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RATINGS: 227   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 Barleywines runoff.

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (3054) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Single can from Binnys. 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 youd never expect to find in a can.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hotstuff (5053) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (3777) - New York, USA - MAR 18, 2017
Can from City Hops. Deep hazed golden one finger head. Nose is tropical fruit and Belgian yeast. Tastes of bubblegum, peach, banana, yeasty, and cloves. Creamy palate easy drinking. Semi sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
574deadzone (1401) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAR 17, 2017
This is a Belgian IPA. Pours a hazy golden with a taller rocky eggshell foam that leaves a stringy collar of lace. Nose involves spicy yeast and citrus, florals (lilac), musty cobweb, passion fruit, and lightly toasted malt. Fairly sweet, decently bitter. Medium bodied, oily, drying leafiness, active, vaguely juicy, with a drying bitter hop and yeasty finish. Its not bad, but its too hoppy. I would have liked to see more "Belgian Ale" and less "IPA" here.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
muzzlehatch (4922) - 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; theres also a touch of German wheat character here, and if theres a flaw its 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 isnt in the least syrupy. This has become one of my go-to beers over the past few weeks and Im on about my 4th six-pack; easily the best beer Ive had from this brewery so far and one of the best everyday-drinking Beligan styled ales available here.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (2788) - New York, TURKEY - MAR 10, 2017
Draught @ Malt and Mold. Slightly cloudy golden with small foamy off-white head, faint vanilla aroma, medium carbonation, medium bitter hoppy taste with little Belgian yeast characteristics, thin body, longish medium bitter finish. Nice brew, hops obliterate the Belgian a bit.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Block (2501) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 9, 2017
A nice and well balanced Belgian. Good malty backbone. Nice hops throughout. Alcohol is well masked, comes through just a bit.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclefrito62 (225) - Stow, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2017
Draft at Winking lizard Macedonia. Foamy white head. Smell the hops Easy to drink Softe on palate, no after bite Overall this is a very drinkable brew

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (3377) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2017
Really good; one of the best Belgian IPAs Ive had. Clear dark amber color, cream colored relatively long lasting head and some lace. Aroma is malt and fresh hops. Flavor is a perfect blend of malt fresh Hops bitterness a little bit of sweetness and carbonic tang.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (6100) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2017
Can from Milk and Hops, Chelsea. Pours an unclear golden color with a frothy head and medium lace. Citrus, orange, and pepper. Wheat, clove. Some resiny notes, grass, peach, and a bit of dough. Tingly, spicy mouthfeel, fairly dry on the close. Pretty nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phranq (135) - - JAN 29, 2017
Aroma is pine and tropical fruit. Pours clear yellow. well ballanced with a malty sweet finish.


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