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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Crisp, clean malt character supporting copious additions of Citra and Mosaic hops.


4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
WanderinCelt87 (187) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Pours from a can a very hazy gold with a white head. Aroma is subtle orange and pine. Taste is straight grapefruit and pine with a little floral after taste. Leaves a bitter after taste.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikedevilsfan (188) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Golden color unfiltered. aroma is dank, dank dank with some pineapple on the nose. the taste is immediate citrus and pine on the tongue, the middle is filled with some stone fruits and the back is loaded with orange peel and pine. This is a flavor bomb to be sure. Almost as good as heady. Maybe the best IPA ever.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
simont1 (294) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2014
Blind tasting, of Double IPAs & Single IPAs.

List of Double IPAs, in prefered order: The Crusher, Heady Topper, Pliny The Elder, Deviant Dale’s

List of Single IPAs, in prefered order: Focal Banger, Grapefruit Sculpin, Moralité/Blind Pig

A – Hazy yellow with thick head, head lasted longer than other IPAs.

S – Super dank and loaded with tropical fruits, smells more than Heady Topper.

T – Loaded with hops, hops and hops. Simcoe like and very very tropical fruity.

M – A bit more full than other IPAs, almost like it’s oats in it.

O – Best IPA I’ve had, aroma out of the can is stronger than most double IPAs even.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
EamonTheGreat (154) - USA - MAY 12, 2014
Amazing citrus aroma. This beer is top notch. Pours light golden yellow with a medium head. The taste is very crisp and refreshing with strong citrus hop character and a clean after taste. Not as hop forward as Heady Topper, but very crisp and clean. Amazing world class beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
vtafro (3824) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Draft. Golden pour with white head. Aromas is citrus and grassy tones. A lighter bodied heady topper, but not lacking flavor with a touch less bite. Wow, can I drink this all day.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Marheb (2299) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2014 Citronnelle et fruits tropicaux entassés dans un liquide collant et astringent hyper aromatique avec un côté mielleux, buvabilité musclée.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
GlasgowTAD (127) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - OCT 25, 2014
HUGE tropical fruit and peachy aromas. Creamy white head and creamy body. Cloudy nectarine colour. Taste is tropical fruits and pleasant grapefruit bitterness. This is smooth as heck, this could be drank all day if it weren’t 7%.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ElManana (516) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - OCT 27, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2014 Pours yellow cloudy with a white head. Huge tropical fruit, peaches, pineapple. Taste is citra, grapefruit, a little bit sweet. Big bitter aftertaste, incredibly refreshing. It’s up there with Heady Topper.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhillyCraft (3443) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2014
On tap at the piggy with Brian, pours hazy and glowing orange. Small to medium white head, sporadic lacing. Aromas are skunk, pine, sweat, mango, and grapefruit. Taste is such an amazing lineup of dank resinous hops, like heady but less aggressive and more tropical. awesome stuff

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (4300) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2014
500 ml. can sampled @ Pure Apricot Tasting. Thanks! Sampled side-by-side The Crusher / Heady Topper / Rapture / Focal Banger. Heady Topper came out last unanimously. Bit Heady Topper-light in a good way, this one tasted a bit like a mix of the previous 3 beers which seems logical since this one is Citra & Mosaic and The Crusher was Citra only I believe & Rapture was Mosaic, yeast is probably same as Heady Topper. Lighter hazy citrus, creamy white head. Huge cheese, citrus, creamy raw hop nose. Taste is cheese, light Heady Topper-like floral bitterness and touch of grass, creamy, dank, more balanced & bit subdued, fruity, pear,… Creamy, very easy to drink, seems light compared to others but that is probably just the ABV. Better than Heady Topper but not on par with either The Crusher or my favourite Rapture.


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