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RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ComradeK (1062) - 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 (3514) - 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 (9314) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5390) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Gold pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma of floral hops, Belgian yeast, sweet maltiness and breadiness. Sweet malt, bread, and the floral hops. Belgian presence is there for sure. Nice medium bitter and a touch of abv. Ok but not a homerun for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros (2220) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2013
Pours dark amber with a large, white head. Very Belgian aroma, very phenolic with some spicy, herbal and grassy hops too alongside a little light malt. Similar flavours; spicy and herbal hops, spicy Belgian notes, and a very dry finish. Too much carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (18904) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2013
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter weak yeasty flavor with hints of citrus. Has a fruity malty hoppy yeasty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6654) - Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2013
4/27/13. 22oz bomber from Grassroots. Hazy orange pour with a nice off-white head. Esters, citrus, and Belgian yeast in the aroma. Tasty dry hoppiness melds well with Belgian yeast and a hint of tartness. Tasty!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3406) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours orange with a big fluffy white head.Nose shows apricot, light marmalade, jammy notes and sweet honey. Taste showcases honey and apricot. Not much bitterness. More marmaladey and sweet. Solid

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ron (2904) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 7, 2013
1st night at Zion. Bottle from Vegas. Pours a caramel honey with a medium sized off white head. Aroma of piney resin, bitter hops and citrus. Taste of piney resin, bread dough malts, citrus and bitter hops. Nice stuff. Thanks JB

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (1955) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 7, 2013
Hoppy Daze pours a bright golden yellow with a tight pacing of tiny white bubbles in the head along with a solid stream of bubbles towards the surface. The nose has a mild lemon and banana fruit aroma with hints of wheat malt and herbal ester notes. The malts are mostly unimpressive and lack an overall presence amongst the noted resinous and citric hops. The hops have a heavy presence mid palate with tart lemon notes, mild honey and pine sweetness and a noted apple or pear flavoring. The finish has just a bit of boozy warmth together with noted peppery spice and a saison esque yeast flavor. There is a definite heavy hop finish with a moderate astringent bitterness. After half a bottle or so a lingering flavour in the back of mouth of a soft smelly cheese is apparent. Despite that one odd and a bit offputting drawback, this is a solid Belgian IPA.


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