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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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SATURN
Belgian-style Fresh Hop IPA
8.0 % Alcohol By Volume
55 International Bittering Units (IBUs)
P6 = 6th planet from The *Midnight* Sun
In tribute to its namesake god of agriculture, SATURN celebrates a bountiful Pacific Northwest hop harvest. Ample malt sets the stage for this end-of-season party. Fresh Cascade and Centennial hops from Yakima Valley mingle with Belgian yeasts to impart abundant spice and earthiness.
LOGISTICS LOG: brewed in tribute to its namesake God of Harvest with fresh cut "wet" hops from Yakima, WA. fermented using Belgian yeast. aged in stainless tank. bottle- and cask-conditioned for amped up volume. ready to rock your end-of-season party with full-on hop aroma, flavor and finish. crop report indicates high propensity for success. additional data pending post-celebration reviews.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hotstuff (3954) - Indiana, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Rated on 01-09-2009 at Fort Wayne, IN Winter Gathering (Bottle provided by jsquire) This bottled beer pours a small, very fizzy off-white head with good retention, opaque body, and spotty amounts of lacing. The Aroma is malty, yeasty, hoppy, and spice. The Taste is bitter, very hoppy, yeasty, and malty. The Palate is tingly and this beer is medium-full bodied. In conclusion, I did not like the flavors of this beer as they did not come together well at all in my opinion. This is a beer that I will not partake in again.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
SHIG (3454) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Bottle: Poured copper orange with an off white head. Aroma is metallic, hops and fruit. Taste was copper metallic hops with some fruit and malt. Way past its best by for sure.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikem409 (1462) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2012
bottle thanks shig! pours orange with perfect head that retains through all the beer. aroma of spice hops and orange. taste is very dry crisp, some apple and citrus from the hop

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (9954) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Pours light amber in color with a tall white head. Really a dead nose. Some faint hops, maybe a little citrus and floral hops on the back end. A little bit of sweet pale malt to go with all the fine faded hop flavors. Really sort of bland. Medium body and carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thorpe429 (5007) - , Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2011
Bottle consumed at a recent DC area tasting. Served in a SAVOR snifter. Pours a light golden color with good head formation and some good lacing throughout. It was interesting to see that this was once dubbed as a fresh-hop IPA after taking the first whiff of this. The hops are completely behind, but what’s left is a pretty damn good Belgian Strong Pale. The nose is a bit more tame than the flavor, but carries a really nice bit of Belgian yeast along with some mild spice. The flavor really brings some factors together in a nice way. There’s some yeast and light fruit plus a bit of mild grain. Some warming alcohol in the background. Good carbonation and a mildly-spicy finish. This one has aged out quite nicely and seems like it will continue to improve. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-31-2011

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2011
Hazy orange, thin white head. Animal cracker and lacto nose. Pale malt, banana, light sourness in milk and lemon. Bit thin, astringent. Obviously not what it once was.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tastybeer (1610) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2011
Bottle. Pours gold with a big white head. Aroma of old cheesy hops, citrus, fruity belgo yeast. Flavor is slightly tart lemons, citrus hops, white pepper. Comsumed past its prime but was still enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11191) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 31, 2011
22oz bottle, thanks MrChopin. Medium off-white head, cloudy amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, some bread, spicy/funk. Taste is just what aroma suggests. Fairly smooth medium body. This was pretty tasty a couple of years out, but I would have loved to have tasted this fresh.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (7900) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAR 29, 2011
651mL with a big thanks to MrChopin!. Quite an odd beer going on. Obviously meant to be consumed three years ago, it has turned into quite the funky saison. A dirty, yellow pour erupts with a giant, white head leaving massive, sheety lace. Aroma is celery, fresh orange, peach, caramel, dirty esters, funk. Really similar to my intentionally infected hoppy Saison (with a little less celery than mine). Taste is spicy, bitter, light celery, lots of stone fruits, fresh orange, weird funk. Has gained quite an interesting infection that is not Brett but just some random bug. Works out okay though. Would have loved to try it fresh.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Dirty lactobacillus notes in the nose, some cotton candy. Taste is lightly sweet, lightly bitter, some light citrus, light lemon a bit of hay, some funk.


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