Roman Candle | Bellwoods Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bellwoods Brewery
Ontario, Canada
bellwoodsbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

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.

Added by jrenihan on 09-17-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
123
Reviews:
35
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
9.25%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
17
For Trade:
0
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Hazy yellow color with white head. Aroma is tropical, fruity with sweet melon and tangerines. Taste starts juicy with citrus fruits and pineapple. Really good one, up there with the New England IPAs.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottled February 20th, served in a Bellwoods tulip

A - Plenty of clingy head, with a pale golden body

S - Some pine, juicy fruit, a little malt.

T - This is delicious! Not overly hoppy, but good amount. Well balanced with the malt/body. Some nice fruity hops, but has a good amount of pine/resin as well.

M - Nearly perfect. Good carbonation, medium body. Slamming.

O - Great! Could easily be a go-to brew. Really nice medium step, or maybe an introduction, to the style.

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4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

16oz draft pour at the brewpub, june 6 2015

a: very opaque glowing orange with a finger of white head. just gorgeous (4.5)

s: melon, passionfruit, grapefruit and dank pine with slight onion-y undertones. ultra hoppy. some kind of funky note. alcohol is noticeable (4)

t: follows the nose (mega hops) with an added touch of malt, but the alcohol is even more apparent (3.5)

m: spot-on creamy medium mouthfeel with moderate carbonation (4.5)

o: has a promising aroma and all the necessary traits to be a stellar IPA, but the alcohol presence is an issue. still worth a try due to its fruitiness (3.5)

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500ml bottle purchased on may 3 '17 at their hafis rd. location, consumed the day after. resinous pine, bright pineapple and tangerine, some mango. medium-plus bitterness to balance the malt sweetness. smooth medium feel. a very hoppy beverage overall. delicious. lots of sediment in the bottle which can make your pour look mad ugly though

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4.36/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery, in a pint glass.

Slightly hazy orange, dense lacing and moderate retention. Nose is heavily tropical, honey dew melon, clementine and citrus rind. Sweet cookie dough like malt scents.Taste has more clementine, orange, tangerine, tropical fruits and a moderate and wholly complimentary sweet malt. Medium full feel, with gentle carbonation. Fantastically delicious, straight up one of the best IPAs I've had in Ontario, and probably Canada.

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4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured on-tap and served in a tumbler pint, the beer is a bright, clear, copper-gold coloring with a bright white, clingy, filmy head. Nose of cedar and pine, grapefruit, and floral hops highlights. Wow! Smells delicious. Flavors are robust, with grapefruit and tangerine forward, followed by grassy and piny notes, and a resiny bitterness into the aftertaste. Very smooth, almost creamy. The aftertaste has hints of citrus sweetness, but mostly bitter resin, with a clean, slightly drying finish. Very balanced, solid IPA.

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4.32/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Roman Candle from Bellwoods Brewery
4.11 out of 5 based on 123 ratings.
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