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Auburn Alehouse Isotope PU240 Imperial IPA

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
DPatrick (1) - West Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 8, 2015 does not count
What an awesome brew this great aroma and a nice grapefruit taste very hoppy with plenty of body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (3545) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 12, 2015
The 22-oz bottle poured a clear amber color with a robust off-white head. Good retention. Nose brings an aroma of pine and grapefruit. Medium body and resinous mouth feel Flavor packs a lot of hops with citrus and pine on good malts. The finish is quite bitter. Quite nice. pDark amber color with a creamy off-white head. Nice citrus/pine aromas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (5280) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Bomber from Hayduke. I like the label art reminiscent of WWII airplane nose art. Poured at 50F and given time to warm from there. This beer is honey gold and almost at all. I smell tangerines and tropical fruit. Some pine. First sip is big bitterness that is citrus. It is astringent, too, and quite sour. This is just short of mouth puckering. At 60F something like camomile is tasted. This is a bitterness hop bomb, plain and simple.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AmEricanbrew (6177) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle@ trailer. Bright bronze body with ivory head. Big juicy fruit, tropical fruit, mango aromas. Medium bodied with average co2. Heavy sweet pale malt base brew with tea leaf, herbal hoppage___too sweet and not hoppy enough for my taste---not bad tho

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (1043) - California, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Pours a golden color with white head. Hop, citrus, caramel, floral and malt aroma. Hop, citrus, pine, floral, caramel and malt flavors. Medium body and carbonation. Bitter with a hap and citrus finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Natai (104) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - 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."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
badpuppy69 (285) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (2437) - 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.

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