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RATINGS: 505   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


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TappanGordo (70) - New York, USA - JUN 22, 2014
From a bottle to a glass. Amber colored pour. Aroma is hoppy and sweet. Citrusy, malt and hops on the taste. Decent beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
oliodnb (372) - ITALY - JUN 22, 2014
355ml bottle. Pours deep, dark golden, off white head. Rich smell of sweet malts with light fruity and floral notes, some hops. Taste is sweet malts and caramel with some citrus and an excellent final hopping. Stays away from the tropical juice like IPAs. Very good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ciocanelu (86) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JUN 20, 2014
Very strong malt aroma and some faint hops. Taste starts very sweet but is quickly overwhelmed by an intense hop bitterness. A bit too intense on all aspects for my taste. Hops were present only in the bitterness and too little in the aroma and taste.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MichaelAwesome (4447) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 14, 2014
Nice in the hops with a bit of ripe fruits background. What kills this one is that strong and tasteable alcohol background which lets the beer end quite skunky. Average brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (2993) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Bitter beer. Tasty. Orange peels and grapefruit. Draft at green lady. Hoppy earthy gummy taste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
McTapps (4447) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 13, 2014
Pours out of the bottle in a clear light amber colour with low head and crisp body. Aroma of hops, caramel, malt and mild spices. Taste of fresh hops, barley,cake, spruce, spices and bread. Dry-bitter finish. Quite nice but nothing special.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Buongiorgio00 (868) - - JUN 7, 2014
L’imperial ipa che vorresti trovare sempre: ben bilanciata tra lo sfondo maltato e caramellato e l’intenso aroma dei luppoli, con note fruttate leggermente dolci, presenza alcolica ben celata. Buonissima!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
elbernays (594) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 6, 2014
Glass on tap in against the grain. Pours cloudy amber. Nice froth head. Looks good. Nose is grass, pine, spruce, slight cat piss. Grapefruit flavour, hop with a short bitterness and then the robust sweet malts fight through. Caramel sweet releases as it warms to leave a treacle aftertaste. Full body. Fizzy on initial sip but flattens on palette. Quite complex, enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rikstar (875) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2014
Fles bij de drinks & gifts vandaan, koperoranje met een volle fijne witte schuimkraag. Geur is tropisch fruit met mango, cantaloupe en abrikoos. Smaak begint zoetig en plakkend met wederom de fruittonen maar ook iets van gist en vormt geleidelijk om naar een volle bittere afdronk met een trekkend mondgevoel tonen van pine komen dan naar voren, nasmaak staat als een huis, body is mooi vol. Aanrader als je van een dipa houdt, biertje om goed voor te gaan zitten en genieten.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkel07 (3640) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2014
355ml bottle from The Wine Emporium. Big tongue numbing beer that shocks the palate with hops. Enjoyable though.


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