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RATINGS: 224   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%


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Braudog (6014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Maybe I got a bad bottle, based on the other soaring ratings here. Mine volcanically exploded as soon as I lifted the cap, like a high school science experiment. The pour was similarly, overly airy, the head somehow both towering and watery thin. Each successive pour into my goblet was difficult to keep in the glass. That said, the beer had a decent flavor, gritty with herbal audacity, indeed. A bit thin for my humble tastes. Overall, not nearly worthy of the lofty number I see before me, but a pleasurable sipper. (#6007, 7/24/2015)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (6215) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Tallahassee, Fl. - Quick ’N Save - 22 oz bomber. Slightly hazy, medium golden pour, pillow-like snow white head, nice film of lacing. Spruce-like aroma, hint of spearmint. Classic IPA flavor, nice citrus bitterness, some caramel sweetness, a bit of mango-like fruitiness. some Belgian-like candii sugar notes. Nice thickish mouthfeel. Pretty solid, as all from CBC have been so far.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
angel77 (1400) - oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 5, 2015
Botella de 65 cl en el lupulo en julio 2013. (r222) Lote 03 embotellado en 06-2012. Una doble iba estilo belga algo más dulce de la cuenta. Cuerpo medio de 8 vol. No está mal.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (4030) - Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Pours clear golden with a fairly thick and frothy eggshell head. Hoppy aroma has a strong fruity overtone, mainly citrus with some pear, and a malty underpinning. Flavor is hoppy and fruity, just a little bitter, with hints of evergreen wood and sweetish malt. Mouthfeel has average body but strong, sharp and persistent fizz. Maybe not audacious, but certainly hoppy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnstone (2364) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Hazed orange-gold color with lacy sudsy strong white head. Musty-floral aroma. Slight musty, mostly floral and sweet with a bitter touch. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2547) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Poured a hazy yellow color with a medium sized white head. Citrus hops start off the aroma in a big way. Yeasty notes with some lemon and a touch of pine. The flavor had a nice mix of malt and hops. Taste of pine. Very long hop flavor and bitterness. Semi-sweet finish. Medium bodied and warming

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (10510) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Bomber from Whole Foods Fairfield. Pours a hazy orange with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention. The taste is citrus, tropical hops, caramel, caramized sugar. Aroma of floral, earthy, spicy hops, pale malt. Medium bodied, strong lingering bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (17282) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2014
bottle at home ...hazy copper ... thin white laxcing ... soft toffee fruit .. big zezty nose...soft fruits .. soft funk .. dry zezt ... soft dry zezty fruits ... small hints of brett... interesting

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beaver (1457) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2014
22 oz bottle. Pours slightly hazy straw yellow with a big meringue like white head that retains well and laces the glass some.

The aroma is sweet wheaty malts, some fruit and a lot of musty Belgian character and some pepper and bubblegum.

The flavor is sweet fruity malts, earthy yeast and a decent bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, a nice Belgian IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2014
Very fresh bottle from Craft Beer Cellar. Somewhat yeasty with lots of hops. Above average mouthfeel, orange flavour.


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