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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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CBCís 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


2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jonathan_E (19) - Orange, California, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Poured from a twenty-two ounce bottle into a New Belgium stemmed goblet. An expectation of a Belgian-style IPA is that a thick head will mount from the very first drop, however this was not the case. To gain the miniscule skein of head, the pour required a surprising amount of elevation, which was in vain as it faded quickly. Lacing stuck sadly to the sides of the glass like festooned birthday streamers the morning after the party. Highly floral aromas of deciduous tree, lilies, palm frond, white currant, and dried lavender could be obtained by near submerging a nostril, but the excitement for unique and pleasing aromatics is quickly quashed by the truly disappointing palate. A medley of the subterranean fills the tongue in the form of sesame seed, birch bark, wet soil, and scorched honey. The texture comes across as overly carbonated, which, along with the discordant taste, creates a feeling that the cheeks and tongue are being pulled back into the throat with every sip. Had promise, but unfortunately the harshly bitter finish disarms drinkability and recommendation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6285) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Draft at Appalachian Vintner for RBWG. Pours a bright, hazy pale gold with a small white head. Aroma of pale malts, grassy hops, pine, coriander-like herbs, and wheat. Flavor of sweet malts, straw, herbs, citrus, and vanilla. Light-medium bodied, with medium carbonation and a sweet, malty, bready mouthfeel. Decent DIPA but didnít make much of an impression.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (1982) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 13, 2014
Tap at Hawthorne Hophouse. Listed at 7.5% alc. Belgian yeasty nose with some spiciness. Medium straw color, creamy slick white head, great lace. Spicy initial, good balance. The hops really kick in, but the malt and spice are always there. Medium body. Tasty and not over the top with the hopping.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2335) - California, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Labeled as 7.5% alcohol in a 22 oz bottle. Clear amber orange, moderate sized head, decent lace/retention. Aroma of citrus, yeast, grapefruit. Medium bodied, moderate to low bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6511) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Tap during RBWG 2014. Pours a hazy gold with a slight orange hue and a thick white head that lasts throughout the beer and laces. Aroma has a nice citrus hoppiness with a bit of pine and a light grain backbone. Flavor has more of a sweet juicy citrus with a sweet grain backbone and a bit of grass.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Tap with maxxxxx daddy. Pours a milky yellow orange appearance with a white head. Citrusy, spicy hops. Pine. Paw paw. Pretty juicy flavor. Moderate bitterness and sweetness. Pineapple. Slight resin.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3058) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2014
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a clear copper with a thick off white head. Fruity hop nose. Flavors of tropical fruit. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Clear golden with a generous foamy white head. Nice peppery and full nose with some sort of grassy hop note and some black peppercorn, orange zest, and belgianesque dustiness. Lovely flavor with some Belgian dusty biscuitiness, light black pepper notes, mild but lasting grassy and pine bitterness. Quite nice.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4180) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2013
The aroma is very hoppy with malt and fruit. The appearance is golden with a foamy head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall itís good but not special.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palidor19 (2931) - Brandon, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2013
A nice assortments of style and substance. It's has a malts with only a little bit of hops. Belgian style malts with a touch of candy and herbs. It's a way good beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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