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A citrusy and refreshing Belgian-style pale ale hopped with Cascade, Citra, and whole Crystal hops for massive aromas and flavors! Fermented with our Belgian Wit yeast for an extra dose of complexity, this one is very drinkable and extremely aromatic.

Per Wil Turner, this is a second runnings beer from Institutionalized Barleywine’s runoff.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dinkle50 (988) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Amber color, really small head. Super grassy aroma. Lots of hops in this. Mouth feel was a little harsh. This was super carbonated. Hop resin throughout. A little wild and different, but not bad. I’d order it again.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2012
Tulip draft on tap at the brewpub (Chicago, IL). Pours a strikingly deep golden pour, a touch of orange, faint haze grows a touch, with a frothy offwhite head that dies to a small level, laces small overall. Nice color. Aromas are a rich melange of hops and yeastiness. Some gentle spice, dry herbal qualities, and fruity esters immediately mix with dry citrusy hops, some florals, growing orange and gentle tropical fruit, lemons, melon. A nice level, but not bursting. Touches of spicy yeast, bread dough, pale malts, and gentle apple and pear esters move in. More Citra enters the fold as it warms a bit more, quite nice. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, offering a healthy fruity essence, citrusy hops and tropical flavors up front. A moderate dryness sticks, cuts through the sweetness from the esters created through the Belgian yeast. Gentle apple, melon, tropical fruit. Lemons, florals, grass, more mango, growing into a fruit vibrant front end. Middle gets fruity, but not sweet as the C hops stay the focal here. Touches of florals and dryness kick in, as the backend offers a moderate dryness, some lingering bready and pale malts, touches of Belgian yeast that offer a gentle herbal quality, some mellow fruity esters, but largely the hops remain the focus. I was a bit skeptical of the brew, thinking it would be far too sweet. However, the hops remain the focus here. The sweetness stays at bay and the yeast doesn’t take over but provides a decent synergy. Quite a lovely beer, coming from someone who spurns a Belgian influence as they become heavy handed quite quickly. Well done.


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