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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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A citrusy and refreshing Belgian-style pale ale hopped with Cascade, Citra, and whole Crystal hops for massive aromas and flavors! Fermented with our Belgian Wit yeast for an extra dose of complexity, this one is very drinkable and extremely aromatic.

Per Wil Turner, this is a second runnings beer from Institutionalized Barleywineís runoff.

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3.5
rubbishystuff (2529) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2015 Quite nice stuff. Bubbly and refreshing, initial aroma of strong citrus hops but the flavor of hops isnít quite as prominent. Serving: Can


2.9
IslandHaole (1261) - Misawa, JAPAN - JUN 12, 2017
Clear medium golden color. Interesting aroma, has some sourish notes as well as a touch of wit, with banana & cloves. An odd mesh of flavors, sweet malts up front, followed by the tangy wit flavor with a crisp bitter follow. Too busy for me, a beer that isnít sure what style it is, tries to be a few at once and doesnít quite nail any of them.

3.6
Niko100 (2891) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2017
Nice golden color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of yeast, rich floral hops, & some citrus; Flavor of malt, yeast, nice hops, citrus, and some fruit; Nicely balanced; Surprised by this one - pretty decent.

4.3
balloonbuffoon (272) - - MAY 4, 2017
Single 12floz can (COD 12.13.2017, $1.50/unit), tulip glass. This is a great looking Belgian pale ale; deep golden haze and a sticky frothy white head. Old World yeast and New World hops compose a floral, soft citrus, and citrus zest aroma. Palate presents greats balance, and feels lighter than its 6.8% ABV. A very good all purpose beer with mild funk, pummelo, toasted bread flavors.

3.9
jsmerig (1578) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2017
Pours a crystal clear yellow with a white foamy head. Great lacing left on the small 5oz glass. Tasted at Yard House outside of Chicago Aroma is light and fruity with a sweet passion fruit note. Taste is lightly sweet with a mango note to it. Being a wheat beer, it doesnít come with tremendous hoppiness. Instead its nicely offset. Smooth and refreshing - reminds me of Pyramid Apricot Wheat

3.4
thegreenrooster (4373) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 8, 2017
Pour is a cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is like candied peaches. All candi sugar and peaches. Flavor is fruity with more peach and some elderflower herbal-ness. A little dash of coriander or orange peel would really make this great. It is fine as it is though, plenty fruity and refreshing.

3.9
hotstuff (5144) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2017
Canned 01/16/17. The appearance is a medium sized fizzy white head that mostly diminished, transparent gold body, lively, fast rising carbonation observed, and spotty lacing. The aroma is citrus hops, tropical fruit, grapefruit, juicy, spicy, yeast, and malt. The flavor presents moderate bitterness, citrus hops, tropical fruit, grapefruit, yeast, lightly sweet, and malt. The mouthfeel is light-moderate carbonation and this beer is light-medium bodied. A very good tasting beer for its style. It has a very good hoppy taste to it that leaves me interested in drinking this again. It is well brewed and I look forward to rating more of their beers.

3.8
Jow (3899) - New York, USA - MAR 18, 2017
Can from City Hops. Deep hazed golden one finger head. Nose is tropical fruit and Belgian yeast. Tastes of bubblegum, peach, banana, yeasty, and cloves. Creamy palate easy drinking. Semi sweet.

3.6
574deadzone (1419) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAR 17, 2017
This is a Belgian IPA. Pours a hazy golden with a taller rocky eggshell foam that leaves a stringy collar of lace. Nose involves spicy yeast and citrus, florals (lilac), musty cobweb, passion fruit, and lightly toasted malt. Fairly sweet, decently bitter. Medium bodied, oily, drying leafiness, active, vaguely juicy, with a drying bitter hop and yeasty finish. Itís not bad, but itís too hoppy. I would have liked to see more "Belgian Ale" and less "IPA" here.

4.1
muzzlehatch (4952) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2017
12 ounce can from Valli Produce in Rockford, IL, consumed a little too cold from a Duvel glass. Pours a bright, slightly oily gold-amber with a huge glass-filling bubbly white meringue head that decays very slowly and laces thickly...gorgeous fruity-herbal nose, mangos soaked in tarragon and thyme, with a bit of that Wit bubblegum and baking spice character, a bit of banana, a hint of coriander, intoxicating and almost perfume-like...on the tongue a lovely balance is noted immediately, a reasonably strong sweetness appears but the yeasty undertones and the light but forceful citrusy hops alongside a nice bit of burnt and toasty malt gives this an interesting and somewhat unexpected complexity; thereís also a touch of German wheat character here, and if thereís a flaw itís that on the finish the bitterness is a bit acrid and unpleasant at first, though this largely dissipates when you let it warm to near room temp. The carbonation is strong and tingly, and the body is quite full, hefty even, but just misses out on having a bloating feeling and isnít in the least syrupy. This has become one of my go-to beers over the past few weeks and Iím on about my 4th six-pack; easily the best beer Iíve had from this brewery so far and one of the best everyday-drinking Beligan styled ales available here.

3.4
trapped (3097) - New York, TURKEY - MAR 10, 2017
Draught @ Malt and Mold. Slightly cloudy golden with small foamy off-white head, faint vanilla aroma, medium carbonation, medium bitter hoppy taste with little Belgian yeast characteristics, thin body, longish medium bitter finish. Nice brew, hops obliterate the Belgian a bit.


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