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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Release #1 & #2 - 6.5% ABV

Trev's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (2019) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2013 Bomber: Pour is orange/dark gold with a thick foamy head. aroma is peaches, tropical fruit, caramel. Flavour is soft tropical fruit, floral, yeasty, earthy biscuity malt. Very delicate. Slight belgian chalky sugary backing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
emusche (107) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Pours straw with thin head. Aroma is big on the Belgian side: aromas of orange peel, coriander, white pepper, hint of banana; rather bready. Taste is where this experiment starts getting complex: itís bitter, piney, but has that Belgian yeast with the orange and coriander. Itís exotic and different, and infinitely better than any Belgian/IPA I have tried.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mbgrayson (640) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - SEP 9, 2015
Pours a cloudy gold, with ample and long lasting whitish tan head. Aroma of fruit and hops. Taste is rich and well blended, slightly sweet in back. It is, as advertised, a Belgian style IPA. It is better than I expected. Thumbs up....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcr (2386) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Bottle. Cloudy, deep gold/orange body with a big, frothy off-white head, mostly lasting. Aroma of orange, citrus, lemon, spice, light clove, toasted grain. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation. Starts sweet, finishes with spice and bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (5909) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Slightly cloudy golden with a thin foamy and very Lacey white cap. Lovely aroma of fresh cut grass and slightly fruity Belgian yeast esters, and a touch of tangerine. Lovely flavor, just lovely, with flavors of grassy leafy hops, clean pale malt, a bit of floral resiny flavors with low bitterness, maybe a touch of dandelion, and finishes dry and slightly dusty and estery. Very delightful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3443) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 21, 2015
On tap at the American Craft Beer Experience. Epic brainless IPA is a cloudy honey gold with a foamy light beige head. A nice bready funky. Belgian aroma, medium bodied and damn smooth. The taste is clean belgian yeast with some hoppy bite. Great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sask89 (499) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 12, 2015
On tap at Epic Brewing in Denver. Pours a hazy golden orange colour with a frothy off white head. Aroma is of citrus hops, slight spice, and Belgian yeast. Taste is moderately sweet throughout but balanced by a nice lingering bitterness. Medium body, smooth on the palate, and well carbonated. Overall a really unique and good IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2015
4/13/15. From bottle. Hazy light amber. Belgian yeast, pine, tropical fruit. Bitter flavors, caramel, hops, citrus leading to a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (3509) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2015
Bottle from the brewery. Pours hazy amber with a thick, bubbly, frothy off white head. Tastes like grapefruit, nutty malt, light resin, light pine, caramel, light yeast and banana. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like nutty malt, grapefruit, caramel, and light resin light yeast, light banana.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (4388) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with off-white head. Aroma is bready and cereal malts, candi sugar, Belgian yeast esters, floral notes, and faint orange peel. Flavor is medium hop bitterness, tasty yeast esters, bready malt base, and faint citrus notes. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdrinker79 (1774) - Idaho, USA - APR 10, 2015
22 oz bottle, my bottle reads release #23? Pours hazy orange with a huge at least three finger white head and cobwebby lace. Aroma is fresh hops, it actually smells like fresh picked off the vine hops, strong lupulin, citrus, piney, medium weight malt. The taste is very much like the aroma, there is a nice fruity Belgian quality, strong citrus, yeasty, sturdy bitterness with enough complexity to not be overbearing. The carbonation could have been higher, a bit soft. Decent, I assumed the Brainless series was all about fruit, but i guess not. After i posted my review i went on their website and looked up some stuff, i now realize this bottle that i am now drinking and rated relatively high was bottled on 8-25-14, over seven months ago. This still tastes good, assuming from the Belgian influence, but would love to try a fresher bottle.

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