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RATINGS: 1468   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.24/5   IBU: 120   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
An American Double IPA, packed with over 120 IBU!

Jjg226's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Jjg226 (71) - Staten Island, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Pours a golden amber with a two-finger off-white head. No "floaties" that many reviewers speak of. Nice lacing. A complex and unique aroma. Redolent of pine, tropical fruit, citrus, and earthiness; the kind of earthiness you experience walking through the parking lot of a Grateful Dead concert (for those old enough to remember the Dead). As it warms, there's a wonderfully faint floral aroma. Through all those hops one can still get a whiff of the sweet malt! Incredibly complex. The taste is very juicy, more fruit than pine. Tropical fruit hits the tongue first followed by citrus, mainly grapefruit, and dried apricot. Lots of caramel and biscuity malt flavors balance this hop bomb perfectly. Full bodied with the perfect amount of carbonation. Overall, this is my highest rated beer and my favorite beer yet. Truly worth all the hype (and the aggravation to get it)! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
commonshawn (961) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2016 Can in Burlington poured into pint glass with commonmac and rosskyle and samadouche. Hazy orange with white head and excellent lacing . Clean funky citrus nose. Amazing taste from the start. Incredibly smooth, then citrus, clean subtle spice. Citrus funk, then well masked alcohol and hop. Sweet more than bitter. Alcohol comes out as it warms. Exactly what a dipa should be. This actually lives up to the hype.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
commonmac (950) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2016
This is strange to type but Iíve finally been able to consume one of these and it comes at Ri Ra in Burlington. Sadly, yes itís out of a can at an Irish bar but letís be honest does it matter where you imbibe on this legendary beer? Commonshawn, rosskyle, and samadouche are also enjoying this one. Beautiful orange and golden in color with healthy half finger white head. Tropical fruit and subtle pine on the nose. Taste is a perfect balance of sweetness and hoppy notes. Tropical fruit and sugars play a great role. Softer mouthfeel than anticipated and it makes it even better. Unbelievably smooth. Iíve fallen in love with this beer. I will consume again. This I promise you.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rosskyle (421) - - MAY 22, 2016
Served on tap at Ri Ra Irish Pub. Hazy orange color with a white head. Citrus resin hops aroma. Tropical fruit avocado pine hops flavor. All well balanced. Medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lametrout (2) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 22, 2016 does not count
Itís deffently one of the best beers I had, worth all the hype ppl say. Itís amazing that it is a double and bittered almost like a pale and the resin flavor come out on every sip.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gregwilsonstl (1836) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 19, 2016
Pine aroma filled the room as soon as I opened the can. Hazy. Ive been over IPAs for awhile, but this could bring me back in. Very drinkable. Really accents the pine, tropical fruit rinds, and citrus. Cracker dry. Really evolves on the palate, starts off pine and rounds out bitter. Good bitter though. Thanks ThePatrickman for helping me score this want.....week old none the less!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tombrady (2) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2016 does not count
58 year old physician with all kinds of discretionary income found myself standing in line, in the rain, in 35 degree weather, waiting for a Heady delivery in Barre, Vt. Asking myself: "My God, has my life really come to this?" Scored a case, not embarrassed by my actions. The aroma blew me away. Flowers and lemons. Does not drink like 8%, which is dangerous. Got down to one of my last cans and committed heresy by pouring it into a snifter. What a beautiful yellow almost fluorescent color! Beyoncť in a can.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Curran (5) - - MAY 10, 2016 does not count
I really didnít think there was any way it could live up to the hype. It did.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jasonp (1566) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Rated from a 4 pack that my co-worker brought back from Vermont. Tried in both the can as suggested and poured into a glass. Not much of a difference in flavor/aroma but the carbonation was obviously a bit higher in the can. I must say I enjoyed this beer out of the glass a bit more. Pours a hazy golden with a thick white head. Aroma is of medium strength in the hop vibrancy department, citrusy/grapefruity. Flavor has strong grapefruit /citrus up front then a twinge of orange. Simple pale malt bill to let the hop character to shine. Medium bodied with a smooth texture and moderate carbonation. Drinks VERY easily for an 8% abv beer. The bitterness level, while totally appropriate for an IPA, is VERY smooth. While it doesnít taste like Bells Two Hearted, it has a similar drinking experience for me. Overall, didnít quite knock my socks off but a really good beer that I would like to have again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
codfishh (191) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2016
A week old can, pours hazy light gold, creamy white head doesnít stick around. Aroma of grapefruit juice almost grapefruit pith, some tangerine and light honey like malt. Flavor lots more grapefruit, smooth honey like malt flavor, firm bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel almost slick, bitterness doesnít linger. Super smooth no alcohol warming, sneaky 8.0%

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Haavard (68) - NORWAY - MAY 2, 2016
Aroma: dried pineapple, spearmint, grassy notes, mango Taste: peach, mango, pine, ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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