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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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CBCs overriding mission is to brew beers that are 100% true to our San Diego roots. Our spring seasonal, an unfiltered Belgian-style IPA, does so in spades thanks to aggressive West Coast hopping, while paying tasteful homage to Old World flavors and brewing traditions.

Previously listed at 9% abv


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2761) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Just a hint of spice to let you know there is a bit of Belgium here. The aroma is malty sweet with a lot of citrus and pine. The flavor starts with a bit of sweetness and a bit of spice but gives way to the citrus and pine. Dry and refreshing, a very good brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (4713) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2014
This poured an orange color with a white head. Aroma was of grapefruity hops, grass, and caramel. Flavor was lightly stale hops, grapefruit, and caramel maltyness

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scouser (263) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Pours a yellow golden colour with lots of bright white lacing, a nice looking beer. Not much aroma, smells malty, cardboard, with a hint a citrus., thats about it. Tastes of.. Well...dare I say beer. It has some citrus lemon flavor to it. This is at best an average beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (5903) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle. Bright golden color with just a bit of haze. Piled on top is a tower of bright white foam. What little aroma escapes is vaguely wild, but quite subtle. This drinks with a powerful fruity front, pineapple and a dusting of yeasty fuzz. Very light in character, bordering more on a saison than an American IPA. Good. (#5618, 8/12/2014)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (3087) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Pours hazy burnt orange color with off white head. Citrus and Belgian yeast aromas. Orange and grapefruit flavors with coriander and doughy Belgian yeast. Medium body with average carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11666) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 8, 2014
22oz bottle. Large off-white head atop hazy apple cider body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coriander, some orange peel, light honey. Taste is moderately sweet, coriander, grapefruit peel, light honey, soapy. Soft medium body, light acidity.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2331) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle. Moderate bread and hay for the malt, moderate to heavy perfume and grapefruit peel for the hops, musty and soap for the yeast, and solvent in the background. Head is large, creamy turning rocky, white with good lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is sparkling clear golden yellow. Flavor starts lightly sweet and lightly to modrately acidic, then finishes lightly bittersweet but long lasting. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, oily, with a carbonation between soft and lively. A pretty good combination of Belgium and Strong American IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yiannnos (921) - , CYPRUS - JUL 23, 2014
Hazy orange colour. A nicely done ipa. Citrus and pine aroma and taste, finishes bitter

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (3058) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle, orange pour, white head, nose is citrus, bitter, taste is piney, overall nice ipa.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jefcon (1426) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Pours rich and cloudy. Cookie, peanut butter and chocolate, bitter fruit. Not much from the yeast, but definitely a stand-alone beer with a heft and astringency that pair better with cheeses and something with spice.


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