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RATINGS: 334   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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You don’t need a magic mirror to see the lure of this beer. It’s brewed with seven varieties of experimental dwarf hops. These hops are so called because of their uncommon growing method—shorter hedgerows rather than tall trellis systems—that yields a denser heap of cones with unique flavors that diverge from their full-grown botanical counterparts. Each year new and different varieties are grown in this method, creating untried and exciting shifts in hop character.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrhopsbeertalk (137) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2014
It’s essential to let this beer warm a bit. The aroma is mostly clove, wheat and hints of banana. The flavor is dominated by the yeast... in a mostly enjoyable way. Lots of spicey funk and a bit of citrus bitterness. The wheat also comes through in the flavor though more for mouthfeel and body.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3161) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 1, 2014
Une dégustation offerte par Frank. Une robe jaune sur laquelle flotte une mousse blanche de bonne dimension. Au nez, des arômes de blé épicé, de banane, de citron et d’oranges rencontrent des parfums de poivre et de coriandre. Au goût, les agrumes et la banane offrent des saveurs qui sont rehaussées par l’effet du blé et de la levure. En bouche, le liquide est très pétillant et a une texture légère. L’arrière-goût qui est très belge montre aussi la bonne capacité des houblons.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crazyvin (1938) - New York, USA - AUG 31, 2014
slightly opaque golden body with a big white head that had excellent retention and nice lace. Aroma had a nice floral hop presence as well as grapefruit and there was a burnt sugar note to it almost like a creme brulee. Flavor was decently balanced a nice sense of sweetness from the malts and the floral hops seemed to come through the most. A nice note of yeast in the finish. A nice smooth beer.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dhunter151 (544) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 30, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a foamy white head. Citrus, grapefruit, Belgian yeast. Loved it. My favorite of the 4 pack. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2525) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Hey now this is almost a wit I can drink! As I’ve fallen out of favor with the clovey phenolics of witbiers and generally stopped drinking them, the herbal and citrusy hops here help to mute the phenols, provide a complement and balance that makes this quite a drinkable beer. Light golden hazy and fluffy head. In the final analysis though, despite that I somewhat enjoyed this beer I can’t see myself returning to it because despite muted phenols,they were still there and I could do without them.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tillmac62 (191) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2014
BOD 111/14. Pours golden with a touch of haze. Outstanding head, lacing and above average retention. Light, but interesting, complex nose - grapefruit with tropical notes over a spicy background. Light medium body that manages to be almost creamy in texture. Slightly above normal carbonation with a nice effervescent finish. The unique flavor profile is quite complex and well balanced. It begins with the sweeter tropical hop notes, flows into grapefruit, then takes on a spicy character. The finish is a well flavored light bitterness that is slightly astringent with grapefruit rind qualities. An excellent wit/IPA cross!!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (1939) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2014
Pours clear gold with a fading head. Nose shows spicy Belgian yeast, light floury wheat along with spicy, earthy and herbal hops. Flavours include more spicy Belgian notes, herbal and spicy hops, light malt character and an assertive but not aggressive bitterness. Nice moderately high carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomthompson89 (1903) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2014
Hazy amber. Lotsa foam. Nose is herbal and citrus. Flavour is spicy with nice Belgian yeast esters. Very nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jamesthebrit (264) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Aroma is hoppy and herbacious. Malty. herbacious. Coriander. Looks light... big white head. Taste is.... meh. Hops are dull with a boring finish. More citrus on the taste than herbs. Almost like a bastard between a christmas beer, belgian style, and ipa. Palate is watery but carbonation is good. Overall an alright beer but really mashes up many styles. Wouldn’t go out of my way to get it but in a mix pack it’s cool.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (4930) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2014
12 ounce bottle from Hayduke that we had together on facebook chat. This pours with a white gold color and is hazy. A white head is maybe one finger. Aroma is fruit and it is complex and is difficult to put a finger on. The flavor brings fruit. Eventually it becomes more tropical. It never was citrus. Yeast is what one finds in a saison. Bitterness is quite moderate. Some banana and coriander notes. This was unique and interesting. It was also easy to drink and tasty. It will not be amongst the great IPAs of our day but is still a fun beer to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (1550) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 20, 2014
My favorite newb in the SN mixer. I was underwhelmed by the black ipa...it was good, but they’ve made 2 better in the same style. Nooner kinda sucked. This one is pretty solid...not GREAT, but more along the lines of what I expected from them all. Citrus and coriander. Better hopping than the black ipa and a little more lively


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