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RATINGS: 711   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   IBU: 59   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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This remarkably balanced brew has a deep amber hue with a generous white head. Hopmouth showcases a rich, toasty flavor and sweet caramel notes because of the high-quality Maris Otter malt used. The hops are up front in the aroma, reminiscent of citrus and pine, while the resin-like flavors linger well after the last sip.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2006
Clear amber body with a fluffy, off-white layer of foam. An interesting nose of pine, caramel, warming alcohol, whole grains and a light toasted element. Itís definitely hoppy but with loads of sweet malt laying underneath. The body is robust and full with a nice heft and lively carbonation. Once in the mouth, things start sweet with malt, caramel and and grains. In the end, the warming alcohol and bitter hops combine to have nice finish. Itís not my favorite Double IPA, but itís reasonably enjoyable and reminds me of Molyanís offering.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2006
Bottle: Dark amber, mahogany tint, moderate off-white foamy head, fairly nice lacing.   Odd spiced cake like aroma, slight alcohol and citrus, minor tea and tobacco leaf.   Smooth malty start, background of citrus rind, not overly bitter at all either.   Semi-sweet, finishing with citrus rind and tea leaf.   Fairly tasty, full bodied but average mouthfeel.   ABV is warming, but not very noticeable.   Not a top contender, but I did enjoy this one.   Fairly clean, and easy to drink.   Thanks SuIIy for the bottle!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4534) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2006
Dark copper color with a thin head. A massive blast of pine and citrus up front on the nose. These continue into the taste and do not let up at all. The malt base is so-so. It probably has a lot of malt, but the hops really bury it. Thankfully, the hops mix very nicely in this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2006
Bottle. Copper clear pour, small persistant head. Big citrus piney hop aroma, some malt, a little bit of alcohol. Predominantly piney hop flavors, citrus as well, and again some caramel malt. Lingering appropriate bitter bite at the end. Body is a tiny bit light. Good IIPA

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9327) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2006
22oz bottle acquired in trade. Poured a deeper copper color with a larged sized off white head. Aromas of pine, citrus, and light caramel in the background. Tastes of pine (not as strong as the aroma), caramel, grapefruit, and oranges. Taste was better balanced than the aroma would have lead me to expect. Alcohol content well hidden. Nice lacing left on the glass.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
coolbreese (1) - USA - MAR 8, 2006 does not count
Everything I think a Double IPA should be. Very hoppy (could stand some more bittering hops), slight alcohol taste, copper color....very drinkable

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tennisjoel (1185) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2006
Strong piney aroma greets the nose. Cloudy amber color. Good lacing. Moderate bitterness in flavor, which is expected for the style. Doesnít quite match up to most for itís style. The bitterness really hangs on in the finish. Somethings just a little off on this beer. Canít quite put my finger on it. Very good, just not great.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wintersdying (49) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 6, 2006
smells incredibly of hops. strong hop flavor, but not overly bitter as iíd expect from a IPA2. usually iíd want it more bitter... but this is well balances. the flavor lingers slighty... itís nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2006
Bomber courtesy of Styles, thanks Chris! Deep copper pour giving way to a HUGE frothy, beige head. Tons of belgian style lacing here, create the perfect appearance. I donít do this often, but appearance here is a 5. Huge pine hop presence in the nose, I mean big. Its strong, and enjoyable.Thereís some crystal malt in the nose too, could use a little more to balance out the aroma, but its pungeny hop aroma is all I need. An assault of hops fills the mouth, and appeases all that I want as far as hops are concerned. A fresh, pine and citric hops flavour is big, bold, and beautiful. Thereís minute caramel malt sweetness to balance, but I think this beer needs a few more months of to sit. This is a big beer, and itís up there with Ruination, Dreadnaught, etc. Had it on tap at the Mi brewerís guild fest, but it wasnít close to this good. Wow, thanks so much Chris. A must try!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2006
Perfect appearance, burnt orange body with a big of white head. As some have said this is a bit thin on the palate and light on the flavor for the style. It has a nice malt backbone, some bread notes and smooth citrus flavors but is just too wimpy for I2PA standards.


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