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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   IBU: 87   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
A beautiful golden crossbreed of a Belgian Tripel and a West Coast IPA. Combining the best attributes of each style in a remarkable way, this beer explodes with spiciness, tropical fruit, and an intense citrus bitterness that will leave you begging for more! Hopped with Warrior, Chinook, Centential, and Cascade hops.

2012 North American Beer Awards Bronze Medal Hybrid Style Beer
2011 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition Bronze Medal Belgian Style Strong Specialty Beer
2010 World Beer Cup Bronze Medal American-Belgo Style Ale
2012 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition Silver Medal American-Belgo Style Ale

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kimjongill (207) - - NOV 12, 2012
On tap. This drinks like an american hopped belgian. I am not a fan. I’ve had better experiments in the Belgian IPA category, Good malt and hop balance, but the flavors and aromas didn’t mesh for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7387) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2012
On tap at GTMW. Poured cloudy, lighter peach with a nice beige head. The aroma was sweet and warm with apricot, pale malt, and honey notes leading.. peppery accents.. just a touch too sweet. The flavor was on the sweet side as well, with apricots and other light-skinned fruits leading.. warm peppery notes plus some tangy fruit skins around.. finished hot with spicy hops and alcohol over bready malts. Heavier-bodied with high bitterness on the palate.. good feel and flow.. I enjoyed this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (8673) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Pour on tap at Avery IPA fest, hazy yellow pour with white head, aroma brought notes of pepper, white grape, peach, slight biscuit, hints of grass, pine, sweet orange and caramel notes as well, overly ripe tropical fruit slightly come in as well. Taste is a mix of sweet orange, tropical fruit, white fruit, touch of peach, biscuit, earth, grassy notes, finishing sweet, slightly bitter. Tasty!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (3424) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2012
On tap at the Inaugural Boulder IPA Fest. Pour is hazy lemon peel with a one-finger white head. Lemon peel, pepper, spicy hops, banana, and esters in the aroma. Taste is biscuit, banana, spice, floral hops, and grass ending moderately bitter. Medium body with medium carbonation. Tasty stuff. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holdwine (1131) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2012
When I think of good beer, I don’t think of Nebraska, but these guys did it again. Hoppy high % yet easy to take. Lemongrass, a bit yeasty and a standout citrus makes this a winner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Tasty, complex. fruity, and hoppy are how I sum up this delicious ale! I suggest you try it!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Pouring at GTMW 2012 Cloudy straw colored pour shispy white head. Simple aroma west coast IPA not much of the beglian coming through. Overly grassy acidic taste w/ some graham crackers in the finish. Average palate, not very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - AUG 7, 2012
Sample from beerfest. Poured a hazy yellow color with a fizzy off white head. Aroma was citrus, lemon zest and pines. Flavor was pledge, lemon and alcohol. Medium body. Grassy medium body. Kind of balanced beer. Finished a little spicy and hoppy. Decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Bomber. Poured deep gold with a medium-sized, fizzy white head. Aroma and flavor struck me as more Belgian tripel than IPA. I got the grapefruit hops, but there was more spiciness, fruit, and dankness. Tasty though; enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 14, 2012
On tap. Hazy light orange with a fizzy white head. Aroma and taste of banana bread, grapefruit, pine, and Belgian yeast with a light fruity spiciness on the back end. Not bad.

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