RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Inspired by our love of Belgian ales and hoppy West Coast ales. We bring Cascade and Columbus hops together with our house yeast for a smooth Belgian style hopfest. Best when fresh, this beer is not for aging. Thanks to our friend Todd Russell for help with the pilot batch.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (9999) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Grippitis. My label sys Belgian IPA on it. Anyway, it is a hazy orange-tinted golden brew that has a spicy zing to its moderate hoppiness. Quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cousin_Larry (893) - - SEP 28, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2013 Not too bad for an IPA. Bitter but not overly bitter. Not my favorite. Fifteen characters to go.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13891) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Draft. Large off-white head atop hazy copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit/spicy, light biscuit. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some orange peel, spicy. Medium body, light resin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a slightly hazy ruddy amber with a small off white head. Pine and citrus hops in the nose with a hint of Belgian yeast. The flavor is hop forward. Slight fruitiness with notes of pale malt, light caramel, and slight resins. Light to medium body with spritzy carbonation and a medium finish. Pretty solid brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
asedzie (813) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Bottle from Cellars in Roseville, MN. Buyer beware, I guess. I asked the beer guy how long they have had this and they said 3 weeks - but I am skeptical based on other reviews and the mustiness of the aroma. Too bad - I used to love and trust this store. Anyway - Aroma is mild herbal hop notes with a strong vegetal character, some tartness. Flavor has rich malt complexity, but is weakened by a washed out bitter flavor of old hops. Overall - this was probably a great Belgian style IPA when it was fresh - I wont discredit the brewer for the liquor store/distributor problem.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (5482) - Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Malty, fruity aroma has a strong woody hop overtone. Pours a beautiful clear chestnut with a very thick, fine-bubbled and rather persistent buff head. Woody hops dominates the fruity flavor, with malty and resiny hints and some green-wood bitterness. Smooth, firm texture leaves a persistent fizz and a hoppy, woody finish. Let this one get its Hooks(ett) in you.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluejacket74 (1955) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2013
22 ounce bottle, bottled March 2013 (8.5% ABV stated on label). Served in a DFH Signature glass, the beer pours a hazy reddish/copper color with about an inch light tan head that stayed around a little while. Theres also a lot of lacing. The brew smells like citrusy and pine hops, bready malt, dark fruit, and a bit of peppery spice. It tastes like citrusy and herbal hops, bready malt/dark bread, dark fruit, and some caramel malt. Mouthfeel/body is medium, its a bit coating and has moderate carbonation. I think its a good overall brew. Id buy it again at $6.99 a bomber.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (5410) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2013
From a bottle. Pours very cloudy reddish amber. Tastes like floral hops and malt. Slightly bitter. Medium body and medium carbonation. Smells nutty and hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12766) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle shared by sonnycheeba. Pours cloudy and particulate brown with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is citrus and pine hops, pear and apricot esters with cookie and straw malt. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness with supporting malt, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (5789) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle. Pours murky amber with average, creamy off-white head; decent retention and spare lacing. Aroma is cereal and cookie malts, caramel, floral and spicy hops, figs, dates, and light toast. Flavor is balanced dry, bready malts and floral hops with supporting woody notes, light fruit, and spice; dry, lightly bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation.

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