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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   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 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 16, 2016
Where and how: tasting VB (bottle 12 oz.)
Aroma: highly aromatic, ripe sweet fruits, touch of candy. Apricot fruit, hint of orange and mango. Overall, pleasant but a bit too sweet.
Appearance :
Top: large creamy crown, lace on glass.
Base: clear, deep gold
Palate : medium fuller bodied, tad chewy texture, smooth with soft carbonation.
Taste: yeasty walls with mellow fruity mid. Slight dryness of alcohol on top, Some late herbal hints blended with sugars.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bartzilla (621) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 11, 2016
Pretty much what I expected. I love this style of IPA and you have to go out of your way not to make a tasty version of it. This is a tasty version of the style. While itís not Chouffe Houblon or Urthel Hop-It, itís tasty all the same.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JDBaker11058 (1963) - Maryland, USA - JUL 31, 2016
appearance: clear gold w amber highlights, short fizzy bright white head. aroma: citrus and floral hop notes, with some light caramel and pie crust, with some estery notes. taste: honey, citrus zest, floral hops, light graham cracker, peppery, clovey, and banana-y yeast notes. finish: dry, with resinous and citrus bitterness over slightly sweet yeasty notes. notes: Not a bad Belgian ale. Hoppy but easy drinking. Bottle courtesy of Christian.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5770) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2016
Bottle from Whole Foods Arlington. Pretty clear light amber body with medium head. Nose is hoppy with spicy notes. Taste is also of hops, spices, caramel. With nice floral notes. A bit tart in the creamy finish. Pretty enjoyable and high octane!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4613) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 21, 2016
Very clean and bright straw gold with two fingers of white head. Nose shows muted hops and esters, some candy and spice in there but not strong. Some floral hops but not much. Nice flavor, spicy phenolics and some sweet bready malt. Not much IPA here and some Belgian. I like it regardless. Medium light bodied. Hard to describe.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ctplt777 (475) - - MAY 9, 2016
Man, I was really hoping for massive sweet, tropical aromas and itís really grassy and thatís about it. Not really much going on. Taste was pretty flat and grassy. No recognizable tastes from the Belgian yeast, or the dry hop. I feel like itís just eight point with some different yeast. I could have gotten a bad bottle maybe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (4923) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 3, 2016
12 oz. Orange-golden with some soapy spots and a large ring of foam. Nose is citrus zest, toffee, and resiny herb. Tastes of spicy resin, orange, bread, honey. Long finish has a nice mix of resin and spiced pear. Medium body has medium carbonation and a very drinkable balance.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doofgoblin (495) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - OCT 1, 2015
Itís not bad. The sweetness is more than I expected with a nice citrusy punch. Itís also not very aromatic or bitter. I totally get the belgian with an ipa twist...round pegs go into square holes a lot easier than one would think...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (5054) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2015
Tap. Pale golden with small head. Strange take on the style. Fruity aroma. Low bitterness. Not terribly hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (6102) - 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.

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