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Belgorado - Wynkoop Brewing Company

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58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 15.95%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wynkoop Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
IBUs: 60

(Beer added by: Rayek on 10-15-2010)
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Reviews by teetotaler:
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3.45/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

single bottle provided for our store by the cats at wynkoop.

poured into my duvel tulip.

6.7 ABV
50 IBUs

A- hazy with traces of orange to pink, like an early peach. pours a soapy head retreating into rings and spots of lace.

S- apricots and yeast, with citrusy american hop notes.

T- grapefruits, hints of pepper and pine on the finish (more pronounced as it warms). the alcohol lingers in the background with subtle warmth. acidity throughout from the fresh hops (picked on site at the brewery).
IMHO, a very similar yeast strain to flying dog's 'raging bitch'.

M- the alcohol gives it a numbing/velvety feel, while the carbonation tickles, then quickly dissipates.

O- delightful lingering bitterness. good medium body. deceptively quaffable until the alcohol sneaks up.

teetotaler, Sep 18, 2011
More User Reviews:
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

SlurpDooberstank, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of Beaver13
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can. Pours hazy straw yellow with a big rocky white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is bready malts and spicy, peppery, slightly funky yeast with some grassy hops.

The flavor is sweet bready malts and slight banana with some earthy yeast and some spicy, peppery grassy hops that give good bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a very nice Belgian IPA. I usually don't like this style, but this is more of a Belgian pale with amped up peppery bitterness. A nice surprise from Wynkoop.

Beaver13, Mar 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Guden, Jul 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

acurtis, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of GilGarp
3.49/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz can served chilled into a pint glass.

Belgorado is a hazy orange amber with creamy white head. It settles slowly and leaves some nice lacing behind.

Aroma is fresh, fruity, and full of nice Belgian yeast esters. It's a little spicy too which is not uncommon for the style.

Flavor is strong and fairly bitter with an apple-like sweetness. Again, spicy and yeasty but not necessarily in a good way. Lacks the delicacy and balance that the really great versions have.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and appropriately carbonated.

Overall an okay example of the style but lacking in cohesion.

GilGarp, Sep 04, 2013
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1/5  rDev -71.5%

jtnord, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A thanks goes out to woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of fruits, some mild spices. Taste is hops, spices, a bit of fruits, some light malts, good flavor. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

tone77, Aug 22, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev +8.3%

crankdatank, Aug 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14%

stampfler07, Jan 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

jaydoc, Feb 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

indy351, Oct 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

HattedClassic, Nov 15, 2013
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3.52/5  rDev +0.3%

Dewback4, Sep 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

stumac, Jun 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

jadler16, May 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

anticipation23, Jul 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

ajmitch4, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of woodychandler
3.88/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Another CAN from my CANorado visit to see The Old Lady! The CANQuest (TM) was in high gear in the Mile High City.

From the CAN: "Meet our small batch Belgium-meets-Colorado thriller. It's built with Colorado-grown malts and whole leaf hops, then fermented with a Belgian yeast. Luscious and balanced, it features pale malt flavors, layers of hops from start to finish, and spice notes."; "2011 Great American beer Festival Bronze Medal - Experimental Beer".

Following an innocuous Crack, I went with an inverted Glug just to see what would transpire. It has been a slow day here at Chez Woody. I got about two fingers of dense, tawny head with moderate retention, but the lacing that it left in its wake was amazing. Color was a slightly-hazy golden-yellow (SRM = > 5, < 7) and my yahoos, Mammon, King Midas and Croesus, were fighting for a taste. The nose was biting with a black pepperiness from the yeast along with a mintiness (peppermint?) from the hops. The CAN calls it an IPA, but man, I have not had anything like this. I like that this site calls it a Belgian Strong PA as it fits better. Mouthfeel was medium and the pepper was immediate and unabating on the tongue. It is really wild the way the yeast and hops interacted in this one, since it created a real bite for the senses.

woodychandler, Oct 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14%

BigOldOaf, Oct 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14%

banger7, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of smcolw
4.33/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lasting head that leaves some chunky/streaky lace. Dark amber color with a moderate haze.

Strong biting aroma of grapefruit and evergreen.

Starts with flavors of biscuit and light toast. The hop takes over and lasts throughout the tasting and well into the aftertaste. I do not detect any Belgian yeast and the alcohol is there as an afterthought. Full body with elevated level of carbonation.

smcolw, Oct 24, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

ROGUE16, Dec 20, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

SocalKicks, Oct 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

thebigredone, Nov 23, 2013
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Belgorado from Wynkoop Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.