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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A Belgian pale ale brewed with American hops and fermented with Chouffe yeast.

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3.5
Stine (1780) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2007
On tap at the brewpub. Opaque, sunny orange pour. Pungent sweetness of pinapple and garlic cloves in the aroma; lit up by banana, vanilla and pears with a lot of lively spark and delicate sugar. Flavor brings some dense spice and phenols, seeming a bit warmer than it should or than it is. Quite estery and fairly dry; leafy hop character and white cracker yeast tones fill in the body with enough bready density and bitterness to create balance. Some ginger and pepper come through on the back of the nose in the mid-palate. Medium bodied in the mouth; syrupy and sticky to a surprising degree, leaving a cooling sweetness of vanilla in a creamy finish. Bitten with a bit more clove and dry grass at the very end. Lots of potential in this one, but it seems to wrap up as something quite less exciting than the sum of its seemingly well-chosen parts might project itself to be.

3.5
Driftwood6 (214) - USA - JAN 5, 2008
On tap at brewpub. The hops give it a nice taste as compared to the typical Belgian. Nothing too crazy here- actually pretty close to style other than the aggressive hops.

3.5
nuplastikk (6256) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 8, 2009
Draft into a tulip glass at the brewpub. orange brown color. Massive head which fades out after a minute, leaving the glass 1/5 empty. Sweet subdued aroma. Herby, sugary, yeasty tastes. Smooth, mellow carbonation. The yeast dominates a little too much in my opinion, lacks subtlety. Sugary, somewhat typical of US-Belgian beers.

3.5
bobbypaulson (217) - Fergus Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2009
on tap at the fff brewpub. Pours a murky orange with a nice white head. the aroma is yeasty and floral hoppiness. the taste is sweet and sugary with a nice bitter hoppy finish.

3.5
MWMBeerguy (203) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2014
One of the best Belgian American beers I've had. Awesome. Nice subtle hop aroma and a crisp dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
Barnoloid (277) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2014
On tap at Small Bar Logan Square. Yeasty, big hopped Belgo-American Pale Ale. Tropical fruit and grapefruit on the front end. Lasting bitterness on the finish.

3.5
crossovert (12912) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Draft. Any semblance of Belgian is slaughtered by hops. It is nice dry and tropical.

3.5
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Draft @ Twenty Tap. Caramel malt and sweet orange-grapefruit aroma. Has that typical FFFs IPA aroma thing going on. Clear amber with a large white head. Sweet caramel malt, piney orange-grapefruit hops flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation. At first I didn’t get any Belgian character out of this one, but as it warmed a little Belgian yeast seemed to develop.

3.4
RAYBOY01 (2011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2007
Pretty coppery pour. Presents a spicy/yeasty nose...fruity and pungent. The flavors are sweet roasted malts, light Belgian spiciness, fruity yeast and fairly robust herbal/earthy hop bite. Pretty interesting.

3.4
thedm (6178) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 1, 2008
This draft brew from the brew pub poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a hazy very softly carbonated orange brown colored body and a fair lacing. The weak aroma was bready and dough. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and strongly tingly at the finish with a biting hoppy aftertaste. The balanced flavor contained notes of malt hops and dough. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.


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