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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Belgorado is a wet hopped Belgian-style IPA made with barley grown in Colorado’s San Luis Valley and fresh hops handpicked (by head brewer Andy Brown and a few pals) at Misty Mountain Hops farm near Montrose, CO.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kevinator (925) - The Colony, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2012
The odor was a little hops and a little Belgian. Amber color with minimal head and no lacing. Belgian yeast comes forward with a slight hops bitterness. Average mouthfeel with average carbonation. Easy to drink with food without wrecking the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5743) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Draft at the brewpub. Interesting ... wouldn’t even put the words "IPA" on this one. More in the vein of a light tripel or saison. Golden, hazy, a good blend of beers, but I’d put this squarely in the saison lane, with a hop kick. Not unlike Victory Golden Monkey, but not quite. (#5642, 8/24/2014)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarrettB (1039) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 11, 2014
December 22nd, 2012 - Wynkoop’s Belgorado glows on this gray Colorado day, an autumnal mix of golds, browns and oranges, with a cloud white head, reaching ambitiously even as it sits in a diminutive sampler glass. A distinctive aroma of hops hits the nose first, and then settles to reveal the hops in greater resolution: skunky, and a little stinky, though not skunked - more of a gourmet cheese sort of smell. Phenols play with the hops in the flavor, giving off a nice bitterness, chased with cotton candy sweetness, and a general feeling of a Belgian Pale Ale; this is a surprisingly rare style to find around Colorado, but nice to find it where it’s served, including here at Wynkoop.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 6/20
agntorange (4) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 9, 2014 does not count
A- A bright glowing, golden straw color with an almost egg-white head, good carbonation and long retention and lacing. S- tangy yeasty citrus character mixed with an almost resinous hop characteristic. Reminds me of hops in the summer but I can’t remember what kind. T- Delicous, prickly, tangy hop character with citrus notes and fruity, sweet, belgian yeast phenols. M/F- delicate rounded, fluffy, mouthfeel with a medium body and medium dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewMstr (87) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Can. Amber/orange color, white head - carbonation level decent (not too high like some belgian styles). Fruity aroma, slightly sour and VERY slightly hoppy. Malt forward taste with fruit notes, hops very subdued.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (6283) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Can from Rob - thanks! Hazy orange pour with a soapy white head. Yeast and fruity aroma. Sharp hoppy taste but pretty well balanced. Solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (2183) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2013
12 oz can from Evergreen Discount. Orange and slightly hazy with a white head and lacing. Aroma and flavor of Belgian yeast, fruity esters and fresh hops. Lightly bitter and sweet with a medium body and a lingering finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJestersBeer (2060) - SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2013
Draught @ Wynkoop. Pours a medium straw, with a white head. Hoppy, floral, phenolic aroma, spruce, peach, lavender, grapefruit peel. Off-dry, medium to full bodied, high bitterness, balanced CO2. Fruity, hoppy, slightly sugary taste, phenols, apricot, spruce, grapefruit, nettles. (2013-10-07)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (10935) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
On tap @ Wynkoop. Golden orange pour with a white head. Spicy black pepper forward nose. Banana, apple, and orange peel. Some sort of green coffee notes, grass, cracker malt, and yeast. Flavor is grass, black pepper, and cracker. Bitter throughout with just a light sweetness of banana and apple esters. Orange peel, yeast, and an herbal finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaser (2705) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Poured from bottle at the cherry cricket in Denver. Clear orange with white head. Belgium heavy and not getting much IPA. Good tho. Smooth and slightly bitter fruity taste. Orange and tangerine notes

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
firkinChad (49) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 22, 2013
A-Straw colored with very very slight haze. Sudsy head that dimishes in a few minutes. A-Typical banana nose to identify its Belgian reference. Have a hard time geting much hops. Faint to none. Labled a Double IPA, so I was expecting a moderate amount. T-sweet & bready malt, banana, hint of clove. Again very faint hop profile. P-Carbonation low, Density of the malt is noticable, finishes dry with slight bitterness. O-Its hard to judge this as a Belgian IPA with this little hop character. If it wasn’t for the dry and slight bitterness at the very end I may have guessed a Belgian Golden Ale, which I would have given a better review not having hop expectations. Its still definately a worthy beer to drink for those looking in the Belgian-style category.

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