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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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 (748) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
stchloe (793) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (2336) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Right from the get go, I like this. Hits all the right notes, from aroma to taste. Copper color, citrus/pine aroma, sharp hop bitterness. Lovely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frahmo (316) - Idaho, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Orange golden color with an off white head. Wonderful floral/citrus aroma. Nice smooth flavor with no tinge of bitterness. You would never guess 100 ibuís. This beer also hides the alcohol well. Great DIPA!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (2597) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 7, 2014
On tap at the Boise BP In a snifter, slight hazy orange/light amber with a small sandy head. Easy muted deep hoppy aroma, as if the fresh sharp brightness had faded a bit. Decent bitterness but not a bomb, Full hoppy flavors and moderate malt back end. Pretty big bite at the end. Ive had plent of DIPAs that were bigger hop monsters but this is balanced and easy...even at over 9%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6860) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Grapefruit and pine aroma. Big grapefruit and pine flavor. Medium bodied. Very good bitterness. Grapefruit and pine linger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bvc (1161) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2013
22oz bomber that I forgot about and was buried in the back of the fridge...doh! Pours a clean slight copper tinted gold with minimal head that looks to be on the dense and sticky side. Still intense and fresh hop nose, a blend of sweet and slight spicy pine, citrus and a bit of tropical fruitiness that gets lost a bit in the crystal malt as it warms, it starts to have some faint garlic/green onion. Heavier mouth feel, somewhat sticky. Sweeter, pretty intensely bitter pine, green onion, garlic, tropical pine in the middle, some pithy citrus but then makes way to some serious bittering with slight ice tea. I did drink this fresh too and it hasnít fallen off by much. Not bad, just not really the profile I enjoy in a IIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Two bottles sent from a friend in Oregon. Given the shelf life, I didnít expect these to be the best samples of what Shawn Kelso can do now that heís at 10 Barrel. But still, having known him way back in high school, he always finds a way to get his signature hop face-slap into all of his IPAs. Pours cloudy orange, almost looks like an orange-amber hefeweizen, until the aroma reaches out and grabs your nostrils. Soapy white head. Simcoe aroma, pine tree, cantaloupe melon, mango, papaya, pineapple juice. Definitely hoppy and long-standing bitter. If I close my eyes, itís somewhat similar to Hopsickle. Would love to had tried this fresh on tap instead of the last two bottles on the shelf in a store in Oregon. Still, it has Shawnís signature all over it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2311) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. This is all hops, resin, citrus. The malts are subtle, some sweetness. This is a well crafted beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Bottle:   Fiery amber, fairly clear, moderate to large foamy off-white head, nice lacing.   Strong sweet malty nose, thick pine and citrus peel.   Similar tongue, some tea leaves as well.   Smooth, not real bitter.   MIld sweetness, faint floral and citrus aspects.   Lingering tea leaves.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finishes with a lot of tea flavor, minor citrus.   Not a bitter example, not a big malty nor hoppy aspect either.   I would say almost an IIPA, clean enough tho.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Bomber from BW. Clear gold pour with a short, brief white head which persists as a rim and leaves moderate lace. Nose is fairly balanced, with some pine, light roast malt and a hint of mango and apple, However there is also a rubbery smell that is off-putting. Medium body with moderate, fine carbonation. Pine, toast, dandelion and, again, some rubber and cardboard. Finish is long and bitter, but ABV remains in defilade. Lots of bitterness here, some of it unpleasant, but not much aroma. I let this one warm and drank from two different glasses (neither had any sign of being dirty), still not enjoying this IIPA. Bought the same time as the other 10 Barrel brews Iíve enjoyed, so mishandling is less likely.

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