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RATINGS: 495   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


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4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigtaster (560) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Yellow Gold color, two finger head. Nose has pineapple, grapefruit, and oranges. Very fruity. Light crisp body, clean finish with a touch of hops lingering. Great beer.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sir__v (677) - Lille, FRANCE - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle shared at homs from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: clear amber beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: hoppy domination, grassy and herbal notes. Taste: high bitterness and hops domination. Aroma hops with notes of grass and high viscosity. Aftertaste: high bitterness and small alcohol taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GG (2199) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 30, 2014
12oz bottle - It really wouldn’t surprise me to find out that this is a reproduction of their 20th Anniversary IIPA because it had many similarities. A balanced approach to the aroma and palate was well served. Aroma of orange juice with pine needles. Flavor of grapefruits with white sugar...bitter but sweet enough not to be harsh.

1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Bediddleby (12) - - OCT 28, 2014
On tap at Flying Saucer. Any other flavors are overpowered by booziness. Harsh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eduardovl (891) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 26, 2014
330ml bottle served in a pint glass. A: Pours a slightly hazy orange color. Forming a big and creamy white head. Great retention and lots of lingering lacings formed and left in the glass. S: Strong notes of caramel malts and tropical fruits. Grapefruit, pineapple, mangoes. Pine and citrus hops profile. A must. T: Slightly sweet upfront. String malt backbone. Strong notes of tropical fruits in the mouth too: Grapefruit, pineapple, mangoes. Notes of vanilla and sweet cake. Great bitterness. Amazing balance. M: Creamy and smooth heavy body. Medium carbonation that fits to the style. Great sweet malty and fruity AND hoppy aftertaste. O: Excellent drinkability. Magnificent IIPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ZodiacM (103) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2014
Een heerlijke Amerikaanse Imperial IPA. Mooi goudkleurig bier met een bescheiden schuimkraag. Geur van hop, mout, bloemen, citrus. Smaak is uitermate hoppig, bloemig (rozeblaadjes), citrus, bitter. Heel lekker!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SNL (262) - - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle. Hazy golden pour, very frothy tan head. Lightly roasted malty nose, notes of citrus. Taste is malty at first, with a sweet hoppy finish. Some hints of alcohol. Medium body, soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olanenok (10) - - OCT 25, 2014
Хоп хоп хоп, но бывает и лучше, в принцип& нормаль& крафтов& горько, крепко, по-амери

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weordie (52) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2014
Aroma of toffee. Pours a dark orange with a thin white head. Initial sweet toffee taste with a very bitter finish.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Alengrin (2203) - BELGIUM - OCT 24, 2014
West coast ’imperial IPA’ with medium thick, coarse, sticky and very stable head staying closed all the time, over a deep and warm orange blonde robe, clear with very little sparkling. Strong aroma of grapefruit, the white underside of fresh orange peel, mango, passion fruit, cognac, vanilla, freshly grated ginger, vermouth, rose petals, paprika, walnuts, strong old cheese (probably ageing of the hops), cumin seed. I could not stop myself from sniffing the glass. In the mouth: totally refreshing onset, a basket of exotic fruits, orange and apple, initially sharpish carbonation, slick, rounded and somewhat oily mouthfeel, honeyish sweet malts in the background, from the middle onwards overpowered by a citrussy, resinous, spicy hop bitterness, dry and very long but not too much ’bite’, very elegant and balanced and leaving just enough room for a lingering fruity sweetness and warming but very agreeable, brandy-like alcohol. An IPA of great finesse and elegance, I have fallen in love with this style a long time ago and I’m happy to find these beers are slowly but steadily penetrating the Belgian beer landscape as well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (932) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2014
Tap at Beer Temple, 24th October 14. Easy drinking DIPA, nicely hoped. The aroma has some pine and perfume, taste is smooth and well balanced, good one


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