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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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3.8
Menkros (36) - - SEP 6, 2012
22oz bomber, pours dark orange, smell is slightly hoppy not overwhelming. Taste is complex, layered, fantastic. Great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy Deez nuts

3.8
crossovert (12934) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2013 Recently re-tried this. It is yeast dominated but can pick up the hops mroe. Tried it again form the bottle and this is really awesome when it warms up.

3.8
DrnkMcDermott (3100) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Single can from Binny’s. Nice tropical fruit smell from pouring it into the glass. Closer in, I can find more of those traditionally piney northwestern hops. A clear gold color in the glass, and it pours with a finger of spongy foam. Malt is pretty light against the overwhelming force of this hoppy little cane toad. Hop bitterness almost pierces my tongue, but is till relaxing and almost indulgent. Definitely a great beer you’d never expect to find in a can.

3.8
monkeychugg55 (1090) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Clear gold with orange hues and a small white head. The aroma is mainly Belgian yeast esters and spice, with an underlying mango and citrus hop notes. The flavor is quite nice. There is a nice biscuity malt note, some caramel, American hops, and Belgian yeast. Well balanced all around. Very tasty.

3.8
Travlr (24866) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2013
Draft. Hazy golden amber color, medium white head. Aroma of grass, lemonpeel, orange. Taste is sweet and bitter citrus. Nice.

3.8
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2013
Poured a slight chill hazed gold body with a light fluffy bright white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, dry grainy bread, lemons, grapefruit and dry tropical fruits. fuller bodied with lively carbonation. Flavor is the same as the aroma with some big yeast notes and citrus and tropical fruits along with grainy bread.

3.8
deyholla (11605) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear gold with a white head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has a good amount of grapefruit with light citrus, resin and a bread backbone. Flavor has a combination of citrus and grapefruit with a bit of rind and a bread backbone.

3.8
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Sampled at gabf. from my notes. pours a hazy orange with an off white head. citrus and spicy yeast taste

3.8
whitehotg8 (85) - Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Growler pour into a globe glass. Beautiful honey amber orange color with a minimal white head. The nose is full of sweetness and clean hops with a little yeast complexity. Taste is definitely on par with the Belgian style pales with a unique cleanliness but, very tasty; close to sessionable. All around a solid Belgian pale with character from a quickly rising brewery in Chicago. Cheers!

3.8
Narnad (1521) - Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Pours from the can a deep orange, with a light haze and a tall, dense off-white head. Aroma has a strong orange citrus nose with a light grassy kick and a sweet malt backbone with some light yeasty esters. Flavor starts off with a strong, bitter orange peel flavor with some some light grassy hops notes. Later a sweet malty, light yeast ester flavor creeps in with a slightly watered down hops finish. Body is light with low amounts of carbonation but enough to maintain the head. Overall the nose on this brew is fantastic. The flavor gets a lot better as it warms. Well balanced, flavorful and a perfect summer time brew.


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