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Auburn Alehouse Isotope PU240 Double IPA

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (1223) - 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 (4091) - 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 (5377) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrymel (1450) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Bottled (?): 09AUG12 – dunno if the date is botled on or best by…. Pours cloudy amber with a solid sheet of light apricot foam. Gobs of lace. Smells of tangerines, orange, grapefruit, biscuit malts, some bits of crystal malts. Flavor is sweet with a rounded bitterness and flavors of sweet toast and good amounts of fruity hops. Overall a little more malty than I’d prefer. A little full bodied if you ask me, subdued carb and a semi dry finish. Drinkable, wouldn’t seet out, for me it’s a little too hi ABV to want to sacrifice my face to it. Serving type: bottle 11-28-2012

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Masterkush7 (389) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 2, 2013
On tap at the auburn ale house. Medium copper color. Aroma is primarily sweet caramel malt and some piney hops. Flavor is very similar with a sweet start that moves into a long bitter finish. Nicely balanced for an Imperial IPA

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fraternie (806) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Wow! Perfect balance between its subtle citrus notes of grapefruit beside its caramel malt body, all followed with a huge blast of hops. There’s a creamy mouthfeel and utter smoothness. This is a huge surprise. Finishes beautifully with a beautiful combination of the 3 IPA core profiles.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gmb5127 (230) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Has a mild aroma of caramel and hops. Taste is full of caramel and a strong hoppy bitterness, solid beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1473) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Draft at the brewery. I’d definitely say this is my favorite Auburn brew I’ve had yet. Bit malted citrus aroma, piney. Flavor boasts loudness right off the bat, full of both hop and malt, blending the flavors pretty perfectly! It’s definitely something to chew on, but drinkable as is. Great brew!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
philtom15 (54) - Kansas, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Very nice offering from Auburn Alehouse. This double IPA is very drinkable, not near as bitter on the palate as one would think from the aroma, Very well balanced nice malt flavor to balance the hops, nice citrus flavor. Great beer should try it.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
el_guapo (28) - California, USA - JUN 5, 2013
One of the better auburn alehouse beers for sure. Bought a bottle at local grocery store. A more subdued hop flavor ipa as far as other imperial or doubles I have had, not a bad thing, though. I think it works well.


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