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RATINGS: 660   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 23, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2005 Cask @ 05’ Pizza Port Real Ale Fest: Orange-like color, light white creaminess in the head. Nose of bruit grapefruit and chinese gooseberry inspired hops, light toast. The flavor is promising. Strong sting of bitterness and moderate hops wash around. It’s good and strong in the hop department with almost enough to crash the waves of body against it. Almost there, if only the levy could have held then maybe the villagers on my palate wouldn’t have been washed away by the hops.
ReRate: Sampled at Oakes’ ’05 Xmas Party
Full bouquet of the hop family, pronounced and sweet floral pollen. Balanced flavor, not over the top with bitterness but obviously in the dry-hop department. Nice mellow and refreshing finish. A very masculine nectar that’s quaffable and chuggable. 9-3-9-5-15

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 22, 2005
SD real ale festival. Pours deep straw color with a creamy head. Big amarillo peachy mango in the nose. Lots of the same hops flavor with a good whack of diacetyl. No real maltiness. Med. bodied. Wet heavy bitterness. Nothing memorable

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5099) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 22, 2005
The body is a bright gold. The aroma was amazing. Fresh and flowery with some bread. The taste had dirt, flowers and grapefruit. This was very well balanced. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5130) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 20, 2005
Orange, with a decent white head. Smells like floral hops. Tastes like fresh hops. Look, I’m runnig out of way to say it - This is a really tasty, hoppy West Coast brew. It promises hops, it delivers hops - What more could you ask for?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDalkoholic (2145) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUN 14, 2005
The aroma is a storng dosage of hops added with a grapefruit and floral plant like smell. Reminded me a bit of some dryed out chronic. Had a rough big bubbled head on top with a murky gold hue that contains a lot of sediment. I would describe the flavor as being a organic and "pure" combination of hops used. No sign of the grapefruit or citrus in the flavor that was mentioned being in the aroma, but i did also want to add it a few more comments such as it having a tiny metallic and dry aftertaste. I give this a thumbs up for being a well put together IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtw (1092) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2005
22 oz bottle thanks to darkelf. nice balanced aroma: citrusy hops, bread, malt. very drinkable, and hell, at 8% you don’t need to drink that many. very smooth and mild for a big IPA like this, quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JUN 7, 2005
had this one at the liars club in mission valley on draft. served with a amber hue and off white billowy head. nice cascade nose of citrus, fun spirited notes hits the nares with an inhale. dominated by hop punch on the palate more grapefruit bitterness punching through to the end. nice backbone of balanced malt and smooth. nice stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bindpmc (88) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 3, 2005
Stone and AleSmtih have a better distribution system in place in the SD area, but this is the beer that will put the SD micro community on the map once word gets out. Hopheads are going crazy in this town over this charming little brew. Mad hops, naturally, in the nose, the downtake, the aftertaste, the burping later. This one is all about the hops, and it is ballsy! Truth be told, the groundswell that Pure Hoppiness is gathering (and it’s even ridiculously hoppier cousin, Exponential Hoppiness), is challenging other local brewers to make a hoppier beer. To this date, even after PizzaPort has come out with a new double IPA every other week (Hop15, Hop Sack, Wipeout, etc.), none have yet to match this demonically hoppy brew. If you are passing through the SD area, be sure to pick up one of these, whether you are a hophead or not. If not a hophead, you will come away converted. If already a hophead, you will ask for directions to the brewery and then camp out at their doorstep.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
steview (1019) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 9, 2005
on tap at Liar’s Club in San Diego / a wonderful IPA! hoppy, obviously, but also cremey. smooth, fresh, and delicious. west coast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2005
22oz Bomber. Clear golden with a moderately sized head. I could smell the skunky pines as soon as I cracked this one open! Nose is all about the piney hops. Pine sap, Grapefruit and watermelon? Reminds me of DFH 90 aroma in some ways minus the alcohol charge. Body is medium to full yet washes away quickly with a clean finish and lacking the brutal hop bitterness one finds in this type of brew. Hops are mostly aromatic. Very little bitterness here. Flavor is fruity hoppy with a malt underlining and a slight bittering finish. Overall one fine IPA!

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