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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Our first dry hopped Belgian-style IPA, we brew Cicada 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, complex beer. Our buzzworthy brew will leave quite the impression on you, just like its namesake, which engulfs the mid Atlantic region every 17 years. 17°


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leafs93 (1640) - Dunmore, 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 (2479) - 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 (628) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
robgibbens (402) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Nice amber color with a thick foam. Aroma is earthy, bready, interesting. Crisp flavor. Slightly bitter and caramel-ly. Yummy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elwood (3009) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Serving: 750 ml. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a dark ruddy amber with a sizeable off white head. The nose has nice Belgian yeast notes along with a slight fruitiness and light floral hop notes. The flavor is well balanced with a hint of honey sweetness, bread, Belgian yeast, earth and floral hops. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Complex enough to be good without turning into a mess. Solid brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1512) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Sample at a beer event. Bottle. Clear deep amber pour with a white foamy ring. Yeasty nose. Bitter earthy floral hops over a sweet light green carmel base. Unusual.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (3750) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Location: 750 ml bottle from Sparrow, 10/13/13

Aroma: The aroma is sweet and yeasty, lots of honey, plenty of floral notes, and some lighter spice
Appearance: It pours a cloudy reddish colo, wiith a foam beige head and lots of sticky lace
Flavor: The taste is medium-plus sweet, with some floral hops, and just a little balancing bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, fairly sticky, with a slight tingle, and a lightly dry finish
Overall Impression: I actually thought this combination worked pretty well. The heavy sweetness didn’t bother me. There’s enough hops to provide balance. The honey is prominent, but the floral, spice, and citrus notes play interesting roles here as well. Worth trying.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane (2046) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Draft at craft ale house. Pours hazy reddish brown with a medium sized white head. The aroma has big city sugar, light yeast. The taste has a light bitterness, some sweet caramel, and a bit if a dry, earthy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (3887) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2013
22oz bomber from Crossroads. Poured a deep orange honey brown amber body with a larger foamy off white head. Notes of honey comb, Berlgian yeast, older hops, citrus with tangerine and yellow grapefruit combo, dry toast and grains. Body was solid, medium to fuller with average carbonation and a lingering aftertaste over a lingering mouthfeel. Flavor might be a bit better than the aroma actually. Notes of toast, marmalade, dry toast, hop cones, citrus, nut shells, grains and some dry citrus rinds. MEH, hoped for more on this one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Definitely an underrated beer. The taste is dry and bitter yet crisp and refreshing. I?d get it again.


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