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RATINGS: 1135   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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2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
drewaha (129) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Hmmm. How do I explain another overly hopped, could use some more balance beer. The reason this beer is so coveted is because it is so hard to find. I think IPAs like Hopslam have more balance but given it’s easier to get a hold of, it doesn’t had the same aura. Give it a shot…definitely worth it if you can….i just find it’s undifferentiated from the plethora of IPAs on the market today.


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
esjunknyc (13) - - SEP 28, 2014
Nothing to say that hasn't already been said, besides HF the best ipa out there

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GuillaumeB (3) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2014 does not count
I prefer this beer two weeks after purchase when everything has melted together so nicely. It then reveals to be more peach and pine on the aroma. When young it is completely overwhelming but without being harsh. It is an incredibly easy to drink beer even with high abv and heavily hopped. I simply love it.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (3443) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"this is a seriously drinkable iipa. reminded me of fresh gubna in a way...more pine and spice here perhaps. you can tell the abv is high, but it’s oh so easy drinking. bright vibrant sticky hops and a nice malt backbone. VERY well done.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
nealblind (838) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Hazy yellow pour. Aroma plants, pine, peaches, grapes. Tastes woody, yeast, pine, resin, minerals. Zesty palate. A fine brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomashall (39) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Can shared. Pours yellow and clear. Massive hop smell. Taste of big hops...very bitter and dry. Good IPA but in my opinion not as good as Hopslam.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SimonTja (269) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2014 Blind tasting, of Double IPAs & Single IPAs. List of Double IPAs, in prefered order: The Crusher, Heady Topper, Pliny The Elder, Deviant Dale’s List of Single IPAs, in prefered order: Focal Banger, Grapefruit Sculpin, Moralité/Blind Pig A – Glowing hazy yellow with a thick head. S – Very pungent piney, citrusy aroma. Pineapple, over ripe fruit, hop forward. T – Taste does not disappoint, again straight forward hops, no crystal malt, very dry. The amount of hop taste The Alchemist actually gets is very impressive. M – Mouthfeel fills your mouth, lively carbonation with an abrupt bitterness finish, quite oily O – The amount of hop taste The Alchemist actually gets is very impressive, the aroma, especially if you smell out of the can is very very intense, but the taste completely mimics it.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JeffroDH (18) - - SEP 20, 2014
The definition of IPA. BITTER, citrus, floral, hoppy deliciousness. This is the only IPA I've had to date that beats my home brew. Wow. What an experience.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ciocanelu (71) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - SEP 20, 2014
Very nice, dank and piney aroma and taste. Very balanced between malt sweetness and hop bitterness. Only downside for me is the lack of some tropical fruit and the alcohol being just a bit too present.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Duntoyou (104) - Kr.sand, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2014
Pinaple, citrus. Nice colour. Smoth. Thanx to Stephen at nøgne ø for sharing this one

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scipio (703) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Thanks to Steve for this thoughtful gift. Pours a bright, hazy golden in color with a medium, slowly settling, white head. The aroma is heavy, with plenty of grapefruit, orange, pineapple, peach, and floral hops. The taste is extremely bitter and hoppy, with a very dry finish. Pine and grapefruit are most prevalent here. Peach, pineapple, tangerine, and orange are found as well. There are touches of sweetness that compliment the beer instead of overpowering it. The aftertaste is a long lasting grapefruit flavor. Medium in body, a slick, slightly sticky texture, and lots of lively carbonation. Despite everything this is offering, I find this very easy to drink. Its delicious, refreshing, yet still packs a punch. This is one outstanding beer. It is among the best of this style that I’ve ever had. It might be the best. I won’t be forgetting this one anytime soon.


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