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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!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4806) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5650) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3009) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
esjaygee (3903) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (3949) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
benpickens (403) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tripplebrew (775) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 28, 2010
The Dan Journal #405. Tasted 9/21/10. 12oz bottle. Filtered with a dark golden hue. Spotty off-white head. Aromas of perfumy and floral yeasts. Medium to full bodied with a big bitterness mixed with the Belgian spicy yeast character. Medium malt roast and a subtle spiciness. Tangy and bitter grapefruit nuance. Dry finish. Quite nice!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9042) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Amber with a white head. Yeast, apples, earthy hops and some alcohol in the nose. Flavor starts yeasty and fruity. Finishes with some light bitterness. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sthlm (1230) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2010
[Bottle] Pours deep amber with a small beige head. Aroma is pear, banana, and light citrus. Taste is spicy yeast, subtle underlying malt, alcohol as it warms (but generally well hidden), and a lot of pear again. Good mouthfeel, smooth, average length, dry finish. I had nearly given up on "Belgian IPAs," but this is one of the first that has done it well. Everything blends together beautifully, no off-flavors or anything out of place, and it is super smooth and easy to drink. Well done, Tyranena.


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