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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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A Belgian inspired pale ale that blends the traditional hoppy English IPAs with the layered yeast complexity of Belgian ales. From the heart of darkness, a pale ale of distinquished quality.

Formerly known as Belgian Congo Pale Ale.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - APR 25, 2012
Cask with Centennial. Medium off-white head atop cloudy apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, spicy, some grapefruit, light bread. Taste is medium sweet, spicy/grapefruit, some lemon, light bread. Light-medium body, light stickiness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Draft. Clear amber color, small tan edge head. Aroma of caramel and light pine, taste is similar.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9097) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Tap. Pours clear orange with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is Belgian yeast, fruity esters, citrus and tropical fruity hops, and cereal malt. Flavor is medium hops and bitterness, cereal malt, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NielsenRatings (8275) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Bottle @ Dan’s house, courtesy of arminjewell. A bit hazy, golden appearance with an off white head. Straw, grassy, lemon citrusy, earthy aroma. Grassy, herbal hoppy, lemon citrusy, straw flavor. Ehhh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (7948) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2009
UPDATED: APR 27, 2012 Orginial rating 4/18/09, score 7/4/7/4/14. Growler from the brewery. Pours a clear golden amber color with a thin head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma is bready and yeasty with notes of bubblegum, spice and a moderate bitter hop note. Taste is hop forward... spicy and fruity with notes of peach. That is followed by a yeasty bread note. Fruity throughout. Medium bodied with fairly lively carbonation.

Rerate: Uber-fresh bottle from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a clear golden color with a medium sized white foamy head. Decent head retention. Aroma of spicy hops, almost piny, bready malts and stone fruits. The taste is bitter piny and herbal hops, stone fruits, strawberries, pale malts. Medium bodied with a bit of a lingering bitterness. 7/3/7/4/14

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Bottle from WIne Seller. Pours dark straw with 1-finger off-white head. Nose is bready pale malt, hops. Tastes pale malty, a bit bready, with assertive resiny hops

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (7244) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2013
On draught at Brickhouse Tavern. The beer pours a clear golden color with a medium foamy white head that dissipates slowly. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of yeast, hops and malt. Light-bodied with flavors of grassy hops, grapefruit and earthy yeast. The finish is mildly bitter with an herbal hops aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2013
12oz bottle: Pours a clear pale golden with a stringy-lacing white head. Has a fresh floral hoppy nose with some lightly sweet pale malts. Starts with pretty good fullness and light effervescence with a lightly toasted sweet malts well-balanced with fresh grapefruity hops before a drier bittersweet finish. True to style and enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (5961) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Sampled during CBC 2013. Orange pour with a small khaki head. Bready malt aroma, a hint of caramel, touches of hop and fruity yeast. Bready pale malts, fruity hops and esters, decent dry finish. Tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (5718) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, clear orange pour with white head, aroma has notes of biscuit, orange, toffee, caramel, some slight grape, pear, hints of grass and pine. Taste is nice pear, grapefruit, white grape, hints of grass, finishing fairly sweet, but slightly bitter. This is nice.


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