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RATINGS: 611   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
codfishh (142) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2015
Dark gold with a fluffy white head that laces the glass. Aroma is pretty mild, some pine some light citrus a little soapy. Some sweet honey malt flavor up front balanced by some piney bitterness with a medium dry finish. Medium mouth feel a little slick on the tongue, medium carbonation. I don’t think this beer survived the trip to Ontario, would love to try it fresh.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Madsen1635 (446) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 8, 2015
Bottle. Unclear dark amber pour with dense lasting offwhite head. Aroma has elderflower and peach on a sweet malty base. Powerful aroma. Taste starts with a kick of bitterness that subsides slowly leaving a balanced impression. Ends quite sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VinegarStroke (345) - Napa, California, USA - APR 5, 2015
Bottle: Light haze, golden straw hue, light to medium head and great lace. Huge lift of malt. Biscuit and lightly roasted malt. There is some underlying citrus and hops. Very dry. Not sour although there’s a lot of CO2 and then high bitterness. Well attenuated beer. More of a East Coast or English IPA. Massive malt and flavor. A little more richness might help the palate but loads of flavor. Hops are integrated.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jake65 (2901) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 4, 2015
Bottle: Pours a dark honey golden color and topped with a monster creamy beige head. The hop aroma is thick and potent; citrus, pine, floral, and tea leaves. Dank comes to mind. Piney and resin hop flavors at first, finishing with a little sweeter citrus and caramel note. Some bready malt notes. Lingering bitters. Lip smacking. Potent hops and a syrupy sweet malty thing that hints at big brother barley wine. Little waves of sheet lacing stack up on my goblet… time to sit back and enjoy; this is a solid IIPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brandman (2458) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 23, 2015
Just some words during a social night out - alcohol, tangerine, nice caramel, soapy..

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (1870) - NORWAY - MAR 22, 2015
From bottle at Cardinal with HDI 22.03.15. Clear golden. Dense and persisten off-white head and lacing. Aroma of sweet tropical fruits, citrus, dried fruits and marmelade. Similsr taste, with lots of bitter dried fruits. Quite heavy.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Pours from 12 oz bottle a clear copper golden with a small white head. Aroma is quite resinous hop-heavy, with lots of sweet caramel malt back. Flavour of herbal hops, tropical floral notes, citrus fruit, caramel, toasted grains, sweet malt, and wet field grass. Overall decent DIPA, would drink again, but not super memorable. Would recommend.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Turtles (610) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2015
355ml bottle. Quite clear, golden amber, fine fluffy white head. Aroma is sweet, tropical fruit, biscuits and freshly baked bun. The flavor rolls around in your mouth, good balance of hops and full malt body. Many sweet flavors, hard caramel candies, peach, pineapple, spices, maple syrup and more for each sip. Very good this !!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (6093) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle from Seoul Plaza, Bratislava. Dark orange golden color with thick white head. Nice hoppy aroma with grapefruit, tropical fruits, peach, alcohol, peach, apricot, pines. Moderate bitter taste with grapefruit, resin, light tropical fruits with solid caramel malty backbone. Long spicy hoppy bitter finish. Enjoyable beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Turboninja (225) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle@Konttori, Tampere, Finland. Medium aroma with a bit artificial sweet notes of fruits like mango. Golden orange color with small/medium white head. Hazy liquid. Medium/strong smooth taste with bit artificial tropical fruits and high/medium hops. Medium taste spectrum and long hoppy and dry fruity aftertaste. Medium palate with medium/light carbonation. Overall tasteful, high quality but a bit artificial product.


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