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RATINGS: 978   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 73   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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Another Big Sister of the Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale…. Loads of Malted Wheat for a Curious Malt Foundation and a Light Color, But Our Belgian Yeast Leaves a Huge Flavor and Complexishness.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
IainOg (75) - Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2010
draft at cap ale west end. deep gold color with thin off-white head. subdued fruitiness on the nose under a bready, yeasty sweetness. hops are there but not on top. taste is sweeter than expected. sweetness lingers into finish before hops come out a bit.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1313) - - SEP 20, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 8-11-13- Poured from bottle into a tulip glass Appearance- The beer pours a nice, slightly hazed, amber color with a two finger billowy and thick yellow tinted head. The head fades as big bubbles trapped within pop over time leaving tons of streaky lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is overall rather sweet with lots of tangerine and tropical fruit smells of mango, pineapple and papaya. Along with these aromas is a light but nice biscuit smell. Mixed with these are some spice aromas of nutmeg, allspice, cardamom and clove as well as some hop smells of a pine and grassy nature. Taste – The taste begins with a more bready flavor upfront. Along with these flavors is a lighter fruit flavor of a peach, pear and mango. A hoppiness is present upfront as well, being mainly of a grapefruit and pine nature. As the flavors advance more sweetness of a tangerine nature comes to the tongue growing stronger to the end of the taste. Along with the tangerine so too comes some funky tastes of a grassy and hay nature. A little bit of spice of clove and nutmeg come to the tongue more toward the middle of the taste. The spice remains rather light however and is quickly overshadowed by the increasing tangerine and hop tastes. Toward the end, the hop flavors are an equal mix of an herbal, pine, and grapefruit taste and when mixed with the grassy funk and the fruit sweetness, one is left with a sweet, but rather crisp taste on the tongue. Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the slightly thinner to average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is average to slightly above average. The thinner to average body and higher level of carbonation are rather nice for the fruity and Belgian flavors and overall bring a nice crisp feel to the brew. Overall – This is a rather tasty and nicely hopped and balanced Belgian IPA. This is certainly one to try if you get a chance.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ionlyrate5s (86) - New York, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Love the malt aroma, and the slight phenolic nose really made it special. Plum and fruit and big malt balanced perfectly. Great beer

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
orangesol (853) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Bomber poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a hazy copper orange with a strong one finger white head that leaves light lacing down the glass.

S - Strong hop aroma consisting of spicy, resiny, hops with a hint of the alcohol that is contained in this one. A little sweetness from the malt and a little yeast? A good nose but not great.

T - Plenty of spicy, resiny, hops that leave a nice bitter feel on the pallet. Lots of sweet malts with a touch of bready yeast. Finishes with a strong, dry, taste from the alcohol. Pretty good taste but a tad on the boozy side.

M - Sticky sweet with medium flavor and body. Moderate carbonation with a good balance of flavors.

D - Fairly good offering. I liked this one but I don’t think I would sit down and drink a bunch of these all at once.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (1788) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 31, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours amber with light head. Aromas of malts, bread/sourdough, oranges and a bit of funk. Flavors of pine, orange marmalade and toasted malts with floral/herbal notes. Biscuity bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1394) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Pours a clear golden color with white head. Citrus, pine, and some bread on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a nice pine note.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsnicholas (141) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Bottle (12oz): Golden pour with one finger head. Quite a bit of malt and sweet in the finish. I know a lot like this, but not one of my favorites.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tmm313 (55) - Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Aromas- Tropical fruit and pineapple dominate. Orange, peach, fresh hops, a little pine, a touch of caramel, and earthy hop spices. Very inviting. After the glass was empty, the residue smelled like bananas. Taste- Sweet tropical fruit, grapefruit, orange, and light pine up front. Resinous pine, some earthy hop spice, grapefruit, and rind on the finish. Awesome caramel backbone flows underneath basically from beginning to end. Palate- On the thicker side of medium. Oily and resinous with nice carbonation. Coats the entire mouth. Nice lingering bitterness without being too much.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (547) - Iowa, USA - APR 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden color. Good lacing. Medium head. Nose is fruity, grapefruit, and pine. Taste is malt, pine, grapefruit. Tastes like a double IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chadje (178) - California, USA - APR 21, 2014
Draft. Nice floral, citrus hops with a sweet light malt. Deep golden color with a nice head. Very nice finish and a good summer beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3246) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2014
small head deep gold pour medium carbonation aromas fruit sugar pine malt the flavours pine citrus medium bitter lemon caramel peach like the taste the finish good strong flavours of pine and bitter lovely hop and malt knit good ale


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