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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2855) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2013
May 23 at Beercade Emporium. Pours red in the provided tulip glass. A fresh, hoppy smell; what seems like a Citra nose. Same hops dancing around on my tongue. Malts are recognizable those of an amber or "Red Ale," but just there to support APA level hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
flatmatt (1187) - Northville, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2013
16 oz can. Pours a clear amber with an off-white head. Heavy citrus, floral, and pine hops in the aroma, ending on a little earthy yeast note. Flavor settles into hoppy floral and citrus, toasty malt, and a spicy yeast overtone to the whole thing. At times I also get a taste identical to brown sugar. It’s a bit of a mishmash, but in the end I really like this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (7041) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2013
16 oz. can shared by Beerpig317. Like the name. Made me blush. Pours a clear but deep red-amber with plenty of bubbles on the inside of the glass and a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts, citrusy and piney hops, getting some grapefruit and mild spice. Flavor is mostly the same; just really nice and citrusy with a solid caramel malt backbone. Some pineapple and other tropical fruit, too. Light-medium bodied, with medium carbonation and a mouthfeel that is both malty and resinous. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
changeup45 (1719) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Can. This pours a deep amber color, with a thick khaki head on top that sheds some good lacing. The aroma displays strong whiffs of grapefruit and resinous hops. Some caramel and Belgian yeast there too. Lighter in the body than expected, going down very easily, but a shade thin. Tropical fruit flavors, with earth, mineral, and a little caramel. Sweet but bitter and dry in the finish. Much like their Belgian IPA, the Belgian yeast here adds a little something different but without going overboard. It makes an otherwise boring style (assuming Red Ale, not IPA) interesting. Not great but certainly very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jstraw (1941) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Can at Jerry’s. Clear red-amber with fine, foamy, beige head, good legs / Simple, sweet nose of dark caramel, citrus, bread / Light to medium body, clean, sweet, lightly syrupy, some sourness, solid hop balance but not biting / Flavors of dark caramel, celery salt, grapefruit, mango, turning rind / Not bad, but the celery salt flavor is odd, and this sweet and syrupy style of hoppy beer doesn’t appeal to me.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (2468) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Clear dark amber with a solid one-finger head that stays for the duration, streaks, dots, and swirls of lace. A good looking drink. Grapefruit dominates the nose. Taste is malt and grass punctuated by mild but assertive grapefruit hops. All in all, well balanced, excellent with food, easy to drink. Recommended.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4199) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Aroma is spices, malts and a hint of unique heat. The flavor is spices, mild heat, citrus, light grapefruit, a hint of tropical fruit and a tart finish.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
rxeight (1607) - Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Can to pint glass. Basically what the can says. Hoppy belgian red. Kinda low on the hops. Not as citriusy as i hoped. Lots of earthy red and belgian yeast. Not all that impressed with how everything works together. Very thin body. Wattery.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2683) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2013
16 oz. can poured to a Czech-pils glass at Lunar Brewing Co., displaying a clear & bright, ruby highlighted, copper color, with off white/light tan head froth, and nice cling to the etched-like, wavy lacing. The nose was immediately sweet, berry preserves, with maybe a bit of melon. No Belgian yeast aromatics readily detectable. The flavor retained some fruit sweetness, was medium bodied, with decent carbonation, and presented a medium, somewhat lingering hop bitterness. Clean and drinkable, but not that assertive.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo (1886) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Nice name. Had this on cask at fountainheads. Pours a murky amber body with thin white lacing. Aroma is mellow hopped, light citrus and malt. Mouthfeel is medium, no carbonation with notes of spice, citric hop, bitter grapefruit, floral character and a decent malt presence. More of an amber than an IPA.


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