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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (5316) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2015
This one poured a hazy light orange with a white head. Aroma was of dank and mango like hops. Flavor was similar a little sweet and alcohol shows but still tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Art (2232) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Can at BA tasting. Pours a hazy golden yellow orange with a white head. Aromas of pine resin, slightly oxidized hops. Getting older at this point but still awesome.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2917) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Ugly silver can shared by MrBarleywine, thanks for the opportunity! Slightly hazy pale with a decent sized long lasting head. Huge pine and resin with hints of earth and onion. Faint maltiness barely balances here. Resinous hop flavor with just enough crackery malt and a firm level of bitterness. Medium body and carbonation. Fantastic brew!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ElManana (1086) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - OCT 29, 2014
Pours cloudy orange, white long lasting foam. Aroma of peaches, pine, hops, citrus, white grape, fruity. Amazing smell. Big bodied taste. Very hoppy, citrus, pine, grapefruit. Amazing DIPA. With a very big aftertaste, that remains long long time in the mouth.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GlasgowTAD (582) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - OCT 25, 2014
Aroma is piney hops. Appears peachy yellow with a head that knocks-off after a minute or two. Taste is piney, little bit of sweet maltiness and some grapefruit.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
YestInfection (1) - - OCT 21, 2014 does not count
Very piney hoppy flavor. Light golden appearance. Aromatic grapefruit bouquet. Crispy mouthfeel. Deliciously lingering aftertaste. Solid quality in every way.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfroms (477) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Can from last weekend’s popup sale. Pours a cloudy peach color with very small off-white head and sticky lacing. Aroma is dank and deep, and almost vegetal – in a good way – with tons of tropical fruit, apricot, and candied grapefruit. Taste is sweet mango and lychee with flashes of bitter orange and Sauternes, and moderately boozy, but it still goes down smoothly. Creamy body. Very drinkable for 9.6. I’d say this challenges Heady’s supremacy, with less maltiness and the hops dialed up a bit. Impressive stuff.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (2775) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2014
CAN at tasting. APPEARANCE: light clouded blond beer, small unstable white head. NOSE: hoppy, simcoe, pine, florar. TASTE: hoppy, simcoe, pine, florar, very nice and balanced.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (3155) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Bue en plusieurs occasions avec des impressions différentes...mais en général hyper vert, agrumes sucrées et amertume franche sur une charpente blondasse fraîche.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
simont1 (416) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2015 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, Mralité/Blind Pig

A – Glowing hazy yellow with a thick head.

S – Super hop juicy, citrus, passion, pineapple, mango, loads of pine aswell, very very very intense and pungent.

T – The taste completely lives up to the aroma, fills up mouth completely and coats it with very very intense citra like hop qualities.

M – Much more full compared to the others, almost a bit creamy, but very very dry.

O – Total of four people, everyone agreed instantly that this one was on a completely different level, intensity of hops is twice as high as Pliny. This one was a bit stronger, at 9.6% but had no alcohol.



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