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Roman Candle - Bellwoods Brewery

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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 10
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:
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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Definitely not fresh... Almost a sink pour... Makes me sad I was hoping get for more for my first from this brewery.

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3.99/5  rDev -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.

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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.

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A rich full mouthfeel.

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

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Roman Candle from Bellwoods Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.