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RATINGS: 483   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GSH1976 (220) - 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 (1755) - 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 (757) - - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (3059) - Conifer, 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 (565) - 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 (590) - 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 (4034) - 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 (1056) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Just a step behind the Ranger IPA from this same brewery. Hops arenít as crazy as some IPAs.


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