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RATINGS: 478   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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When we set out to brew, we use imagination and salvation to guide us- not necessarily style guidelines. Itís the Belgian way. So, Ameri-Belgo and IPA both being styles, the branding begged for New Belgium whimsy to liven things up. Hmmm Belgo sounds like a Belgian disco. Hops like to party. Next thing you know, we bust out a disco-ball and brewers started groovin. Hops started hoppin. Add in an authentic Trappist yeast strain and the place brewed into a frenzy of citrus hoppy folly.

Note: Moved to the Explore Series in 2011, making it available year-round.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jemiard (4) - - AUG 28, 2013 does not count
One of my favorite beers! I love the combination of hops and yeast used. Found this on tap at a local bar.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
spittle8 (110) - - AUG 2, 2013
Poured from a bottle, San Diego. Strong piney hop aroma. A sweet, hoppy beer of the pine variety.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (2420) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Bottle, six pack, BevMo, thanks for a great ipa that has lots of hints of that belgian mix, sweet, very good

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Block (1366) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 1, 2013
I just did not like this beer. I thought it tasted really weird. It stood out from the others but in a very negative way. I canít really describe it, just strange.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DougHnut70 (61) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 21, 2013
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip. Cloudy orange with a thick head. Smells like sweet citrus with some yeast. Taste is sweet, piney, mixed with a yeast/funk with a bitter, hoppy aftertaste. I can see what NB is going for here - and it is very, very good. Even though these are some of my favorite styles of beer (IPAs and Belgians), the combination is somehow not the best of both worlds.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GSH1976 (207) - Delaware, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Pours a hazy golden with lots of white head. Aroma is yeast and citrus with a touch of coriander. Taste follows the nose but the Belgian notes are not as pronounced as in the aroma. There is some sweetness but the main theme here is bitter citrus. Medium bodied and very crisp. I am not a huge fan of this style but this isnít bad at all. It is very easy drinking and refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
burgy (455) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Not bad. But I am not a fan of the Belgian notes added into the IPA style. Not the best combo...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DCLawyer (1426) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle->SA. Pours golden with large frothy white head leaving tons of lace. Aroma: yeast, bread, funk, touch of fruit. Flavor: hops and yeast in poor muddy balance. Eh.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
valderwort (7) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2013 does not count
Aroma of citrusy hops, with a slight yeast smell. Tastes mostly of citrus with a little alive from the Belgian yeast

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kambei70 (588) - - FEB 14, 2013
2012 bottle to snifter. Pours a hazy golden yellow with foamy white head. Aroma is grapefruit, lemon and piney hops with some bread. Taste is citrus and a biting bitter hops with a nice yeasty, breast quality. Mouthfeel is thin with lots of carbonation. Bitterness is lingering and unpleasant to my taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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