with a nice 2-finger head which lasted. The lacing was heavy and abundant throughout. Nose was malty, cheeries but the hops, pine and citrus were there as well. Consistent with the nose, this was nicely balanced - hops and malt. I noticed earthy, piney hops, malt biscuity sweetness and some citrus. All led to a spicey, peppery slightly bitter finish. Interesting and very tasty brew. Mouthfeel was medium and a little rough. There was only light carbonation. This defied comparisons for me but I know I want to try it again. If you see it - go for it!

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