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RATINGS: 484   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2013
12/28/2013. On tap. Pale yellow with a white head. Yeast and citrus aromas, light body but with hoppy flavors. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Best by 04APR12 Pours a nice golden ale with a finger of fine, white foam. Excellent clarity. Smells of classic belgian yeast with hint of funk and earthy hops. No citrus, or fruit in the nose for me, yeast and earthy, grassy hops. The yeast is what takes me first, with a medicinal quality in it and an odd, obscure flavor I remember, but canít finger. It reminds me of the aftertaste of some kind of medicine it seems I keep gravitating toward. I donít really get any kind of hop presence, but my tongue is perplexed by the aforementioned flavor. Medium on thin with moderate carb and some decent slick on the finish. This beer has the one flavor that kills it for me overall in this beer, wish I could pinpoint it, but nonetheless, itís a no go for me. Serving type: bottle 01-19-2012

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2013
A hazed golden amber ale with a thick frothy off white head. In aroma, sweet fruity and citrusy malt with nice floral hops, catty and resinous. In mouth, a smooth fruity malt with nice esters, citrus, floral hops, well restrained and quite quaffable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 2/20
showman305 (8) - Waukee, Iowa, USA - OCT 6, 2013 does not count
I personally donít care for the overly hoppy beers, this like most IPAd is pretty hoppy but not overpowering. The ABC level helps out though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROGUE (2182) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - SEP 18, 2013
12oz bottle. Rich amber color with a frothy three finger head with good retention. Aroma opens with some burnt dust, apricot, malt, and mild yeast scents. Taste opens with sweet malt, flowery hops, and apricot hops. Transitions to spicy flavors, coriander, grapefruit, and Belgian yeast complexities. Aftertaste is of mildly bready malt flavors combined with hop bitterness. Medium body, moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndyW68 (1430) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Interesting, unusual light hazy orange pour with a white head. Aroma is sweet citrus, pine and yeast. Taste is what it is called. Belgian ipa. Ipa, but a refreshing Belgian back. Not an every day choice, but good.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
spittle8 (134) - California, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Poured from a bottle, San Diego. Strong piney hop aroma. A sweet, hoppy beer of the pine variety.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - 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

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Block (2206) - 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.

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