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RATINGS: 739   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Like a stamp on a tramp, this beer is about not so subtle seduction. Soft but complex malts, Chambly yeast, sweet orange peel, Columbus, Amarillo, and Centennial hops have merged to create a bodacious Belgian IPA.

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3.7
DrnkMcDermott (3108) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2013
From the 2011 MWBF. Goes down like an American IPA. A lot of citrus and pine in the smell. Pours a nice orangey color with a fizzy head. Very forward on the citrus and the pine on the tongue, with a backing of Crystal malt.

3.7
obxdude10 (2347) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Bottle at Union Jack’s. Not a huge fan of Belgian IPAs, but this beer was a good one. Light copper color with a thick and lacing white head. Lots of different subtlies in the nose; everything from grassy and floral hops to sweet malty notes. The body is a nice combination of sweet and hoppy as well. The flavors seem to take turns on your palate; one minute you get spicy and hoppy, the next it’s yeasty and bready, the next its fruity hops and then complex malt and yeast flavors.

3.4
spjensen (97) - Davis, California, USA - JUN 25, 2013
On tap at Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours hazy golden with thick whit head. Hoppy aroma to begin with and a orangey aftertaste. Quite good

3.4
JorisPPattyn (10026) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUN 23, 2013
Medium, rather dense cream-coloured head over orange-amber beer, well-carbonated. Outspoken fruity nose, fruit on caramel, preserved oranges on syrup, hint @ thyme. Very estery-yeasty. Bitter/ish, slightly burnt, undertone of caramel and syrup. Again some esters, if less fruity (some hints at peach and bitter oranges, all the same). Slightly burning feel, quite spritzy, certain syrupy slickness; very light alcohol- (or even fusels)suggestion. Another example that trying to marry USA hops with presumably Belgian yeast, is in no way a guarantee for greatness.

3.6
DCLawyer (2846) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Bomber->SA. Copper with huge frothy offwhite head. Aroma: citrus hops, spice, malt. Taste: spice and citrus hops. OK, not great.

3.5
brian60625 (746) - Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Dark orange appearance, moderate amount of white foam. Smells like orange mixed with a yeast cloud near a big brewery. Tastes cake-ish, vegetal hops, clove, coriander, bitter finish and resiny. There’s a general ester thing going on here too. Medium bodied, appropriately moderate in carbonation. Pretty good, although not among my top tier in ipa’s. The ester presence was a bit much. As i see it, the Belgian aspect to it shines through in the strong yeast and coriander-orange presence.

4
Maris (1533) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2013
From a 355 ml bottle on 21/6/2013. pours a slightly cloudy dark golden with a small to medium head. Has a strong aroma of Belgian yeast, and citrus and tropical fruit. The flavour begins with lashings of sweet orange which is met quickly by orange peel, and a very dry, spicy, peppery hop finish. The tart/sour/bitter combo just keeps lingering in the mouth long after the liquid is gone. A very impressive, in your face Belgian style IPA.

3.7
hawthorne00 (3992) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2013
Bottle. Amber with a large off-white head that lasts and laces well. Aroma of oranges, pine, dough, cloves, pepper. Sweet oranges and caramel, some tropical fruit, grapefruit and pine cut through. Dryish finish with moderate bitterness, lingering pine and spices. The aroma suggested that this was going to be full of oranges, but they just play their part. The flavours are only pretty good, but it’s very nicely put together. Fun.

3.9
bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Pours golden with a medium head of white bubbles. Aroma is mostly pine with just a touch of citrus. Medium in body with lively carbonation. Flavor is pine, citrus and a sharp hop bite. Finish is bitter.

3.7
burgy (456) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Very much covered the typically heavy hopped IPA! Lots of citrus and zesty aromatics!


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