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RATINGS: 744   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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
alohaC (12) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 10, 2007
Fresh growler straight from the brewery. An old favorite of mine from my San Diego days, Pure Hoppiness pours the color of a copper penny with a foamy white head that dissipates and thins quickly. The first whiff is classic San Diego IPA style - big piney hops with danky floral notes. Taste is smooth and clean with lots of grapefruit and pine punching your tongue around. There’s a nice caramel malt in the background to help balance things out a little and make it very drinkable. Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth, clean and lightly resinous finish. Overall, one of the more sessionable IIPAs I’ve had the pleasure of drinking. I used to drink a lot of this and only wish I had easier access to this gem nowadays. There’s a reason it’s one of the IIPAs that made SD famous.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reggiedunlop (3538) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2015
Pours a clear golden/orange with a medium white head. Aroma has notes of melon, kiwi, guava, and grapefruit...a bit boozy. Flavor follows suit and adds a bit of resinous pine. Mouthfeel is full and oily with a dry earthy/piney/resinous finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OrthoDoc (53) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Purchased at Main Street bottle shop very fresh. Great beer on par with stone enjoy by. Smell similar to enjoy by with some dankness, mild pine, and subtle tropical fruits. Taste is delicious with perfect bitterness, some sweetness, and dry clean finish. Like enjoy by but less sweetness and tropical fruit. Great beer and hope can find again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (5989) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Not really pure hoppiness. More like 80% hoppiness. Some pine but I feel like this one’s aged in the keg a little. But then again I’ve been spoiled for hops lately. Pours golden with good head and lacing. Some citrus and lots of potpourri. A fair amount of booze. Bitter boozy finish. Tap at Deep Ellum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (9107) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2015
On tap at Dutch’s. Keg filled Oct. 26. Mildly hazy golden orange color. Great finger of white head. Leaves good webs of lace. Good bigger pine, resin, spicy hop. Bit of bready malt. Bigger bitter taste, moderate sweet, with a mild dry finish. Medium to bigger body, mild slick. Sort of full and fluffy. Lighter, kind of creamy, light crisp carbonation. It’s not without it’s sweet bready malt backbone, but this is a pretty satisfyingly hoppy DIPA overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
raphael (1062) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 28, 2015
A leathery aroma, little bit of swamp, something sweet--may be impressive to some cause of its unusualness, but is that a good thing, unless its also complex, This declines in the flavor, with alcohol more prominent, with the lether flavor plus some old collards and a hint of caramel. Assaults the tongue and a little flat. bitter, alcohol finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
brock1984 (29) - Troy, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2015
A growler fill from The Cellar in Troy OH. A truly great double India pale ale with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemike (2687) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Pours a perfect orange/amber with a tall fluffy ivory head that stays forever and leaves great lacing when you sip. Intense hop aroma, so fresh i almost watered it. The taste is very hopped with a great smoothness that is complimented with a perfect bitterness at the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Macegan75 (766) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Draft at Capone’s. Pours slightly opaque beige to orange with nice head. Aroma is oranges, Crystal malt, some pine, and biscuits. Taste is similar with a perfect balance of hops and malt. Finish is clementines ands mild bitterness that does not linger. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (4369) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2015
12 oz bottle. Amber color with a good sized off-white head. Aroma is of dank hops, huge pine, caramel, grapefruit, and herbal notes. Taste is of pine, grapefruit, resin, dank, grass, caramel and booze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (2495) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2015
On tap at Duckworth’s Park. Deep golden with small white head. Aroma is herbal hops, medium body, low/medium carbonation, and pretty good smal-bubble lacing. Taste is herbal hops with nice malt backbone and some booze.

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