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RATINGS: 964   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 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mr_h (4791) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 23, 2016
355ml bottle at home shared with mother, from Good Spirits Company, West Nile Street, Glasgow, pine, grapefruit, fruity aroma, golden amber with a thin white head, grassy, grapefruit, hoppy, long dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swesson (373) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2016
On tap at Hot Shots in Pismo Beach. Poured a medium gold and made a beautiful white head. Aroma is of pine and caramel. Tastes of grapefruit and pine resin and a mouthful of hops. A tremendous fresh hop bite that just makes this beer special. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
onceblind (7484) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2016
Clear deep brilliant golden under a thin off white sticky head. Sticky earthy leafy hops on the nose, mild bitterness but loads of leafy dankness present. Bright earthy hoppy bitterness on the flavor that’s a little piney and leafy, melds into a smooth semi citrus flavor that’s a little biting but is buttressed by a semisweet pale malt backbone. Surprisingly (almost) balanced that has a very bright and lightly biting hop bitterness that’s lightly leafy and piney.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JackMandarin (225) - Aberdour, SCOTLAND - SEP 29, 2016
Bottle from Bridgend Service Station, Freuchie. Pours clear. Light amber. Decent wee head with staying power. Great lacing. Aroma has lots of juicy marmalade and citrus. Matched well with resinous pine. A little floral. Some pineapple and over-ripe mango. The nose hides the alcohol well. Taste is sweet with jammy notes. Bit of brown sugar. Banana bread malt. Well played sweetness without being overwhelming. Bitterness comes through quickly but is well-balanced. Citrus flavours with grapefruit and some orange pithiness. Bittersweet finish with some dryness that plays this out well. Fairly restrained carbonation. Slick, oily mouthfeel with medium-weight. No heat from the alcohol in the tasting either. This is a very (dangerously) easy to drink DIPA with excellent balance.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Karol (877) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 25, 2016
Taster at the Alpine Brewing company pub. I can’t sense much aroma because it’s a taster and ai did not get a full glass. Golden clear color. Taste is grassy, citrus bitter hops, grapefruit, good maltiness. Well balanced. Boozy. A nice imperial IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sulawang (1050) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 12, 2016
Visual: Pours deep copper orange with a small but lasting foamy head, sticky lacing, lots of steady clustered streams.

Nose: peachy-grapefruity citrus hop oils. (lvl-6)-pungency - (optimal at cellar temp)

Attack: crisp, thick and smooth mouthfeel

Mid-palate: tangerine hop oils, (lvl-4-sweetness), toffee’d barley malt, subdued zingy alcohol

Finish: big-rounded orange citrusy hopped bitterness, dry grassiness, clean finish

Summary: Seemingly simple yet it’s because it is so balanced. What surprised me was how superbly sippable this was - the hops linger just long enough, without being overly harsh at any point. Very nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Plumb7 (5) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2016 does not count
A great dipa. Very well balanced. Bitter but also smooth. Amazing beer. Worth all the hype.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TychoJames (1081) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2016
Flaska ölrepubliken, Göteborg. Smågrumlig orange vätska. Maltig doft med mycket barr, torkad frukt och druva. Kratfull smak med citrus, barr, hö och spannmål. Fin efterbeska.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2016
On tap at Green Flash brewpub. A clear straw-golden with a resilient white head. Aroma is grapefruit, lemon, melon, cantaloupe. Flavor is lemon, lime. Finish is resin, grapefruit, some conifer. Lingering hop flavor, some bitterness. Medium to full body, slightly flat, weak carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (3158) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2016
12 oz bottle. Pours amber with moderate head. Aromas of doughy malts and spicy, piney hops. Flavors of caramel, muted tropical, rubber, and resin/pine. Bitter piney finish. May be a little old but still quite nice

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