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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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This IPA has more in common with its Trappist cousins than with the face shredding IPA’s of the west coast. While we still have a healthy bitter backbone and floral hop notes, this IPA is decidedly malty and complex with the addition of our Belgian yeast. It’s the thinkin’ man’s IPA. Food Pairings: Spicy foods from Thai to Mexican food to Hot Wings


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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gkeh (296) - Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Hay malts on the nose. Slight floral tones are there. Pours a dark amber with a very thick head that lasts throughout. Light bitter taste is there, as well as a a light sweetness. Just OK, and not my idea of an IPA.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (5966) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2015
Draft at DFW airport. Murky copper. Little head retention. Nice sipper with a hint of wildness maybe even a little herb. Decent. (#5953, 4/3/2015)

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SHIG (3851) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Bottle: Poured an amber color with a off white head. Aroma is yeast esters. Taste is a meld of yeast, metallic hops, and balanced malt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagerboy (1488) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 19, 2015
12 fl. oz. bottle, thanks Chumly! Mostly clear orange copper, tan foam settles and lasts. Aroma is more floral, citrus, yeast and mild c-malt. Lightly bitter, slightly floral hop taste, citric, faint spice, lean toasted caramel malt, some Belgian yeast. Average carbonation, light-medium bodied, moderately hopped. Surprisingly tasty subtle hybrid. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10787) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
A hazed orange amber ipa with a thick frothy mocha head. In aroma, nice caramel malt with grassy floral hops, resinous character, grapefruit pulp, very nice. In mouth, a nice caramel malt with loads of resinous floral hops, treacle, clover field, nice and balanced. On tap at gas money, DFW.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kerosene (2) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2015 does not count
Good, not great. I LIKE the hop-forward style; I also appreciate Belgian yeast. This beer is just a little of both. Not impressive enough to rate highly.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsquire (3678) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Let me preface this by saying I do not understand the Belgian IPA trend. I like Belgian beers and I love IPA’s, but this style is neither. This beer is a light amber color with a ring of off white foam for a head. Earthy Belgian yeast nose with some fruit and citrus notes. This drinks much more Belgian than IPA. Some apple and berry fruit with Belgian candi sugar and caramel. The finish has some hints of hop bitterness, but not enough for me. Decent beer in an bastard style.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brewfoolery (28) - California, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Poured draft at the Admirals Club DFW. Amber honey in appearance with a short lived white head (could be the glasses at the location). Nose is subdued picking up some citrus but far more Belgian esters with apricot and honey next to the hops. Medium body, and distinct bite and sweet notes simultaneously. Aftertaste lingers with decided bitterness. This won’t fit any style but worth a try just to see how the yeast plays with and subdued the hops.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
dlihcsnatas (414) - Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Amber brew with decent head, but there are chunks of stuff floating about in it. Wish the bottle or something had said this was bottle conditioned. Will watch out for the sedement on the next 5. Smells like fruit, melons to be exact, with a touch of spice. Taste is overly sweet with not alot in the way of hop bitterness. Not very enjoyable and I am having this right after eating some hot wings too, which they say it goes good with. While not a sink pour it is not my idea of a good IPA either.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
high_on_hops (748) - Burlingame, California, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy amber-gold with a foamy off-white head and lacing. It has a nice aroma of spicy and piney hops. The flavor is malt, resin, and coriander up front with a malt and bread finish over Adium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skmikeg (1179) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Pours amber orange with a one finger off white head with nice lacing. Aroma is of citrus, pine, belgian funk, sweet malts, and toasted malts. Taste is about the same as the aroma. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, semi biter, medium finish. Overall, a decent, above average IPA that has a nice belgian twist to it and is pretty drinkable.


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