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Arizona Wilderness DC Mountain Double IPA

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Many of you craft beer aficionados began your beer-drinking lives with yellow swill out of horse troughs and gas stations. Then, in a moment of serendipity, a certain beer graced your palate and changed your destiny of taste. If this Double IPA was given too early, the tongue of the inexperienced beer drink may shrivel up and die in the desert of hops. Not you though; you have reached your beernucopia and can appreciate massive amounts of expensive hops. Letís see Ö Centennial, Chinook, Columbus, Citra, Cascade (whole cone), and Galaxy hops joined the party. A blend of malts that unifies this ale into a pint of pine, dank, citrus, mango, and pleasure. Enjoy, good person, you are a craft beer lover.

Previously known as Dos Cabezas Double IPA


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (9410) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 30, 2015
[ Keg ][ 2oz ][ Festival of Dankness ][ ~$2 ][ Plastic Taster ][ 8.22.15 ]
>> Big surprise today from AZW. Chewy and denser copper style DIPA - usually a surefire recipe to a 3.3 rating from me max. However, this one is able to pull it off with a chewy but not sticky malt backbone, some balancing toffee to a big hop smackdown. Juicy mouthfeel, fresh. Never nutty or too heavy feeling.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Tap, copper pour, white head, nose and taste are hoppy, bitter, citrus galore here

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (7674) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Growler shared by oRos. Pours copper with a nice beige head and a stong citrus aroma. There is a full-bodied caramel malt flavor with a firmly bitter finish that stays on the palate for a while. Nice hop profile.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
oRos (1387) - sacramento, California, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Growler from ibrew2or3. Pours copper with white head. Pine and citrus aroma. Taste is resin pine and citrus. Bitterness lingers for a while after each drink. Great beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (7641) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2015
Draught @ Festival of Dankness, San Diego. Aroma has minerals, sweet fruity tones and caramel. Flavour has minerals, odd herbal tones, grass and some grapefruit. Finishes with harsh herbal bitterness and mild plastic off-flavour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (5115) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2015
Draught @ Modern Times Festival of Dankness, San Diego, CA

Pours orange with a foamy white head. Aroma of juicy fruits, zesty grapefruit, lemon, citrus and pine. Taste is hoppy, herbal and floral with some citrus, pine, fruits and citrus. Finish is sweetish, hoppy and malty with some berries. Quite heavy but tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wheresyourball (546) - El Cajon, California, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Poured from a growler. Copper pour, medium head. Citrus aroma with lingering hops. Floral, citrus flavor; nice bitter finish. Fantastic DIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (2855) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Growler. Cloudy gold pour with a small head that fades to a nice ring. Slightly dank hop aroma of mango, grapefruit, caramel, apricot, pine, flowers and alcohol. Itís more faint than Iíd like too. Tastes oily and dank. Mild bitterness. So many different flavors pop up at different times. Caramel, pine, grapefruit, biscuits, apricots, flowers, onion, grass, mango, and a touch of booze. Super smooth for such a hoppy IPA. Mixed feelings on this one. I wish the aroma was better and I think I just expected more based on the ratings. Good Imperial IPA but not great.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PartyFowle (670) - - MAY 13, 2015
Draft. Brilliant clarity and a surprisingly light hue. This could fool you into thinking itís a milder ale. One finger of wispy white head pops away quickly. Huge, fresh, bright hop aroma. Fresh-cut grass, grapefruit peel, alcohol, candied lemon. Brilliant. So many C-hops. Thereís no way this is 8.5 percent -- it tastes as clean and crisp and light as a session IPA. Candied lemon qappears again, with grass and lingering apricot. Soft, medium light, whipped-cream body. Mildly carbonated. Fantastic hop flavor and aroma in this one, and it has a much lighter in body than the ABV suggests. Too drinkable for its own good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bellco33 (487) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - APR 3, 2015
Poured from growler into a tulip: Pours golden / amber with a slight head. Aroma of resin, citrus, caramel, and a bit of bread. Taste is caramel sweetness up front, a little citrus and resin, and a pretty bitter presence at the end of the sip. Medium body, lots of carbonation, decent double IPA.


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