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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 Barleywine’s runoff.

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3.4
thornecb (5914) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 3, 2016
Pours hazy light gold into a shaker. Citrus and yeast aromas. Soft and thin with tropical fruit, coriander and yeast upfront turning to lemon citrus in the medium length finish.

2.1
cheap (5860) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2013
Smells like an ipa, grapefruit rind olfactory., perhaps a lot like mild b/o. Taste is at first I think a little too hoppy then it evolves into this backbone of a lemon unsweetened fruit thing. yes, each swig the same; an aroma of mild b/o then a palate finish of a lemony furniture polish thing. Finish is APA. Probably not a belgdy if you are looking for this style, yes, more like an apa - but so what, its beer. Yep, no way is this anything like an old country belgian. Ita a wannah beeeeee.

3.6
TimE (5817) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 9, 2016
Amber golden color. Apple cobbler with pineapple nose. Medium body with good malt backbone. A bit spicy hops. So much malt and decent

4.2
superspak (5597) - Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2013
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a 2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of peach, mango, pineapple, lemon zest, orange zest, banana, tangerine, pear, apple, floral, grass, clove, pepper, light pine, light honey, and floral/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great citrus/tropical hop complexity with a moderate yeast and malt balance; and good strength. Taste of big peach, pineapple, mango, tangerine, banana, lemon zest, orange zest, clove, pepper, pine, floral, grass, bread, light honey, and floral/yeast earthiness. Moderate earthy tartness and spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of mango, pineapple, citrus zest, banana, clove, pepper, pine, floral, grass, light honey, and floral/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome balance and complexity of hop and yeast flavors; with a moderate malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent Belgian pale ale! All around great balance and complexity of hop, yeast, and malt balance; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.5
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Fr0m a can (N0T fr0m The can... 0h, wait. I already used that.) - Nice g0ld/br0nze b0dy, tiny bubbled, with a m0dest head that rapidly reduces t0 a film. The ar0ma is spicy with h0ps - fl0ral (snapdrag0ns?), resiny, with tangerine and 0range rind - 0ver a light breadiness. The flav0r (which we’re t0ld can 0nly be sweet, bitter, s0ur, salty, and umami - I’m glad I’m stupid) sees the additi0n 0f bananas and 0ther fruit (umami apple?) with a black pepper bitterness (which I can taste, minus the pepper c0mment). Dry finish, mildly bitter and fruity. Nice sec0nd runnings beer, gentlebrewers!

3.6
SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2016
Cette canette contient un liquide cuivré qui fabrique une petite tête et une dentelle éparse. Au nez, des fruits des tropiques, des levures de la Belgique et des céréales grillées. En bouche, du pain et des épices, des agrumes et des fleurs dans une mouvance cohésive habilement captée par mes papilles qui ont une grande soif. Un corps professionnellement mené avec bulles vives et effet de légèreté. Une finale d’ananas et de citron avec un effet sec épicé. Amusante comme tout. Cette bière se laisse boire facilement.

3.4
jkwood04 (5448) - Connecticut, USA - APR 26, 2015
On tap at the brewpub. Pours amber with a white head. Aroma of spicy yeast, floral hops, and pale malts. Flavor the same with a decent blend. Average texture. Not bad but not the best.

4.1
rumproasts (5359) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2013
bottle. golden orange with two finger head. About as good as a Belgian pale can be, which is pretty damn good. Awesome flavor. highly recommended.

3.9
hayduke (5209) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Sampled at the brewpub on Milwaukee. It came in the glass a rich gold color. Nose of citrus, lots of it. MEdium plus body with a resinous mouthfeel. Flavor is a blast of citrus and there is some stone fruit. Long bitter finish. Really good beer..

3.9
hotstuff (5158) - 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.


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