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RATINGS: 672   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2012
Bottle. Pours a nice hazy orange color with a white head. Aroma is of bready yeast, some Belgian yeast spice, orange and tangerine and grapefruit hop notes. The flavor follows the nose, some hoppy notes of grapefruit, pine and orange, sweet malt, some Belgian yeast spice and bready notes. The body is medium with a dry mouth feel. Overall a pretty tasty Belgian styled IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (5418) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Location: 22 oz bottle from Half Time, 10/1/12

Aroma: The nose is citrus/orange hops, some spice, Belgian yeast notes, and a little pine
Appearance: It pours a cloudy caramel-orange color with a foamy beige head that leaves medium lace
Flavor: The taste is lightly sweet, some citrus and malts, a little yeast, and a fairly heavy bitter finish
Palate: The body is medium, it has an average carbonation, and a dry, kind of creamy finish
Overall Impression: I thought that this was a very solid IPA with a bit of a Belgian yeast-style feel to it. I’m generally a fan of combining the IPA with the Belgian feel, and this beer is no exception. Nice job by Clown Shoes with this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slubgob (291) - West Hartford, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Tap pour. Hazy Orange yellow white head. Nose is a mix of malt Orange and hops. In the mouth a bit sweeter than I’d like, which covers the continued citrus and hops to its detriment. Assertive piney hops finish. Solid IPA, not quite sure what makes it Belgian though...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NogbadTheBad (4) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 26, 2012 does not count
I've been after the perfect middle ground between traditional Belgian high gravity and a reasonably hopped IPA. This might just be it. The malt long in the mouth and is never overpowered by bitterness or hop aftertaste. Balance is everything in beer and this has it in spades. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JLLSU (238) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Bomber--->tulip. Pours deep orange amber with a fluffy white head and decent retention. Aroma is mild funk and flowery candy. Taste is mild alcohol, bread, and bitter orange. Nice palate with good carbonation. Overall a decent beer, kind of boring though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jookos (5032) - FINLAND - SEP 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours nicely amber, clear. Nose has a very peculiar fruityness; pineapple, mango, exotic fruits, but also a greenish quality (currants?). There’s also some yeast esters, belgian in style. Body is nicely full, bitter. More of the belgian esters, fruityness. A bit fruit-tea like actually. A very fruity ale with a intriguing mixture of flavours. Not bad, but perhaps a bit too much all over the place to be drunk regularly. The bitter / over-extracted tea-bad finish doesn’t sit well with me.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
n0mel (250) - FINLAND - SEP 14, 2012
Tap at Delirium Hoppy Loft. I prefer Imperial IPA’s over regular ones, but this one impressed me. Aroma and flavor were the fruity hoppy kind that I have come to expect from an American IPA, a drink I quite seldom have a chance to drink. Nice IPA and something I would definitely have again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a hazy medium orange with a brownish hue and a large (2-3 finger) white fluffy head that was mostly diminishing, leaving behind a few loose puddles with a medium collar and good sticky lacing. The aroma was of herbal hops, a toasted grain malt and a soapy Belgian yeast with notes of caramel, citrus (orange) and a mild fruity ester. The taste was mildly bitter-sweet with a hint of caramel and a light fruitiness early on, becoming a tad hoppier and a bit yeasty with a slight citrus peel presence towards the finish. The flavor lasted a good long time following the swallow, with a mild fruity bitterness that was left to linger for a while longer. Mouthfeel was just past light in body and dry in texture with an almost medium carbonation. Overall a very well balanced brew with a decent hoppiness, which was offset slightly by the mild sweetness and funky Belgian yeast...

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (3452) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 9, 2012
Tap at Craft back in April. Cloudy orange colour. Aroma is orange marmalade, belgian yeast. Taste the orange is more sherberty, bit of lemon. Quite spritzy. Lovely.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (7023) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2012
15 cl. draft @ Delirium Hoppy Loft // Belgian IPA with emphasis on IPA // murky peach juice appearance, white flim for head // med. potency belgian yeast in the nose blended with plenty of american hops, peaches, apricot with a touch of esters // t is full on belgian esters, bitter peach, med potency yeast, american hops are blended in but push a bit into the blend instead of erasing everything, herb, flourishes of booze in the back // hazy softer carb, body // ok but a bit neither fish nor flesh (it is a dutch expression, maybe also an english one)


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