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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
Formerly "Trebuchet".
Somewhere there is a Belgian Monk who’s head is spinning. A Belgian brewer would never put this much hop into a beer. However, we are not Belgian are we? We can do whatever we want. This is an unconventional beer. Belgian candy sugar, classic Belgian yeast, and a boat load of hops, plus some dry hopping in top of that. A very unique take on a Double IPA that will make it stand out in a crowd.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5440) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 20, 2016
Aroma is Belgian yeast, grapefruit and kind of odd hot funk. The flavor is grapefruit, spices, toffee, funk/Belgian funk, malts and a mix of bitter and very slight tartness in the finish. Kind of odd but grows on you.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smroush (190) - Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Aroma heavily dominated by the hops,neither pine/spruce aroma most prominent but also some lighter citrus (orange and grapefruit) aromas. Malt adds some mild bready flavors. The color is a light to medium amber orange, with a fairly heavy white head. Slightly hazy. Clear sweetness between the alcohol and the candy sugar. Lots of bitterness from the hops. Medium body; slightly sticky texture; slightly lively carbonation; long finish, starts sweet, then the carbonation and finally the hops bitterness. Overall a pretty good beer; the candy sugar adds a bit of balance and interest to the very large hop load. However the candy sugar is a simpler balance than you find from malts in some of the very best Imperial IPAs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9210) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2016
Pour on tap at the brewery, clear golden orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of biscuit, bread, piney notes, some nice orange, some Belgian yeast, white fruit, touch of spicy notes as well. Taste was a mix of white fruit, spice, touch of banana into spice, pine, slight grass and citrus notes, touch of bready notes, finishing fairly bitter, slightly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Can:   Fireweed honey in color, moderate off-white frothy head, spotty lacing.   Tart musty nose, a little citrusy, some minor rustic like fauna.   On the tongue its tangy, a bit hoppy, citrusy, musty and barnish.   Hides the 9.3% well.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Interesting beer, fairly smooth, a bit tangy.   More going on than expected.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Couch0508 (119) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2015
This iNdia pale ale is not that great. I am only trying this because one of my coworkers was just in love with this beer. I am not a fan of this at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
darb85 (203) - Canton, Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Syrupy Nose. Rock candy start with almost rum body. Finish is citrus with booze. Pretty decent. Thick mouth feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (7746) - Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2015
Draft to taster. Looks good; a transparent lighter golden orange with foamy eggshell head. Smells good too; a nice balance of juicy and piney hops, Belgian yeast, and candied sugar. Tastes like it smells, but with notes of caramel, which detracts from the beer. Mouthfeel is medium full-bodied and on the stickier side. Still, enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (10913) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Pint can. Poured an amber color with an off white head. Citrus, toasty and some caramel with the alcohol content well hidden.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hangunder (305) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
Smells beautiful, very sweet, some sour notes and bright tropical fruits in the aroma. Hazy golden, long lasting huge white head. Interesting flavor, candi sugar comes through upfront in the middle and finish the tropical notes come through and finishes with a hint of sourness, belgian spices and a hint of heat. Very unique and interesting belgian strong ale/double IPA. Medium bodied and average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Tap and can. Pours amber, off-white head. Good retention/lace. Aroma of caramel, toffee, ester, floral/citrus hop. Taste is bitter, floral, ester, caramel. Palate is dry, average carbonation, slick, bitter finish.

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