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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 248   ABV: 8.25%
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This Double IPA finishes at 8.25% ABV, and has a bitter bite at over 100 IBUs. As far as the dominant hop goes, three pounds of Centennial hops per barrel give our double IPA a slightly punishing yet entirely pleasing bitterness that dances on the tongue.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (2930) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2009
Growler from Ale Asylum
Thanks go out to noncaloric for zipping a growler my way. I managed to miss this at the Great Taste somehow and regret it. In fact were I any closer I would making a trip to get more soon. Maybe some day soon this will be bottled so more people can give it a try.

Aroma / Appearance - The ruby red body was carbonated with a nice stark white head. Sharp and crisp it blends grapefruit with resin and caramel to form a hoppy bite.

Flavor / Palate - Hoppy at the beginning it does not mellow much but does balance out as the malt begins to settle on the palate. Resin and caramel are key aspects along with a mellow aftertaste. Not quite a hop bomb like many West Coast IIPAs it still has a whallop that challenges the palate.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skyview (5172) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2009
On draught at both GTMW 09 and the brewpub in Madison, Wisconsin. Pours a semi-clear coper amber colored brew with a thin off-white head that has some nice retention and sticky lacing. Aroma of just plain hops! Grapefruit, tangerine, a hint of caramel and some apple cider. Taste is medium to full bodied, some carbonation with flavors of grapefruit, tangerine and some caramel. Finish is slightly dry, tart with a lingering grapefruit aftertaste. Overall, it’s a solid double IPA.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2009
$5 pint draft at the brewery. A hop head delight! Wow, the hops jump out in the aroma and the taste. The bitterness lingers well after it has gone down. Similar to Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2009
Pours red-amber with a dense, creamy tan head, good retention, good lace as long as the head lasts. Strong hops aroma, citric, mandarin orange. Flavor similarly hops dominated. Slightly sweet, but the subtleties of the sweetness are completely blown away by the hops intensity. Hops and alcohol combine to make a very warm, lively mouthfeel.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2009
On tap at the GTMW. Amber with a medium tan head. Aroma is very floral - perhaps a double version of hopalicious - with some citrus, bready malt and caramel mixed in. Taste pretty much mimics the flavor with the floral and citrus hops pretty evident along with a decent amount of caramel malt. Mildly bitter and slightly abrasive, a decent but not otherworldly DIPA.


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