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RATINGS: 522   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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Robust. Brewed with a “heelch” (that means “a lot” in Boontling) of Columbus, Chinook, and Cascade hops, our double IPA has a palate pleasing bitterness that is artfully balanced with a full-bodied malt foundation. With a deep color of polished brass and a nose that sings of pink grapefruit and redwood needles, the rich biscuit-like malt flavors are intertwined with hints of vanilla, mangoes, and peppercorns leading to a deep, warming finish.

MALTS:
Pale Two-Row, Victory

HOPS:
Columbus, Chinook, Cascade


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9723) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 12, 2014
355ml bottle (Leijuva Lahna, Helsinki, Kalakierros 2014)
Sugary sweet malty aroma, dripping with caramel, sweet fruitiness from the hops. Says "gonna be *way* too sweet" to be honest. Orange, small tight head. In the mouth, it nearly satisfies the prediction from the aroma, but subtly derails it, and sends it in the direction of "yum". Yes, this is super sweet, but the lemony citrus hops keep it sharp. Palate is smooth, but not quite slick, carbonation and bitter bite prevent that. Slips down easily, drinkability amaingly good considering the sweetness. Definitely in the guilty pleasure zone, as this isn’t my style at all. Citrus hops initially the attention-grabbers, but red peppery bitter hops have the last say, there’s a nice little warmth to the finish. For something so far away from the beer styles I like, this has hooked me, and I have to congratulate the brewers - you made a hater like the style briefly.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
age_jellema (46) - Hengelo, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2014
At first a fruity bittersweet taste, some grape and a bit honey sweet. A loooooong powerful bitter aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JanVah (177) - SWEDEN - APR 12, 2014
På flaska @ Akkurat. . Ljusgul. Lite grumlig vätska. Luktar blommigt. Bra fruktig smak som rundas av med en bra beska.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricksta_p (1419) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2014
Aroma of sweet malts, caramel, aromatic hops, citrus, tropical fruits such as grapefruit, mango, pine. Flavour is malty and fruity sweetness, with a nice pine bitter finish. Wonderful DIPA, will definitely drink again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (2235) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 10, 2014
From TAP at Delirium Hoppy Loft, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small stable whtie head. NOSE: caramel, sweet, hoppy, florar, fruity. TASTE: caramel, fruity, hoppy.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CerveceroMundo (12) - SPAIN - APR 7, 2014
Heelch O´Hops: Anderson Valley Si alguna vez inventan un caramelo de lúpulo debería saber a esto dulce, espeso y amargo. http://birrerosdelmundounios.blogspot.com.es/2014/

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Davros (2066) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2014
Pours amber with a large lasting head. Nose shows heaps of pine and a fair whack of sweet clean malt. Pretty straightforward but still nice. Very similar flavours but with some grapefruit and resinous notes along with a hit of booze. Carbonation feels a bit full on.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (4156) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2014
How: Draught.
Where: The Bishops Arms Gamla Stan, Stockholm.
Appearance: Amber colour with a large off-white head.
Aroma: Citrus, grapefruit, caramel.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, citrus, pine, floral.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mithe (950) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 6, 2014
(Bottle 12 fl. oz)
Aroma : Sweet, caramel, light spicy, hops, alcohol, some fruits.
Appearance : Hazy orange color. Long lasting white head.
Taste : Medium sweet, light bitter, spicy, hoppy, light caramel, light biscuits.
Palate : Creamy texture. Very long, bitter finish. Light alcohol warm.
Overall : Nice spicy alcoholy with long bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gramity (1506) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 3, 2014
Pours cloudy deep yellow with a thin white head. Nose is citrus and tropical fruits. Aromas of citrus and tropical fruits, with a hint of honey. Huge bitterness, but balanced with sweetness and aromas. Long bitter finish.


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