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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   IBU: 48   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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We brew our Strong Golden Ale all-grain, giving it a deep and complex taste.

Belgian aromatic malts add hints of dried fruit, while generous Noble and West Coast hops deliver an earthy spiciness. It finishes semi-dry with lingering tropical fruits and spicy notes from Belgian yeast.

Suggested food pairings: Roasted chicken, grilled pork chops, salmon, Portobello mushrooms, Gouda or Gruyere cheese.

Note: Formerly contract brewed at Thomas Creek.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17614) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2011
Draft @ Avellino’s Pizza, Decatur, GA. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy aroma. Fruity malty spicy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 19, 2014
Bottle at chrisOs.... Golden amber... White bubbly head... Soft yeast... Light suger nose... Soft zezty orange... Sweet yeasy.. Light fruity bready linger... Juicy orange

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (13428) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Bottle. Hazy golden amber color, medium white head. Aroma of biscuit, summer fruit. Taste is peppery straw. Not bad.

1.3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
brokensail (11600) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 31, 2011
A: The beer pours a clear orange color with a big off-white head. S: God this is bad. Pepper, ass, and burnt grain up front. Then, an intense earthiness comes through as does the very distinct smell of a wastewater treatment plant. Maybe some crappy veggie dogs in there too. T: Toasted malt and a hint of toffee sweetness. There’s a cooked corn smell, veggie dogs, and even a slightly salty note. Earthy and pepper notes to the flavor also. Just bad. M: Medium in body with a medium carbonation. O: This was truly terrible.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11227) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2012
12oz bottle-trade with decaturstevo-pours amber with an offwhite head. Aroma is spice/herbal, yeast, 2nd light/medium malt. Taste is spice/herbal hops, clove, yeast, 2nd light/medium malt.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012
Name: Invocation Now
Date: September 15, 2010
Mode: Draft
Source: Taco Mac, The Fred
Appearance: hazy orange, creamy off white head, heavy lace
Aroma: sweet and spicy aroma, malt candy sweetness, lots of phenolic spicyness enhanced by floral hops
Body: decent body
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, touch of candy sweetness, well balanced spicyness, nice floral character

Name: Invocation Now
Date: July 01, 2012
Mode: growler
Source: tasting 1st Sunday
phenolic spicyness is the dominant character, dry pale malt,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: ** /4

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (10220) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2011
Bottle courtesy of Craftbeerdesign (thanks Geoff) poured a hazy tarnished gold with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of straw biscuit, pineapple and light spice. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, earthiness and lighjt spoice with a crisp dry lingering earthy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10099) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 3, 2011
Tap at The Nook. Pours clear amber with a large, frothy cream colored head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, hay, straw, toasted), light hops (floral, herbal), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of alcohol, bubble gum, clove, plum, honey, and coriander. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, toasted), average hops (floral, herbal), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of alcohol, bubble gum, peach, and honey. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation, low creaminess with a dry finish.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
adnielsen (9478) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Bottle offered @ home, courtesy of jcnielsen bronus box. Thanks ! Pours a cloudy glowing orange appearance with a tan head. Looks nice. Aroma is pretty spicy (pepper and clove). Some banana and citrus also. Some green / herbal notes as well. Flavor is goopy and boozy. Some toasted cracker notes. Plenty of fruit and bubblegum notes. Not all that good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (8993) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2013
12 ounce bottle from Ale Yeah, Roswell. Pours a hazy orange color with a monstrous 7 finger tan fizzy head. Good head retention. Aroma of bready malts, yeast, citrus and a slight tartness in the finish. The taste is bread, caramel, spice, yeast, bright citrus. Medium bodied. Quite nice.


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