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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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Belgian IPA: It’s not for the masses, it’s 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.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnGalt1 (309) - , Idaho, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Picked this up tonight at the COOP for about $7.. Poured into my HotD goblet... nice 1" foamy white head.. great lacing with pretty good retention.. the brew is lightly hazed orange. The nose is really well done for a Belgian IPA.. restrained American fruity hoppiness with a nice yeastiness... great balance between the citrus/tropical fruitiness and the clovey/pink bubblegum phenols... Smells great. Flavor leans more toward the yeast profile but is still well balanced.. a bitterness shows up front just long enough to allow the lite pale malts and Belgian phenols sing.. very drinkable, finishes pretty dry and begs for another sip. Body is medium/lite with a good amount of small bubble carbonation that helps lift the palate. I cannot believe this is 8%+.. NEVER would have guessed it. I have enjoyed a few of Selkirk’s brews on tap/growler now and am super stoked to see the first bottles.... I know more are coming and cannot wait. This is very well done for a style that is easy to get out of whack.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (2140) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2014
Bottle, thnx to boisebeerguy for sending me this. Pours a hazy amber beer with a thin white head on top. Aroma of tropical fruits, slightly malty and has some touches of caramel. Fruityness is defintely overpowering the very nice aroma in a good way. Flavor has loads of fruits, a subtle bitterness that lingers in back and a soft carbonation. Nice in balance, nice IIPA. Good stuff!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (4260) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to MrHangover. Pours hazy orange brown with small tan head. Aroma of grassy hops, tropical fruits, citrus and some yeast. Flavour is light sweet and over moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (4666) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2014
66cl bomber courtesy of and shared with MrHangover. Thin creamy white head. Cloudy blond pour. Lovely hoppy aroma. Lovely bitterness. Very nice

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
k9coug (101) - USA - APR 3, 2014
Aroma of new carpet, not a bad thing for a hybrid Belgian. Beautifully clear dark amber color. From a growler. Large head on first pour that died quickly, much less on subsequent pours. A targeted bitterness. I did not get a citrus profile. Interesting local beer. Got a killer deal.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrettTaylor (393) - Radford, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Poured as a taster at local shop. Pours a rich gold with off-white head. Aroma is more IPA than Belgian and the hops are apparent without the spiciness I associate with Belgian ales on the nose. Taste is also mostly IPA, citrus present, and not much spiciness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (752) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Gold pour, big offwhite head. Hoppy aroma, hoppy flavor with mango notes and a toasty finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (1702) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Nice take on the IPA style. Belgian yeast plays well with the American hops. Mild hoppy bitterness with a touch of the normal Belgian dried fruit sweetness. Very interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2014
Really good IPA, not too much Belgian in the way. Really nice citrus and drinkable, smooth. Capone’s.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Strykzone (4475) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Bomber from Hayduke that we shared via facebook chat. I rolled my bottle and had difficulty loosening the yeast but did manage. The result was a honey gold beer that was quite hazy. An off white head that has good retention and leaves fluffy lacing. An aroma that is full of tropical fruit. The first sip is very hot. That alcohol is not well hidden at all. Later fruit comes through and it is tropical. Candi sugar after that. There are plenty of Belgian notes here with both yeast and sugar. Some dry zest. Bitterness is very moderate. That fruit must be from hops but it almost seems like it is yeast sourced. Balance here is between an IIPA and the Belgian influences and it is amazingly well balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (3159) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 25, 2014
This was shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. Poured a cloudy (After a bottle roll) amber-orange with a beige head. Nose of tropical fruit (mango) and some lime. Medium body and some alcohol in the mouth feel Flavor is tropical fruit, again mango with some citrus and spices, such as clove. The finish is bitter sweet. The warmer it gets the more the flavors show up. This is a Belgian IPA according to the description. I generally like this and my only complaint is just a tad too much alcohol burn.


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