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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2010
bottle. thanks holdenn. pours gold white head, nose is floral, herbs, yeasty bubblegum, fruit. Fl fruity spicy floral and herb hop notes with a sweet biscuity malt backbone with a strong off putting alcoholy finish. I can’t figure out why this is so boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adrian910ss (2352) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2010
12 oz bottle courtesy of my Wisconsin Cheese Crazed Buddy. Pours a deep coppery color with a medium sized off white head. Aroma of belgian spice, cloves, bubble gum and sweet malts. Taste is much the same as the aroma but with a citrusy presence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3356) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2010
12oz bottle thanks to Matt... Pours a semi-clear apple cider brown with a thin soapy white head... Aroma of apple earth and citrus with a Belgian yeasty bent... Flavors are more herbal in nature with a citrus Belgian yeast bent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3358) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2010
Burnt orange pout with kind of a small white head. Aroma is almost all belgian yeast and hops. Estery, a bit of dust, some white wine, strong hops, and maybe a twinge of sourness? Some caramel in there too. Flavor is fruity, with your typical belgian bubblegum and banana esters. Strong hop note at first that fades as it warms into yeasty chaos. Salty, sweet, bitter, sour, flavors are just swirling in your mouth. Nice mouthfeel. Pretty great beer from Tyranena.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi (3336) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 24, 2010
Pours to a glassy amber body with a thin white head. The body has a glow about it. The aroma has a strange, almost white grape thing going on. Perhaps golden raisins? I can’t quite put my finger on that aroma, but I know I’ve smelled it before. The flavor is vinous, crisp golden raisins, perhaps a Riesling wine. There’s a hop profile that I can’t explain either. I want to say yeasty, but it’s more bready than that. I don’t think IPA, and I don’t think Belgian Ale. Very unique. I want to say Dogfish Head Midas Touch, but I haven’t had one of those in so long I’m definitely not certain. Nice clean palate is refreshing. Odd, this beer is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2010
12 oz bottle from Armenettis. Pours a clear copper with an off white head that laces down. Strong nose of Belgian yeast. Pepper spice, doughy malts, lemons, alcohol phenols. Sweet doughy yeast with a strong pepper spices and a strong herbal bitterness. Not a bad beer, I like my Belgian IPAs to have more of citrus flavor to balance and cut through those doughy spices and sweetness. Great Belgian IPAs are more than typical Belgian Ales with the bitterness amped. Not a bad beer though overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (2950) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2010
12 oz bottle
The latest Brewer Gone Wild! release was not so exciting from the description on the label. Once I opened it however I was happy to discover a well rounded Belgian style IPA that lived up to all expectations. Not too Belgiany and not too full of West Coast hops it strikes a pleasing balance that should appeal to all but the most hardcore hopheads.

Aroma / Appearance - The deep reddish brown body is dark and murky with a moderate amount of light allowed to crawl through. The cream colored head looked delicate and collapsed accordingly. Ripe melons, grapefruit, caramel, molasses, and cotton candy create a fruity sweet environment for the senses to explore. It is hard from the aroma alone to know what to make of this release.

Flavor / Palate - Yeast, caramel, and butterscotch coat the tongue with sweet creamy textures. Transitioning to a warm hoppy finish I felt at times like I was drinking the cream from inside a filled donut. It this could age at all I would keep some around. I might still buy more whenever I visit Madison again if it is still on the shelves.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
twindadplus2 (591) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2010
Clear copper color with a thin beige head. Aroma of sweet spicy hops and yeast. Flavor is a hit of bitter herbal hops fading to the sweet yeast and a hint of caramel malt. Medium bodied with a light, tingly carbonation. A bit spicier than most belgians I’ve had but very satisfying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
17thfloor (2430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2010
bottle. Pours a clear glowing bright amber with a tall dense foamy slightly off-white head. Aroma is decently fresh and hoppy, American hops, touch of bubble-gum, light resiny pine, bit of alcohol, touch of green maybe hops maybe something vegetal. Flavor is off-dry, eraser, bubble-gum, pine, hint of resin, also maybe a bit of the green/vegetal note (or maybe this is from the clove in the hefe I just had... probably the case), just slightly estery in a subtle way, fairly clear overall feeling, love this little spicy cedar note, nice lasting chalky eraser bitterness. Well attenuated, ubiquitous softer fizzy carbonation, thiner round feeling.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SrSilliGose (3248) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 17, 2010
bottle from citywide. pours a clear dark golden with copper highlights and barely any head. few tiny bubbles. initial aroma is grassy, herbal hops, some bretty cheese basement toast funk funk and sweet caramel in the background. a light cheese note as well. taste is earthy herbal, toasted grain and sweet toffee. decent balance. enjoyed this.

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