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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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2157) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 2, 2013
UPDATED: APR 7, 2013 Bomber. Nice twist on a double IPA. Spicy notes along with pine and passion fruit. A bit of haze and nice lacing. Hefty body and nice balance and finish. Un-beer-drinking Lois liked this bottle and recognized we had a beer theme going on the vacation and suggestion using the label and name as a title for the vacation. Ended up going with Desert Daze partially inspired by this great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocJitsu (845) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
I had this beer at the SLO Xtreme beerfest. It pours a very cloudy golden color with an antique white head. It demonstrates good head retention. Citrus and pine nose. Clean, crisp pine presence up front that quickly yields to raw oat flavor. Interesting, but not my favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jazz88 (2544) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Bottle. A golden color with a white head. A fruity hop aroma and flavor, pulling in the Belgian influence. There is a malty sweetness a bitter bite, but overall it is well rounded with a nice spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4100) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 24, 2013
650ml bomber listed at 7.5%ABV on the bottle pours a golden orange color with a finger of white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is pleasant with citrus and grains with hints of yeast. Taste is a citrus hoppy bitterness with a cereal grainy malt sweetness with a yeasty dry finish. Although, the addition of Belgian yeast strains add a unique and interesting profile to this brew, this is not one of my favorite IPAís. However, this does make for a good session ale, as it is an easy to drink ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4508) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Has a crisp, grapefruit and sugar aroma with a slightly-cloudy orange yellow hue. The beer is pretty good. Can definitely feel the bubbliness and loft of that the Belgian spices give to the IPA. My bottle says 7.5% and that tastes about right. Still, I donít like something in the finish. Almost seems a bit wheaty. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3121) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Pours hazy orange with a big sticky white head. The aroma is reminiscent of Constant Comment Tea, Lots of orange coming through. The flavor is well balanced, not too hoppy but ends with a smooth dry finish. Hides the alcohol very well. drinks like a Pale Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (2167) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Bottle thanks to Kant rauch! Ours a hay golden yellow with frothy white head and moderate lacing. Aroma of Belgian yeast and esters, with a hint of citrus hops. Taste is much less Belgian than the nose, more balanced, bitter hoppy finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rbrazell (1593) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Hazy amber pour with a soft white head. Fruity yeast and dank citrus hop aroma. Flavor is pretty similar with a bitter hop bite. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevencon (420) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Thanks David! Clear straw yellow small white head. Hoppy sweet citrus aroma with some yeast. Hoppy sweet floral. Good easy to drink but nothing crazy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dabeanman808 (12) - - MAR 4, 2013
Really liked this one. Really hoppy but not too extreme. Lots of aroma. Kinda hint of wheat. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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