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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (6193) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Flight pour on tap at the brewery (Naperville, IL). 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kseecs16 (1213) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (7891) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Tap at Haymarket in Chicago. Clear golden yellow pour with a fluffy white head. Citrus and perfume hops, some apple, and a nice clean finish. Excellent beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3707) - 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (9357) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Sample at Great Taste of the Midwest on 08/09/2014: Orange-amber color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily to a film. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, citrus and malt. Medium body with flavors of citrusy hops, yeast and sweet malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a fruity hops aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1721) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2014
On tap at Solemn Oath. Pour is copper/orange with a very small white head. Aroma and flavor of pine resin, pineapple, pale malt, candi sugar, and orange peel. Finish is similar with a bit of belgian spice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4789) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Pours deep gold into a tulip. Bright white head with medium retention recedes to hug rim. Yeast and bubblegum aromas. Soft with sweet caramel and yeast upfront turning to mild grapefruit in the lasting finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (4014) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Tap at brewery. Deep golden orange with one finger head. Medium body with big fruity hops. Light Belgian yeast with a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (6764) - .....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..

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryecatcher (994) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2014
On draught. Pours a medium golden, smallish but persistent white head that left decent lacing in my glass. Nose is earthy and pungent citrus, tropical fruit, biscuity malt backbone, dried apricots, pine. Mouth is medium bodied, sticky and somewhat sweet up front, bitterness kicks in around mid-range and finishes on a strong note (the ABV kind’ve rears its head). Not really sure how this is a ’Belgian’ IPA as I’m not getting any kind of funkiness found in that sort of style, but this is still a decent IPA take at face value.


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