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RATINGS: 39   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9133) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2013
750ml bottle. Poured a clear golden/amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of floral hops, some honey, lightly earthy, and some citrus. Tastes of floral hops, the same lighter earthiness, citrus, and mild honey. Some toasted breadiness in there too.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8911) - , 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2013
750 cc from Wegman’s. Pours hazy dark straw with fluffy off-white head. Nose was floral hops, some yeasty funky notes, mild honey, mild citrus zest. Tasted dry and hoppy, floral, with finishing yeasty funky notes and an overall complex mouthfeel.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kramer (5094) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear dark copper body under a one inch frothy beige head that faded slowly and left lots of delicate lacing. The nose is mix of lightly citrusy and floral hops with a light earthiness. The maltiness is a little heavy with caramel and crystal malt, it doesn’t really fit all that well with a Belgian style beer. The flavor is much more malt driven than anything, the hops are very minimally bitter, and the yeast isn’t all that prominent either. There’s a crystal malt instant iced tea like flavor that really lingers on the finish that really prevents me from liking this too much. A little bit of alcohol flavor, but the residual sweetness tempers it pretty well. Medium bodied and a bit clingy with soft carbonation. This one doesn’t do anything for me at all.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4843) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4474) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Some florals and very light citrus but Belgian yeast controls this beer. Pours orange with good head and lacing. Some sugary booze and candied malt. Light sweet finish and some bitterness. Tap at brewpub.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (4204) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4092) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (3745) - 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.

3.7
   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.


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