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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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3.7
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2012
Tulip draft on tap at the brewpub (Chicago, IL). Pours a strikingly deep golden pour, a touch of orange, faint haze grows a touch, with a frothy offwhite head that dies to a small level, laces small overall. Nice color. Aromas are a rich melange of hops and yeastiness. Some gentle spice, dry herbal qualities, and fruity esters immediately mix with dry citrusy hops, some florals, growing orange and gentle tropical fruit, lemons, melon. A nice level, but not bursting. Touches of spicy yeast, bread dough, pale malts, and gentle apple and pear esters move in. More Citra enters the fold as it warms a bit more, quite nice. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, offering a healthy fruity essence, citrusy hops and tropical flavors up front. A moderate dryness sticks, cuts through the sweetness from the esters created through the Belgian yeast. Gentle apple, melon, tropical fruit. Lemons, florals, grass, more mango, growing into a fruit vibrant front end. Middle gets fruity, but not sweet as the C hops stay the focal here. Touches of florals and dryness kick in, as the backend offers a moderate dryness, some lingering bready and pale malts, touches of Belgian yeast that offer a gentle herbal quality, some mellow fruity esters, but largely the hops remain the focus. I was a bit skeptical of the brew, thinking it would be far too sweet. However, the hops remain the focus here. The sweetness stays at bay and the yeast doesn’t take over but provides a decent synergy. Quite a lovely beer, coming from someone who spurns a Belgian influence as they become heavy handed quite quickly. Well done.

3.7
User29624 (1683) - - JAN 29, 2012
Tap at the pub. Pours cloudy gold with a white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, citrus. Fairly sweet flavor - for a second runnings beer it is quite substantial. Well done.

3.7
drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2012
growler. Pours clear golden with white head. Aroma has lots of fresh fresh pine clementines and mango Flavors have a sweet fresh citrus clementines and piney goodness thin body low bitterness lots of fresh citra though.

3.7
HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2012
22 oz. bottle. Pours a glowing orange pour with a small white head. Aroma of big pine and citrus hops intertwined with spicy belgian yeast. Flavor is sippy, lots of nice belgian yeast and bitter hop notes. Some citrus, song banana, and mild spice tones. It’s medium bodied, finishes long and bitter.

3.7
Strykzone (7356) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Very clear and dark golden. Minimal head. Some nice hops hit my nose first. Floral and citrus with honey. Those are tasted with with dry bitterness. Some yeast but just a bit. This is tasty.

3.7
daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Gold, slightly hazed. White head. Yeasty goodness, fruity flavors, slight hops.

3.7
jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Actually, a not bad Revolution beer. Light caramel, malt, yeast flavor balanced out generously with some hops, sugar, candy and lemon flavor. A nice balance to make this not just a light watered down version of a beer but something that has a bit of substance.

3.7
charule (2268) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Can from a friend. Poured hazy orange with thinning creme head. Light on the aroma but floral. Light light carb med bod. Pleasant taste thats sweet bitter light hop.

3.7
Doghair (312) - Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Nice fruity hop aroma. Taste is the same fruity hops with a little malt and yeast. Really good beer.

3.7
rdixon77 (2829) - Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Interesting and complex. Heck of aroma: floral, fruity, yeasty, and sweet. Balanced, with both strong ipa and Belgian elements. Almost like a tea herbalness. Great.


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