Transatlantic Belgian IPA | Relic Brewing Co

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Transatlantic Belgian IPATransatlantic Belgian IPA

Brewed by:
Relic Brewing Co
Connecticut, United States

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A super hoppy Belgian IPA.

Added by nebula1999 on 10-17-2012

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This Belgian Style IPA is brewed with Belgian malt and Sorachi Ace, Magnum & Warrior bittering hops, and a late dose of Zythos hops. 50-50 Belgian and domestic yeast. Although, sometimes the brewer changes up the hops.

Pours vivacious and foamy from growler into Relic pint glass. Clear golden color with giant white head. It's been unopened in my fridge for about one month, and it held up well.

Aroma is wicked strong. The hops dominate with an herbaceous, flowery, and citrus nose. Yet dank and musty at the same time.

Taste is full of assertive, bitter hops. Again, dank, musty, herbal, woodsy flavors come through with force. Over the top, really. Mouthfeel is dry, yet full. Lots to take in here. If you are a fan of ultra bitter beers with a complex aroma and bitterness on the palete, then this is your beer. A real palete annihilator!

UPDATE: Drank half the growler in fist sitting. Then capped it tight and put back in fridge. Finished it 3 nights later, and it was still just as good! Plenty of foam, and no sign of oxidation.

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A: Medium gold color with orange, maybe even slight peach haziness. Small head even in tulip glass. (3.5/5)

S: Strong perfumes. Sweet bubblegum from yeast along with light apple and pear esters. Slight ethanol after fumes. Dried mango and pineapple sweetness. Light and sublimely tropical fruit sweetness. Very attractive (4.5/5)

M: Moderate body and carbonation. Hefty with a gelatinous feel. Doesn't get in the way, but not outstanding (3.5/5).

T/O: Floral and herbal bitterness. Light, grassy and delicate. Grapefruit, dandelion bitterness, pear fruit, apple. Sensing some amarillo hops with light citra? More bubblegum as it warms. Worth a try if in area. (4/5)

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A solid rusty amber colored brew with a pretty solid white head and generous lacing. The aroma is full of delicate clove and sweet bubblegum-evergreen hop. Really delectable. The flavor brings in a polite dose of grass smartly blended with all the same ideas as the nose communicated. I am generally not a fan of grassy flavors but I am loving this mix with the bubble gum clove sweetness. It's medium bodied with a smooth feel that carries a fair sudsy-ness with full but tasteful carbonation. Love this stuff, could easily be a regular item for me!

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22oz. bottle served in a shaker pint. Bottled November 2, 2014. Pours a dull burnt orange hue with a hazy clarity and a loose, quarter inch, bright white head. Nose expresses light, candied tangerine notes and a medicinal quality. Taste consistent with nose with a slight grainy character towards the back and just a trace of medicinal bitterness lingering between quaffs. Mouthfeel is light-medium with a pleasant, even carbonation just shy of prickly and a slight astringency. Overall, a pretty decent brew. I like it primarily because it doesn't overemphasize the belgian IPA bitterness.

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Transatlantic Belgian IPA from Relic Brewing Co
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