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RATINGS: 1147   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23   IBU: 120   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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An American Double IPA, packed with over 120 IBU!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11562) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 20, 2010
22oz bottle, thanks ygtbsm94. Small off-white head with hazy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, pineapple, some orange. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, some orange, pineapple. Resiny medium-full body.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Fruity, floral nose, lots of citrus, some light vinous notes and just a touch of phenolic yeast. Taste is lightly sweet, moderately bitter, lots of citrus and floral hops, a bit astringent. The malt is dry, but itís thin and bland.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (12274) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2010
750 ml bottle courtesy of brad, thanks! Bright gold, edge head. Massive grass and Christmas tree aroma. Very bitter, lots of pine resin. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pantanap (3362) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2010
22oz bottle. much thanks to a man named M... pours a muddled and hazy apricot brown pour, showing some effervescence even long after the pour. a thin to medium creamy white head crowns it while not having the patience to stick around.... aroma is bright juicy hops with a mango papaya core that pervades with its arms wide open. not much detection of any malts as this is a tropical fruit explosion with bits of sweetness tossed in for good measure... flavors are not much of a letdown from where the journey began. abundance of a juicy and assertive hop profile takes precedence and never ceases to let go. semi-sweet from the onset and then bittering towards the finish with a citrus rind extenuation on the tongue. carbonation level gives a lot of life and body is just right. this one surely exercises and almost abuses the palate in the best of ways. vermont, oh how much iíve been loving you lately. first hill farmstead, then lawsonís finest, and now this....are you kidding me?

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nickd717 (3558) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 15, 2010
22oz bottle, huge thanks to nathanjohnson on BA. Pours clear copper with a two-finger white head and excellent lacing. The aroma is really awesome. Huge floral and citrusy hop punch with sweet caramel malt. Clean and intense. The flavor is deinitely east coast style, but probably the best in that style Iíve had. Sweet caramel malt balanced by a huge flavorful and bitter hop burst. Floral notes, grapefruit, and orange. Tasty as hell. The mouthfeel is nice, medium-bodied with big hop resins and a long enamel-ripping finish. Nice beer overall. Awesome for an east coast style DIPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 12, 2010
A: The pour is a cloudy dark orange with a fingerís worth of white head. S: The nose is intensely perfumey with lots of grapefruit, mango, pine, and lemon zest. Thereís a pretty nice pine aroma, and just an overall fruitiness to it. T: Mango, pineapple, grapefruit, and lemon zest give this a big fruitiness. Though it does have a lot of fruit notes, itís also pretty intensely bitter and piney, which is very nice. M: The body is medium with a pretty lively carbonation and a dry, bitter finish. D: Certainly a very, very good IPA. Actually reminded me a lot of Sculpin, but more bitter. Would definitely like to have this one again.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
popery (1433) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Thanks to Murchmac. Bottle. Enjoyable beer but lacking any real bitter bite and not quite as loaded down with hops as I prefer. The beer pours a cloudy, tawny orange-amber with a white head. A very nice sweet citrus and tropical fruit tone dominates the aroma. Itís almost entirely tangerine rind, mangoes and guava. Thereís a hint of pine lurking in the background. However, itís not quite as pungent as the best of the style. Surprisingly, the taste lacks nearly any assertive bitterness. Thereís a bit of grapefruit pith in the finish, but this is one of the least bitter DIPAs that Iíve ever tasted. That said, itís also not overly malty or particularly sweet. It just sorta lacks a strong taste note. The thin body and utter lack of hop oiliness in the mouthfeel emphasized this problem for me. It does have a nice hoppy aftertaste. It was an enjoyable beer to drink, but, ultimately, I found the beer rather disappointing. The taste fails to deliver on the promise of the smell. Iím happy to have tried it, but I donít really understand the hype.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
robinvboyer (3127) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2010
Unbelievable aroma of grapefruit, sweet floral citrus. Its like drinking grapefruit juice! The only other beer to make me say that was a fresb hopslam! I cant get my nose out of the glass, its intoxicating! So sweet and juicy, the finish is a wicked pithy bitterness just like if you bit into a grapefruit! The citric aftertaste last forever. For hop addicts like myself, you must seek out this beer! I have no choice...... I have to give this a 5!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Damico (2612) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2012 It smells so pleasant with a nice blend of citrus hop notes. The can sits in front of you and the beautiful scent of marijuanaesque hops wafts to the nose in an awesome way. It pours cloudy golden with an orange hue. Some of the cans have more prevalent hop sediment than others. Both bottles I tried had generous amounts for sure. The full juicy body goes down so smooth and the hop flavors reflect the aroma perfectly. There is no bite at all, the juicy citrus hops make it right to the cusp better never go over!!!! Perfect. Best IPA ever.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
j12601 (6607) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2010
On tap at the Alchemist on my way to Hill Farmstead for BWBDV. Pours a hazy gold amber with a medium to large sized white head. Huge citrus and pine aromas. Big juicy hops, sticky malt and caramel with a touch of alcohol. Finishes long and slow , thick with grapefruit and big quinine flavors. So good.


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