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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillWyce (1000) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrinkinWell (389) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (14930) - , 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leafs93 (2109) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (3075) - Ocean County, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeyplush (648) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
robgibbens (431) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elwood (3336) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (2714) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (5693) - 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.

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