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RATINGS: 1246   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.25   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 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DCLawyer (1723) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2015
Backlog. Can share at Dominion Wine and Beer in Falls Church. Poured into a taster. Hazy dark gold with small white head. Tons of citrus hops, bittersweet, but not overdone and lacking the Fruity Pebbles notes of some other big citrus hop bombs. Very smooth and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
fernans (38) - Rhode Island, USA - APR 17, 2015
Simply put, there is very little bad you can say about this outstanding IPA. Hazy golden hue. Smith malt start, big hop flavor in the middle, and nice long finish. Believe the hype.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JMurph72 (16) - - APR 16, 2015
Appearance - poured from can (I know it says not too! I can't help it!) a cloudy pale golden. Thick white head Aroma - big citrus, melon, and earthy aroma. Great grapefruit and earthy aromas during the experience. Taste - sweet and initially bitter, with a very smooth bitter finish. One of the more balanced ipa's I've had Mouthfeel - surprisingly more medium-heavy bodied than I expected. Very sticky. Overall - lives up the hype. A perfectly balanced beer

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pelzky (71) - Szczecin, POLAND - APR 16, 2015
Amber, hazy color with white, talk but short-lasting head. Very complex aroma of hops with lichi upfront. Also some caramel/biscuit notes after warming. Body could be little more liqueur. Low to medium carbonation. Great stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alteregoo (182) - POLAND - APR 15, 2015
Piana dość obfita, drobno i średnio pęcherzykowa, szybko opada i wypełnia się dużymi bąblami, ale zdobi przy tym szkło. Barwa ciemno złota, opalizująca. Aromat powala swą czystą intensywnością szyszek chmielowych, iglakůw i owocůw tropikalnych. Początkowo słodkawy, po zamieszaniu szkłem uderza orzeźwiającymi cytrusami! Genialnie! W smaku piwo jest treściwsze od Focal Bangera, lekka słodowo-brzoskwiniowa słodycz jest obecna, ale przy większym nagazowaniu szybko ustępuje żywicy i konkretnej, wysokiej goryczce, o nieziemsko przyjemnym grejpfrutowym profilu. Oczywiście goryczka nie zalega, jest krůtka i ustępując pozostawia uczucie niedosytu, zachęcając jednocześnie do ponownego łyku... 8% alkoholu świetnie ukryte a delikatne rozgrzewanie w przełyku uświadamia nam tylko, że to piwo bardziej wymagające i potężniejsze od zwykłej IPA, nie wspominając o APA... tyle tylko, że wnioski te docierają do nas w momencie, gdy w puszce nie pozostaje nic poza powietrzem...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Buczer (346) - Łůdź, POLAND - APR 15, 2015
Can, pours golden, hazy with stable white head. Intense hoppy citrus and resin aroma with tropical notes. Medium bitterness, citrus notes in taste, great malty, cereal but not sweet background. Great balance, alcohol noticable only by warming in throat. Great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
NachlamSie (2898) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2015
Can. This was a very nice gift to receive. I poured this into a goblet despite the long rant on the side of the can. By the way, thatís one of the dumbest things Iíve seen on a craft beer package. They worked so hard on the aroma that they want to preserve it to the point of no one else being able to smell it? I canít really smell your beer if it never leaves the can! Then thereís the thing about stirring up the sediment. If I drink from the can, repeatedly tilting it to my lips I will stir up the sediment much more than if I pour it into a glass once to decant. Then thereís the whole drink fresh command but no date stamp on the can. The whole paragraph makes the author come across as uneducated and arrogant. Too bad I donít get to lambast the beer itself because itís damn good. The aroma is endless. Itís a clean, elaborate, powerful bouquet of hop glory. Thereís a load of melon up front with citrus rind, pineapple, herbs, grapefruit and a dash of forest. The color is pretty light, it doesnít look like they use much specialty malt at all. Doesnít taste like it either, though it gives the impression of having wheat in the grain bill. It has a smooth, yet full palate. The bitterness is strong, but it comes across mostly on the front end and is completely surrounded with huge hop flavor. Layers of juicy hops give way to a dry finish. Itís so vibrant and delicious that it goes down way too easily. I get more melon and huge citrus in the flavor with a little dankness creeping through on the back end. Iím glad I got to try this. Itís a top tier IIPA for sure. Itís not overrated, as it completely deserves the ratings that it gets. Overhyped, perhaps. Iím not sure I understand driving hundreds of miles to purchase several cases to store and let fade away in the closet when there are a handful of world class IIPAs easier to obtain. Anyway, awesome beer. It was truly a pleasure to consume.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElDesmadre (2009) - Mikołůw, POLAND - APR 15, 2015
Can at BGM2. Lots of fresh hops upfront - citrus, resin, herbal, tropical notes. Solid malty backbone, amazingly well balanced. Dangerously drinkable at this ABV. Great stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
adasko (767) - Poznan, POLAND - APR 13, 2015
Great aroma of fresh fruits, mango, pineapple, peach, citrus. Itís hazy, dark golden color, with rather poor head, but nice lacing. Itís nicely carbonated, and itís super easy to drink. Itís almost like session IPA, a bit refreshing and even dangerously close to light. Taste is not very complex. Itís rather dry, sweetness in it is on far background, but yet - itís really good balanced. Bitterness seems not that big tho. Itís rather short and strict, end quite quickly in aftertaste. It really is an awesome beer. It gets better in every sip. You just somehow need to take another one, immediately after placing the glass on the table.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcnow (49) - Pszczyna, POLAND - APR 13, 2015
BGM2 Wrocław Piwo jasne, mętne, piana średniej wielkości o dużej fakturze, szybko opada ale zostawia ślad na kuflu Wyrazisty zapach cytrusowy, grejfrutowy, půźniej bardziej łagodny zapach pomarańczy. Średnie nasycenie, dosyś duże ciało, gorzkie, przypomina niedojżałe pomelo. finisz długi, gorzki. Bardzo porządne piwo, aczkolwiek zbyt drogie moim zdaniem.

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