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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!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbfobes (2273) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2010
On draft from brewery, pours clear with whtie head, aroma is spicey and malty, flavor is nearly overwhelming with spices and alcohol, decent but nothing special.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 3, 2010
Bottle courtesy of motortoddhead. Pours copper with a white head. Smells of perfume, floral notes, hay, grassy. Tastes of pepper, perfumy, dry malt, grassy, some funky hints. Enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
undsioux7 (793) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2010
Pours a deep amber with redish and copper tints. Thich off white almost brown head. Aroma is belgian yeast, sweet malts, floral and pine hops. Taste is resiny hops, lots of bready malts and a touch of spicy yeast. The hops are in the background producing mostly citrus nots. Full mouthfeel. Not bad, but a bit thick and resiny for me.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2010
12oz bottle from Frankenbrew. Pours a deep, slightly hazy amber with lots of bubbles streaming from the bottom and feeding a small thick white head that recedes slowly and leaves spotty lacing. The aroma is dominated by the Belgian yeast with subtle fruity esters and light spiciness mixed in. There is an earthy hop aroma, grassy even. The interesting thing is the alcohol burn that I noticed - really boozy smell. The taste is spicy with belgian yeast and lots of crisp bready malts. The floral hops are present and leave a bitter, dry finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied - sticky with hops and spicy and dry at the same time. This is a solid Belgian IPA but not all that drinkable for the style and drinks pretty heavy. The hops take a back seat to the toasted character, spicy yeast and alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2010
Bottle. Pour is copper in color with a quick little head that dissapears. Aroma is citrus and pine with a strong yeast finish. Taste is big yeast and malt which than finishes bitter pine. Palate medium feel with a dry gritty finish. Solid brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerapprentice (207) - Hopatcong, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2010
Once again, this bottle was courtesy of the self proclaimed ’Zork’. Pours a golden amber color with medium off-white head. Aroma of yeast, cloves and spices. Flavour of citrus, caramel hops, yeast and spice. I don’t recall this being bitter as the name suggests.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2010
Bottle from Binny’s on Marcey. Pours a clear amber with soft head. Nose is fresh hops and then the phenols of the Belgian yeast jump in. Some light toffee as well. On taste, the hops are forward. So is the crystal malt, providing a caramelly bread note with some roastiness. Odd example of the style, but drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2010
Pours a transparent deep bronze copper with a thin, wispy-lacing white head. Has a sweet biscuity malty nose with a fresh grapefruity hop character and a touch of clove. Starts with good fullness and a light biscuity malty sweetness with some floral resiny citrusy hop flavor and bitterness before a clean bittersweet finish with some lingering clove and doughy Belgian yeastiness. A pretty true to style and drinkable Belgian IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drowland (5981) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2010
7/16/10. 12oz bottle courtesy mikey711 into a pint glass. The pour is reddish amber with a fizzy khaki head that fades to lichens. The aroma is funky Belgian combined with citrusy American hops giving an almost bubblegummy aroma. Also a hint of bubbly homebrew - maybe oxidation with a dose of alcohol. The flavor is sweet caramel malts with distinct American bitterness and a finish with Belgian yeast and another hint of alcohol.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
nimbleprop (4613) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2010
12oz bottle pours a clear, orangey amber with a thin, cloudy white head. Nose is yeasty, candy sugar, tropical fruits, a little hops. Flavor is candy sugar, caramel, orange peel, medicinal. Finish is thin and overly medicinal. Not palatable.


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