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RATINGS: 82   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Wow. I canít believe the low scores here. This was a bottle brought to a tasting / brew day. Pours a hazy amber orange with a dense retentive white head. perfumy and floral hop aroma. Light bodied with a nice soft texture, and fine spritzy carbonation. Malt character is extremely pale, with a honey and wheat character. The hops really take center stage, with moderate level of grapefruit bitterness, along with a hint of pineapple. Dry and grassy finish. Somewhat refreshing, as I could see this as a hot weather beer. Itís not just me, but other homebrewers and well-respected beer aficionados were all impressed by this as well.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
puboflyons (2121) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 1, 2011
From a 22 ouncer bottled on December 10, 2010. Batch Two, Bottle no. 978. Sampled on February 27, 2011. The pour is a cloudier orange with hints of yellow around the bottom of the glass and a decent head. Lemon or other tart citrus notes fill the aroma along with a thin hop and a light spicy scent. The body falls in at the medium range. The taste tends to be tart overall with a slightly bolder but dry hoppiness on the tail end. Not too bad.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mbpufall (83) - Andover, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2011
Aroma is pine, yeast and lemon rind. Not overly aromatic; really had to search for this. Pours hazy orange with at least half a glass of head. Iím all for a decent head from a good pour, but this took a while to diminish. Was tough to get to the beer. Somehow it still manages to come off a bit flat. Flavor is bitter hops, resinous and a touch citrusy. A very dry finish. Not very well balanced, in my opinion. Was in NY, itís not something I can get at home, gave it a whirl and now Iím moving on.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jredmond (5300) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Draft at Rattle n Hum Friday night with Linh. Poured a deep hazy orange body with soapy white head and lacing, Aroma is spicy hops. Mouthfeel is bitter with notes of weird moldy, spicy hop flavor. Not a fan of this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2293) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 25, 2011
Batch 2 bottled 12/10/2010 9.5%abv Bottle opens with a spirited hiss, a gentle pour results in half a glass foam that slowly recedes but leaves sticky lace all over my glass. Slightly cloudy orange amber underneath a half a glass of white bubbles. Smells of citrus and pine up front, spicy wheat and Belgian yeast in the background with hints of sweet malt and lemons. A bit of a swirl to the glass brings out some juicy fruits and a hint of alcohol. Taste is a bit sweet with malts and juicy fruits up front. The bitterness of the hops fight with the spicy phenols from the yeast midway before a slight mineral twang takes over. Finish is rather dry with a lingering hop bitterness and alcohol hotness resurfacing on the palette. Mouthfeel is on the creamy side of bubbly, carbonation is medium to high, body is somewhere in the middle of the spectrum. I enjoyed this one, its not perfect, but its a nice drinker. Itís nice to see a White Birch beer with some hops, but could use some more flavor hops IMHO.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scouser (237) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Cloudy brown orange colour with lots of white lacing. Smoky, Belgian, citrus aroma. Smoky at first, citrusy hoppy in the middle, Belgian yeast and dicetyl to finish. This is a weird one! Very complex and intetesting, just not sure it works for me.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewBoxer (1982) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2011 Draft @ mission dolores.. Big. Foamy head, smells of pine grass and lemon. Tastes citrus with a great hoppy orange afterbite. Sort of like a cross between a saison, IPA and belgian. Not bad, ABV is well hidden. Iíd have this again.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Slipstream (2009) - USA - DEC 24, 2010
On tap at Caponeís. My first from this brewery. It has an odd mix of qualities - bitterness, aromatic hops, a touch of wet socklike mold, yeast - there is probably some wild yeast in here. A buttery, corny flavor too - is that diacetyl? This has an interesting handmade quality to it, but it did not become a favorite.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lebshiff21 (174) - Skippack, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2010
Hmmm. It works pretty well. Belgian IPA-ish. Nose is sticky hops, yeasty. Nice bitterness from the hops, finishes with Belgian yeast characteristics. Pours cloudy orange with creamy off white head. On draft at Capones.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2010
Draught at Caponeís: Faint aroma of hops, slight Belgian yeast, light flowers, and slight citrus. Poured copper/amber/orange in color with a small to medium-sized, creamy, dense, off-white head that lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Opaque. Excellent lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of hops, slight Belgian yeast, malt, light clove, and light ginger. Medium body. Lightly oily, then lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Medium bitter, hop, flower, light clove, light Belgian yeast, and light ginger finish is lightly dry. 7.8%ABV is completely hidden throughout.


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