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RATINGS: 958   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
A West Coast Double IPA So mega-hopped it will take you to hop heaven. We’ve used hops in the boil, more hops in the giant hopback, and added to that, an incredible amount of dry-hopping for that cutting-edge “hop bite.” Once you’ve tasted this unique beer, all others pale in comparison. 1.072 OG Classified IBU 8%ABV

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (6162) - Reval, ESTONIA - APR 24, 2016
355ml bottle (thanks martjoobolut). Slightly hazy amber color. Huge size, white head, stays. Looks nice. Citrus, marmalade, orange, sweet in aroma. Sweet, orange, citrus, marmalade in taste. Estery citrus and sweet malts in aftertaste. Nice and spicy. Drinkable brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (2921) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 23, 2016
Bottle (from firma bier). Pours amber with whiteish head. The head stays for a moment. Aroma is hoppy, citrus, tangerines, sweetness. Flavor is sweet and bitter, citrus, tangerines, caramel. Finish is sweet and grapefruit-pine bitter. Overall: very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (13611) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 23, 2016
35ml bottle - thanks martjoobolut!
Orange, brief head. Extremely soapy hop aroma, nothing else pushes past that. Taste at least has a hint of sweet malts, but the aggressive hops have again pushed themeselves to the front. Tons of citrus, lots of orange zest, and mixed peel. Quickly becomes as soapy as the aroma. Aggressive, and not particularly drinkable. OK, does hide the 8% behind the monstrous onslaught of sugar and hops. The phaal of beers - you can show off by pretending to enjoy it if you like, if that makes you big. Sub-par as a drink I’d want to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
suurjuust (2809) - ESTONIA - APR 23, 2016
Bottle shared by Mart. Slightly hazy golden beer, medium white head. Nose is resiny, hoppy, citric, pine, oranges. Flavor is piney, oranges and grapefruit, caramel, malty toastiness. Hoppy and piney finish, resin, oranges. Lots of lingering hops. Pretty smooth and very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zakoon (483) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 17, 2016
355ml bottle enjoyed @ home some time ago, thanks to Gary May! Pours semi clear golden with a thick and long lasting off-white head. Aroma is hop spice, pine, resinous, grapefruit, grassy, oranges, lemon and caramel. Medium sweet and heavy bitter. Medium bodied, average carbonation. Finish is bitter, grassy and pine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AdolfoCC (153) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - APR 16, 2016
Servida en un Spiegalau IPA. APARIENCIA: de color ámbar con algunos destellos naranjas a contra luz, se observa ligeramente turbia y moderada actividad de carbonatación. Corona de espuma color blanco de 3 dedos de altura, buena retención, de burbujas compactas y algunas abiertas al centro. ARROMA: se aprecian lúpulos americanos, frutal, floral y ligeramente cítrico, notas de piña, mango, predominan, atrás toronja y algunas notas ligeramente herbales. SABOR: al contrario del aroma, en paladar inicia con una explosión de amargor intenso, atrás notas herbales y resinosas del lúpulo y es lo que predomina, notas de pino, “dankness” por todas partes, atrás de eso, notas frutales y cítricas ligeras como cáscara de toronja, mango, y más atrás un ligero gusto dulce muy tenue de las maltas. Al retrogusto queda ese amargor intenso pegado al paladar sin llegar a ser agresivo. El alcohol no se siente. SENSACIÓN: Cuerpo medio con sensación oleosa, carbonatación media. RESUMEN: Una excelente representante del estilo, muy resinosa, amarga y refrescante. Muy recomendada.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (4035) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 15, 2016
Bottle. cloudy dark amber with a white head. Old hops, a little soapy but plenty of spruce and pine as well. Bitter, hoppy taste, pine. Full body, soapy bitter finish. Nice. A little old.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
llcooldave (1188) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2016
Orange honey amber in color. Nice thin soapy head. Sweet tropical fruity nose... Almost like SweetTarts. Clean bitter pine and citrus flavors. Overall, a solid brew. Thanks to BarZigKin for the hook up!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Werckmeister (2067) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - APR 13, 2016
0,355ml bottle at home bought at Firmabier. BB 10 May 2016. orange hazy color, small white head. smells of resins, parfumy, bit old hoppy, grass, candy, light exotic fruits. ok smell, rather old hoppy though. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of resin, old hops, grass, candy, spices. finishes lightly bitter with notes resin and a bit parfumy. decent stuff, but probably not in time prime condition / hops taste rather oldish. overall still good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (11505) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 13, 2016
Bottle shared at a tasting at Max’s place. Better Beer Of The Month Club. Slightly hazy golden. Aroma of hops, "green", a bit fruity, but also a bit stale. Flavor has mild sweetish malt, "green" hops, a bit fruity, slightly stale, and a moderately bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Could be fresher, but still nice. Very easy-drinking for an 8% Double IPA.

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