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RATINGS: 737   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-youíll want to keep an eye out. (ABV: 8.5%, IBU: 35, SRM: 4, Format: 750 mL bottles and draft)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 10, 2010
Bottle: Pours fairly muddy, unfiltered dirty orange. The head atop is off white and meringue-like, fairly lacey, and emitting a pretty nice nose of floral-like citrus fumes, some mandarin orange, maybe a bit of bubblegum but gladly the hops are in full control here and the belgian yeast doesnít really get in the way as it usually does in similarly-styled ales. Flavors are full-on ipa hops characteristics...citrusy, orange-like, dry, bitter grapefruit rind...the yeast here isnít making much of an appearance in the flavors either though i feel a unique richness behind the hop flavors that could be a product of the yeast Who knows...the alcohol is both tasted and felt here...but not too overly hot, i can deal. To me, this is more straight up IPA than belgian-styled IPA...the yeast is so light on belgian-like esters, that I donít even see the point of stressing the fact that its "belgian-styled"...other than I guess the fact that the Bruery likes to make most everything "belgian-inspired" or something, maybe...maybe not. Who cares. Decent, clean IPA...Thatís what i say.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (4605) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2010
750 mL bottle from Luekenís Dunedin, FL. Pours hazy yellow with a frothy, off-white head. Nose is caramel, honey, apricot, peach, booze, malt, and misc citrus. Flavor is malt, wheat, citrus, and apricot up front, white grapefruit, grass, lemon, and some citrus rind with floral hoppiness behind. Balanced with the Belgian yeast and the bitterness. Medium bodied and lingering lemon/ grapefruit bitterness. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMCC2181 (1545) - Newark, Delaware, USA - FEB 10, 2010
750ml bottle picked up at Stateline. I hope this is the right mischief... Poured into a snifter nice orange color, big head. Nice nose of hops and a perfumey note. Taste is a mix between an ipa and a belgian...duh... Intially the hops come through, with a yeasty apple taste towards the end. Not sweet or dry, well balanced. Not bad at all. Light in texture, easy to drink. Overall: good stuff but probably wouldnt buy it again

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 7, 2010
750mL bottle poured into a tulip. Pours clear golden yellow which gets cloudier with each pour, with a big creamy white head that recedes to a small cap leaving very little lacing. The aroma is light and fruity with some green apples and pears alongside a light citrus hop sweetness. Lemon zest and bready malts in the background. Early hop kick in the taste with some grassy hops and lemons. The biscuity malts and spicy yeast form a solid backbone with sweet light fruits on top. The finish is dry but sweet. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and extremely refreshing with a dry, lightly spicy finish. A refreshing and fruity Belgian ale with a hefty hop profile, this is another winner from the Bruery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Odde (308) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2010 opaque dark yellow body with an off-white head. light floral and citrus with an appreciable bitterness. enjoyable light mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5734) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2010
Nice hoppy nose - lime, orange, floral notes. Some doughy crackery malt and a hint of alcohol. Hazy golden pour, big frothy head and nice lace. Floral and citrus hop flavors up front, crackery, bready, and doughy malt base. Nice citrus flavors linger. Not too resiny. Slightly dusty yeast and a hint of alcohol, but this does not really strike me much as belgian. I get double ipa all the way through. But this was still nice and very well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSSteve (3899) - - FEB 7, 2010
750ml bottle. hazy dark gold/bronze under a large, fluffy, egg white head. hoppy mandarin aroma. flavor is hoppy and bit musty. the palate is remarkable. very different than the usually highly carbonated bruery beers iíve sampled. balanced. excellent belgian pale ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beernbourbon (1366) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 7, 2010
Bottle. Pour is dirty copper with a medium white head. Aroma is light floral hop, light malt, and light hay. Flavor is pretty unimpressive with light malt, light floral hop, and a touch of earthiness and yeast. Underwhelming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2010
750ml bottle from west lakeview... Pours a dirty medium orange brown with a fluffy white head... Aroma of saisony fruit, Belgian yeast and citrusy orangeness... Flavors are almost saison like with citrus fruit and a subtle pithy bitterness. Not too extremely hopped up per the description but a decent brew nonetheless. Carbonation light and not too active.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2010
Pours hazy yellow. Nose is super hopped. Citrus, big floral notes, belgian yeast and mild spice. Flavor is full of floral and lemon notes, sweet caramel and hay. Wafts of spice and yeast. One of the only Belgian style IPAs I can stand.

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