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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
The Greek myth of Pandora has been interpreted in many ways but one common understanding is that she is the woman who, out of curiosity, opened a box which released the evils of all mankind. Pandora was the first woman, a gift from the gods to man. What most do not realize is that her name means “all-giving” as each god contributed to creating Pandora by giving her unique, seductive gifts. Regardless of which version of the myth you follow, you should know that her curiosity ultimately enabled one key gift to remain in the box for man for eternity – the gift of hope. As our first gift and flagship beer, we hope Pandora awakens your curiosity without harm and keeps the promise of hope of an amazing adventure in craft beer. Pandora also happens to be the name of Chris’ first dog! A medium bodied beer that marries the light fruit and spice characteristics of the Idle Hands house yeast with the hoppiness of an American Pale Ale. The late kettle additions and dry hopping with Amarillo combine with the soft round malt profile to create sensations of orange marmalade, light toast and hints of white pepper and allspice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (6376) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2014
This poured a hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma was of Belgian yeast, grain and bubblegum. Flavor was littlye fruity from esters and hips, but dry and biting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VinegarStroke (381) - Napa, Alabama, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle: light haze, thick head and good lace. Very lifted, spice, ginger. Tropical fruit. So rich. Cookie dough. Off dry., not sour, bitter. Long. Layers of flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle from brewery. Pours amber gold with white head. Nose/taste of toasted grain, Belgian yeast, bubblegum, earthy musk and dried fruits. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Draft at the brewery. Light, clean Belgian ale. Lightly fruity, hints of orange (Amarillo, I suppose), light spice. Mildly hoppy and bitter. Nice drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROBC3366 (148) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Pours a golden orange with a medium white head. Aroma is yeast and fruits and taste is well balanced hoppy and a lil fruity ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (3324) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Very plain and simple belgian ale. Could use a lot more yeast character as it falls a bit short in complexity. A bit watery with light hops and sweetness from the yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WillRunForBeer (2341) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Pours pale orange gold with a huge white head that lingers. Cereal, yeast and citrus on the nose. This Belgian is thin on the malt flavor and heavy on citrus and pine hop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9562) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Pouring at BBF in Boston. Pours a hazed amber with a thin white head. Light musk, a touch of yeast. Earthy, soft musk. A bit nutty, malt, yeast. Long yeast with an earthy bitterness into the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (5607) - Arizona, USA - AUG 4, 2013
On draft at the brewery, light and clean Belgian ale, good hop flavor adds to the complexity

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (6281) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Draft @ Sunset Grill and Tap. Tulip displays a amber color with lasting white head. Nose is dried fruit and yeast. Taste has the fruity yeast as well as some toasted malt. Spicy pepper or maybe some sort of hop. My first brew for this brewery and its quite good. The commercial description is totally correct.

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