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Auburn Alehouse Isotope PU240 Imperial IPA

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Named after the isotope essential for nuclear grade weapons, this “Weapons Grade Ale” is the hop bomb you didn’t see coming! At 100 bittering units, PU240 captures the explosive hop flavor and aroma necessary to acheive a critical mass that you won’t find in other high-hop ales. A classified and combustible amount of Summit and Galena hops along with a double Dry-hop bombardment of Simcoe, Columbus and Nugget contribute to PU240’s high rate of spontaneous hop fusion.


4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Natai (96) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Pours like crystalline copper with a white head and superb lacing. Strong hops aroma that includes grass and pine. Good flavor and surprisingly smooth considering the amount of hops.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"slightly better body than the regular ipa, but i like the hop profile of that one better than this one. absolutely nothing wrong with it, but the gold digger set the bar pretty high. good beer overall. rerate 1/09-had side by side with the Gold Digger and this one is actually better. GREAT body, good piney aroma and flavor. 12/10-now bottled...22’s for $7, and renamed PU240."

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
badpuppy69 (252) - orange, California, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Pours a clear copper with medium head. Aroma is citrus pine bread and some spices. Taste follows the aroma with the spices and pine hops more pronounced. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Clear amber, moderate head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is grapefruit, citrus, pine, resin, light caramel, the usual works. Medium bodied, moderate to high bitterness, big PNW hops come through. Oh so typical.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (2044) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Draft at the brewpub. Strong pine and citrus combo in the aroma. Light red in color. Pleasant hop citrus flavors with a light malt backbone. Some alcohol noted, but smooth. A dry finish from the hop bitterness. Just a touch undercarbonated but enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (1638) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2014
8 oz draft pour into a half pint glass at Auburn Alehouse. Slightly hazy golden brown/amber color with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, tropical fruit, floral notes. Tastes of citrus, syrup, tropical fruit, sweet candied fruit. Medium body with a dry finish. Pretty nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8507) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Clear orange-gold color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily to a film. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, citrus and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of piney hops, citrus and toasted malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a lingering grapefruit and hops aftertaste. Pretty good all around.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (1531) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2014
On tap at SF Beer Week Opening Gala. Pour is medium copper with a thin white head. Aroma and flavor are both less bitter than I expected with notes of grapefruit, caramel, and orange peel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyllenbock (4953) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2014
Sample at The Bistro DIPA-Festival, February 8. (my first one from this brewery) Clear amber with a white head. Aroma and taste dominated by grapefruit, citrus and some pineapple. Also light notes of malt. Nice bitter finish. A solid one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (6882) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
22 oz. bottle, pours a cloudy orange amber with a small beige head. Nose brings out loads of caramel malt, resinous hops, tropical fruits, and residual sugar. Flavour is well-balanced between the hops and malt, with loads of resinous hops, pine, and caramel malt that doesn’t cloy. Extremely well-balanced, with a big piney bitterness that lingers on and on. Great IIPA.


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