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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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What you have here is a serious India Pale Ale shacking up and hunkering down with mango and apricots. At the same time! Romantic Chemistry is brewed with an intermingling of mangos, apricots and ginger, and then dry-hopped with three varieties of hops to deliver a tropical fruit aroma and a hop-forward finish. Its fruity, its hoppy, its tasty!

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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
willisread (3150) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - MAR 7, 2017
Bottle from Discount. Pours a slightly cloudy copper with a half finger of foam that dissipates immediately. Good lacing as it goes down. Caramel nose with some syrupy canned oranges and apricot. Feels heavy and bit oily on the palate. Sweet with some mango notes as it warms. Dry finish with a long, lingering ginger burn.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidobutai (678) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2017
Poured from a bottle. Cloudy yellow appearance, decent head, little lacing. Strong fruity aroma from a long distance, not as flavorful on the tongue.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike5326 (1725) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2017
Poured from a bottle. Clear golden color, medium white head. Nice apricot aroma. Medium body with a sweet hops and apricot flavor and a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
douglas88 (8923) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 29, 2017
Whats going on with DFH? I mean they went from one of the coolest breweries to seemingly all gimmicks. Its bizarre. 12 ounce bottle. Pours a beautiful copper hue with a large white head. A light floral nose. The flavor is not so good; ginger, toast, some orange, a sort of creamy oily base. It ends very dry like white wine. Sort of somehow a dry perfumy and not too flavorful beer. I mean, this isnt horrible but it isnt very good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pumpmaster (1382) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2016
12 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $8.99/4-pack. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crispaire (197) - - OCT 31, 2016
Poured from 12 oz. bottle. Definitely fruity aromas on the nose, especially ripe mangoes. Drinks on the lighter side, like a tame pale ale. For a "fruit beer" its not overtly fruity, just nicely balanced and quaffable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bookman10 (1075) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2016
Pours a peachy-copper color, with middling head. Aroma is grassy and vegetal, with some slight hints at the fruit content. Flavor is actually pretty good. Tastes like a citrusy, tropical fruit IPA, with strong mango and hop-pine/spruce flavors. This is a lot better than some of these ratings led me to believe.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bricks (1090) - Delaware, USA - OCT 8, 2016
Aroma of sour fruit and malt/hops.. pretty neutral. Taste is of sour fruit, some hops.. slightly bitter. Its not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1202) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2016
Aroma - dry hop and tropical fruit Appearance - the body is a light amber, clean, and with good nucleation. The head is white and 2+" and settles slowly. Taste - has a dry mix of faint citrus (mango) and hops. Palate - light body, carbonation is lively, the finish is slightly bitter and dry ~ with a quick finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (6044) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2016
Clearish golden and lightly amber coloured body with some hints of copper coloured tints along with a small, single centimetre tall off-white head. Aroma of light earth, some mellow toffee and caramelised sugars along with a bit of grain and the faintest hint of fruits. Medium-bodied; Assertive grassy and toffee flavours with some caramel, light grain, alcohol and mellow nutty notes - no fruit and hardly any hop elements ether. Aftertaste shows more of the same with more yeast, more caramel and a touch of alcohol noticeable at the very end. Overall, a decent beer at best with nothing even close to a fruit beer noticeable - this is an attempt at an IPA, and not a very good one, as typical with this brewery over the past ~10 years. Peel off this label and the score drops ~40 or 50 points, easily. Disappointed is an understatement here, but ive become used to that with DFH. I sampled this twelve ounce DFH bottle purchased from Giant Food in Falls Church, Virginia on 28-April-2016 for US$1,99 sampled at home in Washington on 07-September-2016.


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