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Invocation - Wild Heaven Craft Beers

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BA SCORE
88
very good

131 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 12.88%


Brewed by:
Wild Heaven Craft Beers visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: obireidkenobi on 09-13-2010)
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Reviews by cosmicevan:
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cosmicevan

New York

3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

big thanks to barrelandzachary for sending this my way along with a slew of others from this brewery (including some draft only offerings and properglassware).

Enjoyed from a wild heaven snifter.

a - brew poured a deep murky orange with a generous two fingers plus of frothy foamy head that was massive and chunky and left huge milkshake like lacing on the glass. head had really nice retention.

s - nose is fairly classic to style and on the sweet side (which is amazing since this is brewed without sugar). bubblegum and bananan...belgian sugar, some sweet grain.

t - a bit more spicey than the nose suggested...reminiscent of the trader joe beers that unibroue brews for TJs. again, big banana and bubblegum but tempered with white pepper, safe, and clove. a bit heavy on the pepper.

m - not as creamy as authentic BSPA, but above avg for an american take. heavy carbonation without being overdone.

o - overall, not a bad BSPA but far from the top...a bit too spicey for my tastes and seems to be a borderline tripel lite. ok but my least fav of the 4 beers i got to try from thus fine brewery.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2014 23:58:09 | More by cosmicevan
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tmm313

Georgia

3.2/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Hazy straw color with 1 finger head. Pretty good soapy lacing. 3.5

Smell: Mainly clove and banana. A touch of yeast. Bubblegum and booze. 3.5

Taste: Bready intro with immediate alcohol. Caramel malts pop up in the middle. Bitter hop finish with a touch of banana sweetness. Boozey throughout. 3

Mouthfeel: Body is on the heavier side of medium. Crisp carbonation. Dry finish with a boozey burn. 3.5

Overall: This was ok. I felt the flavors were a bit backwards and the alcohol was a tad too much. 3.25

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10-31-2013 21:53:58 | More by tmm313
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Thanks to AtlCarl for this bottle; after Ode to Mercy, wanted me some more Wild Heaven & I must have been a good boy, since here it is. 12oz. bottle, first victim of a Friday night in (yippee!).

Pours up a slighted orange, with the bottom mush bringing a shade of cloudy. Slow, slight carbonation. Ripe bananas - most of a Chiquita banana plantation - issues forth in ordered columns from the surface of the beer. A good dose of spicy cloves, & the tandem smothers anything else that might have been been detected. Pungent.

Invocation is like a bullfighter masquerading as a Belgian Pale. "Aggressive" is a word I don't often associate with this style but this one is. In spades; ace high. Just like the nose. Flood of bananas, rolling waves of spicy yeast. Only other notable is a rough, unmilled grain that's more feel than taste. Split this one with my wife & six ounces will close out my tab.

I'm going to tag this with the 'interesting' monicker. Strong & back-slapping, but man, those bananas. Dialed back just a touch this might be something...but what are all those peeled bananas hiding? Pretty good beer.

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09-14-2013 01:45:46 | More by maximum12
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Invocation from Wild Heaven Craft Beers
88 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.