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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Editorís note: ABV went from 7% to 8%, ca 2014


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3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11282) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours clear dark copper with a foamy/creamy off-white head. Aroma is floral and caramel. Full bodied. Creamy carb. Flavor is very hoppy, with a lot of caramel. The hop is herbal, earthy, floral, citrus. The flavors are strong, but mixed. Thereís hop burn. This stuff is stuffed with hops. Amazing ale. Hop wise.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldMrCrow (1877) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Draft at the Watershed, listed as Browar Polska Captain Munsonís. Browar. I like it. A war amongst bros.

Listed at 7% but Iíd bet on 8 given how it went to my head. (On the other hand I basically inhaled it after eating nothing since breakfast.)

So asked the server for a fresh hop IPA -- and given that there wasnít one, he recommended this. I wasnít particularly enthused, but I was too tired to argue, so this one it was. And I was downright pissed to see, after looking it up on ratebeer while waiting, that it was a DIPA not an IPA. But what a wonderful surprise. First of all the mouthfeel was sublime. Rich and creamy and so full without being the least bit sticky or pricky. Way darker in color than your average IPA, a deep brown, hinting at the full roasty flavors (without falling into the PacNW Christmas ale trap) to come. Nutty with molasses atop a mellow hop signature, beautiful balance. Nothing like a DIPA stickiness or hop-extravaganza. Gosh, I just love this beer. Tasty, way out of the box, top-notch stuff.

tl;dr summary: Delicious malt-driven (!!) IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (6745) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2014
1L bottle, courtesy of fiulijn (thanks Alex), pours a dark amber / mahogany with a small white head. Aroma brings out lots of caramel malts and resinous hops, seemingly skewed towards the malt. Flavour is extremely well-balanced, with no cloying sweetness or anything, though a big caramel malt backing and a nice strong resinous hop punch. Expertly balanced, with a dry finish. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (15000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
Draught at the brewery
Hazy dark amber color with compact head. The aroma is moderately sweet and fruity. The mouthfeel is also a bit sweet, but not cloying; malt flavor, light degree caramel, strong resiny hopping, good fruity contribution too.
Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kyzr (1153) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Amber pour with a nice pine hoppy nose. Flavor is slight citrus with wonderful balance of lightly toasted malt. Finish is bitter but nice. A wonderful find.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5872) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle. Clear dark amber color with light tan head. Pine, grapefruit, pale malt, herbal hop aromas. Medium bodied with average co2. Nice pine, citrusy hop flavors with a big caramel, pale malt base___medium to high bitterness---drying finish__very tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zeswaft (1382) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Draft. Ruby color with one inch of fine off white head. Aroma of pine and citrus. Flavor is very dense. Strong citrus hops balanced by full dose of biscuit malt. Finishes with a lingering pine hoppiness. Complex and balanced. Full bodied. Very tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (717) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2014
22 oz bomber from Full Throttle Bottles. Pours dark orangish amber with thick off-white head. Aroma is sweet nutty caramel malt and big citrusy hops - notes of orange, grapefruit, and pineapple. Taste is earthy, nutty, mildly roasty caramel malt with juicy bitter citrusy hops. Bitterness lingers through the finish, but pleasantly so. Definitely on the malty side for an IPA, but plenty of citrusy hops balance it out so this works well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle:   Dirty amber, moderate frothy sandy head, decent lacing.   Pith, citrus peel, and musty hops on the nose.   Similar tongue, lots of pith and citrus peel.   A bit astringent.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Musty hop finish, a little green at times.   Tiz okay, but not real smooth.   Feels a little green, rough, and a bruiser for being just an IPA.   Lots of pith and citrus zest in this one.   Decent malt base at least.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hanuta06 (335) - Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Serving: from bottle--purchased at Full Throttle Bottles. Aroma: heavy piney hop. Appearance: average-sized, creamy off-white, initial head with good lacing and mostly diminishing longevity. Hazy, dark-amber body. Taste: lightly bitter, piney, initial flavor and lightly sour, grapefruity finish with long duration. Palate: medium-bodied with oily texture and soft carbonation. Overall: excellent. Great hoppy aroma interesting taste, but not excessively bitter.


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