Faux-Pas Session IPA | Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co.

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Faux-Pas Session IPAFaux-Pas Session IPA

Brewed by:
Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co.
Illinois, United States

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by TMoney2591 on 07-13-2013

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 32
Photo of woodychandler
4.14/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

For me, it is New ChiCANgo(land) Beer Sunday (Week 575) & I am availing myself of the opportunity to get into some CANs that just kept getting shunted to the side. I am slowly getting The CANQuest (tm) on-track, up-to-date & ready to begin trading again.

From the CAN: "Citra Centric Belgian Ale"; "Chicago Grown Est. 1996"; "Belgian IPA"; "Lake Barrington, IL"; "Artwork: AndrewReband.com".

Upon Crack!ing the CAN open, I got a little bit of foaming through the vent so a little calming time was in order. Once things had settled, I could see the root cause of the problem - it was so brimful that there was nowhere for the tab to go once I opened the vent! Wow! I CANducted a gentle Glug so as to prevent further untoward events and it worked in my favor. A swirl raised two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, eggshell-white head with good retention. Color was Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 -5 ) with NE-quality clarity and so my weekend guests, the Gelt Gang of Midas, Mammon & Croesus rushed in from the living room where they had been watching television. Nose was slightly lemon-citrusy, sweet with a tropical fruitiness and kind of musty from their yeast strain. In fact, it caused me to sneeze from its inhalation! Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was the lemon-pepper mash-up that I really dig in the White/Belgian IPA style, but it also had a tropical fruit sweetness that was kind of unusual. I really love this sort of thing! I just feel that with Cascadian/Black IPAs, the roastiness of the malt gets in the way of, and overwhelms, the hops. In this style, the yeast enhances the hops and gives the beer another dimension. The backstory is that it was the result of a mistake (a faux-pas) being committed in the brewery that turned into a bit of serendipity. Finish was dry, peppery, slightly musty, but with a light fruitiness that lingered after the swallow. Mmmm.

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Photo of tone77
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A big thanks to the captain of all things canned, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of hops, spices. Taste is of hops, yeast, some spices, citrus, good flavor. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.66/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a tulip glass at the brewpub.

According to the menu, this Belgian IPA was dry-hopped with Citra hops. Right on. It pours a lightly-hazy ruby-amber topped by a finger of cream foam. The nose comprises orange peel, grass, very light biscuit, and a twinge of clove-like spiciness. The taste brings in more of the same, with the orange peel/grass-heavy hops shining through all the way. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly drying finish. Overall, a nice little BIPA, nothing that'll rock your world, especially in terms of Belgian-ness, but a tasty brew nonetheless.

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Photo of Suds
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From a 12 ounce can, this is a copper colored brew with a firm white head. Plenty of carbonation. The aroma is of citrus (grapefruit), as well as tropical fruits (pineapple). There is a soft malt scent underneath, but fruit from the hops is dominant. The taste is balanced...sweet malt up front with a bit of yeast and Belgian spicy earthiness. It's subtly Belgian and very American with hops. Full in body and very drinkable. Nice.

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Faux-Pas Session IPA from Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co.
3.77 out of 5 based on 32 ratings.
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