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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12756) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10645) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2016
Draft... Pours clear and brilliantly copper with a small, white head. The aroma is a collection of caramel, peppery and citrusy hops, and a light note of yeast-driven spiciness. Medium-bodied with busy carbonation. The flavor is toasty, spicy and moderately bitter. Finishes crisp with lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (10658) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2015
Draught at the Bear Republic, Healdsburg, CA.
Cloudy dark copper colour with a mid-size foamy off-white head. Sweet fruity hops, mild yeast and sweet malt in the aroma. Balanced and smooth. The flavour is dry hops, mild sweetness, mild yeasty notes and some malt. Tasty and balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2904) - California, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Tan orange in color... Aroma of candi sugar, Belgian malts, light hops... Flavor is Belgian malts, light citrus hops, hints of yeast... Nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (12903) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
Draft - Stone fruit, light yeasty esters and some pepper notes. Cloudy orange with a decent white. Stone fruit, old hops and a dry finish. Fruity, lightly sweet and light bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (14665) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
On tap at Apex, pours an opaque amber orange with a small white head. Aroma is sharp, with notes of Belgian yeast, earthy notes, and feet - not much in the hop department. Flavour is well-balanced, bringing out Belgian yeast, light candied sugar and floral hops. Decently cohesive, though a bit messy. Decent, but not up to Bear Republicís usual standard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jazz88 (2669) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Tap at brewpub. A dark golden orange color with white head. A nice mix of Belgian flavor son a solid hop base with the solid malt foundation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PartyFowle (954) - - DEC 10, 2014
Tulip. Hazy copper hue with a fizzy off-white head. Aroma is an interesting blend: sharp lemon peel and grapefruit juice, earth and honey with attending black pepper phenols and a touch of pear. Malta emerge more in the flavor with notes of biscuits, caramel and honey. A splash of tangerine hop flavor bites the tongue while clove and pepper yeast notes swirl. About as good as a Belgian IPA can get -- a very nice balance of Trappist yeast and sharp American hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Copper pour with a nice head that turned into nice lacing. Floral, tropical fruits, pine, caramel, citrus. Sweet, medium to full body, floral, citrus acidic, well balanced. A bit sweet for me but nice. Seems higher alcohol % than is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (3270) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Point st Tylerís Apex. Good aroma, sweet. Fruity perfumey orange pineapple, clove. Hazed brownish orange color, good head, little lace. Sweet bitter flavor. Medium body, oily mouthfeel, dry finish. Itís nice, real strong perfume scent. Flavour more grapefruit and clove, mouthfeel is odd to me. Kind of oily, clinging. Itís good in the scheme of things, but I donít want more either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (2773) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Draft at Khyber Pass. Hazy medium copper pour with a small white head that left good splashes of lace. Somewhat bracing strong Belgium Ale with a good amount of hops. Strong murky dark citrus flavors. Hoppy blood oranges. Feels a bit syrupy. Medium-dark caramel malt flavors. Tootsie Roll. Mostly an over the top heady citrusy spicy brew. Seems higher than the listed 7.3% ABV brew. Good but not subtle.

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