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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Hoppy Belgian Ale. This red ale is all about hops. It is an American-Belgian fusion of beer styles taking imported Belgian caramel malts and bitch slapping it with a heavy handed dose of American hops. Expect hints of mango, pineapple, and citrus to hit your nose with an assertive hop presence.

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4.6
darthmoore (25) - Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2013
First of all this beer is not an IPA, it is a red ale. If you go into it expecting an IPA you may be disappointed. Pours a wonderful clear mahogany color with a tan two-finger head. Head lasts for quite some time and leaves behind plenty of lacing, Scent is incredible. The hop aroma gives it a tropical character I have not experienced before. Definitely picking up the mango. A bit floral as well. Though I am not getting much aroma from malt or yeast I am also not picking up anything negative either. A 10 for aroma. Tasting a bit of caramely sweetness from the malt as well as all that wonderful hop character. Citrus and a bit of the tropical fruit as well. Medium-heavy bitterness with perhaps a light and pleasant sour character. Also getting some savory flavors as well. Medium body, oily feel, lively carbonation. Not much astringency. Bitter finish. Overall this beer is outstanding. The only negative is the finish. Though there is nothing wrong with it there just isn’t much going on in the end other than some numbing bitterness. Just wish it had some flavor to go with it. However that is still preferable to a bad aftertaste. No off scents or flavors in this beer at all. You won’t regret trying this beer if you keep an open mind and not worry about what style it is or isn’t. Cheers!

4.4
veggieBen (11) - Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2016
Deep red color with lasting white head, earthy smell, malty taste with light hop finish. thick creamy texture with a bitter bite

4.3
rumproasts (6052) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2012
amber with finger thick head. delicious hoppiness. very lagunitas-ish in its ability to have huge hops yet still be very smooth and drinkable. stupid name but awesome beer.

4.3
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Had at Brewery Vivant's tap room in Grand Rapids with Raith. This is a very nice beer. Amber orange pour. Lots of hops on the nose. Very nice.

4.3
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2014
This is nice. Mildly hoppy. Little bitterness. But the medley of flavors is wonderful -- Belgian yeast and red malts. Recommended.

4.2
milewide (2332) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2014 Attractive red color with decent head. Hoppy aroma and taste of Citra hops. Less bitterness than many IPAs. 6% ABV reasonable.


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