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RATINGS: 190   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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2013
Nice DIPA, the belgo yeast is nicely balanced with the hops. Much more easy drinking than I was expecting.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jehoesefat (265) - Poway, California, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Strong hoppy/resin aroma. Pours hazy orange with a thick white head. Taste is not real strong in any direction, but very well balanced and refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6184) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle:   Dull hazy amber, moderate frothy white head, nice lacing.   Alcoholic floral and citrus notes up front.   A bit more subtle on the tongue, citrusy, some floral bits, moderately hopped.   Not a big IIPA, seems almost too soft.   If I had this blind I would say this was an IPA, no doubt about it.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   IIPA, really?   what is the world coming to these days?   Moderate to bright hoppiness, a little citrus and pith.   This isn’t a caustic overly hopped IIPA, nor a overly laden malty IIPA, its a damn IPA.   A moderate one at that too.   Very middle of the road as far as I can taste.   Average IPA, nothing else.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (2506) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Bomber from Proof. Light gold pour with big fluffy white head and good retention. Aroma is big fruits, light yeasty, spice, pine. Tastes are wheat, doughy, citrus resin, herbal, peppery, biscuits. Slight warmth. Dries out in the spicy finish. Interesting - doesn’t taste much like a DIPA. Wouldn’t need again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6320) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine. Pours golden with arich white head and a there is a medium-bodied caramel malt flavor with some yeasty banana ester and a grassy finish. A bit too harsh.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6462) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Hazy light orange with a thick frothy head that leaves sheets of lace. Interesting aroma, very complex, with some brothy qualities competing with a bit of citrus fruit and lots of spice. The palate delivers more fruit than the nose (kumquat), and oddly, cauliflower (a first ever for me), with a heap of spicy yeast. Finish is soundly bitter. Unusual, but in a welcome way for me.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2289) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Shared bomber poured to snifters with a cloudy, orangy gold hue, a modest layer of soft white head foam, and spots & streaks of lacing. I was put off somewhat by the nose which projected mainly yeast notes that were stinky and meaty/sausage-like, with some citrus in the background. The flavor was moderate bitterness, light fruit, light tartness, a dry finish, but not a lot of character imo.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ComradeK (980) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2013
650ml bottle. Pours a clear medium gold, with a large white head, which lasts well and leaves good lacing. The aroma is a blend of fruity, tropical hops and dry, spicy Belgian yeast, with cinnamon notes prominent. Potent grapefruit and kiwifruit hops up front move seamlessly into sweetly spicy cinnamon yeast in the body. Mild berry notes mix with the spiciness of the yeast in the finish. The whole of this beer is very much greater than the sum of its parts. Neither the hops nor the Belgian elements of this beer are particularly groundbreaking, but it is the effortless way that they blend and the perfect balance between them that really make this beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3167) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2013
LARGE FROTHY HEAD NICE GOLD POUR STRONG CARBONATION aromas spicy yeast goodness that belgian touch sweet fruit orange malty barley sweetness the flavours candy or bubblegum taste yeast spicyness strong bitter origin like orange peel lemon sweet barley very morishing ale some melon grapefruit the finish enjoyable good for the type best aftertastes spicyness lovely fruit taste sweetness lasting bitter good ale

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8359) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2013
Initial taste is creamcycle orange. The hop taste remains there but it is an aged taste. Light orange body and a great long lasting head. I just received this bottle from Lueken’s Liquors. There may have been some time since brewed, which should not be critical for a Belgian IPA. Good drinkability though not the best I have had in the style .Above average mouthfeel.


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