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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.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Can. Awesome yummy smelling aroma. Red in color. This is delicious. Hoppy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (7271) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Pour out of 16 oz can, dark red pour with slightly off white head, aroma brought notes of nice grass, pine, slight floral notes, caramel, toffee in there, some nice orange peel, hints of lemon, pretty nice in there with slight fruity notes as well. Taste is a mix of sweet caramel, toffee, some red fruit kinda watery lemon notes, finishing fairly sweet, slight grass.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blackflag321 (546) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Can pour to pint glass. Copper-amber color. Smooth, nicely balanced meld of the belgian and IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Johnsense (910) - - SEP 6, 2012
Reddish pour, 1 finger head. Hops in the aroma, slight nuttiness, sweet malt, bread. Bready taste, slight hops, citrus zest, hints of darker citrus fruit, caramel in the taste. Good mouthfeel, but a bit underwhelming overall. Maybe a fresher can is in order?

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (9193) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2012
Reddish tinged colour, bubbly. Medium mouthfeel, well malted, some orange flavour, somewhat astringent finish. Drinkable.Decent drinkability, a tad of hop floral.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Ruby copper with a medium beige airy and rocky crown that fades slowly. Aroma is nicely dank with resinous hops, fruity undertones, caramel and is the most inviting Belgian IPA I’ve laid my nose upon. Taste is resinous and earthy with caramel, mild fruit and moderate dank-ness. A touch rough with moderate bitterness but pleasantly surprised as the yeast is very muted making this a winner.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDurden24 (1626) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2012
From the can, pours a dark red with an off white head. It is yeasty with some earthy hops. Some malty and tropical fruit flavors and also some resin and piney hops. Very enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5266) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Can poured into a Perfect Pint. A big tan head leaves sticky lacing. The beer is clear and almost cola colored but with a bit more red. The nose is chocolate and Belgian yeast more than anything. The feel is smooth. I taste the yeast and chocolate malts. Hops are citrus and some pine. Some zest is tasted. Although the ABV is not high I taste the alcohol. I also taste a bit of roasted effects.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
paintedmaple (486) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Very complex and tasty brew that breaks new ground in flavor profiles for an IPA. So complex and different that I can’t really put a label on it...oh, well. Another fantastic selection from Brewery Vivant...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
peteinSD (1416) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Bottle from Brian - thanks! Pours a light brown/red with a large and ricky off-white head. Excellent sharp piney hop aroma with some light caramel and malt sweetness underneath. Taste is hop heavy with pine and light citrus with a bit of an odd flavor transition in the middle to a light, almost watery malt backbone. Not sure where the Belgian influence is but the hop aromatics and flavor were really good. Good beer.


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