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RATINGS: 1106   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23   IBU: 120   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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An American Double IPA, packed with over 120 IBU!


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
BiereLuc (882) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2013
Bière orangée floconneuse avec un col de mousse satisfaisant. Le nez est incroyable : du houblon frais, du houblon fruité, des agrumes et encore du houblon. Ça sent la tondeuse! En bouche, la magie se poursuit avec les notes fruitées et amères des houblons. Même à 8%, ça se boit d’un trait. Cette bière est simplement dangereuse. J’aurais aimé ne pas avoir à suivre la cohue et scander que cette bière est surestimée par tous les beer geeks qui la placent obsessivement sur un piédestal... mais puisqu’ils ont raison : je vais simplement hocher de la tête en espérant pouvoir me ramener quelques cannettes du Vermont très bientôt.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RmmHronek (170) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAR 24, 2013
It’s a really good beer. I hate to jump on the bandwagon, but drinking this beer is like breaking the seal on a fresh bag of hops...game, set, match.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jd10 (68) - Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 23, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2014 half from can, half from snifter. pour is cloudy golden straw with lots of sediment. aroma is strong tropical hops (fresh pineapple and mango?). taste starts with lightly sweet hops (citrus and tropical flavors) and trends toward piney hop bitterness in the finish. alcohol is barely noticeable. very enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RespertFTW (520) - Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Can to snifter. Light murky amber color. Ok smell bit not the best aroma of the dipas I’ve had. Nice sweet start with a bitter finish that lingers.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mittenator (1277) - Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Pint can. Pale yellow with sediment. Thin white head with medium sized bubbles. Citrus, pine, hops and honey aromas. Sweet upfront an then really piney finish. Body changes from smooth to astringent as well.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rickhall28 (4) - Denville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2013 does not count
I live in NJ and just got a case of 24 x 16’s home from the brewery. Definitely worth an almost 4 hour round trip detour from some business I was doing in southern Vermont. One of the best beers I’ve ever had. Being a DIPA and me being IPA lover...it takes a lot for me to rate an IPA this high. You definitely don’t taste the 8%. I poured my first one out in a large Sam Adams glass. Great head that stood firm and tall...but then fell in on itself pretty quickly like a soufflé. Still got the great aromas...although smelling into the can after the pour revealed some additional intensity. The hops in this beer are very enjoyable...with a lot of complex flavors...but what’s most amazing is how smooth this highly hopped 8% IPA drinks. Obviously the scarcity of the beer and difficulty in getting outside of northern Vermont just add to the allure.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bytemesis (3076) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 21, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2013 Can - thanks MWBrady12. Pours hazy amber with a quadrillion floaties. Oh-oh. Small white head that dissipates quickly but leaves nice lacing. Aroma is not strong; citrus pine and caramel - pretty standard stuff. Flavor is actually pretty pleasant for an IPA that is clearly past its prime. Nice citrus and pine dominating, a bit of sweetness, medium bitter through to the finish. Full bodied and intensely creamy/oily mouthfeel - 5+ for that one! This is a good beer, I am extremely interested to find out what it is like when fresh. Rerate with a two day old can. Ok, this is an amazing beer when fresh.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
maxwelldeux (3542) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Bottle at a bottle share. Pours a clear dark golden color with a moderate head. Nose and taste are bitter and hoppy. Great beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerGolem (664) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 19, 2013
Canete partagée par Tom10101, merci ben! On passe vite sur l’apparence moyenne de cette bière (que le brasseur n’essaie pas de cacher). Mais que dire d l’arôme et du goût, tout-à-fait à la hauteur de ce qu’on attend des meilleurs I2PA. Du bon houblon terreux, des fruits en masse, de la résine, des agrumes, dans un mélange savamment équilibré! Je rêve du jour où on pourra s’en acheter des 4-packs dans les dépanneurs du Québec... je risque d’attendre longtemps!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Miamilice (1) - Montpelier, Vermont, USA - MAR 18, 2013 does not count
From the can. Intense tropical/dank aroma. Amazing hop flavor on the palate that is a wave of hop intensity. Tropical, grapefruit, a little piney, dank that lingers on your palate and leaves you wanting more. No sign of the 8% and no bitter at all compared to other DIPA. THE best DIPA I’ve ever had.


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