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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Hoppy Belgian Ale. This red ale is all about hops. It is an American-Belgian fusion of beer styles taking imported Belgian caramel malts and bitch slapping it with a heavy handed dose of American hops. Expect hints of mango, pineapple, and citrus to hit your nose with an assertive hop presence.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Onslow (1273) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Pour from a 12oz can. Clear brownish amber orange with dense off white head. Powerful aroma of grapefruit, mango, green fruit with a little resin. Taste is caramel malt up front with a grape fruit / watermelon undertow with an emerging agile hoppiness of tropical fruit and citrus at the end, lingering crisp clean citrus after the swallow is complete. Maintains a sweet caramel malty backbone throughout. Oily and slick palate. Really rich in flavor, complex and well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (9121) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Can. Light toffee malt and strong pine/spruce aroma. Amber with large light tan head. Lightly sweet toffee malt, musty yeast, and mildly bitter pine flavor. Body on the lighter side - nicely drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
574deadzone (1220) - North Central, Indiana, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Pours a clear red with a decent eggshell head that settles to a ring and leaves some soapy, hanging lace. Nose involves rustic fruity Belgian yeast, cherry, pine resin, citrus, datebread. Fairly sweet, fairly bitter. Medium bodied, quite oily and slick, fair action, with a lengthy dry yeasty and hoppy bitter finish. Interesting brew, lots going on. Layered yet really drinkable. I kinda wish there was more Belgian influence, but this is otherwise a nice hoppy red.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sudomorph (927) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2015
16oz can. Pours a dark ruby/caramel with a two finger, cream head that sticks around forever and leaves a great coating. Aroma has a mix of resin, citrus, spice, a hint of bubblegum, and a touch of tartness. Taste is interesting. Orange citrus, pine, candy sugar, and some spice. Medium body with a medium-high carbonation. Clean in the mouth and pretty refreshing. Overall tasty and interesting. Kinda a mix of a Belgian wit and an American pale ale.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChrisSc (438) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2014
16oz can into pint glass. Grand Rapids. Amber in color. Small white head with medium length retention. Aroma is spicy, citrus, floral hops. Taste is mildy bitter. Body is medium, average carbonation, medium length bitter finish. Generally pretty nice. Good balance of spice and hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rubbishystuff (2048) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2015 Quite nice, piney hops, floral yeast, slightly sweet slightly winey. Malt balancing. Serving: Can

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemike (2567) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Reddish slightly hazy beer with big beige foam that lingers. Musty pineapple nose( really different) flavour is Belgian yeast nice sweeter dark malts and some decent amounts of hops. Great beer!!!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (3785) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Draft at brewpub. Pours light brown with a small khaki head. Nice malt notes on the nose. More of the Belgian yeast thing on the tongue along with the strong malt backbone makes for a nice brew. The hoppiness keeps things tight in the finish. Solid.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrickctenchi (4955) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Can: Clear, red-copper with a thick beige head. Berry and pine aroma. Mango, cherry, berry...semi tropical taste. Sweet, fruit-punchy.....mild piney bitter.... Wonderful

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (4719) - Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Poured a deep chestnut red color from the can with big aromas of toffee, caramel, light pine and some more hops. Flavors are malt with some big toffee and caramel notes with some light hops arena a light bitter aftertatse. Solid beer overall.


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