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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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A light amber ale brewed with international ingredients for an Impish take on the India Pale Ale. Malt and light fruit flavors from the yeast are balanced by a bitterness that leaves you wanting more. Firebrand (Belgian-style India Pale Ale) This light amber colored ale is brewed with a combination of American, British, and Belgian ingredients for a refreshing take on an IPA. Hints of spice and fruit are well balanced by malt and hop bitterness


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (2854) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle at GBBF 2013. Hazed orange colour with a persistent white head. Aroma is sweet caramel and red berry. Chalk. Flavour is weird berry tart and alcohol. Pretty average.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2013
12 fl oz bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is citrusy hoppy. Smooth fruity, light estery. Bitter and crisp hoppy. Fruity hoppy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (6343) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2013
12 oz. bottle shared by DrSilverworm- thanks, Chris! Waxed, with a string. Pours a semi-cloudy orange-gold with a small eggshell-colored white ring for a head. Aroma of sweet and amber malts, toasted sugar, grass, and straw. Flavor features more of the same, leaning more toward caramel and toast in the malts, with peanut brittle and leaves. Light-bodied, with a dry mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. A metallic note is in the middle, too. Seems like the hops have faded. Old, maybe?

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6284) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2013
12oz waxed bottle, from And Beer in Athens, OH. Shared with local ratebeerians. Clear orange color. Thin white head. Couple loose dots of lace. Orange citrusy taste, yeasty belgian flavors, some burnt sugar, caramel. Bigger body. Lighter carbonation. Lightly dry in the finish. Belgian character is prominent here, but still satisfyingly hoppy. Sweet belgian malts. More belgian than IPA, but still a nice hoppy belgian.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (5306) - Indiana, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Bottle to snifter (thanks DrSilverworm).Looks decent; a cloudy orange with thin white lacing. Smells bitter and malty. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Okay.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (7870) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2013
Sample from cask at the Big Tap In on 04/20/2013. The beer is a hazy copper-amber color with a thin white head that evaporates quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, yeast and hops. Medium body with flavors of citrusy hops, yeast and sweet malt. The finish is mildly bitter with a short hoppy aftertaste. Decent overall.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2013
Belgian style IPA Clear reddish amber with a medium slightly off-white head that is dense with a few that are bead size. Aroma of Belgian sugar and dried sweet stone fruits, it reminds me more of an English barley wine than anything else. Taste is mildly sweet with a slight bitter finish. There are some toffee notes and a slight grassy flavor but overall this is a confusing one. Personally I think they should just up the alcohol content and call this a barley wine. Sidenote I am not sure what the waxed cap with the string coming out signifies but it reminds me of a tampon more than anything else.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bth122 (1255) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2013
Bottle. Poured a honey and light brown color with a one finger head. Aroma of coriander, citrus fruit, bubblegum notes, pepper. Light sweetness, Light bitterness. Full flavored . Quite complex. A more mild IPA. But still satisfying. Nice.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Pours a bit copper with a thin head. Smells of belgian yeasts and spices with a caramel malt backbone in there. Really no hop presence in the nose. Starts out good, but the taste turns odd providing no hops on the palate at all. It really tastes as though something went wrong in the bottle. Sour funk but in a rather wrong way, the hops seemed to have left altogether.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2011
hazy orange with large white head. nose of citrus hops and touch of belgian esters. some bitterness before citrus hop flavors intermixed with some belgian esters with a bit of funk, surprisingly there is some alcoholic astringency, though i guess the abv is near 7%. overall an interesting brew


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