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Very popular. A complex hopping method where each hop addition is double the previous amount. More hops in the hopback and then two dry-hop sessions. The second dry-hop session is with whole hops and oak chips. 1.093 OG 10.75%ABV

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
billk (353) - Coeur díAlene, Idaho, USA - MAR 29, 2006
Tap @ Liarís Club. golden color w good off white head. I had this after a pliney the elder followed by a pliney the younger. They were tough acts to follow. I will have to rate it without having anything else first, for after the plineys it tasted weak & buffered down.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElGaucho (2275) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2006
6th annual Bistro IIPA fest. I was not loving the aroma on this one. Cloying with some hemp. Hazy amber with no bubbles. Frothy, off-white head. Excellent, sporadic lace. Yummy brew; very well balanced and creamy. Unique.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2006
Tap at The Liarís Club. Pours to a clear bronzed body with a thin white head and spotty lacing with visible carbonation. The aroma is mango, passion fruit, pomegranate, oranges. The flavor is malty, passion fruit, pomegranates. Very strange but still alluring. Very fruity. The palate is smooth, fruity, medium bodied. The weirdest beer Iíve ever had. It startled me when I first took a sip.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MIBRomeo (2569) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2006
UPDATED: APR 11, 2006 orangish color whispy white head w/ some nice lacing. Fresh hop aroma big citrus & pinapple and passion fruit w/ some nice carmel & hints of alcohol. Palate is well coated lightly creamy. Flavor is a nice tropical fruit blend w/ some sweet carmels and a nicely bitter finish. Very odd but very very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 8, 2006
Draught at The Liarís Club - San Diego: Amber color, thin head with nice lacing. Nose of sweet cherry malts, some kind of fatty insence I canít remember. The flavor is nice and dry hopped with a lot of sweet malt, diacetyl and overall unbalanced by this sweet level. Huge body and a long tail. Good, not near as intense as most of these So Cal Double IPAs or maybe Iím getting used to them...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (7234) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 22, 2006
Draft. Rich amber beer with a nice off-white head. Sweet citrus malt aroma. Sweet malt and caramel flavor with lots of fruity hops - orange/apricot. Easy drinking. LIngering fruity hops. Medium bodied. Hides alcohol well. Wanted a bit more body

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9954) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2010 Handbottle... This beer rocks!... Hazy, deep golden ale with a large, creamy, white head. Decent retention. Breadsy, earthy nose of yeast, grass, grapefruit, oak and pine. The flavor reminds me of their Pure Hoppiness, but bigger... much bigger. Tons of rich malt up front; even more herbal, earthy, citrusy hops on the backside. Full-bodied and syrupy with lively carbonation. Finishes medium bitter and piney. Alcohol is totally hidden. World class IIPA! Thanks go out to my best friend, Brad, for finally sending me something nice from out West. Heís been in CA for ten years and only now does he ship something to me. Great choice, though!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2006
Had this at Vail Beer Fest. 2-oz. sample in a snifter. Pours a hazy medium-dark amber color with a small, frothy, off-white, mosltly diminishing head. The aroma is just as hoppy as Pure Hoppiness, but even more complex with heavy notes of varied citrus fruit and evergreen and miscellaneous notes of cedar / redwood and green apple. The flavor is moderately bitter with a long, heavily bitter finish. The high alcohol content is well hidden in the flavor making this pretty drinkable, despite the intense hoppiness. The body was light-to-medium with a velvety texture and fizzy carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (6542) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2006
Bottle, Vail Beer Fest. Head is mostly diminishing. Body is dark yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted bread), moderately to heavily hoppy (herbs, grapefruit, resin), lightly yeasty (dough), with a note of wood. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, heavily bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Must admit this was a surprise and fairly enjoyable for the style. The wood was quite apparent in the nose, although I did not know at the time it was oak chipped...I just kinda figured it was aged in oak. Anyways, the hops are strong but not annoying, and the flavor balance was quite drinkable and fairly non-abrasive. I tried the Pure Hoppiness in the same session (though I didnít bother rating it), and it was boring in comparison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2005
Tap @ Pizza Port Carlsbad: Clear deep golden color with a small off-white head. Large grapefruit and citrus hop aroma. Hops definitely dominate the aroma. Flavor is perfectly balanced with hop, grapefruit, and malt. Bitter finish is light but present.

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