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Roman Candle - Bellwoods Brewery

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Roman CandleRoman Candle

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 11
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bellwoods Brewery visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jrenihan on 09-17-2012

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.
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Photo of riotontheroad
3.86/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First time really smelling that "horse blanket" aroma. Weirdly kept me coming back for a whiff.

Photo of DaveBar
3.69/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at Bellwoods bottle shop for around the $7.00 mark or so. Served at 6deg C in a tulip

A- Opens with a mighty pop then pours a good white head that is gone within a minute. Clear medium gold color.

S- Good hops here. Dry and wet can be felt. Malty and musty. Almost rotten smelling which is so nice. Enjoyable to the max.

T- Big let down here after smelling it. Has a bland multi hop flavor. Nothing outstanding and nothing to write home about. Just a well blended albeit lackluster beer. Not bad but not great. Score reflects this

M- Ok. Creamy. Nice beer

O- Glad I tried it but not a great beer by any means. Good try at an APA though

Food Pairing

This pretty good beer went well with...... Fried sauerkraut with sausage.

Enjoy

Photo of unclejazz
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Well balanced with solid malt bill and not overdefining, but delicate hops both in aroma and taste. Medium bodied and excellent finish. Thanks @mtomlins76!

Photo of Ultrarunner100
4.7/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of TimWakimika
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lgmol
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puttinforbird
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of BARFLYB
3/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of Alexxmw
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Caudalie
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of bhenry55
4.12/5  rDev +1%

Photo of KrisDLSmith
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Adamthornton13
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Electros
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Rutager
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A huge thank you to MasterSki for including this in his awesome CANBIF box. Cheers!

Appearance. Pours a rich orangey-gold with a finger of sticky looking white head.

Smell. Big papaya, pine resin, cedar and green onion. Not exactly a winner in this dept.

Taste. Oranges, papaya, cedar, some toasted light malts, and a nice oily bitter yellow grapefruit rind finish.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body, medium-low carbonation.

Overall. Nice looking and tasting beer. Not digging that green onion in the smell so much but an overall good beer. So happy to have finally tried it, thanks again for the opportunity, Masterski.

Photo of FondueVoodoo
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Coronaeus
3.89/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jones153
4/5  rDev -2%

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3.88/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.4/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of byronic
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of polloenfuego
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.

Photo of fostachild
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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Roman Candle from Bellwoods Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.