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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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
GenDV138 (3351) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2015
12 oz bottle poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Clear golden orange with one finger of off-white head. Aromas of malt, herbs, spice, citrus fruit and peel. Tastes of yeast, herbs, light spice, citrus fruit and peel. Medium body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OnTheTrail (86) - Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Aroma grassy, flowery, and stone fruits, almost winey. Light amber clear. Taste is funky and bready -seemed quite different from the aroma.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bricks (745) - Delaware, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Typical appearance.. Smells like pears and Belgian fruity yeasty tones.. kinda funky. Taste is great.. like a cider inspired IPA. Very smooth.. tho bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (2879) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 19, 2015
bottle @ Beer Run / Charlottesville VA --- Aroma of malt and hops. Clear bright medium amber color, white head, sheets of lace. Taste is semi-sweet malt that moves through the swallow with the addition of fizz, and citrus hops. Everything stays along for a long sweet n bitter finish. A solid American Belgian Ale, well-balanced and appealing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (6197) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2015
Newport News, Va. - Farm Fresh Market - 12 oz bottle. Dark golden pour, very slight haze, quickly diminishing spicy white head. Aroma has some spiced apple notes, Flavor has some brown sugar notes, a touch of spiced apples, a hint of coriander. Mouthfeel has a decent thickness, to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aumentm (439) - 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 (2982) - 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 (2581) - 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 (1563) - 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 (1998) - - 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.

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