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RATINGS: 85   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.


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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (11812) - 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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikedR (1206) - 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 (2059) - 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 (686) - - 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 (400) - 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. Itís 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 (3727) - 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 (28) - 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 (150) - 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 (1663) - 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 (4888) - 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 (667) - 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


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