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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (13413) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 14, 2010
Draught at Birreria Paradiso. Dark golden color, edge head, scant lacing. Aroma of malt and berries. Start starts sweet, finishes bitter. Decent enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Draught @ Belmont Station:   Very deep amber, coppery hues, hazy, very thin head, off-white, sparce lacing.   Soft hop nose, slightly barnish, much like a Pale Ale crossed with a Belgian.   Musty basement on the tongue, hoppier than your standard Belgian.   The two almost fight each other.   Is it more of a Pale or a Belgian?   Almost has a smoked or charred wood aspect on the finish.   Finishes with a cereal like aspect, musty, barnish, with a bit of a hop bite.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Interesting beer, good, but I am still mixed on the whole hoppy Belgian style ales.   Certainly unique tho.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Capa (2031) - Manama, BAHRAIN - OCT 15, 2009
Interesting beer here. Spicy and a bit of yeast to begin but the fruit really took over as I went. Not my cup of tea, but it was intriguing to see what a different strain of yeast can do to something I know well. (Draught at Thrash Zone, Yokohama, Japan)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2009
Fun. Lovely carbonation with a zesty spice and yeast. Along with some nice flavorful caramel malts and pine hops. Nice fruit essence and good body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (6358) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2009
Draft. Pours orange brown with a beige head. Toasty malt aroma with a fair amount of fruity esters. The flavor brings a general fruity sweetness, along with floral hops and sweet caramel malt. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CUJO (383) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2009
sample: RNH: the nose is hoppy yet weak... high esters and some wheats... resilient head leaving nice lacing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Caramel and bitter spice. Some apple notes which must be derived from the Belgian influence.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2009
on tap at Falling Rock, pours dark red with off white head. the aroma is a rather off putting, a rotten red and dark fruit-yeasty thing going on. flavor is malty with that rotten fruit flavor. that beligan yeast strain took over this brew with poor results.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2009
From the Jug at the GABF Colorado Convention Center 09/10/2008 Some hop aroma. Dark bronze coloured and very fruity with a bitter lasting wheaty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2009
$6 pint on tap at Falling Rock. Dark reddish-orange, looks more like Red Rocket than Racer 5. It smells kind of grainy and not hoppy at all. The flavor is more grains and cereal malty type flavor, not really good at all. In fact this was a real disappointment to be honest. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 08-08-2009 22:32:01

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