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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Copious amounts of piney, citrusy American hops make a light malt sweetness their bitch in this full-flavored Belgian IPA. Aggressive bitterness, massive hop flavor and super fruity Belgian yeast.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3235) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2014
22 oz. bottle. Pours a copper orange with a smooth white head on top. Aroma of belgian esters, banana, clove, floral hop notes and citrus peel. Flavor is bitter with mild sweet belgian yeast and citrus fruit notes. Some tropical fruit, some citrus peel. Overall, a pleasant amount of bitterness. This is medium bodied with a slick texture, lively carbonation. Finishes long and bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2776) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4 oz. taster at S.O. Dark honey brown, with a thin but persistent layer of foam. Not overly hoppy on the nose. The candi sugar sweetness of a Belgian Dubel toughs it out against an enamel-burning hop bitterness. A slight orange syrup note in the middle, even as it’s piercing my lips.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (2483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Draft at barrelhouse flats in Chicago. Orange pour with fluffy white head. Pine and musty aroma. Floral and citrus flavors. Perfect hop bitter and fruity balance. My wheelhouse IPA

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2012
On tap at Bad Apple. Pours clear golden with white head. Aromas of fresh citrus, grapefruit, and light malt. Flavors of grapefruit, citrusy hops, fresh bitter hops. This is a reall nice belgain style IPA.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jstraw (1906) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Draft at Jerry’s. Cloudy yellow with good, creamy, white head / Bright, full nose of cut pine, banana, and citrus / Medium to full body, hoppy with good bitterness, some sweetness, beautiful balance and finish / Flavors of pineapple, banana, orange, lemon, cut pine, and honey / More great stuff from this newbie.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rubbishystuff (1795) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2012
At Bavarian Lodge. The belgian yeast and hops come together nicely and don’t seem to be competing. Quite fruity and florally hoppy. Mellow citrus a little too. Warming and quite drinkable. A notice a strange resin/metalic flavor in the first sip but never noticed it again so not sure what that was about. Serving: Tap

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kseecs16 (1192) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Pours a hazed clear golden with a thin off-white head. Flavor is piney, hopey with citrus and spicy notes and a grassy character. Limited sweetness.. Nice carbonation and full bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1143) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2014
Bomber from Jim’s in Mundelein. Pours orangey with a bit of a foamy white head leaving a lot of lacing - lively carbonation. Aroma has pine and citrus, and some spicy/tangy yeast, with maybe some caramel. Taste is of spicy pine, tangy spices from the yeast, bitter grapefruit. More tangy down through the glass. Medium bodied. Finishes tangy spicy with some length. A solid example of a belgian IPA. More belgian-y further down.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jlruthven (541) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Tap at SO taproom. Soft orange pour, fluffy white head and lacing. Big, beautiful hop nose: citrus, candied grapefruit and orange, light caramel, touch of Belgian yeast influence. Full mouthfeel, touch of tropical fruit. Could be a little drier, but a winner overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidemaster (281) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Has a nice Amber pour. Has a sweet aroma of grapefruit. It has a complex flavor, that starts off a bit sweet. We get a complex grapefruit, bread, floral, and other citrus flavors. It has a solid spicy finish, with a lot of hops. Pours a richer hazey golden amber hue, good haziness, and a frothy offwhite head that dies to a richer ring, laces well overall. Aromas are richer citrus, touches of dough, grapefruit, some bread, and florals. Gentle spice, mellow yeast. Bigger lemon and citrus as it warms. Simple but a hop dominant offering, some gentle dough and a kiss of apple. Initial is medium bodied, offering a firm hopping, bigger touches of dough and fruit, apple, kiss of pear, with grain, dough. Some sweetness invades, touches of yeast, mellow spice. Some dryness. Middle is gentle dough, bread, a kiss of dryness, hops and gentle spice. Backend offers some dryness, gentle earthy dryness, florals, a touch herbal. Mellow sweetness in the middle (as a sort of Imperial Belgian IPA would offer), more dry finish. Gentle spice, dryness. Pretty solid beer with lingering dry citrusy and earthy hops. Florals, some bitterness. Nice lingering head. A well done Imperial Belgian IPA, a kick of malt that preaches lighter more funf ruit presence, rich hop presence, but not a dominant bitter bomb. Tasty, albeit not my style of choice.caramel, bread, hay,


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