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RATINGS: 414   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2005
Pours a slightly cloudy golden color with a thin white head. Very appealing aroma of cedar and grapefruit. Very good flavor of grapefruit, sap and yeast. The body is light to medium with a creamy texture. Excellent !

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2005
The Lure:
A lump of wood still oozes some perfumy sap. Grapefruit orchards scent the air, as does Grandpa’s secret flask.

The Festivities:
Well-attenuated, the grapefruit and dry hop bitterness aren’t much more dangerous than their Pure Hoppiness. Pillow-y smoothness, fragile and very drinkable body, dry in the end for better quaffing. That wood is beautifully essential, yet not exponential.

Transcendence:
A painted forest still inspires over the mantle.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OldGrowth (2481) - North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2005
Bottle, from trade with TAR. 12 oz. Good nose Pine, caramel orangy. Clean brownish orange colorSmall hear that faded quicklyBitter sweet flavors. A great mix of Pine & grapefruit. Thick body, creamy oily mouthfeel, Bitter finish, Thats a great brew. Thanks TAR.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2005
Huge Kudos to cquiroga for this.Pure and simple,this is the reality of the situation: I am hovering over this glass and all I can think is that I am in a Florida citrus grove.That DFH Baton brew is so far below this it is insane.Strong grapefruit.I am in love.The oak,and is very subtle,adds just enough to take a little bitterness off this.Heaven.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2005
This was way better than the Pure Hoppiness even, and I really liked it. On tap at Liar’s. Definite taste of a dry hopped brew, nice citrus flavors compliment the pine, oak and strong hoppy flavors. And I thought I would be able to taste the alcohol more, but I was surprised that there was no burn... bitter finish.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
egajdzis (5196) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2005
Poured a hazy, deep copper color with a small, thin, off white head that left a decent amount of lacing on the glass. Aromas of orange, tangerine, apricots, floral and grassy hops, really nice. Well balanced taste, loads of piney and citrusy hops, nice bitterness, sweet chewy malts. Damn, I really liked this, thanks cquiroga!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DYCSoccer17 (3226) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 5, 2005
On tap at Liar’s Club in San Diego. Very aromatic hoppy pine-citrus aroma. A delight to sniff. Transparent copper/honey color with frothy white head and nice lacing. Very easy-drinking. Smooth with just enough piney hoppiness to finish. Well-made, with a nice body. Extremely drinkable!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TAR (2410) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2005
Draft: Clear coppery orange. Thin but condensed white head yields webby lace. Salted tangerine rind aroma with touches of resin, lemon oil, and pinewood. Thick with soft carbonation. Tad fuzzy. Instantly sharply alcoholic and brashly hoppy, yet equally-soft hop nuanced. Hops continue with their explosive medley of soft citrus and pine-tinged flavors. Full-blown hop bitterness lacerates the palate, but the tangerine-accented hop softness restores a sense of balance. Slight presence of salty tannins lends more sharpness to the otherwise-juicy body. Absent balance of malt is instead replaced by brilliantly-extracted hop flavors, which act as support to the brash bitterness. Ends with a breath of salty dryness, otherwise awash with a fully rich display of juicy, tongue-clinging hop oils, pinewood, and bright hop burps. Alluring albeit fairly depthless aroma, and sugary sweet toward the end, but the array of softness is more amazing each time around. Thx, cquiroga.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2005
Side-by-side with the PP Lou P. Lin. Both hand-bottled treats from JDR (1K thanks mon frere). Meaty palate, a bit undercarbonated. Clean, grapfruity aroma, other unidentifiable tropical fruits too. Massively bitter and less sweet than some other IIPAs. Lacks finesse and less than the sum of the parts.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rudolf (2310) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2005
On tap at the Liars Club. (the last of day 1) Flavor has this beautiful bubblegum/malt thing going on. Reminds me of Dreadnaught. Fruit, somewhat medicinal. A bit too much alcohol. Pine, orange/citrus. strange nose - almost fishy. I guess that is a result of the oak? With a better aroma this beer would have blown me away.


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