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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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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.

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zgaier (1951) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Pours a golden orange with a white head and nice aroma of fruits, citrus, and peach. Taste is well balanced, nice hoppy, citrus, peach notes with malt, caramel, and light spice leading to a dry, fruity finish. Very drinkable, tasty pale ale

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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 (4958) - 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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NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Draft at Belgian Fest. Glad I had a chance to finally try this one. Nose is huge hops, really fresh and citrusy, tropical fruit from the Citra. Light Belgian yeast, tart note. Some noted pepper notes and grain. On tasting, medium-high bitterness, clean and deep. Nice malt balance and fruity hops. Tropical qualities are really nice. Great stuff.

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jeremyh70 (1103) - Missouri, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Pours a very heavy amber with a huge rocky off white head with great lacing. Aroma of citrus and tropical fruit with a bit of chives and bubble gum. Big citrus and grapefruit flavors initially in the taste followed by some dankness. Sweet bready malt character with a hint of pepper and some lemon. Finishes semi dry with a light bitterness. Mouthfeel is crisp with medium body and carbonation. Enjoyed the citrus and tropical flavors. Played well with the slight dank flavor and breadiness.

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sawbuck (732) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2014
Awesome aroma of citrus mixed with fresh, piney hops. Orange amber with a thick tan head. Sweet malt up front, intertwined with notes of fresh orange and sweet candy. then nicely balanced with a slightly bitter hop. Finishes balances with the perfect amount of bitterness. Outstanding representation of this style.

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GenDV138 (7277) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2014
2 ounce can pour at SAVOR’s Friday night session. Pours golden brown with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, tropical fruit. Tasting notes of citrus, pine, floral notes, tropical fruit. Medium body with a dry finish.

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Thechasm442 (1005) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Can dated 12/26/14 served in a tulip. The beer pours a crystal clear orange amber with an inch of off white head that leaves decent lacing. Aroma is floral with grassy hops, some mild citrus, bananas, dough, and coriander. Taste is banana, clove, and bits of lemon zest as well as lots of dough and mildly funky barnyard flavors. It’s fairly juicy up front and coats your mouth while leaving a pleasant aftertaste. Very good beer.

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Frozer (240) - Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2015
Clear amber with light head. Floral bouquet of hop aroma. Grapefruit flavors with citrus and orange peel.


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