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:
122
Reviews:
35
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
9.27%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
17
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 122 |  Reviews: 35
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2.25/5  rDev -45.1%

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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Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -26.8%

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3/5  rDev -26.8%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.07/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of byronic
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of bylerteck
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Parents brought me this one from Toronto. From notes.

A - Poured golden with a mild haze and medium carbonation. One finger of thick and creamy white head. Small film of retention and very spotty lace.

S - Dank, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, citrus, mango, dry grain. Decent.

T - Dry grain husks, citrus, peel, orange, citrus.

M - Quite bitter the whole way through, and quite dry in the mouth. Good carbonation, medium body. Dryness took away from the hop profile too much.

O/D - Wasn't a huge fan of this one. Bit of a letdown, especially considering the hype. Nothing really stood out in the flavour, and it didn't leave me wanting more half way through the bottle. Got tiresome pretty quick. Not a terrible IPA, but I'd go for something else first if this was on offer again.

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Photo of btg95
3.36/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BakaGaijin
3.4/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kiki3drt292
3.53/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OneEffJef
3.56/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.64/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DaveBar
3.72/5  rDev -9.3%
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

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Photo of JonnyBeers
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Caudalie
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of lgmol
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of evil_liver
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of fostachild
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of jriggins6
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of qcbrewer
3.77/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sammy
3.78/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. Tasty, pineapple and tropical fruit right there even a tad acidic,but a little funky which we didn’t need. Big mouthfeel, big ibu, dry finish. Cloudy grapefruit colour with a little head and lace.Decent drinkability, but not the most drinkable IPA.

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Photo of mattmarka1
3.79/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EnemyWithin
3.82/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: 3.5
Golden orange body. Clear, incomplete white head with good lacing.

Smell: 4
Moderately intense pine & dank weedy notes with fainter orange/ citrus in background.

Taste: 3.75
Initially, sharp citrus with slight malt sweetness and strong piney resin. Midway, bitterness grow to moderate levels, with more bready/carmalt flavor. Finishes with moderate lingering bitterness with citrus and pine from hops.

Mouthfeel: 3.5
Moderate carbobation. Moderate thickness with good coating.

Overall: 4
Somewhat typical IPA with mix of pine/citrus as well as dectable malt in background, which adds a bit of complexity. Not sure if as good as hype though. Still worth checking out

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3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of Adam. Thanks!
Bottled Jan 8, 2013. Poured in to tulip.

A - Medium orange; translucent. One finger of white head.

S - A bright citrus aroma stands out up front with grapefruit, orange zest and a touch of peach coming through. Some pine is present as well. The malt base adds some sweet bready caramel notes.

T - Bitter up front with pine, grapefruit and orange peel flavours standing out. A noticeable sweetness from the malt bill adds some caramel and bready flavours. The finish is dry and bitter.

M - Medium body, creamy. Lots of sticky hop oils. Light to moderate carbonation.

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Roman Candle from Bellwoods Brewery
4.1 out of 5 based on 122 ratings.
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