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RATINGS: 211   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chinchill (2554) - 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 (207) - 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 (986) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (1064) - New York City, TURKEY - JUN 17, 2014
Drought at Spuyten Duyvil. Hazy orange with small creamy whitish head, citrus aroma, hoppy taste with orange peel flavor, low carbonatoion, long finish. Nice refreshing beer, great for a hot summer evening.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rarbring (1686) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2014
Overall: Spicy, zazzy fruitiness, sweet, big body.
Note: On-tap at De Klomp. Reviewed 2014-06-06.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omega (777) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 4, 2014
Moment I opened the bottle I could smell the Belgian influence. Slightly cloudy on the pour this is a fantastic beer that is easy to drink, which scares me as it is quite high in alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (978) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 28, 2014
22 oz bottle. Pours golden with a lot of head. Hops and grass aroma. I really like this. It combines the things I love about both Belgian and IPA’s. Sweet hop flavor with a little grapefruit. Very easy drinking. Sweeter finish. Well done.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (11111) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2014
Keg at Coronado brewpub, Coronado Island SD, 20/04/14. Clear golden with a good sized white coverin that retains well. Nose is mandarin, juicy hops, citric sherbet, grass, peach, orange squash. Taste comprises orange pith, straw, toasted bread, pink grapefruit, hops. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a hoppy linger. Solid enough DIPA - no world beater.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (4996) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2014
On tap at Reilly’s Taphouse, Itaewon. Pale golden colour. Intense orange zest hoppiness. Well-balanced fruitiness in the mouth. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (3235) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2014
Draught @ Jerntorgets Brygghus. Pours deep golden with a creamy offwhite head that sloiwly dissipates while leaving some sticky lacing on the glass. Smell is fruity and tiny phenolic with crackers, mango, pineapple, grapefruit juice, freshly cut grass, pine needles, pepper corns and lemon zest. Taste is bitter, slightly fruity and tiny phenolic with white bread, crackers, grapefruit juice, mango, unripe pineapple, moist grass, orange zest, lemon zest, moist soil and hints of pepper corns and frozen peas. Mouthfeel is slightly round, astringent and medium bodied. Finish is bitter, tiny fruity and tiny phenolic with white bread, moist grass, pine needles, grapefruit rinds, unripe tropical fruits, orange zest and lemon zest. Solid IPA with only hints of phenols and other "Belgian" elements.


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