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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 53   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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The beer formally known as "Nebula", is a Belgian-Style dark IPA. The focus is not only on the yeast used during the brewing process, but also on the hops and dark grains. The yeast imparts a fruity and spicy flavor/aroma to the beer, followed by a sharp bite from the hops, then late in the finish you enjoy the flavor of the dark grains. Our version has no added fruit or spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5174) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear light brown body under a one inch fizzy light brown head that left a bit of lacing. The nose is lightly hoppy with some prominent yeastiness. Lighter notes of roasted malt, and a little fruitiness. The flavor is more Belgian Ale than it is Black IPA, delicate and fruity with a lot of yeast derived spiciness on the finish. Minimal to no influence from the roasted malt, this is all about the yeast and floral hops. Light bodied and very fizzy with a lingering bitterness. Decent beer, not one that I’d drink with regularity, but this bottle was nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2322) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Great licorice, chocolate, and spice nose. Dark, orange tinge, mild haze. Nice cling to the glass with the tan head. Full malty and spicy palate, perfectly complemented by the hops. I really really like this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (9074) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of old grapefruit peel, orange peel, toasted chocolate malt, dirty earth and spicy yeast. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slipstream (2096) - USA - JUL 4, 2014
Hmm - a "Belgian-Style dark IPA". Impressive dark pour and a cool-looking label. It doesn’t seem much like an IPA to me, or that Belgian either. Dark and roasty, with some acidity. The flavor is malty sweet to start, and then it shifts to harder and sharper. The aroma starts out dull, but sweetens some as it warms. A good full-flavored brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbill (3564) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2014
22 oz. bottle. Pours a clear deep red that allows light to pass through with a moderate linen white head that lasted through the first two sips ad left light lace. Pleasant aroma of spicy Belgian yeast along with a few notes of malt. The flavor is malt and spicy Belgian yeast. Dries out on the palate, especially after the swallow, where the dryness lingers for ten to fifteen seconds before fading. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Pours deep brown with a ruby hue. Plenty of soft beige foam that fell to a thin ring and clinging lace. Nose is lazy and terrific with soft dark fruits, plums & dates. Yeast, a hint of pine and way in back some spice notes of coriander and nutmeg. Malt is dark and deep. Carmel and cookie with buttery bread. Hops and malt great the palate together with a smooth sip of mellow roasted malt, a light touch of hops bitter and some pepper. A little too much pepper and carbonation on the back palate . It tries for creamy but it’s too thin. It is smooth but the the alcohol is a tad sharp in the aftertaste and the hop bitter doesn’t get to the palate until it’s a surprise. The malt is very well done as it leans toward toasted bitter but stays sweet and round even into the finish. It mellows as it drinks and I found it to be a quiet little Belgian dark ale that was worth a taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Badassbeers (5) - - FEB 23, 2013 does not count
pours an off golden/red/brown with good head and nice lacing. Nose is earthy and citrusy with maybe a pine note to it. taste is almost Belgian with a slit wheat flavor and nice mouth bite bitterness. Very good at 6.9% from growler on 2/19/13.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2011
Pouring from their table during the festival at BCTC. Pours a caramel brown, clear, with a thin white head. Sweet malt, nutty toast on the nose. Roast and toast, big nutty malt. Lots of toast, cocoa, malt, and toast bitterness on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ron (2729) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Poured a translucent brown that tan head. The yeast aroma is reminiscent of Belgian ales. The flavor is well balanced with the yeast and the hops. They did a good job creating this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (3703) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 15, 2011
Tap at the brewery: poured a dark brown that was somewhat translucent with a creamy off white head. As advertised it had the aroma of yeast strain which they wanted to highlight with a suttle hops. The taste was definetly a highlight of the yeast with the hops setting up a very balanced approach to the palate. This beer is the best of both worlds as it brings back memories of my time in Belgium and yet doesn’t overpower you with fruit. This beer will soon be an alias as the name Nebula will be retired after this year due to copyright problems.

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