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RATINGS: 548   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Like a stamp on a tramp, this beer is about not so subtle seduction. Soft but complex malts, Chambly yeast, sweet orange peel, Columbus, Amarillo, and Centennial hops have merged to create a bodacious Belgian IPA.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
scarletfire65 (904) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Tasted at NYC Craft Beer Festival. Citrus, juicy orange tropical fruit on the nose. Yeasty, some funk, old dusty hops. Aggressively bitter. Earthy. Nice.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 7/12/2011. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a stange. Thanks to readbaron for picking this up. Out of the bottle, this pours a cloudy amber brown, with burnt orange edges. A frothy off-white head displays good retention and leaves some nice lacing on the glass. The aroma is full of candi sugar, weak Belgian spicy yeast, and citrusy hops. My palate is almost overwhelmed with the burst of candi sugar sweetness up front. The yeast strain is fairly weak, which fails to provide much of the spiciness that I generally like in Belgians and BIPAís, and it also prevents a smooth transition from the sweet maltiness up front to the hop presence. The hop presence adds a strong bitterness, but the flavor is somewhat hidden. Grapefruit and orange rind are the most noticeable flavors. The bitterness grows sip after sip - there is never that palate íresetí that makes Belgian IPAís so clean and interesting. The lingering bitter aftertaste detracts from the flavor. Mainly due to the intense sweetness and light, creamy carbonation, the body feels fuller than medium, despite being only 7%. More crisp carbonation might help to remove those pesky hop oils off the tongue and create more balance in the flavor. This is a style I really enjoy for the balance and juxtaposition of flavors, but this really just came up short for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Cloudy amber pour with off-white head. Aroma is orange and fruity hops. Taste is orange, spices, malt and yeast.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eriendeau22 (23) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 2, 2012
The yeast. orange, and hops come together nicely in this beer. A bit of of a suger/candy taste give it a nice sweetness. I really like this beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2012
2/23/12. 22oz bottle thanks to MrRomero during RBWG 2012! Slightly hazed orange pour with a nice foamy khaki head that sticks around and laces plenty. Slightly funky yeasty aroma with bubblegum and definite pale malts along with a touch of citrus. Funky taste as well, yeasty and malty with lingering bitter hops and a bit of citrus. Finishes on the slightly tart and dry side. Nice!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
callmemickey (2469) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Hazy orange-amber body. Medium sized off-white head. Spotty lacing. S: Orange, pine, Belgian yeast, and a hint of floral notes. T: Similar to the nose. Mostly orange, floral notes, and spicy Belgian yeast. M: Medium bodied, slightly sweet, faint bitterness, assertive carbonation. O: Interesting, but a bit off, the bitterness of the orange and the spicy fruitiness of the yeast clashed a bit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Not much Belgian spice unless that gave it the orange tone in this IPA which had a nice hop combination with its malt base keeping it well balanced but letting the hops shine through. Iím guessing the reason there is more of a fruity than citric overtone is through the yeast. Thanks Kevin C.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3108) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 21, 2012
The pour produces a mostly clear orange body with a small white head. Interesting hop aroma; more melon than the usual citrus or pine. The flavor is balanced towards the hop bitterness, but the malt support keeps it line. It says Belgian IPA on the label, but I donít get much Belgian here.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsmerig (1198) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Pours a cloudy golden yellow. Aroma of strong hops and esters. Intense hop flavor start middle and finish. Very butter mixed with a slight estery flavor from the Belgian yeast.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bth122 (1226) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Poured a hazy orange and golden color, medium head. Aroma of fresh orange peel, spices, citrus hop. Medium light sweet, medium bitter. Medium body, a little sticky texture, above ave carbonation. This is one of the more hoppy belgium ipas that ive had. Gotta give praise because the hop flavor/aroma is really fresh and it has a nice belgium flare. Nice stuff.


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