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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.


Travlr's rating

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (14157) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
574deadzone (1120) - 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 (770) - 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 (312) - 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 (1909) - 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 (2359) - 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 (3597) - 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 (4379) - 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 (4112) - 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 (251) - 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 (1412) - 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.


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