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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
We at Palo Alto Brewing Company love all styles of beer from all around the world. After brewing our Citra-hopped American Rye IPA, it became clear to our brewmaster that Citra’s flavor profile would blend perfectly with Belgian yeasts and brewing techniques. We modified our American IPA recipe and teamed up with one of Belgium’s top breweries to create something wonderful. Brewed at De Proef Brouwerij in Belgium, made using Westmalle Trappist yeast, Nice Lacing is an exceptionally smooth Belgian IPA with a dry finish. Cheers!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (10668) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Bottle from City Beer. Pours golden with a nicely laced off-white head and a citrus and toffee aroma. There is a tasty caramel malt flavor with a definite Belgian yeast presence, notably some banana ester, and a bitter hoppy finish. A nice collaboration.

Cmsuarez (3) - - FEB 8, 2017 does not count
Nice Citrus Nose with a balanced malty backbone. Slightly funky from the trappist yeast but otherwise very drinkable. Slight hint of rye!

Getbetter (1033) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
From a tap at the owner of Palo Alto Brewery’s Bar "The Rose and the Crown"The beer had a melon notes and a sweet bitter ipa.

jmikolich (1486) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Bottle from Bytemesis pro buono what a guy!! Awesome name for a beer and cool bottle near concept too, Belgian citra IPA.. I’m having a hard time finding that citra goodness though its actually got a sweet flavor no tropical hits.. Could be my fault I had this in the fridge for a month

bytemesis (9191) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Bottle. First, let me say that this is a pretty cool name for a beer. Then, I must say that, in general I have not been excited by Palo Alto beers. Thus I approach this with some trepidation. It pours a cloudy amber with floaties and a small creamy off-white head that dissipates with decent, not nice, lacing. Oh oh. Aroma is very typical of the style, belgian yeast with a bit of citrus, biscuit, honey. Flavor is about the same, very lightly sweet, yeast and citrus dominate, a bit earthy. Actually quite nice. Good job, PA!

anders37 (26999) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2013
Draft @ SF Beer Week Opening Celebration 2013, Concourse Exhibition Center, San Francisco, CA. Pours a slightly hazy amber orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty slightly spicy yeasty rye aroma. Fruity malty spicy hoppy rye flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty rye hoppy finish.

bb (9789) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Yeast and light earth aroma with light spice, light malt, andlight citrus. Caramel and yeast flavor with light citrus. Medium bodied. Sweet malt and caramel lingers with yeast and light earth.
Earlier Rating: 7/2/2012 Total Score: 3.5
Draft. May or may not have been brewed in conjuction with De Struise. Orange amber beerw ith a cream head. Sumemr fruit and orange aroma with yeast. Yeast and light spice flavor with sumemr fruits. Medium bodied. Yeast and light spice lingers with summer fruits. Rye just peaking through in background.

bhensonb (15745) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle from City Beer. Pours hazy copper with a 3 finger off-white head. Aroma of citrus and soft light pitted fruit with some caramel notes. Full bodied (til the carb leaves). It’s citrous, Belgian yeast/spice (tho not getting banana ester), and quite decently bitter. It does lace a bit. It is indeed quite smooth, and it does finish bitter and dry. It’s a very nice beer, it is.

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