RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   IBU: 48   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
We brew our Strong Golden Ale all-grain, giving it a deep and complex taste.

Belgian aromatic malts add hints of dried fruit, while generous Noble and West Coast hops deliver an earthy spiciness. It finishes semi-dry with lingering tropical fruits and spicy notes from Belgian yeast.

Suggested food pairings: Roasted chicken, grilled pork chops, salmon, Portobello mushrooms, Gouda or Gruyere cheese.

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kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012
Name: Invocation Now
Date: September 15, 2010
Mode: Draft
Source: Taco Mac, The Fred
Appearance: hazy orange, creamy off white head, heavy lace
Aroma: sweet and spicy aroma, malt candy sweetness, lots of phenolic spicyness enhanced by floral hops
Body: decent body
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, touch of candy sweetness, well balanced spicyness, nice floral character

Name: Invocation Now
Date: July 01, 2012
Mode: growler
Source: tasting 1st Sunday
phenolic spicyness is the dominant character, dry pale malt,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: ** /4

DiarmaidBHK (4785) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2011
Bottle from Great Spirits. Pours golden with a massive, massive head. Has those Belgian floral notes on the nose. taste is a bit dry a bit bready. Finishes slightly acidic. Solid example of style.

Suttree (6358) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 28, 2011
Cloudy orange, with a huge white head. Smells nice - some apples and pears, then some spicy notes - cinnamon, I guess. Flavor seems kind of like a tripel - yeasty, some booze, some hop bite. Not bad.

Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - NOV 13, 2011
12oz bottle from TBS, thanks Matt. Rating #39. Hazy bright orange/yellow color with a real nicely lacing off-white head. Yeasty and peppery aroma, a little sweet as well with a touch of funk. Big belgian flavor, a little sweet with some lemony citrus that makes for an acidic bite in the finish. Pretty tasty overall. (1992)

drfabulous (7813) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 25, 2011
12 ounce thanks to Debi. No adjunct sugars? This is super sweet. But it fades into a really nice triple with a lot of yeast and flavor. Very well done.

Drjohnrock (761) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Twelve ounce bottle obtained at Natifest ’11 in trade with decaturstevo (thanks!). Large tan head that diminished slowly with good lacing, strong sweet malty aroma with plenty of citrus elements, cloudy medium amber hue, initial bittersweet taste (sweetness dominates) followed by sweet sugary finish. Interesting brew.

aracauna (3585) - Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2011
Beautiful beer. Perfect rocky meringue head. Hazy light amber body. One of the best spicy yeast aromas I’ve smelled in an American beer of this style. Body isn’t too sweet for the hop bitterness, lemon zest fruitiness, and spicy yeast. Maybe the perfect Belgian gold. Shocked this is American made.

Ratman197 (14680) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2011
Bottle courtesy of Craftbeerdesign (thanks Geoff) poured a hazy tarnished gold with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of straw biscuit, pineapple and light spice. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, earthiness and lighjt spoice with a crisp dry lingering earthy finish.

pineypower (3295) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Growler shared thanks to Dmac. Pours out a moderate light copper color with a small white head. Aroma is of spicy yeast, some fruits and a light nod to alcohol. taste is fruity Belgian yeast, some banana, clove, light hop bitterness and a light, dry finish.

dmac (6205) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Growler from TheBeerSommelier, thanks M. Opened with a good burst of carbonation rushing out so that was a good sign. The pour was perfect and you never would have known that this was from a growler that was well over a month old and had been shipped several hundred miles. A deep solid red/orange body sits underneath a large full foamy white head. Aroma is grainy and bready with notes of Belgian yeast, some rotting fruit and pepper. Fuller bodied with average carbonation and a dry finish with some lingering flavors. Flavor is dry bread, hint of lemons, light pepper, Belgian yeast. Good stuff and then considering the way this one was served it bumps it up a notch or two.

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