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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   EST. CALORIES: 278   ABV: 9.25%
The return of “Bad Boy,” our ‘other’ double IPA, happens this Thursday as soon as our doors open. It’s NOT bottled but we will be filling growlers at the brewery and glasses at the pub. This beer, created by Shawn, uses hops that weren’t around when Pure Hoppiness was invented. That’s one of the reasons it has such a huge hop presence. We also use predominately Premium British ‘Maris Otter’ barley which enriches the flavor and deepens the body. Be careful at 9.25% abv

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UnionBeerCzar (81) - Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2013
In a world where a growler can make it across sed world for some beer freak, to drink I never imagined I would be on the receiptory of such an adventure. As I type this I have recently benefited from something equally as crazy. A gentleman who makes his own beer and will remain nameless (not my beer contact) did procure growler(s) of this bad boy, and then using his bottle siphon, transfer this to a bomber with no room from O2. It thus travelled to Michigan where I was able to share it with the intended receiptent, and that is the story of how I was very lucky this valentines day, *wink wink*. Hence, bomber to snifter... Not much head, I’m forgiving in this department giving the circumstances. The nose on this beer is absolutely ridiculous. It’s a clear golden orange and it smells of, mango, guava, cat piss, weed, dank jungle fruit, and god’s vagina. This is the best nose on an IPA/DIPA hands down. It would oust Pliny or Two hearted... Accept it’s not from Michigan (biased) and the body is a little thin. It’s drinks to easy, if there is such a problem. Do not get wrong this beer KICKS ASS however if we are going to this echelon I have to be picky. Carbonation perfect, mouthfeel just a smidge to thin, that’s the only possible detraction I can send toward this beer. The weirdest IPA burps I’ve ever had, seriously pineapple. Overall this beer kills!!! This is all from memory 2 hours prior, thank you universe for this and thank you Cheff Scott. And also that crazy guy in Cali, send us some jack in the box tacos (frozen) next!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 19, 2015
Tap, gold pour, white head, nose is citrus, taste is super citrus and super hoppy, amazing brew

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (3283) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
(En fût au Hamilton’s tavern, special cask night): Un profil typique west coast, vert et tropical, hyper juteux et moelleux.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (8575) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/15/15] Draught at City Beer in San Francisco. Clear golden. Lovely hoppy aroma, “green”, piney and fruity. Flavor has some chewy malt, lots of “green” and piney hops, strong bitterness and a boozy note. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sir__v (1124) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 22, 2015
On tap @ Alpine Brewpub, Alpine - CA. Color: clear golden blond beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: nice hoppy nose with really strong grassy and floral nose. Good equilibrium. Fruity finish. Taste: nice exotic fruits taste as mango and pineapple. Notes of hops, strong hoppy taste. Finish: alcohol notes. Aftertaste: alcohol and bitterness blast. Really strong IPA! All I like!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoworsummer (3333) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Draft at the brewery. Pours clear amber with a fizzy white head. Tastes like resin, sweaty, leathery, grapefruit hops, smooth caramel, a little boozy, and sweet doughy malt. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like caramel, orange, hop resin, and grapefruit hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BucannonXC5 (1105) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Type: Draft Glass: Pint glass From: Alpine Beer Company in Alpine, Calif. Price: $6.00 Purchased: Oct. 15, 2014 Consumed: Oct. 15, 2014 Misc.: N/A Poured a honey, light caramel, semi-clear color with 1-to-2 fingers of offwhite head when I got it. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom at parts of the glass. Very good layered, spiderweb lacing along the sides of the glass. Good retention on top. (Sight - 4.38) Initial smell reminded me of a Duet. Got grapefruit spices, Citra hops, tropical notes, mango notes late, caramel, nectarine rind and floral hops. (Smell - 4.38) First thought on taste was wow! Still reminded me or a Duet. Caramel, Citra hops, Columbus hops, bitter grapefruit pulp and just feels like I’m tasting pulp. (Taste - 4.50) Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, bitter, slightly warming finish, surprisingly. (Feel - 4.38) This was a very, very good beer. So glad I’m living so close that I can catch some of these on random nights. (Overall - 4.38) 4.43 98 A

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2014
10/15/204. On tap at the brewpub. Amber with a white head. A bit more settled than the Pure Hoppiness, but still an awesome brew. Caramel, hops, pine with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer (2151) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2014
Aroma: light vinegar, floral hops, spruce, resin. Appearance: slightly hazy, dark gold, small, creamy, white head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: sweets intensifying, heavy flowers, some spruce, getting medium bitter, dry finish. Overall: very nice IIPA, well-balanced, aroma not as nice as palate. Pint at Alpine Brewing, Alpine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (1411) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 14, 2014
On tap at Apex. From notes. A: Clear gold touched by orange. White head. N: Pine, dirty earth, melon, pineapple. Onion powder. Similar to Keene Idea if earthier. T: Bitter and more bitter. Not balanced to the point of astringency. M: Resinous and medium bodied. O: Not really a fan of this IPA. I’d much prefer one of their other beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1484) - Oregon, USA - JAN 4, 2014
On draught at Apex. Clear dark golden color. Aroma is passionfruit and sweet citrus. Taste is tropical fruit, nectarine, and sweet malt, with a hint of bitter funk. Finishes with a blast of bittersweet hops.

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