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RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2405) - 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 (1030) - , 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 (3701) - 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 (1472) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (1604) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Bomber shared. Pours a hazy yellow to mild orange color. Nice lacing around. Aroma is a belgianesque aroma with a nice hop balance. The flavor is smooth and tasty. Nice Belgian yeast and bready with a solid hop presence. Overall pretty solid.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (4031) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2014
650ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique. Rating from 2013. Hoppy daze indeed. Big punchy hop aromas with a big hit of alcohol in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2595) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2014
7/6/2014. 22 oz. bottle. Light amber with a white head. Citrus, resin, hops and Belgian yeast. Nice balance with the Belgian yeast adding an interesting tough to the beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyit (3573) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
Clear golden of color with a white head. An aroma of corn flakes, herbs, spice and fresh. A flavor of herbs, spice, fresh and a nice bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (12921) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear golden with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity and moderate hoppy - citrus. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 050714

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (12207) - DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle, 7.5%. Slightly hazy medium white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hop, herbal and earthy. Flavour is malt, fruit, hop, earthy, little sweet, yeast,


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