Belgica - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by RoyalT:
4.18/5 rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Appearance - This is a nice, inviting dullish orange in color with a good head that left pretty Belgian lacing on the inside of my glass.
Smell - There's a nice, easy pink grapefruit and light pear in the nose along with a touch of candied sugar and a delicate malt.
Taste - This one explodes at the taste. The hops are much bigger on the tongue consisting mostly of a huge but very smooth orange goo with hints of pine. The malt struggles to balance and leans towards caramel.
Mouthfeel - This is a solid medium-bodied and incredibly smooth with modest carbonation and a bitter character throughout. The malty sweetness plays well with the monster hops and together they create a dry/sweet combination that is like velvet on the tongue. This has the expert blending of a Bordeux only it's beer instead of wine if that makes any sense.
Drinkability - I couldn't sip this beer to save my life. It's not the most balanced Belgian on the planet but an excellent drinker that went down like water. I could easily tackle a keg of this until I passed out. Certainly one of the smoothest, most quaffable Belgian IPAs that I've ever had from an American brewer. In fact I'd say that the Carolus Hopsinjoor is the only BIPA I can think of period that I'd prefer over this.
Serving type: bottle
02-26-2011 05:51:22 | More by RoyalT
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3.04/5 rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Big disapointment!! Stone cali-belgo is lightyears ahead of this! Average in every aspect and I think great divide is an excellent brewery but they missed on this one. !... i guess thats why they no longer make this one. Just trying to get to 250 characters at this point.
Serving type: bottle
04-12-2013 22:19:50 | More by IPA1978
Belgica from Great Divide Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 393 ratings.