RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
It started out as a Belgo-American menage a trois, but then the brewers arrived and transformed the trans-oceanic affair into a beery lover pentangle. The collaborative minds at Louisville Beer Store, De Struise Brouwers and New Albanian Brewing Company offer this, a willfully disobedient Blonde India Pale Ale with a hop on her shoulder. Malts: Rahr 2-Row, Rahr Premium Pils, Castle (Belgian) Aromatic, CaraPils Hops: Cascade, Galena, Golding, Cascade for warm dry-hopping Yeast: De Struise House Ale OG 14.4 degrees plato IUB: 69

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
vtafro (7257) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Draft. Golden orange pour with white frothy head. Sweet and Belgian like aromas. Spices, clove, sweet malt, some light banana.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
maxwelldeux (4373) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber color with moderate white head. Nose has some decently strong banana notes to it, without the hoppy notes characteristic of an IPA; Id have pegged this more as a golden/blonde ale. Taste is bitter, but it seemed to me like the hops had turned after sitting on the shelf too long. Felt quite heavy as well. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Sample from a 22oz bottle, shared by Adam. Mostly clear golden orange color. Fine particles in the body. Thin off-white head, some loose bits of lace. Nice nose. Lightly frunky, light fruity citrus. Medium-plus body. Good smooth lighter carbonation. Biscuity malt profile. Light citrus hops. Light bit of belgian yeast, some light pepper. Zesty sweet, lightly spicy, light bitter taste. Nice splotches of lace. Good, complex, flavorful smooth easy-drinking stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrickctenchi (6420) - Coxs Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Bomber: Pours hazed amber with a tall, off-white head. Slightly yeasty aroma, with roasted grain. Taste is floral/herbal bitter....very soft. Bready, a little resin. Very light, but nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
changeup45 (1731) - Lake Mary, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Bomber from quenholly. This pours a dark gold color with decent sized off-white head. Floral and grassy aroma with caramel. Theres also a touch of clove and Belgian yeast, surely the Struise influence there. The flavor has a toasted grain edge to it with a slick malty body, grassy notes, and a bitter hop finish. Nothing extreme though. Pretty straight forward here; solid but unspectacular. It probably could be considered an APA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikem409 (2015) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle thanks drfab. Pours orange with massive foam head. Apple and grass aroma. Taste light slight hoppy dry grass finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheHOFF43 (2048) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear copper with no head. Nice flavor but nothing special. Not really into this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Draft. Hazy deep gold pour, white head, little retention/some lace. Aroma of grassy/citrus hops, yeast, bread, light dust. Taste is moderately bitter, grassy/floral hops, dusty, yeast, lemon, bread. Palate is soft, creamy, lightly bitter finish. Not really an IPA - closer to golden ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (8563) - Indiana, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Bomber to snifter. Looks looks solid; a transparent burnt-orange with thin white lacing. Smells good; hoppy and spicy. Tastes decent; like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Has some banana/clove scents, wheat, and some fruit notes. Taste is some wheat and citrus fruit up front, light bitterness to finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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