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RATINGS: 500   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
When we set out to brew, we use imagination and salvation to guide us- not necessarily style guidelines. Its the Belgian way. So, Ameri-Belgo and IPA both being styles, the branding begged for New Belgium whimsy to liven things up. Hmmm Belgo sounds like a Belgian disco. Hops like to party. Next thing you know, we bust out a disco-ball and brewers started groovin. Hops started hoppin. Add in an authentic Trappist yeast strain and the place brewed into a frenzy of citrus hoppy folly.

Note: Moved to the Explore Series in 2011, making it available year-round.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (2302) - - NOV 2, 2016
Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance The beer pours a clear golden color with a two finger head of big white foam. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a fantastic level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell The aroma of the brew is massive of a coriander and yeasty smells with tons of biscuit and clove aromas as well. Along with these smells comes some lighter notes of candied sugar and some grass. Taste-The taste begins with a crisp biscuit flavor that also has some big notes of a yeasty and coriander spice. As the taste moves on, the cracker is meet with some slightly sweeter tastes of orange, candied sugar, and caramel, all while some other light hoppy flavors of grass and herb begin developing on the tongue. More toward the middle and the end of the taste the hop really starts cranking it up with more herb, grass, some citrus, as well as some pine all come to the tongue. In the end, with more spice of coriander and clove coming to the tongue, one is left with a crisp and clean, yeasty, and decently dank hopped taste to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel The body of the brew is on the slightly thinner side with a carbonation level that is rather high for an IPA of 7.0 %. For the Belgium style that has all the yeast, cracker, and dank hop, the feel is rather nice and creates a rather dangerously drinkable brew. Overall This is one tasty brew. New Belgium always does a good job with their Belgium style brews in my opinion. I wish they would make this one a mainstay, being in the company of the triple and abbey. Quite enjoyable!!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KevinReddirt (139) - Midland, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Bought the New Belgium Folly pack to try this beer. Glad I did although I am not overwhelmed. Poured in a New Belgium tulip glass, fittingly so. Cool dark yellow, nice foamy top and interesting slightly sweet aroma. Coriander and the sweetness are truly Belgian. Then the IPA takes over, pine and a bit hoppy. Some resin on the tongue later. Involved beer, curious, kudos to NB for reaching out there.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cousin_Larry (893) - - OCT 15, 2016
Aroma is very sweet and a little floral. Flavor has mild sweetness but is muted with a bit too much water. Aftertaste is massively bitter. Unbalanced IMO.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnymusky (983) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Bottle from gary....thx mate...enjoyed after intense driveway kickball match....lol....only 2 fights kids r getting better....i really liked the beer a little funk and some citrusy hops...great flavor...solid.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aggiebob (1070) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - SEP 14, 2016
Bottle. Orange gold in color. Nice frothy white head that is maintain with strong carbonation bubbles. Aroma is Belgian yeast fruit esters. Nice malt background. Mild bitterness on the backend.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brownaler (633) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2016
Strong Belgian malt aroma with it transferred to the body. It. Is backed up with of hop profile, yet it is more like a strong Belgian ale than an IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2016
Pours a nice hazy deep gold color. Aromas of hops, citrus, a touch of fruit. Strong hop flavors with a great malt mixture and a dry, bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdixon77 (2671) - Georgia, USA - APR 22, 2015
Old rating. Golden pour. Dominated by Belgian yeast, but still had mild citrus hop presence. Biscuit body, decent,

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikedevilsfan (226) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Light color with lots of white head and lacing. Smell is very belgiany with a touch of the stank (in a good way). Taste is nice blend of citrus and Belgian yeast. Very nice

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (11632) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2014
"especially next to a Ranger, the hops in here just arent up to par. that said its a decent beer. lots of yeast, and its tasty, but the hops are overshadowed. just some bitterness. Stone set the bar on the style and this one falls well short for the same coin."


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