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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Belgian IPA


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
carboloader (660) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Pours clear orange with white head. Very decent. Light on the Belgian yeast esters and phenols and mostly an IPA of the Hopadillo variety. If there’s no Hopadillo, I’ll take a Roshambo. Not nearly as good as Stone’s Cali-Belgique or New Belgium’s Belgo, but still a great offering from this growing Houston brewer.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4490) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Rich, very cloudy orange and copper colorued body with a thick, three centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of bright yeast and bread, some earthy malt, a bit of herbal and grassy hops and a nutty, spicey character. Medium-bodied; Assertive herbal and spices up front with a large pepper and hay presence, some subdued malts and a little hop kick near the end. Aftertaste is mostly centered around the yeast (makes sense) and the herbal and grassy flavours, but some very light sweetness comes through from honey and a bit of dry spices flavour the yeast. Overall, a nice and flavourful, pungent Belgian-inspired IPA with less hops than expected (but that could be due to a not fresh beer) but still the characters play well and this is well worth trying for folks who enjoy the style and especially the complexity. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Central Market in Houston, Texas on 10-August-2013 for US$5.35 sampled at home in Washington on 13-March-2014.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
miquelcrush (50) - Granollers, SPAIN - MAR 6, 2014
A great equilibrated beer, aroma is like an american IPA but it tastes like a belgian beer

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerenberger (1274) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2014
The nose is mostly hoppy - tropical fruit, oranges, however, hints of Belgian yeast are also present. Nice nose. Pours a hazy orange-amber with a small, but lasting, white head which produces moderate lacing. The taste, like the aroma, is hop forward. Oranges, tropical fruit, slight sweetness, and notes of Belgian yeast, and grain. The aftertaste is bitter. Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, very drinkable and thirst quenching. A well conceived marriage of two separate styles.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suprchunk (1955) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Hazy orange colored pour. Big white head. Plenty of lacing. Nice aroma of hops. A slight catty aroma. Taste is a nice malt and hop explosion. Some carbonic bite in the back. Citrusy and delicious.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
onceblind (3673) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Clear darkish golden with a frothy thick white head. Smells absolutely amazing with notes of grassy earthy whole hop vines, estery tangerine, something juicy and tangy, and a bit of melon. The taste is full forward hop bitterness, lots of melon and mango with some fresh floral hop tones and a lovely bright fruity estery flavor throughout. Lovely Belgian yeastiness. Soooo delightful.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brewballs (162) - USA - DEC 7, 2013
Thick foamy head. Grapefruit, tangy. Bitter. Hoppy. The wash down is harsh and a bit dry. It llaces the glass but is not fluid. A simple brew that is good for a spin but won’t rock your world or break your wallet! It’s basically the working man’s IPA, for that beer lover on a tight budget. It is a great value. But it’s light years behind their Rodeo Clown IPA, the way to go for a few more bucks!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
llcooldave (1033) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Golden honey amber in color. Very nice, hoppy pine and citrus aroma with a touch of that "Belgian" note that I so love. Clean and crisp spicy hops note along with more of that hint of Belgian triple yeast thats tasty. Overall, there is something about Belgian IPAs, that I really like...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2013
I believe this is my first taste of this brewery’s beer. All good so far! Tan and clear with a good white head and plenty of lace. Aroma and flavor are a little more towards the IPA end of the spectrum for this style. Hops dominate, but there are notes of breadiness and a light and pleasant sweetness as well. The flavor is full and tasty. Body is creamy and medium, carbonation is smooth, it’s an enjoyable beer. I will look for others from Karbach, since this one is so tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6697) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle. Amber beer with a dark cream head. Yeast and grapefruit aroma. Big grapefruit and summer fruit flavor with pine and yeast. Medium bodied. Decent bitterness. Grapefruit and yeast linger with spice and summer fruit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6029) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Bottle:   Orangish straw, hazy, a little dirty, moderate frothy white head, spotty lacing.   Sweet powdery nose, slight candied pine and citrus peel.   Pixie stix like start, sweet, powdery, followed by moderately bitter candied citrus peel and pith.   Don’t know that I would say Belgian, instead I would say Danish IPA.   Backside shows a bit more of the pith, and slight pine.   Powdery sugar pixie stix sweetness is mild by the time it finishes.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Lingering citrus peel (slightly candied) and pith.   Not really "Belgian" or "Danish" by this point.   Thanks Bill!



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