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RATINGS: 603   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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This fine pale ale has citrus and tropical fruit aromatic shared with a well-balanced – yet abundant – hop character. It uses our own Belgian yeast, five malts, two hops, and plenty of patience. Finishing touches include dry-hopping with Cascade hops and warm-cellaring.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zymurgeist2 (1157) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 11, 2010
Ommegang BPA Pours a hazy honey-orange with a bright white head. Subtle hops on the nose. Full bready mouthfeel. Taste is crisp with some sweet maltiness. The hops are more muted than expectrd. Some bright fruit on the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2010
Apricots, lemons, and fresh dough on the nose. Slightly hazy, tarnished gold color, big frothy head. Light biscuit sweetness, tart, spicy bitterness kicks in for a nice balance. Huge carbonation, fluffy mouth feel and medium body. Finish is spicy, citrusy, and has some nice late warmth. Really nicely done, great combination of fruitiness, spiciness, all wrapped up in a solid hop bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Draft at Fountainhead. Pours a nice looking gold, slight haze. Nose is all American hops, Cascades apparently. On taste, it has a Belgian twang with a fair amount of hop character. Kinda like a Belgian IPA crossed with DeKoninck. Pretty tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (5935) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 6, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2012 Draft at the Map Room. Golden amber and still, this drinks with a bit of a bubblegummy texture and a sweet malt finish. Would be good with seafood. (#3892, 5/6/2010) <<Re-rated from a bottle. I must’ve been in a bad mood the first time, although my comments remain accurate, I think it’s much better than my original numbers.>>

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2010
750ml Bottle: Aroma of hops, grass, Belgian yeast, spices, slight clove, light pepper, and herbs. Poured amber/gold in color with a medium to large-sized, creamy, dense, off-white head that lasted throughout. Cloudy. Very sparkling. Full of tiny particles throughout. Flavor is lightly sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of Belgian yeast, clove, spices, pepper, hops, grass, herbs, slight coriander, and malt. Medium body. Tingly, then dry texture. Lively carbonation. Hops, grass, and malt finish is dry.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
obguthr (4222) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2010
Fantastic mixture of funk, marshmallow, clover, and mint on the nose. Cloudy golden, thick pale yellow head. A blast of funk followed swiftly by mossy pine, finishing with light lemon zest. Solid malt backbone. Great balance with distinct transitions. Well done with quality ingredients. Really, really good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (12611) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2011 Tap at The Long Room. Pours honey-gold with a creamy white head. Aroma has a nice mix of earthy hops and Belgian yeast. Lightly sweet, the flavor contains earthy malt tones and lemon, all above a certain Belgian character. Smooth, medium bodied, well-carbonated. Finishes with some mild stickiness. Good overall, I only wish it was a little sweeter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
coldbrewky (1466) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Magnum corked and caged. yeasty and spicy nose on the hazy golden liquid column. Wavy and dense white head. Head sluffs about on top for a while and then dissipates by sticking to your face. Yeast character follows from nose thru body. Well balanced and refreshing on a hot humid day. Crisp clean quick finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11355) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Caged & corked bottle. Poured clear brown yellow color with a large frothy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate sour citrus and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet & sour flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 2, 2010
750mL bottle, purchased at Bottle Barn. Pours a bright, bold, deep honey-copper color; highly effervescent; huge, foamy, fine-bubbled head with just great retention and lacing; a beautiful appearance in the glass, flawless. A fair amount of white pepper, citrus, and zesty minerals in the aroma; has the pepperiness and yeast character of a tripel, a very soft, non-intrusive malt core (lightly biscuity) and a prominent citrus / mineral hop note; very solid, lively aroma, with some hints of grassy, herbaceous notes that fit with the dry hopping; mouthwatering. Medium body, perhaps a touch heavier; lively, effervescent carbonation; no obvious alcohol or astringency, very light creaminess; fluffy, mouth-filling texture; a very well-balanced presentation of white pepper and doughiness (yeast), biscuity and bready notes (malts), and zesty citrus / mineral / herbal qualities from the hops; nothing stands out too prominently, or I should say overly so; the malt core is nicely attenuated and just chewy enough, the CO2 keeps this alive in the mouth, the hop character is quite fresh and enjoyable; a great demonstration of a nicely fine-tuned recipe; anything but sloppy. Lasting finish of biscuity malts, lingering citrus and herbal hops, pepper.


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