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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
Belgian IPA: Itís not for the masses, itís for you. Rejecting traditional brewing dogma, the Infidel challenges the notion of beers fitting neatly into established style guidelines. The assertive, citrus hoppiness of an American IPA unites with the traditional spicy notes of a Belgian Pale Ale to create a bold, beautiful, palate-pleasing brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jason (1752) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Glimmering body. St able head with a soft aroma of citrus and Belgian malt. Flavor tends to be a little flat at times but overall a nice balanced semi sweet ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1488) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle to tulip Iíve been saving this one for a while, but being a hoppy beer, I couldnít keep it too long. Generally Iím one for drinking a beer at room temperature, but lately, Iíve been chilling them, just a bit. Lets see how that plays out. Lots of aroma here, primarily fruits such as lime, grapefruit, plum, and mango and a touch of pepper. Given enough time and some deep inhalations, the belgian yeast breaks through. Itís a cloudy amber with a very long lasting creamy and 1cm thick white cloudy head. Some of the top edges of the head look to be providing some lacing and after drinking down half a glass, that becomes quite apparent. The taste as hoped is quite fruity as well, but theres a slight sourness...mango, apple, lots of grapefruit, balanced with just the right amount of caramel sweetness. After everything else fades, the Belgian yeast starts to shine and Iím left with a yeasty and bitter aftertaste. Itís hard to decide if I want to blast my tastebuds right away with another swig or let the yeast and hop end to subside first. Iíd have loved to share this bottle, but Iím happy enough to be able to finish it myself. Wonderful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (2085) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JAN 5, 2014
22 oz bottle from Super 1 in Hayden, ID. Aroma is doughy, peppery, Belgian yeast, spicy, dusty, sour berries, earthy. Pours hazy orange with a two finger off-white head with decent retention; leaves some lace. Taste is a rolling conglomeration of sweet, spicy, savory and sour followed by some restrained bitterness in the finish. Body seems a little thinner than it should be, carbonation is relatively light for style. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VertBaconStrips (2250) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
Crushing this during prvd canada/Czech junior game and a bout of pure distain for any product from china. Seems murky when put up against frosted Xmas lights. Wonderfully enjoyable aroma. Sweet citrus, sweet orange, mango, lime rind, lychee, weak caramel holds it all together. Very good flavor that makes this incredibly drinkable. No in your face qualities to distract from this very well crafted beer. Weak pepper, zip, mellow bitterness which gets more serious when doing a vacuum clean around the teeth, lime, crazy tangy shit, grapefruit, dryness here and there, last sip says that I absolutely have to get more. WTF is up with Idaho? laughing dog and Selkirk earn your god damn respect period.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pik5el (53) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 14, 2013
I really like this, it's a very well balanced Belgian IPA. A fresh burst of hops with a complex finish thanks to the Belgian yeast. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (8628) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2013
Bottle. Hazy light orange. Big fruity nose, mango, peach, citrus. Fresh citrus hop character, very right and drinkable for a DIPA. Not finding anything especially "Belgian" in this, but I donít care-- itís a great brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (4270) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear reddish amber color with a moderate off-white head on it. Nose is a little yeasty and has some floral aromas to it. Taste is definitely a little bitter, but with a little residual Belgian sweetness. Interesting drink, and something Iíd happily drink again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ads135 (3789) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Not a bad Belgian IPA. The belgian-ness I assume comes from the very Belgian spice, pepper and clove, but there is plenty of piney hop character as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (5280) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2013
On draft at Magnolias in Purcellville VA. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Fruity hop nose. Flavors of lemon and white pepper. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation and a slightly tart bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Serving: Draft at MacDowell Brew Kitchen. It pours a hazy, light copper color with a very large off white head. The nose is heavy with the yeast and cloves. Flavor wise Iím missing most of the hops. I am getting plenty of Belgian yeast esters though. Drinks more like a Belgian strong than a IIPA. Still pretty decent.

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