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Against the Grain Tropical Segway Kitten

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   IBU: 130   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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This beer is a work of fiction. Any similarities to any other beer, living or dead, are purely coincidental. This is a gentle giant of a double IPA. Sure, the malt bill is rather large. Sure, it’s a little boozy. Sure, the hop bill is completely unreasonable. But that’s no reason to get so aggressive. Let’s all just relax and soak in the complex blend of German and American malts. Let’s kick back and bask in the heightened IBUs holding up the earthy, fruity, grapefuity, lemony, piney, myrcene-heavy flavors provided by late hopping with Sorachi Ace, Simcoe, and Falconer’s Flight hops and dry hopping with Centennial and Citra hops. Just chill out and throw one back in the hot, hot sun.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (6641) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 30, 2014
Draft @ Hoppy Loft. Orangé/ambré assez trouble, col beige. Arôme est malté, caramel avec qcq pointe toffee et franchement très peu au niveau tropical. Ce dernier reste en retrait avec qcq pointes agrumes. Palais est agréablement fruité avec des notes rappelant de suite le Sorachi et le Citra qui prennent un peu le dessus sur le reste de la bière. Légèrement résineux en fin de bouche avec un profil tropical qui finit pas s’estomper au fur et à mesure que la bière se réchauffe. Léger fini levure avec un résiduel sucre brun, malté cara. Pas mauvais mais le profil trop centré sur les malts grillé/cara joue un peu en défaveur de la bière.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonas (5622) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 11, 2014
Cloudy orange , golden head which leaves cool rings on the glass Butter caramel, old ale notes, vanilla tobacco, just a hint of barrel. Mellow mouthfeel, dry chewiness. Smoke and bourbon on the very tip of the tongue, fresh green hops, elegant oak notes in the background. Pine in the back. Unusual composition, Impressive!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CamdenD (1092) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 23, 2013
This is a powerful IIPA and well-made. The hops originally come off a bit pacific and cream-like in nuance iike NS hops. Taste is balanced and the beer itself is not exaggerated one way or the other.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bragesnak (5346) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2013
Mikkeller, Copenhagen, Dk. Tap, 260913. Amber with beige head. Aroma of grapefruit and citrus. Flavor with malt, caramel and bitterness.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
evilcougar (66) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Ahh.. Smell and taste the tropical goodness that is this beer. The guys knocked this one out of the park.. Great tropical fruit flavors swirl around the mouth.. Excellent !!!!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (4950) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2013
Draft at Beer Temple. Pours clear amber with a tan head. Aroma of caramel malt, brown sugar, pine and resinous hops. Flavour is light heavy sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Not bad but too strong, alcohol before complexity.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DwarfeD (905) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2013
Draught at Beer Temple. Hazy orange with a small white head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Sweet with a dry hoppy finish. Pine, grapefruit, some caramel, citrus and not too alcoholic. A great full flavoured IPA.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sic1314 (3219) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2013
Poured a slightly hazy light amber with a disappearing frothy white head. Aroma of sweet, heavy tropical fruit, soft malt. Medium body, flavour of vegetable, bitter hops and a bitter end.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (4639) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2013
On tap at Beer Temple, thanks Sean! Hazy golden orange colour, off-white head. Aroma of mango, passion fruit, peach, citrus hops, malts, caramel. Flavour is medium-sweet, nice and fruity, pineapple, mango, grapefruit, resin, bitter citrus hoppy finish. Medium-bodied, slightly alcoholic. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6608) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 20, 2013
On tap at Beer Temple. Pours a clear amber orange with an off-white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of resin and grapefruit with some bitter pine and a sweet grain backbone. Flavor has resin, bitter pine and grapefruit throughout with an earthy bread backbone.


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