RATINGS: 614   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This fine pale ale has citrus and tropical fruit aromatic shared with a well-balanced yet abundant hop character. It uses our own Belgian yeast, five malts, two hops, and plenty of patience. Finishing touches include dry-hopping with Cascade hops and warm-cellaring.

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4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
weharvie (40) - USA - JUN 18, 2011
Pours a clear gold with some sediment. A plentiful white head. Aroma contains Belgian spice, sugar sweetness, and some citrus. Taste is grapefruit with caramel candy malt note and finishing with the very dry Belgian yeast character. Very drinkable.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2844) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2017
Hazy amber color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of yeast, floral, light fruit, & spice; Flavor of malt, yeast, citrus hops, clove, some pepper, and spice; Finish is crisp & dry; Nicely balanced; Pretty decent overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john44 (3000) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2017
Keg Half Pint at White Horse, Parsons Green, London in Aug 2011 - Copper Golden in colour. Yeasty. Very Fruity; tropical fruit, pineapple and orange citrus. Spicy; mildly spiced. Malty; balanced malt backbone. Hoppy; herbal and grassy hops. Great yeast/fruit/malt/hop balance. Yeasty fruity throughout. Enjoyed this a lot. Lovely beer! (2011-08-04)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (5073) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - DEC 4, 2016
Poured into a tulip, the appearance was a hazy burnt yellow color with a light ruddy orange color. Rimmed with a fingers worth of white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Messy lace ends up becoming stringy. The aroma starts off with some citrus, tropical and grassy hops. Some hay and then lemongrass accompany very nicely. Belgian sugars and a light breadiness. The flavor brings about that Belgian sweetness nicely and rolling into those previously mentioned hops. Belgian malty sweet aftertaste with a touch of spice blend to form the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionability about it. Carbonation feels good. Nicely executed smooth to bitter agreement on my tongue. Overall, nicely done Belgian pale ale with a refreshing American hoppy twist. I would have again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2016
Pours a hazy medium orangish color. Aroma is lightly malty, hoppy, yeasty, with a touch of fruit. Flavor is a nice mixture of malts and fruits.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tekstr1der (476) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 24, 2016
Not sure if I got a bad bottle. Pours a nice slightly hazy copper with a lasting, clingy cream-colored head. Unfortunately, thats about the only thing to like. Lemon and pepper on the nose, this smells like something I dont want to taste. Speaking of which, this doesnt taste good. Slightly more malt presence, but still pronounced sour and acidic, it tastes like heartburn. Finish is reasonably clean.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1202) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2015
Aroma - caramel malt, mild hopping, some Belgian yeast, and a mix of spice Appearance - cloudy orange with a moderate off-white head and some good lacing. Taste - sweet malt, with floral and pine hops. There is also a quality of Belgian yeast. Palate - medium body, mild oil, average carbonation, and dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chinchill (4762) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2015
(From notes). Undated 12 ounce bottle served in pint glass. Appreciate the serving instructions on the label. Appearance: Pours with a hazy, light orange-gold body and a towering airy bone head ... so much head, I could not get the entire bottle in my pint glass without waiting and drinking. Robust carbonation is also evident in the beer itself. Settling of the head is slow (at least for someone waiting to taste this beer) and leaves blotches of sticky lace on the sides. Smell: Citrusy hops hit first, from a little distance. Closer sniffing reveals spicy and floral notes, and hints of lightly baked sour dough bread. Nice complex mix of aromas. Taste: Nice mix of hops, malt yeast and other flavors. Not as yeasty or spicy as some "Belgian style" brews. {This is good thing}. Hints of lemon, generic citrus, pepper, and orange peel. Excellent sweet/bitter balance with little sourness. I also liked the malt/hop balance. Clean and brisk -- not terms that usually come to mind for Belgian style beers. Mouthfeel: Medium body. High carbonation is soft, and more obvious by sight than on the tongue. Semi-dry finish. Overall: A fine Belgianesque beer with enough hops to make a real difference in flavor and bitterness. Nicely avoids over spicing, but is a little bit over-carbonated.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 3, 2015
7/13/2011 1:05:30 PM On tap at Amsterdam Tavern, NYC. Murky gold body with big white head. Nose is fruits and some citrus. Taste also quite hoppy and enjoyable. Some pine and citrus. Crisp texture. Well done. Enjoyed it much.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luvystypotables (1862) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Aroma of Belgian ueast with hints of spice and hops. Pours a hazy golden color with a lasting white well laced head. Lightly carbonated with a medium body, tastes of Belgian yeast and lemons with a slight hop undertone. Slightly chalky finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ctipping (1811) - Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2015
12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Clear straw color with sediment floating around. HUGE head on a careful pour. Covered with foam for the duration of the drink. Light citrus and slight yeasty funk. A fair amount of bread in the nose, also. Smells bright, but not hoppy, really. Very similar to the nose. Slight lemon flavor to start, followed by breadiness. Theres a hop bitterness that lingers for a bit after the flavors fall off. High carbonation, light body. The finish is dry with the hop bitterness. No residual sugars here at all to give it any weight. Its not dominant in any flavor profile, but hey, its refreshing.


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