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RATINGS: 441   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2006
On tap at the Liars Club in San Diego, CA. Maybe the second best IPA I ever tasted. WOW! Golden coloured with a medium sized head. Hops, hops and more hops. But still very wellrounded and wellbalanced. Nice complexity.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2006
I had this beer On tap at Oí Brianís, San Diego. a very balanced beer that is golden in color. A lot of sweetness to wiegh out the bitterness. Not as IBU as I expected.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2006
On tap at the Liarís Club. Transparent, honey lemon colored pour with a finger of sustaining sudsy white, small bubbled head. The aroma is a lusciously crafted perfume of hops. Sweet orange blossoms, blue spruce, honey, asian pear, and apple skins blend together in perfect harmony. Medium bodied, slightly sticky body with nice lacing on the sides of my glass. The flavors are dripping with hordes of hops and all the classic hop characters, combining the bitterness, spiciness, and even sweetness dimensions that any hophead would die for. Finish is smooth and clean withough being excessively bitter. Wow, this is a delicious one. The balance is incredibly floral and so, so good. On par with the yulesmith as far as multi-dimensioned hop character crafting is concerned, but thats my opinion. Incredibly drinkable in addition to the amazing flavor, aroma, etc. Winner.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SDalkoholic (2339) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 22, 2006
On tap @ Oíbriens: a dense brass color with perfect fluff of head. Aroma is undeniable and boast a lively aroma of fresh picked hops. Flavor is the same with huge hop profile resembling grapefruit mainly and pine as well. Light hint of alcohol is apparent. Iím sure this could be smelt on my person hours after consumption. I do question the phrase "Most dangerous beer in America", since i was ready to take on another. Iím glad i was able cross paths with this monster though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
winegarner (220) - san diego, California, USA - JUL 8, 2006
Growler fill from brewery. Still poured with a firm off white head and a crystal clear golden color. Aroma is hops. If you have ever taken a fist full of hop and rubbed them in between your hand, this is how the beer smells. And not any hops but smooth citrusy american hops. Flavor has a good honeyish malt base then flows into a malestrom of hop flavor. Not too much hop bitterness going on but penty of late boil and post boil additions present. A San Diego Pale Ale at its finest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bindpmc (88) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 13, 2006
Both cask and draught from Liarís Club. I could not get over the (definitely awesome) vanilla impression that I was left with taste after taste. My two drinking buddies not only disagreed, but didnít even get a whiff or taste of vanilla in their experience (buddies were there for draught, not cask). Iím guessing Simcoe, but I believe there is more at work in that hop mix. Very rich. Yes as far as the hops breakdown goes, sure, there is some of the citrusy and even grapefruit bits, not much of the piney bits though. If only I could discern what is bringing that vanilla taste to the tongue. Truly mysterious and impeccable in quality. Instead of "nectar of the gods" Iíll just say it is some totally rad and individualistic stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bartzilla (620) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 7, 2006
On sample a the brewery. Absolutely fantastic. Hop explosion with good alcohol notes. The hops do a good job of leading you to believe that you can drink a full growler of this. I outta know because I tried doing just that and got completely devastated. In a good way. Alpine makes great beers. They understand the importance of obscene amounts of hops. Very friendly folks too!

   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 (2391) - 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 (3360) - 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.

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