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RATINGS: 991   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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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
chimaybier (50) - Redding, California, USA - JUL 15, 2011
Purchased 6 pack at BevoMo in Redding, CA. The pour: The color pours a deep golden (much like a Belgian dark blonde) Head is lively, but collapses quickly due to ABV. The meniscus is true to the abv content. Bouquet / aroma: my sample had almost a smoky aroma due to the complex belgian yeast. Flavor / palate: dry, hoppy, almost a hint of pepper. The finish: dry, lingering, this is a special ale indeed. Prost!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bnoel09 (439) - Elk Grove, California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a shaker glass. Light amber color with a generous white frothy head. Aroma is a strong dose of resinous hops with some spiciness from the Belgian yeast in the background. Flavor is lightly sweet and has some lighter malt notes that transition into some resinous hop notes and peppery spice towards the finish. Medium bodied and pretty smooth for the ABV. Overall this is quite good, just a little more mild mannered than I remember.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fitwitchik (352) - USA - OCT 23, 2014
Poured from a bottle into a pint Lagunias glass deep golden with a nice white head. Aroma says Belgium pine trees. Flavor is sweet bitterness quite delicious. A seasonal I seek out like a moth to a flame. Like. A lot.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lhns03 (80) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Pours a lightly hazed golden with rocky egg shell head. Aroma’s are wheat, hay, yeast, dough, peppery hops, minor lemon citrus and just a hint of funk. Taste is rich and spicy with a lingering barnyard funk. Mouthfeel is edgy and spicy up front then full-bodied on the finish. Overall solid but not game-changing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (2987) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle. Sweet malty, earthy citrus hops, and Belgian yeast aroma. Clear brassy gold with a large white head. Musty grassy citrus hops, Belgian yeast, citrus peel, and sweet malty flavor. Medium body, moderate carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shinskyweiser (38) - - OCT 18, 2014
Pours a hazy and deep dark red. Smells ridiculously resinous and sweet, almost like a candied hop aroma. Dark bitter cherry,with a hint of chocolate , dankness and a dry woody finish. The bitterness lingers for a while. Awesome red IPA!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pjf6387 (2) - - OCT 11, 2014 does not count
Strong citrus finish, heavy initial kick. Minimal head, poured from 12oz. bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kyzr (1153) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Pour of gold and good white frothy head. Nice citrus nose with hints of Belgian yeast. Hops are punchy up front, but nice balance of malt with that yeast on the finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
liquidhedonism (94) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - OCT 9, 2014
12 oz bottle from John’s Marketplace in Portland, OR. Aroma is citrusy, grassy, and fruity, with hints of banana, lime, and licorice. Mouthfeel and taste begins creamy and sweet, and finishes sweet, bitter and slightly tangy/sour. I liked the balance between the maltiness and hoppiness, and also how the malt and hops went a long way toward smoothing out the Belgian yeast flavor. I didn’t particularly care for the tangy finish, but this is still an excellent beer!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
julesjis (74) - Oregon, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Poured from a 12. Has a grassy, barnyard, dankish aroma to it. Flavor is crisp, but finishes creamy. Definitely has a strong bitterness to it like the pith of an orange peel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danyel (866) - Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours light orange with white head. Aroma is very citrusy, sweet oranges, vanilla. Taste is very orangey, grapefruit, sweet, medium bodied, good carbonation. Very good.


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