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RATINGS: 696   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Belgian-style ale, golden and hoppy. Not quite evil, yet not to be trusted, this Golden Ale is effervescent, dry, hoppy and crisp-you’ll want to keep an eye out. (ABV: 8.5%, IBU: 35, SRM: 4, Format: 750 mL bottles and draft)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - JAN 17, 2010
On tap at the Bruery’s initiation party. Cloudy yellow color. Big foamy head. Lots and lots of hoppiness. Hard to notice Belgian character. Easy to drink. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JAN 14, 2010
Bottle of "Mischief" Appearance: Pours like pineapple juice with a fluffy white head. Aroma: Floral, citrus, pineapple, and a little bit of Belgian yeast. Taste: Spicy yeast, sharp bitter hops and a floral/citrus bombardment of hops. Mouthfeel: Juicy, medium bodied and moderately carbonated. Overall: This beer makes for a above average IPA. A complete winner in my book. I usually don’t dig on the Belgian IPA/Hoppy Tripel, but this is money.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4473) - Milton, Delaware, USA - DEC 9, 2009
Tap at Blue Dog. Pours hazy golden with a large foamy white head. Aroma of fresh American hops, Belgian yeast (chimay?), citrus and floral notes. Flavor the same. Great hoppy Belgian ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3442) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2010 Growler from Big Z Beverage. Pours a cloudy light orange with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, light fruitd (melon in particular), and even some spicy hops. Flavor of plenty of citrus and melon notes as well as Belgian yeast. Very drinkable and tasty! Nice flavor profile too. 7/4/8/4/15 [3.8/5]

Update 3/14/10: Bottle. Aroma is much more hoppy with lots of citrus hops, hop oils, tropical fruits. Flavor is equally hoppy with plenty of hop resins and citrus. Some lemon too and melon/yeasty notes. Wow, the hoppiest Belgian Ale I’ve ever had! Better in bottle form I think.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Growler. Aroma of cranberry, mint, tangy citrus (lemon), bread, an overall sense of a not--too-sweet hard candy. Flavor really hits the tangy citrus zone, sort of bittersweet, with a light spice character and continuous bready malt presence. Quite tasty and overly drinkable for a pale, 8.5% brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - DEC 3, 2009
Growler. Pours a cloudy straw color with a big white lacing head. Lots of citrusy and floral hops in the aroma as well as some belgian spice, slightly phenolic. Flavor is tart ad spicy yeast, some nice citrus hops, a soft malt backbone and a clean finish. Medium bodied with generous carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2009
Picked up a growler of this at Hawthorne’s Cafe on their opening day. Pours a pale golden yellow/orange-peach color with hazy pale golden yellow hues when held to a light source and a one finger foam white head that very quickly settles into a lasting ring. Minimal spots of lacing are left throughout. Crisp citrus hop aroma with hints of grapefruit, mango and lemon peel as well as some bready yeast, ripe banana and subtle malt backbone. Slightly earthy/grassy with subtle pine presence balanced by subtle estery light fruit notes. These characteristics kind of balance each other leaving kind of a bland aroma. Hop forward medium body with a ton of dry earthy bitterness balanced by a prominent citrus sweetness. Dank oily resinous hops with a lot of lemon peel, grapefruit and mango, countered by a very subtle graham cracker/biscuit malt presence. Lots of earthy pine notes provides a nice dryness that lasts throughout, providing balance to the sweet notes. Slight alcohol presence comes through mid-palate and lingers into the finish. There’s also a bit of estery Belgian yeast that provide some light fruit notes, especially apple, pear and grape. Pretty complex with a nice combination of west coast IPA and Belgian Pale Ale characteristics. The 8.5% ABV is decently masked, making this beer relatively drinkable. Very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeTheYounger (1144) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - NOV 16, 2009
Growler fill. Poured a cloudy yellow color with nice head. Smell and taste of grapefruit, pears, floral hops with very nice balance and clean finish. Medium body. Overall very enjoyable and refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2009
Tap at Rattle’n’Hum. Great cloudy gold pour, with a big, dense, fluffy white head. Very citrusy aroma, with a peppery yeast and slick malts backing it up. Oily palate, moderate body, with warming malts in the middle, moderately clean Belgian yeast, and a bitter hoppy finish. Very solid Belgian IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 27, 2009
Tap @ Down Town Johnny Brown’s. Pours a lightly hazed deep golden color with a wispy off white head. Nose held some fresh citrus hops . Palate is quite light and refreshing, very hard to describe this one.

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