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RATINGS: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
“There’s a lot going on in this beer with two yeast strains, copious amounts of wheat malt, and a big focus on ‘C’ hops to deliver a citrus explosion,” explains Green Flash Brewmaster, Chuck Silva. “In fact we lined up more than a dozen hop varieties in the brewery to select three hops with the biggest citrus character to dry hop the beer. “This golden beer pours with beautiful, frothy white beer foam that lasts due to bottle conditioning. Gently rousing the yeast that settles in the bottle will result in a fuller texture and a more cloudy white appearance. The citrus aromas that jump from the glass are largely tangerine up front with other types of citrus notes that mingle with the Belgian yeast esters. Hop flavors of bitter orange zest dominate the brew and linger to the finish with a nice play of American and Belgian yeast combo.” A beer with so many components can be held together with a “Linchpin”. The official “Linchpin” of this beer is the skillful collaboration between the two breweries to create a unique hop-forward brew. Linchpins are symbolic: two simple shapes that combine to strengthen a bond amongst many different pieces.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11513) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2012
On draught at The Pharmacy in Nashville. The beer pours a hazy bright yellow color with a medium white head that diminishes slowly to a film. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, yeast and spices. Medium body with flavors of herbal hops, grapefruit, yeast and wheat. The finish is fruity with a peppery yeast aftertaste. Good beer all around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDurden24 (1673) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Pours a nice yellow gold with a white head..belgian yeast and spice on the nose. Nice balance of hoppiness and spice with a good bite to finish. I really like this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidajensen (206) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Yellow gold with a creamy white lacing. Oily lacing sticks to the glass. Smell of piney hops and a taste of Belgian yeast in an American style. Well done beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RoyalFlushing (326) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Bottle to chalice poured an apricot color with a huge long lasting white head, cloudiness, active carbonation, and excellent lacing. Strong citrus aroma with hints of honey and pepper. First sip begins with saison characteristics and then the citrus hops are introduced creating a very well balance of spiced floral notes and the perfect subtle hop bitterness, which all linger to play with the palate. Well-crafted, refreshing ale that you will want to drink throughout a summer day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PD4Ever (109) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 27, 2012
22oz bottle poured into wine glass. No date on bottle but it was just released a couple days ago. Aroma: citrus, hops, Belgian yeast, corriander, lemons, oranges Appearance: golden yellow with a slight orange tint. fairly clear. steady stream of bubbles rising. 1 finger of stark white head that faded within a minute. Taste: mild sweet, mild sour, mild bitter Palate: finish is medium bitter. very light and crisp. a bit dry. light body and thin texture. carbonation is lively. Overall: The belgian yeast comes out in the aroma but not much in the taste or palate. A bit more bitter than I was expecting. Not a huge malt backbone here to balance it out. Solid white IPA but I enjoyed the boulevard collaboration #2 much more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (4123) - California, USA - MAY 26, 2012
26 may 2012, bottle. very pale yellow, faint haze, steady bubbles, thick foamy head. light lemon peel citrus, some straw, faint yeastiness. thin body and fizzy and very crisp. crisp, bitter lemon rind hops with slight yeasty taste, short bitter finish. very nice blend of styles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAY 26, 2012
22oz bottle. Rating #23. Hazy dark goldish pour with a big white head that left some nice lacing. Big citrus hop aroma, almost a little tropically. Odd flavor, hard to describe it really, citrus and pine, very piney in the finish eith a lasting pine aftertaste as well. Nice stuff, solid. (2382)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 25, 2012
22oz bottle, purchased at Bottle Barn. Pours a deep, tarnished-golden color; creamy, textured white head with excellent retention and lacing. Bubble gum esters, light white pepper, and a citrusy hop aroma that veers toward both pine and tropical-fruit character in turn; nicely melded. Medium to medium-full body; vibrant carbonation; some noticeable sharpness at the tip of the tongue, combining the CO2 and peppery qualities with the strong core bitterness; a modest amount of warming alcohol. The booze is actually a bit too apparent as this warms up, overshadowing a pleasant mixture of bubble gum yeast character, white pepper, and bitter citrus; significant amounts of bitterness ensure this is well into IPA territory, with the wheat additions seemingly doing the work of head retention and lightening the color (and the yeast’s response is quite nice); with toned-down alcohol and a touch less CO2, this would likely be fantastic. Lasting citrusy bitterness in the finish, with dough and pepper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gorditoabd (634) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Bomber from Bev4Less. Pours a slightly cloudy golden hue, with ample (2-4 fingers) of fluffy white foam that holds up for several minutes without ever completely fading away. Strong hop presence is still detectable in the nose, even through all that foam, along with a note of light malts and honey. First taste is pretty much standard IPA, except for a MUCH more light and pleasant body and mouthfeel, due, I suspect, to the different grain and malt profile and the dominance of the "C" hops that the description mentions. Citrus zest and white pepper begin to come through in the later palate (and the nose as the foam clears away) and this beer finishes cleanly. Nothing spectacular going on anywhere, but very solid from pour to finish; not to mention unique. Maybe that’s the yeast combo, but whatever the reason, it’s a very, VERY nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larryLSB (508) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Poured from bomber, light straw in color, kinda hazy, with a large white head. Slight citrus nose, a a little bread. First tastes were hop forward, but towards the end there was a slight sweetness that came out, maybe as it warmed up. Medium bodied, nice lingering hoppy finish. Overall a nice blend of the Belgian and American.

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