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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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.


darthmoore's rating

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
darthmoore (8) - Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2013
First of all this beer is not an IPA, it is a red ale. If you go into it expecting an IPA you may be disappointed. Pours a wonderful clear mahogany color with a tan two-finger head. Head lasts for quite some time and leaves behind plenty of lacing, Scent is incredible. The hop aroma gives it a tropical character I have not experienced before. Definitely picking up the mango. A bit floral as well. Though I am not getting much aroma from malt or yeast I am also not picking up anything negative either. A 10 for aroma. Tasting a bit of caramely sweetness from the malt as well as all that wonderful hop character. Citrus and a bit of the tropical fruit as well. Medium-heavy bitterness with perhaps a light and pleasant sour character. Also getting some savory flavors as well. Medium body, oily feel, lively carbonation. Not much astringency. Bitter finish. Overall this beer is outstanding. The only negative is the finish. Though there is nothing wrong with it there just isnít much going on in the end other than some numbing bitterness. Just wish it had some flavor to go with it. However that is still preferable to a bad aftertaste. No off scents or flavors in this beer at all. You wonít regret trying this beer if you keep an open mind and not worry about what style it is or isnít. Cheers!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
eaglebones (21) - Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Can. Nice clear, copper-red color with medium white head and lacing. Aroma is very fruity with yeast underneath. Moderate carbonation and medium body. Taste is sweet up front like citrus with hints of cherry, followed by a nice hoppy bitterness that is not long lasting. Nicely done!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fakebeersnob (138) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Ratebeer is stating this is an IPA. I am unsure if I classify it as that. It does have a bit of hops, but I would state this is more of a red ale. Pours a dark red with a huge frothy head. I canít pick out unique flavors to it. This is a good beer. Good one for when you want something easy drinking and not too heavy. It does not excel at anything, but would either be a good one to pair with food (that wonít overwhelm the flavors of food), or on a hot day. I might re-rate this when I have another...maybe one that wasnít pulled from a cooler (and at a temperature I am more used to drinking)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tcane7 (1660) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a reddish amber with thin spots if head and soapy lace. Aroma of caramel, roaster, light esters. Medium body. Pretty sweet, slightly dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4834) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Sample at Vivant on 5/17/14. Clear red pour with a medium off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, Belgian esters and grassy hops. Malty and toasty flavor with slight toffee before a grassy hop finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (614) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2014
16oz can - pours a dark copper - citrus hops and sweet malt aromas . Taste is smooth pleasant bitterness with a malty finish . Tasty . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
marv3mania (179) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Light red color with an off-white head. Aroma and taste match the description to a T: a hoppy red Belgian. Nothing too special, but certainly not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5211) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2014
Draft to taster at Brewery Vivant. Looks good; a mostly transparent amberish orange with eggshell head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells solid; Belgian yeast, fruity hops, and caramel malt. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MWashk (20) - - APR 27, 2014
Belgian yeast with hop. caramel, floral, citrus, roasty. It had a nice full flavor

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
malrubius (1658) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2014
Thanks to Brigadier for sharing. Pale red with lasting head and lace. Fresh orangy hop and bready bubblegum yeast aroma. Fresh fruity cherry peach pineapple dry medium assertive spicy finish. Excellent.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlowOffTube (444) - Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2014
Amber pour white head. Fruity mango aroma hint of caramel. Some mango and a hint of citrus mixed with caramel. Light body with light to medium carbonation.


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