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Mischief - The Bruery

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Ratings: 1,464
Reviews: 467
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.25%
Wants: 72
Gots: 168 | FT: 10
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The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
formerly known at Mischief #3

(Beer added by: Halcyondays on 10-05-2009)
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Photo of jmhart
4.6/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up in a bomber from Hop City, Atlanta,GA.

Served in a tulip.

A- Full head with moderate pour, excellent structure and lasts the perfect amount of time leaving a mild ring around the glass. . Brew is a golden-amber, moderately cloudy.

S-Wonderful hints of citrus from aromatic hops, apricots but not overly sweet.

T- Mild hops that stimulate the nose more the tongue, mildly acid with subtle spice, and hints of white grape on the finish.

M- Crisp texture that produces a pleasant bite on the tongue.

D- Wonderful on a warm afternoon or holds up well with a mild dinner, perhaps a pasta or something else with tomatoes. A very smooth brew with mild but appropriate hops

Overall-Recommended to me in lieu of Stone Cali-Belgigue and it was a successful recommendation. I'll buy this again and recommend it as a great Belgian style IPA

jmhart, Apr 10, 2010
Photo of Deuane
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Hazy orange copper with a thin bright-white head. This reduced to a thin veil and left spotty lace.

S-Quite floral up front with lighter notes of grapefruit and a spicy yeast kick. Light backing from mildly sweet biscuit malt.

T-Biting spiciness accompanied with a nice hop profile of pine and grapefruit. Sweet biscuit malt in the background attempts to balance things out.

M-Medium bodied quite sharp and crisp. Good lingering spice and bitter kick.

D-Bright and sharp with a pleasant melding of flavours makes this one easy to enjoy. Maybe not quite as hop assertive as I would like but I cannot complain too much. A nicely done brew.

Deuane, Apr 07, 2010
Photo of mynie
4.47/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy gold into a Duvel glass. The head is billowy white like liquid marshmellows and it does not go away.

Smells like strong yeast spice but in a unique kind of way. The peppryness is as pronounced as you'd expect in a beer of this size, but it's balanced. Odd, I know, to have something challenging the white pepper. There is a dry, distinctly American hop profile standing up to the yeast, and it's really quite nice.

Tastes like a beatifically balanced blend between spicy belgian yeast and old school, east coast american hops. Like Yuengling and white pepper with some light citrus nodes sneaking into the backend. And if that doesn't sound good to you, well, you and I have different tastes.

mynie, Apr 07, 2010
Photo of jeffthecheff
3.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Joe for the bottle.

Poured into a Bruery tulip, the beer looks great. It's got an opaque, golden lion fur color with a perfect white head. The retention stays throughout, and leaves thick sheets of lace on the side of the glass.

The aroma is moderatley hoppy, with only a small amount of Belgian influence. It's got a delicate floral hop nose with a little bit of citrusy fruit. The yeast contributes only a small amount of Belgian style fruitiness.

The taste has a little bit more Belgian influence than the nose. It's got a full, fruity Belgian yeast flavor with tropical fruits, melon, and some spice. The hops come in with a light bitterness on the finish, just enough to make it distinctly American. The finish gets a little "messy" with bitterness, a little bit of it coming from yeasty harshness. I'm thinking too B vitamin flavors from the yeast. There is also a bit of a buttery flavor.

Mouthfeel is thin and crisp but with a substantial feeling in the middle. Carbonation is moderate for the style. I liked this beer but I would rather drink a plain Belgian Pale Ale. Glad I got to try it though, and I enjoyed the 750.

jeffthecheff, Apr 05, 2010
Photo of babaracas
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy amber with fluffy white head, settled to an inch and turned the whole side of the glass white with thick lace. Tons of yeast sediment.... and there it goes, a delayed gusher. The second glass is just plain murky. Smell: very musty, sweet pale malt, spicy, floral, cantaloupe, orange. Taste: pineapple core, orange citrus, a little sugared grapefruit, spicy. It's quite hoppy. Sweet pale and sugar, a little funk and pear at the end of the sip. Medium bodied, somewhat fluffy feel, with a dry finish. I was excited to try this, then not so excited after the pour, but it ended up being very tasty. But I'm not sure you can call this a BSPA with all of the American hops in here... it doesn't exactly fit the description on the label either, bottle conditioning can be fun.

babaracas, Apr 03, 2010
Photo of portia99
4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a bright golden color, really good transparancy, tons of carbonation bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. Three fingers of fluffy white head rest on top and are unwilling to give it up and fall to the surface. When it finally does, light lacing is left behind on the glass.

S - Crisp and hoppy, very grassy, some citrus and a bit spicy in aroma. Some light breadlike malt in the background. Topped off by a light, fruity, Belgian-ness too. Smells good and very much in character for the style, but is also a bit too subtle to be ideal for me.

T - Fresh hoppy taste...mildly bitter, but lots of hop flavor especially grassy and citrusy flavors. Just a minor hint of Belgian fruity, yeasty, mildly spicy character behind the hops. Gives a well rounded hoppy but slightly fruity, sweet. Sweetness is light and behind the scenes, just creeping out around the edges. Malt is bready and fits with the yeastiness here too. Just a bit of alcohol fills in the flavor gaps. The Belgian character is light and to me is just about "right" here. A crisp and refreshing beer on a beautiful spring day.

M - Medium bodied and medium carbonation too. Carbonation might be a bit on the light side for style, but still works here. A touch of alcohol is noticeable on the inhale and gives a slight warmth to the feel. Goes down smoothly and slides over the tongue easily...a bit slick in feel.

D - Exceptionally easy drinking Belgian strong pale ale. Alcohol is noticeable but restrained...lots of complex hop character, good malt in the background and just enough Belgian-ness. The Bruery gets plenty of hype, but for me anyway, they pretty much hit the mark with very few exceptions. This is another great one, I'm very happy to have readily available to me. Thanks Patrick!

portia99, Apr 03, 2010
Photo of kels
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cheers to the Vintage Cellar in Blacksburg for expanding their Bruery selection. Eager to try this one now that the weather is getting nice and warm.

Pours a a hazy apricot shade with somewhat visible light carbonation bubbles running throughout. 2 fingers of fluffy, bubbly, creamy off-white head fade and retain at a solid 1 finger, leaving tremendous amounts of thick, bubbly lacing sheeting the sides of the glass.

Smell is really mouthwatering. Hints of light citrus malts and sweet, juicy peach pair with a crisp, dry, powdery malt. Nice and light and fragrant, and more characteristic of IPAs and APAs I've enjoyed than Belgian Strong Pales.

Refreshing, full flavors are well-complemented by bright, robust carbonation. Definite juicy fruity flavors of tart, bitter citrus and sweet, sticky apricots dominate the palate. The malts are really crisp and dry, keeping the overall feel and taste light. There's a really interesting dimension of spiciness to the beer that is most present in the aftertaste. It is pleasantly peppery, adding a surprising bite to the overall experience. A touch of the alcohol is detectable in the aftertaste as well, and can be felt warming the throat into the stomach. Beer leaves a sticky coating throughout the palate, and the flavors hang around with it for quite awhile. A strange plasticy taste arises with a belch (very feminine I know), but I didn't catch it so much beforehand in the taste.

Very tasty, highly drinkable and interesting beer. Always nice to get something pleasantly unexpected in a new beer experience. Would recommend giving it a try.

kels, Apr 02, 2010
Photo of Patrick999
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Into the tulip it goes! Typical very carbonated Bruery blonde, kick-ass retention and great lacing.

Whoa. I haven't taken a sip yet and I can tell this isn't your father's Belgian Strong Pale. This is a hell of a hoppy beer...some DIPAs don't even smell this hoppy. It's dank, citrusy American hop dominating the nose. If I strain, I can pick out some slight bubblegum.

Ah, OK - it tastes more Belgian than it smells, with some plastic notes in the finish, but the hops hit first, and hard, with juicy citrus up front quickly fading to an ashy, piney bitterness with stonefruit overtones. To me this crosses past the Belgian IPA and into American IPA territory and then some. Tasty, yes, but I would actually like to see a little more Cali-Belgique balance (pun intended), so I'll deduct a half-point from the 4.5 I was considering giving for taste.

Feel is excellent, plenty of soft carbonation and resinous body that goes right down.

I thought I'd be drinking this a little more quickly than I am. The hop intensity here forces me to slow down more than I ordinarily would with a Belgian blonde. Still, decent to good drinkability. Share-able, but I'll undoubtedly finish the 750.

Notes: If I had been rating this purely to style, the rating would have to be a lot lower, as it's not "Belgian" enough to be a BSPA. It seems to me to be a good unfiltered, bottle conditioned American IPA. With some little Belgian characteristics. The last pour with the dregs adds more bitterness and an even smoother mouthfeel.

Patrick999, Apr 02, 2010
Photo of Mora2000
4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to bman1113vr for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a hazy golden yellow color with a white head. The aroma is awesome with a lot of citrus hop character. The flavor is Belgian yeast, pepper and orange and grapefruit hops. For a Belgian-styled beer, this has a ton of hop character. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. One of the best hoppy Belgian beers I have tried.

Mora2000, Apr 01, 2010
Photo of DosBeerigos
4.65/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured hazy yellow into my snifter.

Nose of the beer sort-a smelled like a light lemon pine-sol (cleaning solution)

Strong white head that hung out for quite some time on the glass.

Taste was fantastic! This is probably my favorite beer from The Bruery. It is smooth, sweet, and citrusy without being annoying. Perfect summer beer! Down side is that it is a limited offering, I hope its around a bit longer or becomes a seasonal.

DosBeerigos, Mar 31, 2010
Photo of sweemzander
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750mL bottle poured into a tulip. No bottled date found.

(A)- Pours a cloudy golden yellow/goldenrod color that produced a good brilliant white head that left webs of lacing behind.

(S)- Bits of lemon & biscuits with a potent wet pine & lime.

(T)- Dry & biscuit-like up front with a flurry of lemon & lime citrus. A big pine bitterness at the end with more dryness. Hints of mango here & there.

(M)- A good carbonation level. Balanced to a point; the hop level really throws its weight around, but not to the point where it feels more than a pale ale.

(D)- An interesting combination in a beer. Golden, yet hopped almost to IPA standards. Crisp & refreshing. A fun beer to enjoy for spring.

sweemzander, Mar 31, 2010
Photo of Axic10
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into a tulip glass, as per the bottle.

Appearance: Pours a nice golden yellow with about three fingers of foam that over time settles down to about one, leaving some nice lacing while settling.

Smell: WOw. Pineapple, malt and beglian yeast. I could smell this all day.

Taste: Pineapple is the driving force in this. Sugar, slight citrusy hop flavors and a nice yeast finish.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied, crisp and refreshing.

Drinkability: Such an amazing beer. This is by far my favorite beer from the Bruery. I'm so glad I have access to it locally. I will be buying a lot more of this.

Axic10, Mar 31, 2010
Photo of Westsidebuddha
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap at The Bruery

Poured a golden color into tulip glass. Smell of fruits and slight hint of hops. Taste is a mellow hoppy flavor. Nice mouthfeel that doesn't overwhelm. Good drinkability that is nice to the palate. Overall, I good Belgian Strong Pale Ale. I was expecting more hoppiness but the mellow IPA taste has a good mouthfeel to it.

Westsidebuddha, Mar 30, 2010
Photo of scootny
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A darker shade of amber with a light and respectable head. Lacing is good and clarity shows jsut a touch of chill haze.

Smell has hops all over it with a pine forest being the signature. A nice bit of honey rounds it out. A bit of Belgian yeast give a touch of funk and some tropical fruitiness. A light malt presence.

Taste has a tripel like malt signature with honey but the hops are straight outta SoCal. This is not quite a BIPA But all the players are there in lower case letters with a crisp refreshing lightness to what is a heavy hitting brew. Dry and bitter is the finish with a clean grapefruit and hop oil French kiss in the mouth. The yeast and bread are there just way in the back to provide a platform.

Feel is nicely carbonated with an unexpected lightness. A light effervescence on the tongue.

Pretty easy to have several of these as the hop profile makes it a dry throat friend.

This is a real winner from the guys out west. It's not quite a Belgian IPA but for those of us who like 'em this is an excellent slightly subdued take on the style.

scootny, Mar 30, 2010
Photo of Reagan1984
4.55/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Well, I've had the pleasure of having this beer on two occasions and I just love it. The combination of fresh floral hops and Belgian characteristics is a fantastic combination. The aroma is seriously unreal.

This is the first beer I enjoyed in my new Chimay chalice. I think it was perfectly suited for the style and aroma. Decanted the beer and there was a fluffy finger of head that formed atop a slightly hazy yellow/orange color. Leaning towards yellow. Later in the pour the beer became considerably more cloudy. Sticky, light spider web lacing left behind.

The aroma may be the best part of this beer, not to take away from the flavor. A totally unexpected burst of fresh floral hops with plenty of citrus character. Bright and lively with some light malt and candied sugar in the background. These just provide a base for the hop aroma. Only every once in a while I get a bread tone. Fairly complex. As always the last pour with the sediment is great and with a prickle of white pepper.

Flavor is also fantastic. This is a very hop focused beer. Plenty of Belgian notes from the yeast, candied sugar, some burnt rubber. But the floral hops come to life in your mouth and the lingering bitterness is a great combination of hops and yeast notes.

While the body is light, the mouth feel is bright and lively.

I am pretty upset that this is listed as a "brewed once" offering. Patrick needs to reconsider this. Great beer.

Reagan1984, Mar 26, 2010
Photo of BeerImmediately
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml to Chimay goblet at about 45 degrees.

Very faint yellow color out of the bottle, yielding a short, eggshell-white head, over top of a cloudy golden body with an ass-ton of carbonation flowing up. Tons of lacing.

Aroma starts with un-ripened pineapple, followed by some forest and slightly musty quality.

Pillowy in the mouth, with a light tart fruit quality - orange and pineapple, with a touch of grapefruit. Carbonation brings a tightness to the mouthfeel, but it doesn't distract.

Overall drinkability is quite nice - I'd recommend pairing it up with some sharp, tangy cheese, as this could easily be classified as a Belgian IPA.

BeerImmediately, Mar 26, 2010
Photo of billab914
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a beautiful 750ml bottle into my Lost Abbey Stemware. Poured a cloudy light orange with a big fluffy two finger white head. The head lasted pretty well into drinking it and left some very good lacing on the glass.

The aroma has a good amount of floral hoppiness to it with some citrus and tropical fruit coming through. There is some hints of some malt and Belgian yeast but the hops really steal the show. The taste is hoppy and citrusy up front with a dry bitter finish shat shows some hints of the Belgian yeast.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good, it was a very nice drinking beer. It tasted more along the lines of a Belgian IPA then a strong pale but that was fine with me since the hops were delicious.

billab914, Mar 25, 2010
Photo of femALEist
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is a Belgian Strong Pale Ale and 8.5%. It poured a deep pee yellow and was a bit cloudy. It had a good thick head on it as well. It smells like American hops- pineapple, grapefruit, pine and it tasted like hops- citrus, pine. It had a slightly sweet and light flavor and finished dry- the alcohol is well hidden in this one.

femALEist, Mar 25, 2010
Photo of popery
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle, home. Nice beer, somewhere between a BIPA and a Belgian Strong Ale.

Good looking beer. Hazy yellow gold with a big white head. Lots of lacing.

Yeasty, honey-ish, floral aroma. There's a lot going on in the aroma. The malt smells of honey and sugar cane, the hops are sweet and floral, and the yeast is earthy and dry. Very good combination.

The flavor starts sweet and fades to a yeasty dryness. Good Belgian character. Mild hop bite. A bit of a off-note from the grain but not bad.

The yeast makes the mouthfeel a bit funny. It's a bit much. Still, a good, interesting Belgian-style beer from The Bruery.

popery, Mar 24, 2010
Photo of Bmoyer0301
3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


As a side note I'm really digging the pinkish and black label which comes across shiny and really sleek. Today I reached for my Victory Golden Monkey snifter to enjoy this sneaky ale, to which I popped the cap and got a nice long hissing sound. I gave the beer a gentle titled pour making sure to not disturb the yeast cake on the bottle. The beer poured a hazy orange yellow color which falls something between a tangerine and a banana. As my final check I gave it a slight swirl and got a light lacing on the glass and proceeded to hold it up to the sunlight and I'm not getting any penetrating rays.


OK so the label says " Belgian inspired hoppy ale" but all I'm pulling off the nose is pure IPA. This beer has huge whaffs of citrus, floral hops that are just bursting through my glass. I almost seem to be pulling something peachy in there too, along with the classic Belgian triple yeast aroma.


Hops Ahoy ! Like the aroma the initial taste is a sunburst of west coast bright hops. But don't let this fool you this is certainly no IPA. With a candy sugar sweetness that comes typical in most triples this beer wants to confuse the hell out of your taste buds. I'm picking up a fair amount of dryness in the finish which makes it even more enjoyable. Did I mention that the alcohol is very well hidden here ? I'm telling you not a ounce of burn... which could get dangerous, because I'm finishing off the bottle as we speak and I'm still craving another glass. If a Belgian triple had a bastard child with a west coast IPA this is what would come out, and since we are on the cusp of two seasons I really feel this beer is perfect for the weather which is a little chilly ( Belgian beer) but still warm enough to make you dream of summer (IPA).


Like I mentioned above, what a perfect beer for a perfect Sunday. After this I'm ready to go dig out my shorts and get ready for beer festival season. As far as drinkability goes, I'm going to rate it based off your hop tolerance because its loaded with them. But the same time this doesn't kill your taste buds with the bitterness because the candy sugar and yeast moderate it very well. So if you want to step out of the normal IPA and enjoy triples go for it because this is an amazing hybrid beer which I hope to drink plenty more of. At $14 bucks a bottle I feel its a solid purchase compared to the quality, quantity and ABV.

Bmoyer0301, Mar 23, 2010
Photo of MbpBugeye
4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A- First glass was fairly clear, trying to decant didnt really help the last two from being clouded. Big big everlasting white head billows up and leaves insane lacing.

S- Hoppy for a belgian. Very floral, pungent, grassy and juicy. Not really much malt.

T- Very clean. Crisp, hoppy, grassy, piney, lemony. More bitter than many belgian styles. This is kinda like a Belgian IPA. The alcohol is barely there, it causes some light spiciness.

M- Sharp, crisp, refreshing. Medium body.

D- Such a clean finish. This drinks like the best of them. The alcohol is virtually unnoticeable.

MbpBugeye, Mar 22, 2010
Photo of organicbrewer
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Cloudy yellow. Huge cloudlike head.

S-Citrus rinds. Slight banana. Some pine. No malt. Nice belgian yeast aroma mixing with american hops.

T-moderate bitterness but huge hop flavor. Amarillo? Very light bready malt. Nice blend of belgian type yeast and american hops. Some lime, tangarine, and pine. Showcase for the hops.

M-Medium carbonation, could use more. Medium dry. No alcohol heat.

D-a great summer beer. I don't mind going through a big bottle of this by myself.

organicbrewer, Mar 21, 2010
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a brilliant copper slightly hazed hue with a nice white head filling well above the edge of my chalice glass, this brew is beautiful. Rocky texture head leaves clouds of fluffy off white head rising above the sides of my glass, I'm liking this.

Aromatics offer up a strong pungent hop profile with citrus, herbal, and grassy tones. Belgian yeast spiciness is very nice, it gives off some tropical fruit but the bitter dry and spicy notes from the yeast strains gives me the true beergasm.

Flavor has an abrupt bitterness about it with sweet and spicy layers this ale is truly that unique, not just because these rare offerings are selling for 10 bucks a bottle but because most of them are drinking so well, it's just doing them some justice. Floral grassy hop rind bitterness goes so well with the Belgian style this is golden light drinkable and hoppy ale. I'm feeling this style of brew, fruit and mineral with some strong alcohol with ample citrus and tropical fruit hops with an ample layer of grassy herbal bitterness bringing in the finish.

Mouthfeel this ale is full to medium bodied evenly but effervescently carbonated I really can't get enough of brews like this willing to put themselves out there. A great brew from the front to the back from the top to the bottom. Delicious apple fruits and spicy yeast bring together harmonious enough brew, but add the addition of some bittering and aromatic hops, then you have magic.

Drinkability is incredible I'm sippin' on these without fear. I know this brand will be around much longer than the current appreciation level found for this Placentia, CA brewery. Grassroots and homegrown have worked for these guys, I can't get enough keep sending it my way to Ohio..

WVbeergeek, Mar 20, 2010
Photo of lightindarkness
3.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very attractive dusty dingy gold color with a full fluffy lasting off white head on top. Tons of irregular lace make it very nice in the glass.

Smells strongly of hops and mild grain, with a touch of peach fruitiness and a faint phenolic plasticy aroma that's rather off. I haven't seen this in the few other reviews of the beer I've looked at, so I'm curious if it's just this bottle or others.

Taste is nicely belgian pale, with a little spicy yeasty dough, largely lost in dry hop bitterness. Chemically plastic is barely discernible through the hops in aftertaste.

Feel is smooth medium bodied, then drying out considerably. Carbonation perks up the body considerably into a decent balance.

Drinks very nicely. Refreshing with a nice crisp hoppy bite. I'm admittedly not a huge fan of belgian IPAs and overhopped belgian pales, but this is quite drinkable and seemingly balanced despite the full hop profile. I'm not sure about the off 'infected' presence of plastic fumes, and am curious to try another bottle in the hopes that it's a handling or one-time problem with this bottle.

lightindarkness, Mar 18, 2010
Photo of meatyard
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, golden orange with a 1-finger, dense white head that leaves spotty lace and has decent retention.
The smell is fruity, tropical fruits like pineapple & papaya.
The taste is more of the aroma. There are subtle hints of things like yeast, sweetness, very mild bitterness and what seems to be funk. What it doesn't have is noticeable alcohol or spicy notes.
Mouthfeel is pleasantly medium and nice carbonation.
Drinkability: Good-pleasant to drink, taste good and 2-3 glasses go down comfortably. Like a lot of Bruery beers it's a bit different, for the style, but still very good.

meatyard, Mar 17, 2010
Mischief from The Bruery
90 out of 100 based on 1,464 ratings.