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RATINGS: 422   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Very popular. A complex hopping method where each hop addition is double the previous amount. More hops in the hopback and then two dry-hop sessions. The second dry-hop session is with whole hops and oak chips. 1.093 OG 10.75%ABV


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BucannonXC5 (857) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Type: 22-oz. bottle Glass: Modern Times pint glass From: Alpine Beer Company in Alpine, Calif. Price: $11.99 (+$2.30 for Brown Bag Tickets) Purchased: Sept. 9, 2014 (picked up on Sept. 27, 2014) Consumed: Sept. 28, 2014 Misc.: N/A Poured a caramel, honey, murky color with three fingers of khaki cream rocky head. Lots of various streams of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Great layered lacing along the sides of the glass. Excellent retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 4.40) Smelled hops galore - Citra, spicy Simcoe, floral, grapefruit, tropical, mango, grapefruit rind, resin, faint Cascade and caramel. Some spicy bitterness late, but didnít taste anywhere near 11 percent ABV. (Smell - 4.35) Wow to the taste. Pretty damn smooth for 11 percent ABV was my first thought. Not as potent as the smell. Citra, floral, light resin, bitter grapefruit, tropical, mango, light pineapple (wishful?), Columbus and light Cascade. (Taste - 4.45) Medium body. Creamy-to-oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, bitter, but still smooth finish. Warming late. The 11 percent ABV is very well-hidden. This was the best part of the beer. (Feel - 4.69) A pretty damn good beer. Probably didnít quite live up to my hype, but glad I have another after this. (Overall - 4.44) 4.45 99 A

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MRodgers1982 (101) - USA - SEP 28, 2014
Excellent beer, love the aroma of citrus and dry pine/oak. Wonderful flavor of malts slight caramel but great hop bitterness!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
biggsbowler (300) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle - pours golden/yellow. Nice citrus notes in the nose. Sweet honey plus hoppy taste. More citrus flavors. Balanced nicely for such a big abv beer. The alcohol is there but it isnít overpowering.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3477) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 21, 2014
22 ounce bottle at a tasting. Pours a dark golden orange with a decent off-white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, and malt. Taste is grapefruit, tropical, pine, caramel malt, and wood. Excellent.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
andybrownback (5) - - SEP 18, 2014 does not count
Beautiful pour. Rich, amber color. Great aroma, classic citrus notes. I also get tropical fruit. Strong malt presence with a syrupy finish. Hop character is beautiful. Sweet citrus hits first, a bit of alcohol comes in the middle, and the malt/syrup notes finish it off. A really beautiful beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
skmikeg (920) - Poway, California, USA - SEP 15, 2014
900th review!!!!. Pours golden orange with a nice two finger off white head with excellent lacing. Aroma is of fragrant citrus (orange and grapefruit), tropical melons, sweet malts, caramel, apricot, pineapple and mango, light pine, and some light herbal woody notes. Taste is fresh and candied citrus, tropical fruits, pine, melon, apricots, sweet malts, caramel, herbal hops, light woody notes, and some very light booze. Has a medium-full body with a super creamy, chewy mouthfeel, and pretty bitter, yet still somewhat balanced, semi dry, slightly warming but still very smooth, long, lingering finish. Overall, a excellent world class triple IPA that almost gives Younger a run for its money.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (3633) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Bottle thanks to Chow. Pours a clear orange with medium off white head that lasts. The aroma is strong grapefruit, citrus, and hemp. Medium mouthfeel with nice pine, citrus, grapefruit with light bitterness, hides alcohol really well, very impressive.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (1697) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2014
22 oz bottle, thanks to Richiesd! March 2014 batch, enjoyed March 31. Almost clear, amber color. Thick off white head, with good retention and OK lacing. Aromaís of pine/resin, citrus, disappearing mostly after a while to make way for more caramel and herbal hops. Retronasal thereís caramel, earthy hops, herbal, resin and fruity acidity. Flavor is moderate sweet, moderate bitter. Alcohol doesnít seem like 11% although it warms the throat. Fairly full bodied. Long finish, herbal, moderate to full bitterness. Glad I had the chance to try this.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steasy66 (885) - Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2014
Really nice DIPA, sweet, limited bitterness, and a lot of tropical fruit. Not as good as Nelson, but still quite good.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (1892) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2014
bottle thanks to Jeremy. pours a very hazy orange reddish color with large white head, lots of very tiny bubbles, excellent lacing. Nose full of orange zest and lemon. Flavor is a citrus explosion with a slightly sweet malt backbone. a little bit of alcohol warming, but for 11%, this is damn drinkable. I donít really get the oak chips as a primary flavor, but I think it lends to a little "something" that really sets this beer apart from other DIPAs. a little sweet for my liking, but to be expected for 11% beer. pretty great.


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