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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 110   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
The sweet, yet earthy tones of the hops seduce you with an alluring aroma. At 110 IBUs, this beer may intimidate, but fear not: once you dive in, the subtle malt profile and mellow sweetness of local honey rein it in. Your boldness is rewarded with intricate layers of hops, leaving you weak in the knees and eagerly anticipating your next sip. You’ll always remember your First Kiss.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1691) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2015
12 oz. bottle from Woodman’s Market, Waukesha, WI. Dark orange pour with a short beige head. Aroma of tangerine, grapefruit, and light caramel. Taste is citrus hop bitterness with sweet caramel malt and a touch of honey. Mild and pleasant bitterness on the finish. A nice DIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sawbuck (508) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2015
Nice aroma of fresh hops, and some citrus. Deep golden almost amber in color. Tan head. Sweet malt up front. Bitterness quickly closes in. Roasted caramel in there also. Bitterness comes in waves. Even at first but intensifies. Nice alcohol burn towards the end. Citrus comes out in the end also. Slightly watery mouthfeel. Long bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nuplastikk (5255) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 24, 2015
12oz bottle. Caramel dulled copper body, unfiltered. Very steady off-white head. Big and bitter, all pine, citrus rind. Comes off pretty big for 8.2%. Not really that impressive of an offering for 2015. Pine, pine, pine. OK, but not one I’d recommend or seek out again. Hopslam this is not.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Bottle:   Ruddy amber, fine head and lacing, very small bubbles.   Sweet and dank hoppy aroma.   Yeah, like candied citrus peel thats a bit sweaty and dank.   I am making out worse than it is... its actually a good indicator of a BIG beer.   Chewy up front, hoppy, citrusy, and not as dank or sweaty on the tongue.   Also not too bright.   Does have a bigger body tho, and somewhat chewy mouthfeel.   Dank semi-sweet citrusy finish.   Feels pretty good, a bit citrusy, piney, pithy... but not as bright as I wished.   A little bit of candied citrus peel and pith linger.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
katrinaez (780) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Nice aroma, you can smell the honey and sugars. The hops are nice and balanced. The taste is slightly sweet to the bitters. Perfect balanced. Bottle

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
portableparty (2248) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark red amber color with a thin tight khaki head that fades to a wispy film and collar and nice streaky lacing. Smells bitter resinous hops little spruce and sweet caramel malt/honey. Taste is bitter piny spruce slightly resinous and herbal, pretty sweet and a touch of honey in the finish. Palate is medium sticky and has a spice dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (8887) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear golden amber with a white head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of earthy citrus with a bit of sweet grain supporting. Flavor has a strong grass and pine combination with a bit of resin and sweet grains.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (1743) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2015
Bottle pour light copper amber with thin white head. Nose dank hop, pine tar, honey, and biscuit. Taste grapefruit bite up front, followed immediately by honey. Some grassy and resin notes. Throughout the mid palate the high bitterness and honey sweetness interplay. Lingering bitter slightly astringent finish. Thicker mouth feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnymusky (676) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2015
Second beer from this brewer...love the flavor...a little spendy but really good....(#543)...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jro (7) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 4, 2015 does not count
Lemongrass/earthy notes throughout, with a well-balanced malt base. Citrus is there but muted compared to most DIPAs. Nice change of pace and a great double.

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