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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Belgian-inspired Pale with tropical fruit, clove, and resiney aroma. Heady carb and medium body with sweet malt and Belgian candy sugar middle. Finishes dry with an aggressive, yet balanced, hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (4396) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Sampled at the STL Hops 7th Anniversary Party - Pours hazy orange with an off-white head. The aroma has light toast, melon, tartness, wild bugginess and hints of wood. It has a medium / light body with light sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with minor toast, crackers and light spice. The finish has some bugs showing. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1676) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2014
On tap @ Beer Camp - Chicago. Pour is hazy orange/brown with a small white head. Aroma and flavor of belgian yeast, cloves, banana peel, and slight citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madvike (3007) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2014
On tap at GTMW 2014 - Pours amber with a bubbly white head. Nose is tropical fruit, yeast, and a little bitter. Taste is bitter, grassy, with tropical fruit, dusty yeast, and light breadiness. Medium-thin body, well-carbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARH (660) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2014
On tap, poured into a shaker. The mellow aromas of orange zest, spices (specifically coriander and clove) and a light tropical note come through on the nose. I pours a hazy yellow-orange color with a big dense white head that reduces down to a medium ring with a dusty surface and a medium-light, messy lace. The taste is a medium sweet and light bitter. The slick, medium-light bodied, zippy beer has a dry citrus flavor with a zesty, spicy finish. Itís dry,and clean with light spice, grapefruit, and resin aftertaste. Itís a touch astringent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (5206) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Sampled at esbls.n clear and bubbly. A big iff white head. Honey and softvfruit in the nose. Honey flavor, too. Bitter citrus. West coast with a twist.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (6027) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Draft on tap at the brewery (Geneva, Iíll). Pours a nice deeper amber hue, a bit darker with decent haziness. Frothy whitish head atop is a firmer layer, nice stick around and lacing overall. Aromas are a bit dry and hoppy, nice zippy Belgian yeast element, crisp bready malts. Florals meet jabs of generic citrus rind, grass and some herbal hop character. Initial is lighter end of the fold in body with some decent dry and bitter hops jabs. Florals and earth meet a touch of sweeter bready body into the middle. A touch carmelized, gentle citrus and florals meet a jab of citrus. A bit piney, earthy and bitter into the backend. Thatís weeter middle is a touch firmer, some fruit and carmelized malt elements strike slowly. Nothing overdone but definitely there. Finish is a bit dry, prickly bitter hops are earthy with florals, gentle pine, a bit of almost minty cool bitterness, herbal with pine, a bit of powder. Nice. The sweeter middle throws me for a bit of a loop, some touches of fruit, mellow Belgian yeast as we press on. The hop character is dry, earthy and clean but lacking some character. It compliments the beer well though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2014
12oz bottle pours with a deep gold body that has copper hues and supports a thin off white head. The aroma offers up yeasty Belgian spices and various light skinned fruity esters that have a banana, apple and a sliver of green bell pepper like fruity hoppiness. The taste starts with nice hoppiness thatís even with hop flavor and hop bitterness that picks up herbal, grassy and vegetable like fruity notes (what?). It then gets into yeasty Belgian spices mixed with fruity notes. This is a nice hoppy brew where the hoppiness is more forward than the Belgian yeasty spice notes and that works for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6299) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle and served in my Penrose snifter: While you can still get the Belgian yeast characteristics there is a nice resiny and citric hop tone to both the nose and palate. Lively fizzy carbonation adds to the drinkability ... Damn near sessionable Yummy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4835) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2014 12oz bottle. Pours a hazy muted orange-tan with a big, steady, foamy vanilla head. Pleasant citrus tinged Belgian yeast aroma. A pretty solid BPA, approaching BIPA. Captures the style well...at least for an American Belgian Pale Ale. The hops are pronounced and have some nice depth, from tropical to pine. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2014
12oz bottle. Never got around to trying this on tap yet so picked up a 4pack... Pours a haze orangey brown hue and topped with a fluffy white head... Aroma immediately hits with Belgian yeast phenols, clovey and bananas, and accentuated with a fair amount of citrus. Tropical fruits seem absent for the most part which I was looking forward to most. A touch of herbal ness on the backend...flavors are more of the same: Belgian yeast, citrus, pale bready malts and a form bitterness throughout. Hops come more to the forefront in the flavor and that bitterness lingers on. Lighter than medium bodied, easy drinking, with lively carbonation.

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