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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Inspired by our love of Belgian ales and hoppy West Coast ales. We bring Cascade and Columbus hops together with our house yeast for a smooth Belgian style hopfest. Best when fresh, this beer is not for aging. Thanks to our friend Todd Russell for help with the pilot batch.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
italianjohn (2234) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Deep orange/copper cloudy pour thin off white head .... aroma of fruity yeat and some citrusy hops .... taste is a nice punch of citrusy hops with a bit of a resiny oily mouthfeel and a touch of malty and fruity yeast .... the citrusy hop end lingers into a bitter punch ... not a bad belgian ipa abv hidden well

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LiteWait (267) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Strawberry Banke CBT, Portsmouth, NH. 8 oz taster glass. Aroma of grapefruit, malt. Taste reminds me more of IPA, not a favorite of mine. But glad I tried it.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AirForceHops (2721) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Strawberry Banke CBT, Portsmouth, NH. 8 oz taster glass. Aroma of citrus hops, mild yeast. Taste is more like an IPA to me. Strong malt, with hops and a good amount of yeast in the body. Medium / full in body. Interesting spin on a Belgian IPA. Overall ok. Nothing to run right out and find a bottle of.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 30, 2011
Bottled 2/2011 & drank 8/2011...meh, not so fresh, but whatever... Pours a muddy orange color with thin frothy head. Nose starts with sappy hop resin, pine needles, and orange peel molassis with a dose of medicinal fumes. Flavors bring all these attributes to the tongue and some festive spice all of which is brought to the forefront by almost over adequate sweetness...its not overly belgian tasting though, but of course that’s a very good thing. Its a decent beer though...tastes like a lot of east coast ipas but with significantly more complexity than most east coast ipas have. A sweet, spicy, hoppy, medicinally interesting and seemingly enjoyable beer.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jsled (28) - South Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 17, 2011
P: Cloudy gold/amber. Low head, low carbonation. A: bitter, citrus F: bitter. hoppy. malty, with some residual sugar. slightly chalky. unpleasant piercing bitterness in aftertaste. indistinguished malt doesn’t meld well with bitterness. M: slightly heavy and thick/lingering. O: meh.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rzaxxx (14) - Rhode Island, USA - AUG 16, 2011
I loved this beer, but seem to be the outlier. Can’t realate to some of the other ratings - quality control? Different batches? It’s true - it doesn’t fit into any neat category, but a very good beer nonetheless. Bottled 4/2011, Batch 5. bottle #1808 - maybe it’s been improved since earlier batches. Poured a beautiful orange/amber, mildly citrusy/floral nose, faint Belgian hops, tasted and felt full in the mouth - sort of a Belgian IPA, where the sweetness and the yeast dampen some of the bittering hops. Just a good, perhaps sui generis beer. Bought after a tasting at Nikki’s in Providence, RI.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmerz (665) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Not much about it seems overtly Belgian, perhaps an at some portion of the mouth feel and some breadiness in the middle and across the tongue. But it is quite nice all around. The smell is of tangerines and spices. Sticky sweet and oily on the beginning/front. Ends quickly with dry bitter finnish

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5333) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2011
BCTC 2011, copper pour, with huge fluffy head. Substantial hop presence, tangerine peel. Sharpe bitterness, decent flavor, not too much signifying anything Belgian.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
oteyj (2127) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 29, 2011
A dark brown pour with reddish tints gives way to a small beige head. The nose holds cooked vegetables, acetone, ethanol, and hints of citrus hop. Very 1 dimensional with it’s only dimension being awful. The flavor holds oversweet toffee, caramel, burnt bread, vodka, and rotten fruit. Cloying palate with a sticky finish. Wretched.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2011
Batch 2-pours a retaining foamy light tan head and amber color. Aroma is yeast, light malt-bready, slight spice. Taste is yeast, light malt-bready, slilght spice, muddled.


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