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A Belgian-Style IPA. The Bitter Woman journeyed to Belgium and returned with a certain je ne sais quoi. A spicy belgian yeast and specialty caramel malts add a whole new dimension of sophistication and style to our favorite Old Lass. Enjoy the Bitter Woman Belgian Style!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6504) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2010
bottle, amber orange color with creamy head, aroma of green apple, sweet and sour sauce, bitter, flavor is sour pineapples, yeast, caramel, hops

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2010
Shared at recent tasting, by I forget who. This is a solid beer. I don’t know what the ABV is on this bad boy but I’m guessing that it has to be around at least 12 or 13% because I got a lot of alcohol burn in the nose. Almost somewhat of an astringent feeling. After the burn subsided I got aromas of wheat, honey, malts and hops. It’s a vague definition of the taste, but it was pretty much just like the aroma. Needless to say it was a treat to try it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (4007) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2010
This is one of a growing number of IPAs brewed w/ Belgian yeast. In many cases the hops seem to override the yeast--which actually came as surprise to me when I first started tasting these things--but this does have a strong Belgian character which is immediately noticeable. It’s a copper color brew w/ a thin white head and only a few spots of lace. The nose is mostly hops, sort of low key sort of woody or piny aroma, but the Belgian yeast character comes out much more once tasted. It lends a banana-like juiciness which I think clashes a bit w/ the resinous bitterness. The texture, at least, is rather nice, very creamy but still w/ a nice, sharp prickle of carbonation on the tongue. The finish is long w/ a estery fruitiness lingering in the front of the mouth. This is a well-done beer on some fronts but the balance of hops and yeast is not quite there. It’s a noble effort on a style that’s really tricky to do right.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (5247) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2010
bottle thanks to blutt59. amber, cream head. hops, yeast, citrus, and spices. nice palate, belgian yeast, spices, dried fruits, and hops on the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2010
Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is toffee, yeast and some citrus hop notes. The flavor is toffee, brown sugar, caramel, Belgian yeast, orange citrus and medium hop bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice hoppy Belgian ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3551) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2010
Bottle from a trade with phaleslu. Pours clear copper color with thin off white head. Aromas of citrus hops and doughy Belgian yeast. Moderately bitter citrus hop flavor with some bready malts. Medium body with average carbonation. A nice Belgian style IPA. Thanks Peter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 7, 2010
Dark amber with a thin beige head, minimal lacing. Aroma of Belgian yeast, fruity esters, orange, dough and spice. Taste of strong Belgian yeast, pepper, orange and a touch of sweet malt. Some ripe fruit in there as well. Finishes up a touch sour and a touch bitter with fruit/spicy yeast, something about it is just off. The IPA seems to have sat this one out for the most part.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (5858) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 6, 2010
Big thanks to phaleslu for passing this one my way. Pours golden / amber with a moderate sized beige head. The aroma is malty and creamy with earthy Belgian yeast, lots of caramel and light spicy hops. Medium balanced body with somewhat soft carbonation. The flavor starts with smooth caramelly malt, good amount of yeastiness, cream and spicy hops. The finish has some citrus & piny hops along with the other traits mentioned. Milder on the hops that expected, but this is still very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
benpickens (483) - Camarillo, California, USA - OCT 6, 2010
Cloudy, orange-gold which a white frothy head and nice lacing. Biscuity, honey, and spicy clove aromas. Bitter with a nice finish. Like a juicy La Fin Du Monde with a hop hit. Awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2010
Pours a clear copper amber with thin frothy tan head. Aroma is bready with vanilla caramel and biscuits. Body is creamy but light with quite a bit of carbonation.

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