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RATINGS: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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CBC’s 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


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3662) - 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 (2470) - 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 (3479) - 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 (11729) - 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 (11372) - 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,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are citrus, fruits, flowers, malt and hops. Nice and fresh.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5329) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle. Amber pour with a short, foamy white head. Aroma is fruity with lots of yeast, grains and malt notes. Taste is floral hops, yeast, soft fruit notes, citrus notes, toasted malt, pine notes and hop resins. Body is medium with a strong, bubbly carbonation. Soft boozy notes as well. Ends with more big fruit and yeast notes, grains, sweet malt, pine notes, floral hops and softer hop resins.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chinchill (2128) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2014
On tap at the Orange Street brewpub location. IBU = 74 but seems a little lower. Pours light amber with a good, durable head that leaves plenty of sticky lacing. Aroma: hops with mildly funky yeast Taste: very floral hop flavor with some herbal aspects. Hint of baked bread. Medium bitterness. Feel: medium body; smooth. O: OK

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Clarkdvm (169) - Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Draft in Tampa. Cloudy gold with lots of head and lacing. Definite IPA- strong malt flavor. Hit the spot despite not being my favorite style

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricyclist (833) - Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2014
It’s not terrible for what it is. A Belgian IPA that isn’t overly Belgian. I could drink it. Aroma of clean hops and juicy citrus. Flavor is similar but finishes with a little Belgian yeast and licorice. Not a terrible pour.


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