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Roman Candle - Bellwoods Brewery

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Roman CandleRoman Candle

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90
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58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 11
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bellwoods Brewery visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
If you're looking for a perfect, no-nonsense hoppy American IPA, this is your jam. It provides you with all the excitement of a real roman candle, but without the risk of accidentally lighting the damn thing while it's still in your pocket. If Roman Candle was a person, it would be the sort that brings home dinner and a movie, and then asks you if you want a massage. If you ask me, I think this is as good as it gets, but you probably weren't gonna ask me, and I do work here, so, take it as you will.

Over the past year this beer has risen to fame and won a much deserved place in the hearts of all us hop-loving folk.

(Beer added by: jrenihan on 09-17-2012)
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BakaGaijin

Ontario (Canada)

3.4/5  rDev -16.7%

09-01-2014 01:30:22 | More by BakaGaijin
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -26.5%

08-29-2014 14:47:19 | More by cfalovo97
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byronic

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

08-24-2014 22:07:09 | More by byronic
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polloenfuego

Ontario (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -44.9%

Definitely not fresh... Almost a sink pour... Makes me sad I was hoping get for more for my first from this brewery.

08-24-2014 20:52:31 | More by polloenfuego
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fostachild

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

08-12-2014 21:17:17 | More by fostachild
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Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

07-09-2014 00:29:59 | More by Kmat10
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Cadbury

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

07-03-2014 16:37:11 | More by Cadbury
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AugustusRex

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2%

05-24-2014 22:17:45 | More by AugustusRex
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KrizzlyBear

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2%

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Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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hunterjames

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

04-10-2014 23:34:31 | More by hunterjames
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ArrogantPrick

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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evil_liver

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

03-30-2014 00:08:15 | More by evil_liver
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deonreds

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

03-06-2014 06:02:13 | More by deonreds
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randallpink

Ontario (Canada)

3.99/5  rDev -2.2%

500ml bottle bought from brewery

A - medium to deep amber colour. clear with medium carbonation rising after pour. finger and a half of frothy, off white head which is fully lasting. fair lacing left on the glass.

S - hints of passionfruit, tangerine, honey dew melon, grapefruit, papaya, very tropical & hoppy off the pour. a very light sweet bready/biscuity malt is noticeable as the beer calms down a bit. also some herbal hoppyness and some peach become more powerful as the beer warms. doughy/sweet yeast.

T - melon, grapefruit, tangerine and some papaya hit you off the bat, but that is quickly removed and replaced by a very overly powerful piney hop bitterness. not a problem for hop heads, but it definitely takes away from the rest of the beer leaving it a bit boring imo. there is definitely a taste of italian herbs in there as it warmed up, and a bit of a biscuity/light toffee and pale malt taste. slightly sweet off the top and finishes with a piney bitterness,

M - medium body to it with a slightly sticky/oily feel that coats the mouth. soft to medium carbonation. light to moderately astringent on the finish. average length finish/

O - a good ipa, although not my favourite. it was quite a trek from my house to the brewery so i'd say based on that, i'll skip this one next time and go for something else. i love ipa's, and this is definitely drinkable, but didn't blow me away enough for me to want another too quickly.

02-07-2014 20:04:13 | More by randallpink
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2%

11-21-2013 18:55:13 | More by tom10101
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bobsy

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

11-09-2013 03:32:27 | More by bobsy
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ssmack

Ontario (Canada)

4.35/5  rDev +6.6%

500 ml bottle from the brewery.

A clear amber yellow. Half inch fine white head that lasted right to the bottom of the glass. Good carbonation and excellent fine lacing.

A bright pine and citrus aroma with some sweet maltiness.

The citrus and pin is there but the taste is more herby hops - thyme and oregano. There is a solid sweet malty backbone. Great bitter aftertaste but not stringent - long, solid bitter aftertaste.

A rich full mouthfeel.

This is an excellent American IPA. For me it lives up to its rep. A very fine handling of hops.

10-26-2013 01:23:00 | More by ssmack
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Groulxsome

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

10-22-2013 15:09:27 | More by Groulxsome
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4ster

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2%

10-19-2013 13:56:02 | More by 4ster
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Boozecamel

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2%

10-17-2013 02:49:50 | More by Boozecamel
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valianes

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

10-16-2013 20:20:49 | More by valianes
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Jeffo

Netherlands

4.2/5  rDev +2.9%

Picked up a couple of these from the brewery this past summer. My first boy's name is Roman, so this beer has to be awesome.

From a 500ml bottle into a snifter

APPEARANCE: Pours a small, medium looking, white head with good retention. Perfectly clear burnt orange in color with medium levels of carbonation. Head fades to a faint wisp and ring. A splotchy wisp remains until the end leaving dots of lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Pale malts, some caramel notes, honeydew melon and pungent grapefruit on the nose. Pretty good stuff.

TASTE: Pale malts and some caramel notes up front, with lots of sweet melon and bitter grapefruit at the swallow. Bold and lingering, bitter finish of citrus and grapefruit, with a good amount of melon sweetness as balance. Bold, flavorful and plenty fruity as well. Enjoyable for sure.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes slightly mouth coating. Some nice bitterness lingers. Good here as well.

OVERALL: I was going to make a homebrew to celebrate my boy, but this will definitely do. Really nice stuff for sure! Perhaps a little one dimensional, but what was there was pungent, well balanced and plenty enjoyable. Really nice feel to support it all as well. An excellent IPA that I'm proud to have share my son's name. Cheers guys! I feel a collaboration coming on soon. Recommended.

10-13-2013 13:56:31 | More by Jeffo
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Roman Candle from Bellwoods Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.