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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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.


Travlr's rating

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (13040) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Draft courtesy of argo0, thanks! Hazy amber color, thick white head with decent retention and nice lacing. Aroma of graham crackers and biscuit. Taste is spiced and peppery caramel.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (3523) - 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 (3969) - 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 (3841) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
libertine (224) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 1, 2014
pours a reddish amber with a nice white head. aroma is grapefruit, pineapple and malt. flavor of red grapefruit, pineapple, mango, spice and malt. Resinous but not as much as the description depicts. medium body, heavy carbonation with a slick mouth feel. finishes dry and resinous as it should. This beer has a very clean character about it. crisp and refreshing. Very good red ale.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikedR (1316) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2014
This is nice. Mildly hoppy. Little bitterness. But the medley of flavors is wonderful -- Belgian yeast and red malts. Recommended.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheJestersBeer (2123) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
Draught @ brewpub. Pours a deep amber with a white head. Off-dry, medium body and bitterness, balanced CO2. Malty, slightly smoky taste, caramel, hops, apricot. (2014-04-04)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (763) - - AUG 11, 2014
Draft at Vivant. Pours a clear reddish color. Aroma and taste are citrus and some caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ARH (526) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2014 16 oz can poured into a wide, footed flute (Stone?s stemmed IPA glassware). The aroma is a big, roasty, malty caramel with significant bread, grain, pineapple, mango, and a light lactose and grass note. There?s also a faint touch of ash in there, but its fleeting. The beer pours a deep, rich, clear copper red color with a slightly off-white, creamy-soapy head. A decent, uneven - but overall medium thick - soapy ring retains with a puffy island and a good amount of puffy messy lace. The medium bitterness cuts through the medium light sweetness nicely. There?s lots of soft carbonation to this creamy textured beer. The medium malty body finishes with lots of bread crust, caramel, grass, a smokey note, some mellow spice, and a fruit undertone. It’s very smooth. The aftertaste is mostly clean, but there are some light lingering notes of toast, caramel, and ash.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nate (3759) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2014
From can. Mild hop aroma on top of caramel and dusty grain. Neutral fruity character. Deep coppery amber clear with thin off-white foamy head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Starts moderately sweet with caramel. Big note of hops, but not hugely bitter. Mild salty element, carbonic tang. Dull bitter finish with muted sweetness. Light caramel after.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
eaglebones (38) - 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!


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