Mountain Sun Onslaught (Batch 3000)
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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
Mountain Sun brewers combined two of their greatest loves in this special ale: massive amounts of hops, and Belgian yeast. This Belgo-American Imperial IPA is loaded with hops from both America and Europe, and features the distinct spicy and fruity character imparted by Belgian yeast. ABV: 9.6% Malts: 2-row, Aromatic, Special B Hops: Horizon, Cascade, Amarillo, and Saaz

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2010
sample at Mountain Sun on 4/9/10... deep golden color with a nice white head... sweet Belgian yeast aroma with some lingering citrus hops... medium body with orange, coriander and sweet sugar... lower in bitterness than your typical IIPA... the Belgian yeast really shines through this one and transforms the beer into something very tasty.... sweet finish...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (7529) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2011
On tap at Vine St. Very hazy orangish yellow with a small white head. Pretty hoppy nose with citrus, floralness, with what smells like pilsner malts and resin. Nice big palate of subdued bitter hops, citrus, Belgo yeast twang, and a finish of pale bready malts. Nice and bitter, but not too much. Nice and hoppy, but balanced. 

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (5732) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2010
Tap at Southern Sun - a lovely belgian-inspired IIPA - it is hard to detect the belgian influence in the nose, but there is lovely, semi-sweet notes of orange and citrus preserves, with a bracing, earthy hop bitterness to temper it - despite the sweet nose, the flavor is rather dry, and the hops create less of a citrus character than they do a mellow white grape flavor - the belgian yeast adds subtle phenols that work with the bitterness of the hops, and add a kind of toastiness - the hops become herbal and almost minty in the finish - a faint touch of fusel alcohol in the finish as it warms is the only minor flaw - quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
waolsen (1375) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Tap @ falling rock. Copper pour, very carbonated. Medium sized head. Huge floral hop aroma. Big body, hop oil, caramel. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2011
@ Vine Street. Relatively floral aroma with some alcohol, orchard fruits....complex if nothing else. Spicy, complex, herbal and floral hops, lots of malt. Sweet but not cloying. Pretty good brew - and I don’t usually trust these Belgian IPA concoctions.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2010
Draught. Golden orange with light haze, frothy white head. Aroma is sweet Belgian yeast, citrus/pine hops, lighter caramel. Hoppiness is subdued from sweeter yeast. Nice palate, crisp though not too light.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Draft @ Vine Street. Dark orange with lacing. Lovely floral aroma. Smells hot, but also dry and spicy. Nice resinous feel with long lingering flavors. Boozy but nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - OCT 22, 2011
Draft at Vine City. Pours hazy orange. Medium mouthfeel. Nice mix of Belgian yeast and hops.  Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (9150) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2010
dark rusty orange; small off-white head. vibrant prickly toasted orange peel aromatic hops: orange marmalade and simple syrup. the belgian yeast does lend a very distinct and enjoyable frothiness and softness to the body, and the carbonation is low, subtle and delicate. full body; somewhat oily. toasted/smoked fruit and charred crackers with a light amount of caramel. surprisingly good, and definitely more of an imperial IPA with a slight Belgian yeast character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12198) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Tap at Mountain Sun. Pours clear amber with an average, fizzy, cream colored head, medium retention with lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, hay, straw), heavy hops (floral, pine, citrus), average esters (apple/pear), and notes of pineapple. Medium bodied, medium warmth, medium carbonation, low creaminess, and a dry finish. Flavor is average malt (cookie, caramel, meal), heavy hops (floral, citrus), average esters (apple/pear), and notes of peach.

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