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RATINGS: 1116   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23   IBU: 120   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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An American Double IPA, packed with over 120 IBU!

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Incredible hoppy aroma, dirty yellow pour, solid taste and satisfying mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
badhack (306) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Well balanced, tremendous fresh hop flavor with peach and grapefruit. Full flavored and refreshing. Not too bitter. Some tropical and pine flavor as well. Unfiltered orange in appearance.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
biggsbowler (269) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Can - Not much else I can say about this great DIPA that hasnít already been said. From start to finish, itís well balance between the malts and hops. Itís one of the best DIPA made today.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dr.Drei (19) - New York, USA - AUG 29, 2014
There is not much to say about this beer that has not already been said. It is an outstanding DIPAS. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericdevin (744) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Can from unknown via Michael K. Canít say much about color, it looks tan, or thereabouts. Aroma arch and a bit resinous, some bold citrus as well. Body is big and full, I am prepared for a total bitter finish, but it recedes nicely before leaving a lingering citric tang. Nice, but not quite worthy of the hype.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vanelst (134) - AUSTRIA - AUG 27, 2014
First class DIPA. Drank it from the can. Next time I will try to drink it out of a glass. Might be a marketing-gag? Anyway, aroma of grapefruit and tangerine, tropics, malty backbone. Almost perfect symbiosis of (not too) bitter and sweetness. Expensive in Europe, but worth spending bucks on it once in a while.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ScipioA (290) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 26, 2014
The pour (screw you can, I do what I want!) is hazy mango-orange body with a pillow of a tan head that sticks around as long as the beer lasts. Aroma is tropical fruits, orange, some yeast a little alcohol. Flavor is the same only a little bit better and with the addition of bitterness. Tropical fruit continues and is joined by pine. Sweet backing to round things out. Mouthfeel: Perfect. Itís thick and sticky without being too heavy. Just a hint of alcohol warmth and flavor toward the end of a sip. Carbonation feels very fine and refreshing. Totally agree with the hype, this is the best beer Iíve ever had. BUT: quite a few brewers are catching up! Iíve had a couple by my locals and others that are only a few steps and a few points behind. Weíll see if this is still the best in 2015, 2016 and beyond.
My opinion on a few controversies: Can or glass: Definitely glass. When this was first canned I think haze was seen as a flaw when it came to IPAs, thus the brewer wanting you to drink from the can to not see it. In 2014 though all the best IPAs are hazy, so ainít a problem. Draft or can: Pretty much indistinguishable. On tap itís served at the right temperature, but you can get the same effect by leaving it out of the fridge for a couple minutes before cracking it open.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JerseyBrew (33) - Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Perfect fresh DIPA as you can get. Everything about this beer is great. Awesome aroma. Great flavor. Perfect amount of body and dry finish. Love it all around ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnBeer1964 (1) - - AUG 21, 2014 does not count
A great DIPA, although having tried it both ways, I find that I MUST pour into a glass to truly enjoy. I donít quite understand the "DRINK FROM THE CAN" reasoning on the label, but I do agree with the description of this beer... Not the biggest, or the most bitter (120 IBU???), but definitely "waves of hoppy goodness". The best Heady Topper I had this summer was on draft because I happened to be in Vermont at the right place at the right time! Insanely drinkable. A session beer for hopaholics only.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Flemocracy (1) - - AUG 21, 2014 does not count
Grapefruit from the first taste till the last drop in the 16 oz. can. Very consistent brew, great quality. The fresher, the better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
suedehead288 (362) - BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2014
2014.08 - gents bierfestival (uit blik) - geelkleurig troebel, wit schuim - neus : geurbom, bloemenhof, tropisch fruit - mond : fruitig, eindigt op een serieus bittere toets

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