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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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!

carboloader's rating

   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dodgrblu (692) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 24, 2015
22 ounce bottle from Taylorís Market in Sacramento. Huge grapefruit taste, thin, disappearing head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (4123) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Sampled at GABF 2015. Pour was gold with white head. Nose of citrus, tropical fruit, and pine. Full in body. Flavor is fruit and a lot of it, with a bitter pine finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
joeneugs (4587) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 12, 2015
On tap at Beer Baron. It pours a pale golden color with a white head. The aroma has some dank weed along with some sweet tropical fruit. Sweaty peach, pineapple and grapefruit comes to mind. Hints of toasted bread. The flavor is the same. Weedy with a little bit of earthy onion bitterness underneath full sweet fruity hops. Pineapple and blueberry. Seems Mosaic-like to me, so Iím surprised that isnít in here. Full bodied and clean. A really nice IIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kespecial (166) - - SEP 5, 2015
Pours a hazy grayish orange. Pine and toffee on the nose. Taste is more on the maltier/danker side of IIPA: caramel, pine, earth, mango. OK, but I prefer a brighter palate and more citrus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
spacemonster (90) - Igo, California, USA - AUG 27, 2015
The glorious creamy mouth feel on the Imperial IPA is uber delicious as piney notes play with the perfect malts. The finish is very nice. The lingering sweetness of the hops is superb. One very nice Double IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1967) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Bomber from Liquor Max in Loveland. No bottle date - hate that. Hazy tannish orange pour with an off-white head leaving spotty lace. Aroma has citrus, pineapple, toffee, and that tangy very sweet simcoe hop smell. Taste is of tangy pine sweet fruits, pineapple, and toffee. Overlayered, syrupy and medium bodied with a bit of an alcohol presence. Finishes shorter than expected (a simcoe characteristic, it seems - anecdotally), more tangy sweet than bitter. Was really expecting a lot after the IPA, but this is not a deeper/thicker version of that, instead a stand alone solid, not better, brew. 14.3

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (4074) - Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2015
22 oz bottle from Mulberry Max into a pint glass. Clear orange appearance with a lacy white head. Full bodied, thick and hoppy. Citrus and piney hops are balanced by a caramel malt sweetness. Solid DIPA here, easier to drink than most. Nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zymurgeist2 (1425) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 21, 2015
Tap at Harryís Hofbrau. Loads of pine and moderate citrus, with a strong biscuity malt backing to support well. Hazy orange with full white head lingering nicely in a tulip glass. Taste is orange and moderate low pine, with a moderate bitterness. The alcohol is well hidden in this 9.3%er, canít find it at all...making this a dangerous, tasty brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (4571) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Dark orange pour from bottle at ganeks. White head. Fruity and bitter. Citrus and tropical happiness. Pretty big IPA. Grapefruit and apricot. Yum

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zoucrew102 (1005) - - JUL 5, 2015
Bomber. Grapefruit citrus hop aroma with pine resin and floral hop flavors. Pours copper colored with a large, soapy white head with excellent retention and good lacing. Starts with grapefruit citrus flavors as well as some floral hop flavors. Finishes dry but quite smooth with slight pine resin bitterness, but not a lot, and grapefruit acidity coating the palate. Nice, remarkably smooth double IPA.

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