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RATINGS: 1014   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.22   IBU: 120   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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An American Double IPA, packed with over 120 IBU!


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Damico (2354) - 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.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
robinvboyer (2877) - 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
mdb1 (3) - Pawlet, Vermont, USA - FEB 3, 2012 does not count
I popped the top and gave it a good sniff, and even though I couldnít quite put my finger on the aroma, it was very nice. I did the "swoosh and spit" taste test and it was very smooth and not what I expected from a beer with an IBU rating of 120. It had an awesome taste that was not overwhelming at all, smooth & robust with a small bite at the end. With an ABV of 8%, it accented the beer extremely well. The color pours of creamy honey and overall, this beer was quite amazing. Itís no wonder people will travel far distances for this brew.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beerathon (952) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2013 Amazing. So much aroma from all the beautiful array of hops in this beast of an IPA. For being high in alcohol content, it was barely detectable, as it went down easy, all 120 IBUís of it. *I just decided to change the appearance from a 4 to a 5, because this is exactly how a double IPA should look and this beer is perfect.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bookman10 (586) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2012
UPDATED: APR 27, 2012 Pours a very hazy, cloudy orange-yellow, with small head. Aroma is very strong of floral and citrus and hops. Flavor dominated by hop-pine-bitterness with a very healthy helping of citrus. One of the best IPAs Iíve come across. I do believe this is just about my favorite beer of the moment.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
fdeag24 (1) - - FEB 16, 2012 does not count
Awesome beer !!! Nice citrus pine balance perfect beer has just the right texture.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
patrickfannon (1230) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2012 Can. 16 oz. Split with Thomas. Pours hazy gold with a massive, bubbly white head. Aroma of pure, fresh pineapple, plain and simple; itís something to behold. Tastes like a hopped out pineapple juice. Jesus, the taste is better than almost every other IPA Iíve ever tried, double or otherwise. The palate is clean, supple, and a bit tangy. Oh, sweet, sweet Jesus, I would drink this beer every single day for the rest of my life if I could. It is, all around, the best IPA out on the market right now. Itís better than Sculpin, itís better than Double Jack, itís better than... Well, okay maybe Ruskie Riverís Pliny series and Blind Pig give it a run for its money, but really weíre talking apples and pineapple at this point. Whatever you have to do to get this beer, do it. Get it fresh, thereís no reason not to. John and co. keep this beauty churning nonstop. Thanks, Alchemist. Iíve enjoyed every single glorius can of this beer. Cheers. I mean it.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Shilo (2) - - APR 7, 2012 does not count
Pours a motor oil yellow -orange, two finger white bubbly head. Smells like mango, pineapple, sweet goodness! Taste is hoppy with a quick bite and then a smooth sour finish...not too bitter. This beer is so drinkable...so lucky to have it locally!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hollardustin (327) - Indiana, USA - APR 17, 2012
Iíve had it from the can and from a glass. It pours a hazy pale amber with a nice white head. The color is fittingly not too unlike the color of grapefruit juice. The aroma is unbelievable with an extremely pungent bouquet of hoppy, citrus, grapefruit awesomeness and some floral notes. The taste is more of the same, very dry with intense hoppy flavor and bitterness. Literally like drinking carbonated grapefruit juice, this brew is spectacular. An instant all-time favorite.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
freeski919 (5) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 29, 2012 does not count
Have had from can, and on tap at Alchemist before it was destroyed by Irene. Aroma- Intense piney, floral the instant you open the can, and it continues throughout the drinking. Appearance- typically drink from a can, but when poured, it is a rich, hazy gold. Taste- A full bodied hoppy bitterness tempered by slight citrusy sweetness which allows the beer to have a smoothness one would think impossible from such a high IBU brew. Palate- a medium bodied brew with lively carbonation. As said, is quite smooth, but finishes bitter, with the hops back to the forefront. Overall- A fantastic Double IPA that is surprisingly easy to drink, but does not sacrifice an ounce of flavor for that.


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