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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (5806) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Had on draft @ the Haymarket in Illinois .. . big sweet yeastiness .. subtle hops and honey .. . pretty nice, different .. . . nobody puts in as much effort at anything as a smoker does trying to light a cigarette on a windy day..

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2013
On tap at Bavarian Lodge. Grassy with a bit of pepper. Nice wheat. Faint lemon and citrus.

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,

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (8173) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear orange gold. White head. Nose and taste of oily perfume, pineapple, grainy malt, tangerine pith, white and palm sugar and orange candy. Medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6239) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle:   A musty Belgian IPA.   Not real barnish or funky.   Reminds me of old Apricots for some reason.   Not all that hoppy.   Has a stale sweetness to it.   A little bit tea leaves.   Odd, but also some stale fortune cookie like sweetness.   One of those fortune cookies that has been in the cupboard too long.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Leave it to Beaver like finish.   Too old, not bright enough for my tastes.   Not musty or barnish, and certainly not very hoppy.   Tiz okay, but too mild overall.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (7201) - Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2013
Definitely yeast dominant form my draft sample at haymarket, slight citus hops.


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