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This Pale American Belgo style beer was 2010 GABF’s silver medal winner. It has notes of spicy pineapple, mango bubblegum aromas which comes from the unique marriage of a special Bel-gian yeast and an American Simcoe hop. This beer has an initial soft malt sweetness with orange fruitiness and finishes with a hoppy dryness.
A.B.V. formerly at 10.0% and 10.5%.


Inveigler's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2005
A beautful cultural clash of Belgian yeast and american hops. If the Belgians were importing beer along the long sea-voyage to India, this might be what they developed. Nice crystal burnt gold, with lots of hop character and spiciness in the aroma. Some sizzle in the tongue and a perceptible aromatic malt tone. Very well done.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alliance100 (375) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Growler - pours a deep rusty orange . Big yeast aromas , tropical fruit , banana , mild spice . Taste is bubblegum with some mango . Very good Belgo . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
firstsip (258) - Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Tap. Dark amber. Lingering, thin layer of head. Lacing. Piney nose. Honey sweetness balances with piney hops. Like Hopslam!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2234) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Hazy copper pour with a thin soapy white head .... Aroma of Belgian yeast, fruity, oranges and Bubblegum .... Taste of fruity Belgian yeast, oranges, floral hops, bubblegum and a dry bitter hop ... Dry and bitter finish with a lingering fruity yeast flavor ... Has a slight hint of abv in the aroma. ... Overall a solid Belgian strong bordering on a Belgian pale ale

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjhall89 (16) - - MAR 28, 2014
Solid belgium with pine and orange flavor. Easy to drink, orange color, little head. Would drink again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinator (719) - The Colony, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Interesting and hard to distinguish a style. Pale ale or Belgian? The aroma was hoppy with some Belgian yeast character. Fruit esters as well. Deep copper color with a thin head. Average weight with strong carbonation. Citrus hops bitterness followed by average malt base. The Belgian yeast threw me for a curve with some interesting after flavors. Good and different.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (5718) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Pour on tap at GABF, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of grass, nice orange, grapefruit, hints of lemon, slight spice in there going into some caramel, toffee notes, pretty nice. Taste is a mix of caramel, toffee, lots of nice orange, orange peel, hints of lemon, grapefruit in there, going into some earthy spice, finishing bitter, slightly dry.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClubGonzo (3526) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 20, 2014
On tap @ Henrik, Bergen. Hazy light orange body, small white head. Nose is banana, almond essence, sweet sugary tones and hints of alcohol and caramel. Taste is banana, coconut, caramel and hints of alcohol and biscuity malts. Full body, medium carbonation. Strange sweet stuff; not bad but where is the Simcoe? All I get is massive Belgian banana-dominated ester tones and tons of sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (9070) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 26, 2013
draught@Erzbierschof - hazy dark blond-orange beer with a persistent white foam; nice lacework; chewy fruity aroma, estery, perfumy and with notes of honey; very sweet malt backbone; full-bodied; decent bitterness, resdiual sweetness and a long fruity and perfumy finish

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wchesser (1013) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Notes from GABF 2013. Pretty agressive head, nose of pine, orange, some grapefruit. Belgian yeast muddles everything up though for the hops. Didn’t work for me.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dogfishho (586) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Pours a cloudy gold color with a big white head. Aroma is piney hops with a big gassy hay-like sugar sweetness coming out underneath. On the palate, the beer is sweet, but finishes with a biting astringency. Hops are strong on the open, but come and go immediately. Not impressed.


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