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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rarbring (2259) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2014
Overall: Spicy, zazzy fruitiness, sweet, big body.
Note: On-tap at De Klomp. Reviewed 2014-06-06.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omega (896) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (2860) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (16850) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (5187) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (4499) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
halfonit (1324) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - APR 6, 2014
On tap at Battleship. Pours a very cloudy golden color with a white head. Good lacing demonstrates good head retention. Aroma is loaded with citrus and pine hops. Clean, crisp pine presence up front that quickly yields to raw oat flavor. Leaves a more malty and less hoppy finish for a DIPA. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (5523) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2014
On tap at O’Connors (Belgian style ipa, 7,5%). Golden with white head. Aroma with loads of coriander, light and fresh with flowery notes. Taste has heavy coriander, medium sweet malt notes with a marked bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15149) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 2, 2014
Draught (7,5% Belgian IPA) at Antenna America, Yokohama. Clear yellow - white head. Ok bitterness. Light estery. Knækbrød. Citrus. Sweetness. Apple. Green notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
ironbike1 (14) - New York, USA - APR 1, 2014
This was on tap. Poured a golden color with a nice frothy head. Strong citrus notes with well balanced hops. Very big Belgian influence.

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