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RATINGS: 705   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HogTownHarry (6322) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2006
Bottle 650ml). Shared with blankboy, his bottle, via trade with DarkElf. Poured clear deep gold with many tiny champagne bubbles and a solid tight foamy off-white head. Wonderful balance of pleasant sweet roast malt backbone and hops, hops hops - rich hops, juicy citrus (and pineapple) and solid but not aggressive resiny evergreen hops - incredibly appealing, if straightforward. Taste follows right on, bitter citrus/resiny hops but juicy and fresh, and enough sweet malt to keep it in check, has a medium-long finish that’s on the grapefruity side, but not out of control - mouthfeel is astringent, soft, somewhat lively, with a solid body and straightforward west coast IPA aftertaste and finish - a solid, incredibly drinkable IPA and I hate ALL of you who can keep this in your refrigerators to drink when the whim hits. Hate you guys ...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - MAR 27, 2006
Nice looking warm-orange coloured beer with creamy off white head. Aroma is suptile and complex. The hoppiness is attractive, very much present but not overpowering. It leaves place for other interesting aromas such as fine malts, nuts, dried oak leaf and forrest soil (sous bois). The taste is fine and IMO well balanced. The malts gives it a mild round caracter with a nutty crunsh. There is also a fait hint of peach pit and a refreshing mint herby and fine citrussy touch of hops. I did like this one, but it is not crisp or hoppy enough to call this one an IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (8644) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 26, 2006
Gold colour to orange; small, just off-white head. Very hoppy nose, dry, but with a marked ureum content. Faint flowery, citrus. Quite dry taste, some malt presence makes itself felt, but it does not really benefit the balance. The ureum is gone in the taste, but the nose keeps interfering. A bit agressive coloured malt - burning MF. Certain, not unwelcome, spritzy MF. Maybe this beer has been handicapped by the last beer tasted, a world-class IPA, but still - this one has a balance problem, IMO.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FrancoisMtl (63) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 19, 2006
22 oz bottle thanks to fordest! Pours golden color with nice head that stick to the edge of the glass all along the tasting. Pine and grapefruit nose. Flavors lean towards hops as well but with some sweetness that brings an overall balance. -Dangerously drinkable looking at the alcool content and perhaps the hopping rate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - MAR 18, 2006
Like chewing on hop buds and chasing it with a decent IPA. It’s hard to capture the absolute green and piney flavor of true fresh hops in a beer but this does it. INSANE amount of hop flavor and aroma, but not too much bitterness to be off-putting. Well done, because I don’t often enjoy really hoppy beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2006
sampled on tap @ the liars club in San DIego next to the exponential hopiness. This one pours a little darker w/ a thick white well laced head. Fresh grass hop aroma w/ a nice carmel malt balance, smells very fresh & crisp. Palate is oily well coated & lightly creamy. More than the exponential and it loses the tropical flavor. A very dry grassy/piney flavor w/ a carmel and citrus finish. A very good IPA but not near the exponential.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chargerfanjess (124) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 27, 2006
Light malty aroma with heavy flowered hoppiness and pniey hops as well. Very clear with creamy white head. Very good mouthfeel. Great brewski

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - FEB 16, 2006
Draft early Dec 05 notes - O’Briens I think. Orange pour with decent head. Very grapefruit citrusy aroma, with some woody grassy notes. Balanced sweet caramel malt flavors with loads of fresh citrusy hops. Decent bitter and crisp finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2006
thanks to Fordest for the bomber!
peachy-gold in color with a white head fading to a delicate layer of lace. nose is grass, grass and a more grass. flavor is a lttle floral, a little grapefruit and with a little malt mixed in for good measure. alcohol is hidden perfectly in this IPA. nothing in your face or overpowering here, just a subtle blend of flavors making up a very nice drink, thanks Sean.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2006
On draught at RFD’s (Lupulin Slam 2006): Clear pale yellow-light amber colored body with a large white & creamy head that sticks. The aroma is fresh hops (cirtus, grapefruit), light dishsoap, pine cones, and pine trees. The taste has lots of pine-like hops up front, then earthy, fresh grass, rich hop cones, then has a strange dry, amost bland finish. I’m going to chalk that up to my taste buds recovering from the initial hop assault. Medium bodied, yet very light and crisp in the mouth with fine bubbles that can almost be individually felt.

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