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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Real change is here! No longer will American beer lovers be forced to choose between those quirky, eccentric beers of Belgium or the explosively flavorful IPAs of the United States. We have brewed the change we have been waiting for! Liberally hopped to an audacious degree, our Belgian Double IPA reaches across the aisle to bridge the seemingly contradictory brewing philosophies of the old world and new. Our beer uses generous portions of Pilsner and Vienna malts to give it its hazy golden color and rocky white head. Two independent dry hop additions of Simcoe, Chinook, Amarillo, Hallertauer, and Spalt put aside their differences to form a delicious coalition. Floral grassiness dominates the nose with fruity hints of bright citrus well represented. Its subtle spicy flavor comes from a Belgian yeast as well as generous doses of German hops in the kettle. These aggressive flavors are complemented by a determined bitterness and a full but dry finish. All of these characteristics come together in a nonpartisan spirit of cooperation to form a beer that is both righteously flavorful and drinkable. Enjoy! IBU: 70+ OG: 1.076 FG: 1.008 ABV: 8%


3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sonicstate (2) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 20, 2014 does not count
Acheté chez Madden Beverage à Saco, ME. Arôme d’agrumes avec une pointe de pin et de caramel. Belle couleur ambré sémi-opaque avec un beau col.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerathon (1133) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Golden color with thin head (some lacing). Big hop presence, mostly floral with some spice, most likely from the Belgian yeast. Pretty bitter with a dry finish. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
runaway (38) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2014
22 pours golden yellow with ample white head that turns into decent lacing. Aroma is hops straight up. Taste is hops, pine, straw, citrus, teabag, faint hints of yeast and spice, and more pine and straw. Finish is dry and bitter, and not too sticky.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (5700) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2014
Bouteille de 22 oz achetée chez Beverage Warehouse (Winooski, VT). Arôme: Odeur d’agrume avec une pointe de pin. Apparence: La couleur est blonde-orangée légèrement voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une large dentelle le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrume sucre avec une pointe de pin et de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’amertume d’houblon en arrière goût. (Rating #5650)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rbrazell (1620) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle from CBX. Almost clear goden pour with a fingers worth of frothy white head. Big tropical citrus hops on the nose, pineapple, papaya, peach with some floral aspects, light pale malts with hints of Belgian yeast. Touch of sweetness up front where the malt and yeast meet fading into strong bitter hops finishing out the back. Medium heavy bodied and fairly dry. Solid reeb.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crash_the_dog (148) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Cloudy straw yellow Belgian nose with mostly west coast IPA taste. Nice enough, but nothing out of this world. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
clowny (4) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 19, 2014 does not count
Delicious IPA with a distinct Belgian aroma and palate. Appealing Belgian sweetness that is quickly balanced with a bright hops flavor sip after sip. Best enjoyed closer to cellar temperature than warm.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (2196) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
Kind of odd. Nutty smokey and diaper taste plus a touch if urinal puck. Taste is bitter and herbal. Tasty but odd.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wyzzywyz22 (1961) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle, Domus Birrae, Roma. Shared with Slothez, Superbowl session. Hazy amber pour with a middling white head. Quite a pungent fruity hop laden beak. Flavour followed suit with a hearty dollop of piney hop in cahoots with some sweet malts yeast and spice. Bitterness falls into the cruiserweight division. Scores high on drinkability. A very solid Double IPA that just stumbles a little short of being a true world beater.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8187) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2014 Bottle. Pours orange gold with white head. Nose and taste of orange peel, grass, pine, mango and sugared grapefruit peel. Medium body.


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