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RATINGS: 193   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


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (1538) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Draft at Farmers Cabinet. Mostly clear amber pour with a fluffy white head. Bready notes off the top. Wheat beer smell but mostly IPA taste. Funky hop flavors. Bitter orange cardamon. Band-Aid. Tangelos. Lots of sweet burnt citrus pith. Pinecones. Turpentine honey. Interesting hop brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
after4ever (6087) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Draft at uber. Pours a clear pale gold with a light filmy white head. Loose dripoy lace. Sweet bubblegum and oranges on the nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toasty caramel mid palate with a little bubblegummy ester. Mild finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9532) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Bomber poured a clear orange amber with a lingering ring of ivory foam. Aromas of straw, yeast, grapefruit, lemon zest and pepper. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, yeast, pepper and citrus with a smooth dry bitter lingering yeasty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (3500) - Everett, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours a very clear golden color with a somewhat thick white head. Nose is actually a strong grassy smell. Taste is fairly bitter like a normal IPA would be, but has a hint of that sweetness from the Belgian yeast. A bit odd.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (3965) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Clear golden with a generous foamy white head. Nice peppery and full nose with some sort of grassy hop note and some black peppercorn, orange zest, and belgianesque dustiness. Lovely flavor with some Belgian dusty biscuitiness, light black pepper notes, mild but lasting grassy and pine bitterness. Quite nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
quiznoaz (308) - Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Draft. Hazy golden orange pour. Light malt with some fruit in the aroma. Initial sweetness on the tip of the tongue is quickly surpassed by a nice hoppy flavor that fills your mouth. Good body. Not overly complex, but what is has is good. I really like this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaser (2540) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2013
A draft of this poured at Papago Brewing. Yellowish pour. Thin white head. Smells like flowers. Good hoppy taste but Belgium hints. Good

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BucannonXC5 (802) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Type: Draft Glass: Half-pint glass From: Coronado Brewing Company in Coronado, Calif. (San Diego) Price: $4.00 Misc.: Had on Jan. 21, 2013 Poured a copper orange clear color with one finger of white head when I got it that dissipated almost right away. Decent uneven lacing on the sides, below average retention on the way down. Smelled smoky spices, cloves, caramel, toffee and resin hops. Tasted a bit bitter than the smell. Got cloves mixed with a strong alcohol backbone. Also various spices and slight resin hops. Light body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, bitter finish. The best part of the beer. A pretty good Belgian IPA, but a little bit all over the board. Not as smooth as I’d hoped.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (3108) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 23, 2012
golden color, moderately hoppy. Good body, but certainly doesn’t take me anywhere special. Dry

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daleharshman (886) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Bomber purchased at Bine and Vine ($7.99). Pours a hazy sunset-orange hue with almost three fingers of frothy white foam. Aroma of fruit (citrus and pear), floral-herby hops, Belgian yeast, and some bready malts. Flavor has lots of crisp fruity notes (citrus and some tropical fruit), semi-tart Belgian yeast, and some sweet-ish caramel. The finish is dry and moderately bitter finish mixed with some fruity sweetness. Decent Belgian-IPA mashup. (114, 726)


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