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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. It’s 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (2117) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours a golden-copper color and hazy with a big, frothy white head that lingers and sticks. The aroma is floral, tropical fruit, bananas, yeast/spices, perfume and candy. Hopped up flavor is fruity, woody, floral and black pepper balanced by the Trappist yeast strain and mild caramel malts. Smooth and crisp flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
gringo332 (535) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2013
. Pours a hazy gold with a white foamy head. Good lacing. Lots of carbonation. Aroma of citrus, banana, and bubble gum. Sweet on the nose but not on the palate. Taste of citrus rinds, hints of bread malts, and leaves.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dhunter151 (539) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
A well done Belgium style IPA. The Belgian yeast gives it a unique flavor. Taste of citrus and earthiness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3187) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2013
From a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a clear gold with a white head. Yeast and citrus hop nose. Quite mellow with some grass and floral notes. Bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mnmike (1031) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Just a step behind the Ranger IPA from this same brewery. Hops aren’t as crazy as some IPAs.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (2625) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Poured from a bottle at market. Bright orange and clear pour. Thin white head. Citrus a peach fresh smelll. Yum. Grapefruit grass bitter hoppy taste. Has tiny Belgium style flavor. Overall a solid IPA. Would have again

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
MasonBa (10) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Nice color. Kinda old smelling for so much hops. Same balance issues. Not great but not bad really. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rjdomino (11) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Again, IPA, some nice floral sweet aroma to it. The taste is pleasant, but a bit to much of a plain bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brouwerij (919) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Pours a slightly cloudy orange with a finger and a half of coarse off-white head. Good retentions, settles into a rocky cap with some thick lacing. Aroma is hoppy up front, with bread/dough, hay, and floral tones. Flavor is mildly hoppy bitter up front, fading smoothly into citrus and mild, sweet wheat and malt, finish with slight hop/pine bitterness that linger momentarily. Moderate carbonation and medium body, with a crisp texture. A nice beer, definitely showcases IPA and belgian characteristics. This is a tasty, relatively drinkable beer. I definitely enjoyed this one.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (3578) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Pours nearly clear, light honey, with a good white head. Tart-yeast aroma , citrus. Taste is yeasty, funky...a hop bitter... Decent flavouring, just doesn’t seem to blend very well for me.


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