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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Tony3248 (1) - South Elgin, USA - APR 25, 2013 does not count
I love this beer. It’s the perfect balance of hops with a slight sweetness. SOB - make some more!

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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deyholla (6514) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 24, 2012
On tap at Bangers and Lace. Pours a near clear orange gold with a near white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a nice combination of grapefruit and citrus witch a hint of pine bitterness. Flavor begins with more grapefruit but mellows to some bitter pine with a bit of citrus.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
trumpetskid (106) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2012
On tap at the Publican. Terrific citrus hop aroma. Same with the flavor. Very crisp, refreshing and smooth. I could drink this all night. Terrific beer from a great new brewery.

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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (2541) - 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 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bluehentom (6) - - MAR 1, 2014 does not count
Good golden color, nice taste with no bitter aftertaste. Would strongly recommend. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3351) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2012
On tap at bangers SO invasion... Pours a mostly transparent brown cidery consistency and topped with a thin quickly reducing soapy white head... Belgian yeasty nose with mild citrus notes and tangerine presence. Adequate but that yeast seems to exist in a lot if these offerings... Flavors are more of the same but with an added earthy semi-bitter melon presence that adds an additional layer of complexity. Belgian yeast seems to be less abundant and those fruity notes amplified more which is nice. Medium bodied with semi-lively carbonation. Kind of enjoyed this one moreso from a flavor perspective.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazed golden, slightly orange tinted body with a finger-width, creamy and frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma has lots of Belgian yeast and pines. Banana esters, clove phenols, grapefruits, florals, and a lightly sweetened, somewhat bready malt backing. Flavor is similar. Bitter pines, florals, and Belgian yeast throughout. Some clove, banana, grapefruit, tangerine, a touch of vanilla, and a lightly sweetened, somewhat bready malt backing. A bit of a melon note towards the end before this finishes dry, fairly bitter, fruity, and somewhat estery before leaving a lengthy aftertaste. Medium body and a softer, moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid beer. I’m not usually a huge Belgian IPA guy, but this was really nicely balanced and well done. Good one.


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