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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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3.6
Iphonephan (7017) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2012
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a cloudy pale amber with a frothy white head. Resin and citrus aroma. Spruce flavor. Perfect for drinking next to the Christmas tree.

3.6
riverrat (11) - Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Poured from 22oz bomber. Very nice aroma. Able to pull out hops as well as the belgian characteristics. Very easy drinking.

3.8
jrob21 (3722) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 21, 2012
A pretty nice Belgian ipa dominated by the hops and yeast flavors. C and citrus hops at first that fade and leave you with a wild yeast funkiness that lasts a while. Aroma is a but of citrus still. Flavor is medium bodied and nice caramel malt. Pretty well done. The name is terrible though. Hope it’s in sarcasm otherwise grow up guys.

4.1
nuplastikk (6313) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2012
22oz bottle split with Anndiesel. Unfiltered glowing orange-tan body with a big frothy off-white head. This is a really great Belgian IPA, certainly World Class. Quite a nice balance between the fruity Belgian yeast tones and the massive, broad dry hop tones. The malt is clean and toasty, not sticky or boozy. Clean and refreshing, while still being bold and flavorful. Excellent.

3.2
Marduk (7932) - Reval, ESTONIA - NOV 15, 2012
1 pint bottle. Dark caramel color. Medium size off-white head appears and stays. Hops dominates the aroma. Quite mellow and smooth to drink. I can’t say it’s oily or buttery, but strangely it goes down so quickly and smoothly that I have feeling that it’s greased up. I can’t feel that 7% in taste or aroma, but there is certain warm feeling running down my throat with every sip. Mellow hoppy-sweet bitterness. Quite drinkable.

3.2
FatPhil (16368) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 14, 2012
660ml bottle (Drink Shop, Tallinn) - Bottled 2012-02, drunk 2012-11
On pouring there’s a nice aromatic hoppiness, but alas that’s mostly gone when it’s sat in the glass - probably due to the age. Slightly dusty aroma. Palate has an oily buttery aspect, and is generally quite smooth. Sweet caramelly body, not saying 7%, but with a gently warmth certainly. Slightly lemony in places. Finish has a dry tingly bitterness. Late finish is quite nutty. Slightly slimy feel from the sweetness, and I presume the butteriness is diacetyl, which would also contribute to sliminess. This would probably be better fresh, I do like the bitterness though, which is probably enhanced by the age, and that’s not a bad thing.

3.5
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Pours a golden color with a thin white head. Aroma is typical Belgian blonde with some hoppy bitterness. Taste is much the same. Will modify later.

3.4
RexTalionis (3775) - FINLAND - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle 65 cl. Cloudy light brown in color with a frothy off-white head. Fruity, some spices, yeast and slightly grassy bitter hops in aroma. Bitter, grassy and sweet malty in taste with some belgian yeast in aftertaste also. Decent.

3.7
maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a fairly thick white head. Nice little bit of hoppiness on the nose, but the head blocks a lot of the smell. Taste has a nice bit of bitterness to it, but it finishes a little dirty.

3.9
keepersj12 (3133) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Ok, maybe it was the label that got my attention but the beer was good too. Marketing and artwork are under rated. Poured a clear amber with a white head. The aroma was very nice with sweet malt and Belgian spices. The flavor started sweet and the hops balanced out the finish. Dry and refreshing.


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