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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 Barleywine’s runoff.

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4.2
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2013
A: Golden orange, slightly hazy almost clear, with a fizzy and foamy white head. S: Smells great. Fantastic combination of Belgian yeast - kind of funky, slightly musty, lemon and some coriander - and hops - sweet grapefruit, mango, tangerine. Almost creates a ’bubble-gum’ sweetness, which is a terrible way of describing it because that would be horrible, but very unique. T: Refreshing and crisp bitterness hit first with lemon and tarter-than-sweet grapefruit. Then a wash of Belgian spice, a tad bit of hay, and sweet tropical fruits. Finishes pretty dry P: Light-medium body, noticeable but not obnoxious carbonation. Very refreshing and smooth. O: Fantastic beer. So glad it’s in cans. Need to stock up.

4.2
superspak (5591) - 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.

4.2
wlajwl (6809) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 5, 2014
Aroma is Belgian yeast, pine and hops. The flavor is light grapefruit, fruit, Belgian yeast funk, malts and a dry and bitter finish. Reminds me a little of Duvel Triple Hop, the hops here are a little more bitter and drier than most American ales.

4.2
OsuStu (262) - - APR 19, 2014
12 oz can. Pours hazy, dark yellow orange. Fruity and bready aroma. Spicy sweet taste. Caramel malts, yeast...like a spiced clementine orange.

4.2
barbarino2000 (90) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2015
Really liked this. I’m a fan of Anti-Hero, and this feels like it’s tasty little brother. Great job by Revolution to add another high quality option to their arsenal.

4.2
jeffbigD (134) - - APR 16, 2015
Pours clear amber with little head. Smooth blend of grains and hops. Nice fruit notes that make it a solid brew.

4.2
MaltsterMash (31) - Kokomo, Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2017
Beautiful hoppy aroma yet still getting the Belgian wit yeast of the peppery/lemony smell. Appearance is slightly hazy with a yellow/golden color. Average/low head retention. Medium carbonation, heavier body than most pale ales. Hops linger but not overpowering. A nice balance between the complex yeast and the hops. A very enjoyable beer. Usually skeptical with a hop forward Belgian style ale. This was well made.

4.1
jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Draft at Jerry’s. Gold with big, foamy, white head, good legs / Perfumey nose of bologna, citrus, weed, / Medium to full body, fat with soft carbonation, dry, nice balance with some astringency and bitter finish / Flavors of straw, bologna, resin, vague citrus, flower petal / A nice, dry, golden pale.

4.1
JoePeesie (925) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Pours a nice copper brown. Nose and taste are a nice blend of Cascade, Citra and Crystal. Great nose, great taste, highly crushable and addictive! Great beer

4.1
muzzlehatch (4959) - 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; there’s also a touch of German wheat character here, and if there’s a flaw it’s 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 isn’t in the least syrupy. This has become one of my go-to beers over the past few weeks and I’m on about my 4th six-pack; easily the best beer I’ve had from this brewery so far and one of the best everyday-drinking Beligan styled ales available here.


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