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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Our Belgian IPA isnít quite like any other beer. We brew using the highest quality malts, but the real focus is the hops. We use extensive amounts of Noble Saaz hops for aroma and flavor, giving the beer a clean, peppery finish. The Belgian yeast strain we ferment with adds a natural spiciness, so the finish is surprisingly refreshing Ė inviting another sip.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (2921) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Orange coloration. Somewhat flat. Lots of yeasty aromas with some spice in the nose as well. Medium bodied.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Beerathon (1144) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2012
The taste was okay, nothing great. When I drink and IPA I am looking for pronounced hops and this beer simply didnít have it in the aroma or actual beer itself.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MaBeer1972 (1285) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 23, 2011
A very yeasty cloudy light yellow brew. Like a tornado of yeast particles floating around in the glass. Very ugly. Aroma is yeasty with a little fruitiness. Flavor is yeasty with some fruity-sweet maltiness. Quite drinkable though. Light hoppy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcox90 (1538) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 28, 2011
22 oz bottle from Julioís Liquors. Pours a hazy light orange with a 2 finger white head. Belgian yeast aroma with spices and fruit. Flavor follows the aroma with the addition of some grassy hops. Moderate palate with bubbly carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9884) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2010
A hazy amber IPA with a thick lacing creamy off white head. In aroma, herbaceous malts, and faint and smooth Belgian hopping. In mouth, a crisp malt , with a creamy mouthfeel, sustained Belgian hops, with liht citrus notes, quite nice.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
malrubius (1684) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - AUG 18, 2010
22 ounce bottle from Tullyís. Orange with virtually no head or lace. Orange candy spice yeasty aroma. Very sweet orange fruitiness with mild tobacco spicy bitter lingering astringent finish. One of the worst beers in one my favorite styles. This is a mess, and I canít tell if itís because it is old because there are no dates on the bottle. Now I have to decide whether to drink it, dump it, or put it next to Triple Perfection and wait until I cook something that requires a lot of beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
auerbrau (3166) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 24, 2010
22oz Bottle. Aroma is a juicy and gummy yeast with some cold esteriness. Pours a hazy pale orangish amber with a fading head. Undercarbonated. Flavors are sticky and phenolic. Thereís an above average Belgian yeast flavor, but little to no hop flavor. Iím really underwhelmed with the hop bitterness and flavor profiles. Not nearly enough to qualify as an IPA of any sort. The belgian yeast and relatively complex malt profiles are fine, but the hop use is sub-par. Also, gets a rookie thumbs down from Adam. For an IPA itís a decent Belgian Ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2010
22 oz. bottle. Pours a golden orange, with giant yellow-white head, which eventually is reduced to thin nicely laced layer of mountainous foam. Aroma of spices, cookie dough, vanilla, cereal. Taste presents something similar to vanilla ice cream, with a hoppy spicyness, spruce, pine. Pretty creamy mouth feel, though there is a "bite" to it. I have been enjoying these haverhills.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2010
UPDATED: APR 26, 2010 22 oz bomber bottle from Supreme Liquors, Cambridge MA. I wondered what the funny foot things on the label were until I learnt that Haverhill was once a famous shoe manufacturing town and they are cobblersí lasts. The beer itself is however, far from a load of cobblers. It walks the line between Belgian and IPA in a rather assured fashion. Colour is deep amber. Belgian character manifests itself in some estery fruit notes in the aroma. The hops arrive in a quite assertive manner on the palate and there is a spicy twist in the flavour too. The initial mouthfeel exhibits some sweetness but there is a developing bitterness that lingers into the aftertaste. I like it.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drake (8339) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2010
22 ounce bottle shared by CrellMoset. Thanks? Pours a light amber color. Gusher. Aroma of leafy hops, apple, butter, some bread. Taste is bitter hops with fruity apple notes, bread and just the faintest bit of infection. Medium bodied. Meh.


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