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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tastybeer (1738) - Bloomington, 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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
cpetrone84 (1446) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2014
Pour is a bright hazed golden amber with a fair bit of white head and medium bubbles with strong retention. Nose has a fair bit of candied sugar, very stale grain, messy yeast and a touch of lemony esters. Faint grassy hay hops. Taste is similar, sweet candied sugar up front, stale grains with a metallic note, lots if sugar mid to late palate with sweet citrus punch and a grassy bitter hop finish with moderate acidity. Finish is syrupy, a bit fizzy on the throat, coats the mouth.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chucklemation (506) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Pours a hazy brown with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet Belgian. Flavor is a mix of sweet Belgian yeast and tropical fruits, with a tad bit of hops. I guess I can sort of see the IPA connection, as the can calls it, but this is a Belgian ale all the way. Not great, but it’s still decent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blackflag321 (493) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Poured can to pint. Hazy, brown/orange. Unusual but interestingly good. Not an DIPA, but yeah it is hoppy. Sweet candy balanced by the Belgian yeast.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (2689) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 12, 2014
canned. golden appearance. 3 finger fluffy head. Nose is peach fuzz, cream soda, pine oils and a touch of citra. interesting taste actually. sweet mellow very approachable. good mouthfeel, has a doughy yeasty backed with grapefruit acidity and a sweet finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1263) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2014
definitely truth in advertising, in that there is a Belgian candied sugary flavor that is quite prominent. Not reading the label beforehand however, I wasn’t expecting this, even though I’ve had quite a few Belgian IPAs previously. Usually in this style you get Belgian yeast in the malt bill. Therefore, high marks for originality, but at the end this is an interesting experiment that I’m not sure bears repeating.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tectactoe (2005) - Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Can: Translucent caramel, burnt orange body with a slightly soapy, off-white cap that wastes no time settling down to a modest ring. Aroma starts very grassy & pine-forward but with a little coaxing (& warmth), you get big-time sweetness notes of Candi sugar coated grapefruits, honey covered orange flesh, & dripping wet, sticky sweet citrus notes. Apparent Belgian yeast, moderate estery & earthiness, a hint of gum & coriander. More caramel aromas as time passes. Quite a sweet taste, too. Sweet & fruity. Grapefruit, orange marmalade, pineapple, lemon, citrus, maybe even a little papaya. All very sweet, sugar coated, candied, & layered with light caramel glaze. Belgian yeast adds a modest spice aspect with some undertones of grass, clove, & slightly medicinal esters. Slightly sticky, pretty sweet finish. I do not enjoy this as a DIPA; it is far too sweet. However the heavy Belgian yeast keeps it from being a complete train wreck, & the sweet fruitiness of the brew makes this a decent "Belgian Strong Ale" or whatever. Not bad at all, but not something I’d really ever reach for (especially if I wanted a Double IPA).

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11077) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Can @ Richard’s Tasting. Copper colored pour with a white head. Fruity, sweet aroma of grape, peach, and apple. Lots of caramel and brown sugar. Light floral hops and some mild citrus. Very sweet on the palate. Overly so, in fact. Bubblegum, caramel, and brown sugar. Ripe peach and white grape juice. Light hop bitterness along with some flowers and orange peel. Not good as a double IPA, but as a sweet Belgian beer, not bad.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Petkus331 (269) - Redford, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2013
A nice hoppy floral aroma of flowers and mild grapefruit. A very brown sugar flavor followed by a balancing grapefruit bitterness and sweet belgian yeast esters. A nice palate that is fizzy but not syrupy. Overall, a great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16895) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2013
Can @ yespr. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.


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