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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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Just like a gambler doubling down in Vegas so is this beer on the hops. The heavy handed additions of Magnum, Simcoe, and Chinook drives the hop charge over the top. Malt, being the counterpart in this beer, is built upon Pale, Crystal, Carapils, and Munich. All this combined creates a royal flush of a brew. If you donít LOVE hops, then donít even bother!

BK7's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Bomber. Grapefruit, citrus and pine with a big malty caramel background. Well balanced. Bitterness throughout. Resiny. Dangerously smooth and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2900) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2015
651 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, very well retained, tiny bubbled, ivory head, with Belgian curtain lacing, over a hazy, gold (SRM 5) body.....nose is floral honey, with grapefruit from the hops, light cereal from the malts, minimal esters, balance to the hops.......taste is sweet with honey tones, light toasted cereal malts, heavy grapefruit, pine, light floral tones, licorice, from the hops, finishing with a lingering bitterness, balance to the hops........mouth feel, body heavy of medium, sticky, alcohol warmth present, carbonation low, low acid. This is an enormous American I/DIPA, with heavy American hops. It is very hop dominated, with only slight malt complexity. Perhaps a bit more caramel/crystal malts would add a bit, but then sweetness might become a problem. BJCP 7/3/15/4/7

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (5232) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2015
Hazy dark copper with a thin foamy off white head. Big citrusy and resiny nose full of orange rind, maybe a little lime, lots of pine resin and resiny floral tones. The flavor pops with lots of piney bitterness and acidic orange/limey rind notes, then theres a wee little pale malt sweetness, which is overburdened by some chewiness, booze heat, and just a bit of american hazy yeast. A bit muddled but enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
julesjis (256) - Oregon, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Poured from a 22. Has a sweet and floral start. Flavors of caramel, wood and resin. Finishes slightly sharp and astringent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1326) - sacramento, California, USA - APR 20, 2015
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours copper with white head. Taste is juicy with some pine an citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12171) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 20, 2015
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours hazy apricot gold with whiteish head. Aroma is rather clean pine. Full bodied. Itís pine and light stone fruits. Finishes not quite dry, and very hoppy fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (7323) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 20, 2015
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours cloudy golden with a nice off-white head and a slightly sour citrus aroma. There is a full-bodied caramel malt flavor with a slightly hatsh bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (7068) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2015
Draft - grapefruit and pith. Cloudy gold with a decent white head. Cloying pithy and malt sweetness. Rich, but a little cloying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnGalt1 (742) - , Idaho, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Pours a slightly hazed golden... nice white head with great lacing. Jesus... That is hoppy!! Tons of mango... melon... tangerine... pineapple? A freaking tropical fruit bowl... Seriously, it smells like it will cake your nose hairs with lupulin glands... a very tiny bit of residual pale maltiness makes all the different fruity hoppy notes mesh. WOW.... Caking hop flavors, but surprisingly not as bitter as I would have guessed... Again... a massive tropical fruity presence... just enough malt to deliver the hop whollup.. oily and clinging.. body is spot on, but the carbonation seems at touch light... amazing how FRESH this tastes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Salmoniform (1199) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Poured from tap to glass. Golden hue with creamy white head that lingered. Aroma is grapefruit, pine, orange, mango, papaya, caramel. Mouthfeel is great with a full body and zesty carbonation. Taste is sweet with a nice hop bitterness and slight ethanol finish. Overall this is a nice brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
stchloe (846) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Mrrr... Sweet like liquor body, big, overwhelms the hops which are bitter but no specific hope profile, somewhat resinous.

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