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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Release #1 & #2 - 6.5% ABV


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lightbias (194) - USA - JAN 19, 2015
Release #16 almost a year later. No bueno. Hmmm...need to remember to check batch releases before I get excited about something. Iím still here, and drinking and tasting despite the age on the bottle. And, despite the age on the bottle, the aroma spilling from the snifter is quite nice; spicy, clove-infused plums and some light hops present right there in the mix. Not as heavy as I would have liked, but considering the age... The head is thick, soft and white and as it disappears, it leaves a wet map trail on the glass. Not sticky, but sticking. Okay, so far, so good. First pull from the glass. In the words of a friend...meh. The flavor is a dud in comparison to the aroma and Iím underwhelmed by the feel of this in my mouth. I canít find anything but ripe, spicy banana and what is there is doesnít do much for my tasters. Blasť, on all counts but the aroma; the flat, slightly sour fruits with a bitter back end make me think that the flavor wasnít a humdinger when it first came out. I definitely should have had a fresher brew to review, and Iíll look for one to make sure I give this a chance, but I donít have very high hopes.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2595) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Poured from bottle, pours a hazy orange with a thick white head and some lacing in the glass, the aroma has a good amount of hops and floral hops with quite a bit of tropical fruit, the flavor has a mango and fruity front end with a finish of citrus hops, not overly bitter but it seems like it works out pretty well, nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (3672) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 3, 2015
tap - Pours hazy orange with a small head. It smells of citrus and floral hops. The flavor has good, strong bitter with ample citrus character. Thereís the expected long, bitter finish. Crisp and tasty. Itís a very well crafted IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
suprchunk (2420) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Hazy orange colored pour. Big off white head. Little bit of lacing. Malty aroma with notes of orange. Big malt taste and a nice citrusy hop note.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mmmbeer (1262) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2014
22oz. bottle (Release#18) served in shaker- poured a heavily murky faded copper/orange color that was not transparent, very foamy and thick one finger white head formed and laced very nicely upon the vessel. Aroma of citrus and pine. Hits the mouth with a medium body, malt is thrown in with some caramel but itís a little done in haste, middle has an uneven hop crescent, finish is mildly acidic. yet another disappointed New Yearís Beer- yea!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1502) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Bomber. Pours a cloudy orange with a beige head and aroma of citrus and fruits. Taste is hoppy with spices apparent along with fruits, citrus,grapefruit, and yeast leading to a bitter, dry finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1563) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2014
With Z, pours a copper orange color witha nice head. Nose is hoppy and bitter. Taste is bitter citrus with some yeast. Finish is dry, bitter and moderately long. Quaff score 7 / 10

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RickReallyBrew (37) - Franktown, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Nice hoppy IPA that stands up to the best. Tasted it next to Epic Hopulent IPA which is 2 % stronger. Both were delicious. To be honest. Perhaps Iíd drink the Brainless IPA because i may be vertical longer and may enjoy another. I like the stronger IPA too but I actually thought the Brainless was just perfect. Great malty flavor, hop character was fully potent and I thought I tasted the hops in this IPA as much as the much stronger Hopulent IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
liquidhedonism (220) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2014
22 oz bottle. Aroma: malty and citrusy, with hints of clove, pineapple, and peppercorns. Taste/Palate: sweet and crisp; finishes bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
julesjis (182) - Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Poured from a 22. Looks like a nice refreshing beer. Aroma is tropical and bready. Flavor has a tropical sweetness to it with a bready, vegetable finish. Has some of the normal belgian skunk to it, but not as strong as a full on belgian ale.


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