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RATINGS: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17614) - 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 (6169) - Valdosta, 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 (3285) - 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 (2689) - 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 (1779) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2302) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocJitsu (1049) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jazz88 (2564) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4396) - 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 IPA’s. However, this does make for a good session ale, as it is an easy to drink ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4656) - 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 don’t like something in the finish. Almost seems a bit wheaty. Okay.


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