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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
robgibbens (415) - 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 (3311) - 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 (1668) - 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 (4026) - 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 (2149) - 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 (4087) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesterdeal (1923) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2013
On tap at the Pourhouse. Aroma is melon, caramel and floral. Pours deep amber with a small head and little carbonation. Taste had notes of peaches, honeydew, floral and earth. Not as sweet tasting as anticipated but definitely a neat flavor. Probably won’t seek this out.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2198) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Draft. Pours almost clear copper with a thin off white head. The aroma is caramel and toasted malt, figs, prunes, floral and earthy hops, and faint nuts. Flavor is bready malt and light hop bitterness with some light sweetness and hints of dark fruits. Dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (3602) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Tap. Pours mostly clear copper with a trace of creamy off-white head. Aroma is caramel and toasted malts, figs, prunes, floral and earthy hops, and faint nuts. Flavor is a balance of bready malts and light hop bitterness with some light sweetness and some dark fruit esters; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.


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