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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Cicada, a dry hopped Belgian style IPA, is brewed with a classic Belgian yeast strain and local wildflower honey, making it a truly indigenous ale. Subtle bubble gum notes from the yeast balance a smooth, caramel maltiness. Both citrus and earthy flavors round out this full-bodied, amber-colored beer.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (2134) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2014
22oz bomber shared by Pizz5116. Poured a clear golden amber color with a thin foamy off white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, caramel malt, and old citrus. Taste of bitter grapefruit, old citrus, caramel malt, and lemon zest. Solid

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4770) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Crystal clear amber coloured body with a touch of a copper and ruby tint and a large, thick five centimetre tall tan head - very nice with millions of super small bubbles rising from everywhere. Aroma of alcohol, floral and piney hops, yeast, caster sugar, oak and dry malt and a bit of flowers. Medium to Full-bodied; Deep sweet and resinous hop and tropical fruit flavours at first with a mild lacing of hop bite followed by a good and deep caramel malt finish. Aftertaste has a deep floral and perfumey character, but hard to pin down the sweetness versus hops versus malt - they come out equally, such that defining a style for this one isn’t easy. Overall, a good beer, but nothing great or something that needs to be sampled by everyone! I sampled this 75 cL bottle purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 31-November-2013 for US$8.09 sampled at home in Washington on 12-January-2014.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwmiller16 (104) - Delaware, USA - JAN 10, 2014
22 oz bottle. Pours medium amber with a significant amount of foam. Nose is sweet up front but finishes twangy due to Belgian yeast. Smooth mouthfeel and sweetness at first, but finishes with citrus hops notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pushkinwow (2033) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle. Orange amber with a cremay light beige head. Odd sweetness, alcohol, musty citrus hops, belgian yeast and cadied sugars, buckwheat honey. Moderate body and mild carbonation, sweet, so so.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillWyce (729) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2013
From notes: poured hazy orange-amber with a 3-finger bone-colored head. Aroma of citrusy hops with perhaps some caramel malt underneath. Medium body, lightly oily. Resiny hops flavor mixed with some orange oil. As it warms, some nutty malt appears in the base.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrinkinWell (271) - - NOV 15, 2013
Pours copper brown with light head and heavy lacing. Citrus and honey flavors. Hops are well balanced and do not overpower the yeast. A very interesting take on a Belgian Ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8571) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown with off white head. Nose and taste of candi sugar, Belgian yeast, caramel malt, honey and bubble gum. Medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leafs93 (1696) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Burns burnt Orange with a medium off white head. Aroma is earthy, honey, citrus and yeast. Taste is bitter with sweetness coming through in the finish. Alcohol is very noticeable at first but mellows considerably as it warms. Medium bodied with some stickiness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (2523) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours out a reddish hued copper color with a two-finger off white head. Aroma is of honey, some odd spices, pepper and earthy notes, herbal tea/grassy/flora hop bitterness, slightly odd....Taste is honeycombs cereal, citrus and lightly floral/herbal hops, caramel, light dry alcohol on the finish. Odd profile, but not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeyplush (631) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Unique beer. Pours a rich copper color with a robust fresh head. Aroma of sweet malt and honey. Taste is malty and very fresh - pours, looks and tastes like a draft beer. Very enjoyable - bears some resemblance to the yards Thomas Jefferson Ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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