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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
Belgian Style IPA

A variation of our "Loose Cannon" IPA, fermented with a Belgian Dubbel yeast culture - tangy hops with a spicy aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2685) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2011
Bottle. Moderate malt and hop notes of cookie, roasted, caramel and orange, light soap for the yeast, with background notes of brown sugar, root beer and faint dried fruit and spice. Head is small, frothy turning wispy with bigger bubbles, off-white with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is hazy light orange/red. Flavor starts lightly sweet and lightly to moderately acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and bittersweet. Palate is medium, oily with a soft carbonation. Though not very IPA-ish, this is an excellent drinking beer with some great Belgian nuances.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2011
slightly murky dark amber, thin white head... fruity flavor, tropical, dry medium finish medium body... light citrus, mild tartness, some earthy, evergreen type flavors... lightly oily body... not a very pungent aroma... belgian yeast muddles any citrus hops, but adds some light tropical fruits..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23393) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2011
Cask @ Max’s Taphouse, Baltimore, MD. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma with piney hints. Fruity malty hoppy bitter piney flavor with yeasty hints. Has a fruity malty spicy hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (11961) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Growler from Whole Foods Market, Charlottesville, VA, opened 5/15/11. Pours a clear dark auburn color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of bitter earthy hops and lots of fruit notes including cherry and plum. The taste is citrus and tropical hop notes with a bit of caramel, spice and some dark fruits in the finish. Medium bodied. Quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ret12 (453) - Maryland, USA - AUG 3, 2011
This beer pours a nice off orange color with a off white head. Decent aroma that gives small hints of pine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (4760) - Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2011
12 ounce bottle, best by Sept, 2011. Pours crystal clear reddish orange color with a fairly dense 2 finger off white head with good retention that reduces to a decent lacing cap. Some lacing sticks to the glass as you drink as well. Aromas of big spicy yeast; with some citrus, bubblegum, and banana notes underneath. Some nice and interesting aromas, with good strength. Taste of big spicy yeast, banana, bubblegum, clove, citrus, and pine. Decent amount of bitterness on the finish that lingers with banana, bubblegum, and spicy flavors. Medium carbonation and body. Also has a bit of a creamy mouthfeel. Decent balance of flavors. No alcohol in the taste or finish, well masked for the alcohol level. Very easy drinkability for the alcohol level, very smooth. Overall a very nice Belgian IPA. I would have it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2011
Clear medium amber, decent head fades to ring. Aroma is distinctly hops, pine and grapefruit, mixed with some spicy yeast notes. Yeast and hops in the nose not playing well together. Flavor is similar. Somewhat caramel malt. On the finish, there is a slight phenolic note as well. In the end, it wasn’t bad, but it didn’t particularly work for me either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (5799) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2011
12oz bottle. Amber-orange color, dulled brown. Thin oily head. Pleasant interplay between the Belgian yeast and piny hops in the aroma. Surprisingly balanced, almost has some Belgian Amber tones going on. Fruity, sugary, not as dry or bitter as most Belgian IPAs. Fruity through and through, some light raisin and pungent fruit tones. Perhaps doesn’t really capture the essence of the style, but an interesting Ameri-Belgo beer nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kassner (1552) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Overall a well balanced type, neither the hops are belgian Dominate, amber color, modest head, and little lacing, rathery peppery

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bth122 (1499) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2011
Poured a copper color, decent head. Aroma of peppery or sppicy belgium yeast and some citrus hops, and some sweet candy. Med bitterness and a lite sweetness. Med body, ave carbonation. I enjoyed this alot. Great balance with a definite hop bite. My two fav styles in one beer.

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