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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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An American Double IPA, and the name pretty much sums it up. On tap at Brewpub in 2009 @ 8% ABV Released in Cans in March, 2014 @ 9.6% ABV All Crusher reviews to be added here, not a new entry.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sudomorph (490) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2014
500ml can. Pours a hazy orange with some sediments and a thin, white head. Aroma is smooth. Resin, tangerine. Taste is a medium bitter. Sweet citrus, alcohol, tangerine, resin, pine, and a sweet/bitter aftertaste that drops quickly. Medium-full body with a medium carbonation. Resiny texture with solid carbonation. Overall a super drinkable iipa. Resin, citrus, pine. Yum.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ed5388 (1970) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2014
16oz can shared by JohnGonk. Pours a cloudy orange color with a thick foamy white head. Aroma is slightly boozy, with notes of older citrus, pineapple, hints of mango, caramel malt. Taste is also a tad boozy, with notes of older citrus, grapefruit zest, pine, and caramel malt.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4109) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
can. pours almost cloudy pale golden with a small white cap showing some retention and lacing - chunks ahead. danky and piney fruitiness, doughy and sweetish fruitiness, chewy caramel, touch of dirt/earthy ntoes, peaches, citrus, tropical touch, candied oranges, pepper. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily and sticky, slightly harsh grassy-citrusy-piney finish. danky. piney. boozy. tad overdone.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brystmar (1189) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Tallboy can pours a golden liquid with plenty of stubborn head. Smells like glorious Citra hops: so fresh & fruity. Taste yields the same in droves. So goddamn much Citra hop juice; that fruity hop profile rocks my world. ISO!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (1671) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2014
Can 16oz. Pours blond with low-medium white head. Good lacing. Aroma is of tropical fruits, citrus, pine. Taste is of tropical fruits, bitterness, some nuts/earth, alcohol, resin. Palate: Medium-full bodied. Overall: Good, extremely hoppy. A tad sloppy (too pushed?). [Note: Bottom of the can is chunky.]

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3358) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 16, 2014
(can - 16 oz) Hazy orange pour with a thin white head. Grapefruit and citrus in the aroma with some peppery hops under it. Flavor follows the nose. Zesty with lots of spicy and tangy citrusy notes. Finishes clean with a nice and sweet bitter aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
joet (2121) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - APR 14, 2014
Cloudy color -- between tangerine and pink grapefruit. Most yeast in suspension some larger darker flocculent parts. Thin fine white foam. Tangerine aromas, resin, cooked apples, pears, mild dank cannabis, more citrus aromas, warming alcohol, herbal alkaloid tequila flavors. Finish is slightly hot and sweet with mild astringency. Some nice diesel fumes and touch of cocoa as it warms. Thanks Ed Hops!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nimbleprop (4536) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 14, 2014
16oz can pours a cloudy gold with some fluffy, lacing white head. Really incredible bouquet of aromas, very grassy, sticky green hops, resinous pine, mild honey, lightly floral, fresh citrus. Flavor is interesting because most IPAs are either really piney or have a ton of citrus, but this really has both, sticky pine sap, really fresh green hop pellets, grapefruit, mango, some pineapple, a little starfruit, fresh key lime. Crisp, bitter finish. Hides the alcohol very well. Really nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lesifflebiere (1187) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
Trouble, épaisse, équippée de morceaux de houblons, elle émet des odeurs houblonnés à l’extrême, très fruités et aromatiques. En bouche, c’est du gazon, très fruité encore une fois mais aussi herbacé, végétal, très dans les tons "conifère". L’alcool se perçoit, mais ne fait qu’apporter une profondeur à l’amertume. Excellente, avec de minces défauts (dont le plus important est le manque de subtilité peut-être), mais qui rassasie l’avide de houblons, et qui surprend de par son harmonie de saveurs.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BiereLuc (855) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
Bière jaune / orangée, trouble à l’extrême et coiffée d’une mince couronne mousseuse. C’est la première fois que je vais écrire ça, mais le nez est amer. Je sens l’amertume au plus profond de mes narines et j’ai juste envie de goûter. Des fruits et des notes herbacées émanent aussi. En bouche (enfin), l’amertume est franche et fruité. Un arrière goût d’ananas surprend et réconforte. C’est l’été dans ma bouche alors que les agrumes se mettent de la partie. Quelques minutes sont nécessaire avant que l’amertume ne s’estompe complètement en bouche. Une bombe de houblons, rien de moins.


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