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RATINGS: 486   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   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.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 4, 2010
Bottle. Pours with a spotty, soapy looking head, all congregating to one side of the glass. The beer underneath a transparent uninspiring gold color. Nose was full of soapy and floral belgian yeast notes and hops. yippee! Flavors were just a mess of all those things and bitterness that just seemed to clash wholeheartedly. I feel like Ralphy in Christmas Story when he has to put the bar of soap in his mouth...but at least his parent’s paid for the soap...I had to pay for this bottle of "beer" myself. If there was one style of beer I’d like to shove up its own ass, it would be the belgian IPA...fucking disgusting beyond belief 9 out of 10 times.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scoth (667) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2010
Pours clear amber, with a medium beige, rapidly diminishing head, very good lacing, clings a bit. Aromas of grass, grapefruit, fig, biscuit, caramel, bubblegum, with a vegetable note. Medium-light body, creamy, lightly dry, crisp. Mild initial sweetness lingers midpalate, then a medium bitter finish. The balance just barely on the side of enjoyably bitter, still somewhat mild, very drinkable and refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (6576) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 4, 2010
Draught at Yia Yia’s in Lincoln. Somewhat caramel malty IPA with decent hops. Yeast driving a bit of Belgian/banana taste. Not bad at all.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9137) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 2, 2010
filtered with a sparklingly clear gold body. first impression of the nose is mild bandaid, cheesecloth and must - the belgian yeast appears to have the same characteristics you would expect if brettanomyces were added for secondary fermentation. hop character is dry and pungent: dried tropical fruit and bubblegum from the cascade and simcoe, while amarillo gives it a floral spice, and the chinook lend their characteristic harsh bitterness (willamette is indistinguishable). sugar appears low, body is somewhat rough with a heavy mineral/calcium quality.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9384) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2010
22 oz. bottle from Randall’s. Pours a clear, rich gold color with a finger-thick white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, herbal hops, grass, sweet malts, and late floral notes. Flavor of sweet caramel malts, Belgian yeast, herbal and floral hops, straw, and earth. Dry finish. Medium-bodied, with a malty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Nice example of a Belgian IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
troopie (2295) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2010
Not a Ranger with a Belgian yeast. Clear orange with medium head. Citrusy aroma, considerable naartjie with a bit of blood orange. Hoppy flavour, with a touch of funkiness. Full bodied. Lasting bitter finish. Good on a hot day.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2010
On tap @ maproom. Poured golden with fluffy head. Yeast and light earth aroma with light grapefruit. Grapefruit and light pine flavor with light yeast and light malt. Medium bodied. Decent bitterness. Grapefruit and light yeast lingers with light malt and light pine. Overall pretty good.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beaver (1650) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2010
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear copper with a smallish white head that goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet vegetal malts, pepper, earthiness, soapy gum, floral spices and a little mint.

The flavor is sweet slightly vegetal malts, with a weird floral spicy slightly metallic bitterness, that is decent sized and lingers in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with low carbonation, slightly watery.

Overall, very strange flavors that don’t mix well together. I just didn’t care for it. I haven’t really liked the Belgian IPAs though, I like mine fruity.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KUEric (943) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2010
Not as hoppy as I’d hope for this mixture almalgamation of a beer. Lots of pears, bananas, belgium yeast spices, like a lot of lots. Good not great.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
randy1301 (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2010
22oz bottle.Pours a pale orange with a thin white head.Nose is banana and yeast.Taste is heavy banana and a finish of sharp hop bitterness.Fairly simple yet decent belgian ipa...


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