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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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This Belgian-inspired IPA is a blend of Old World traditions. Brewed like a Belgian Ale but hopped like an IPA. Pine and citrus notes blend with flavors of apple and pear.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aumentm (416) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Interesting beer. Very smooth and delightful. It has the hops to satisfy but isnt overwhelming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (2905) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2015
12 oz bottle in D.C. Deep amber body with a somewhat small and weak head. Nice aroma with hints of honey, spices and soft fruits. Both the aroma and the flavor are less hoppy than expected for style. This seems to have only some Belgian yeast; at least the signs evident in the flavor and aroma are more subtle than strong. O: not bold but distinct and moderately appealing Belgian Pale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (2556) - New York, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Bottled. Deep amber pour. Hoppy floral notes mixed with some fruit and sugars. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
guzzler67 (1560) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Bright amber appearance with a small white head and little lacing. Aroma of yeast, soft fruit and sweet malt. More sweetness, grains, yeast and light fruit in the taste. Modestly hopped aftertaste with a mild alc burn. Medium bodied mouthfeel with soft carbonation and a lingering finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkmagus82 (1976) - - SEP 1, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 3-10-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – Pours an amber color with a two finger white head. The head fades over about a two minute time frame to leave a good level of lacing on the sides of the glass. Smell- The aroma is heaviest of a bready and doughy smell mixed with some fruity notes of a citrus and peach nature. Yeasty smells as well as well as a tiny bit of spice are also present in the nose but these are relatively light. Taste – The taste begins with flavors of a bready taste with some fruity flavors of citrus. Mixed with these is a grapefruit hop taste. As the taste advances some yeasty flavors greet the tongue as well as some spice flavors of clove and cardamom. The yeasty and Belgian spice flavors stay throughout the taste, but remain forever relatively light. Some more herbal and grassy flavors come to the tongue at the end leaving a slightly bitter and biting off flavor on the tongue. Mouthfeel- The beer has a moderate level of creaminess and thickness with a carbonation level that is slightly below average. Both were OK for the flavors of the brew, but were really nothing too exceptional. Overall – Nothing too special here. The taste was a bit off at the end and really it had nothing too great about it going on. Not one I would go to on occasion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5215) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle BONED on May 05 2014. Nose is sweet and yeasty, really extremely strong pear ester, medium vanilla and lighter citrus, really classic Belgian yeast character! Touch of apple juice. Clear dark golden body with aggressive, abundant carbonation and a soapy off-white head. Taste is halfway in-between dry and sweet, touch mineral and carbonic, lightly metallic, lots of yeast flavor with faint AJ and very little citrus or pear, somewhat surprisingly. Very heavy fullish body with goldenish pils malt, light caramel and wood. Disappointing how this worked out given the admirable, exemplary aromatics out of the bottle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HeadyDE (570) - Delaware, USA - JUL 31, 2014
bottle pour..nice clear boned on date May 2014...pours a golden amber with not much head..interesting carbonation pattern present with two patterns emerging.nose doesn’t have much going on..slight belgian presence intertwined with a trace of pine/lemon reminiscent of cleaning product...medium bodied with a noticeable sticky fruity coating that remains on the palate...not as complex as hoped..decent offering..but nothing really stands out here...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BierMeHoos (326) - Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Mini growler from Town Center Market. Pours medium golden color with very little foam. Nose is full of yeast; tart but fruity. Dull tartness, slightly musty finish, not much hops on the tongue. Like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubbleflubber (1985) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2014
From the bottle, it pours a perfect orange-amber with a creamy light eggshell head that diminishes to a thin ring of suds down the glass. The aroma is of pure citrus, as the Belgian yeast strain indicates, with latent dank basement hues available.The flavor is of big apple cider-fruity flavors upfront. The middle of the pour combines a nice mellowing pear/melon note, while introducing a piney biittering hop. This is a nice contingency, as the middle portion of the palate is well-satiated. It all comes together in the end, and honestly, it’s one of the best Belgian-inspired IPA’s I’ve ever tried. The drinkability is superb, and it never lets itself get too far toward the American hophead without paying its due respect to the Belgian style.Too often is this the case for a brew of this growing genre, and it is not easy to walk the tightrope, finding the right balance between the two. And for finding that balance, I give this great kudos. Very well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
AKORN (220) - Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Clean and golden, small head. Apple cider, Begian yeast alcohol aroma. Belgian yeast taste, roasted malt, slight apple and bitter. Not what I would call an IPA. Drinkable beer

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