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RATINGS: 787   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Lupulin Rapture Incarnate! As fervent devotees of hops, we found ourselves on a quest to create a transcendental IPA capable of quenching our voracious lupulin desires. Our mantra became “unity of bitterness, hop flavor and aroma.” Enlightened, duganA IPA was born: A brutally bitter, dank, piney and resinous ale designed for those seeking a divine hop experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
19Ei8hty (1171) - Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2009
Thick and hazy straw colored body with a lasting frothy white head. Straightforward, yet impressive, hearty beast of a lightly toasted cracker malt backbone. Slight caramel malt and a grainy character that is pervasive throughout. The real star is the adept use of wonderfully floral hops that with a bright and crisp grapefruit and a mellow grassy essence. Pine notes and resin are well supported and not overly aggressive. A real Hop-Showcase - I could drink plenty of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 19, 2009
Bottle. Dark orange hue with thick frothy head and sticky lacing on the glass. Nose is pine resin all the way, hints of citrus, mustiness, and alcohol. Flavor is big hop bitterness and resinous flavor up front that transitions to sweet malts and citrus hop flavors, tinge of grass, nuts, and caramel, finishes slightly sweet. Medium-full body, thick chewy texture, modest carbonation. A highly drinkable and bitter DIPA, the alcohol is masked in the big hop flavors, nice balance with the sweet malts keeping everything in check.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2009
copper-amber, lasting off white head. intense aroma of resinous piney hops. very light hints of plastic as well. flavor wise things are ok. very bitter not so malty. astringent and bit puckeringly astringent through the finish. palate seems to light and it ends up being too medicinal for my tastes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2009
22oz Bottle purchased at Rozi’s in Lakewood. Aroma is a nutty banana scent with the standard large hop profile of citrus and floral notes. The flavor comes off a bit thinner, almost like a wheat beer, but with the IPA bitterness. Not too shabby, but overall forgettable.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nephilium (1361) - Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2009
Amazing aroma, full of pine and citrus. Pours a clear amber, with just a cap of white head. This is truly a hophead’s friend. Slick, oily mouthfeel, just enough malts to avoid drinking a hop tea. Nice lacing on the glass, and a long bitter finish. I’m going to be seeking this out again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (4881) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 19, 2009
22oz bottle shared at the DC Local tasting. Pours a transparent orange, amber with a frothy, lacing white head. Nose is big, Centennial hops, citrus fruits, spicy. Flavor is sweet, sticky, citrus fruits, pine, soap, a little buttery. Finish is bitter, slightly sticky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2009
pours a rich clear copper with foamy off white head. aroma is bright with pine and citrus. mouthful if full of citrus, bit of pineapple, and a finish that is pleasant. This is a great little brother of Majaraja...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dyetube (1182) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2009
This beer pours a deep amber with a medium white head. The aromas are pine and light citrus. The flavors are pine, citrus and a little grass. This was a great representation of the style. Cheers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lamas (1360) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2009
22 oz. bottle. Pours a clear copper with a thick and fluffy antique white head. Pungent aroma of freshly cut grass, pine needles, orange rinds, and grapefruits. Medium to full-bodied and a touch sticky. The flavor starts off with a bit of sweet caramel. Kinda biscuity too. Quick transition to some resiny, grapefruity flavors. A bit of a drying finish. The 8.5% ABV becomes only somewhat apparent as it warms. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8145) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2009
Sample at Falling Rock Tap House in Denver. Pours a clear golden orange color with a medium thick and fluffy white head that lasts awhile. Sticky patches of lacing on the glass. Fresh grapefruit aroma as well as notes of grassy hops and malt. Medium body with flavors of pine resin, grapefruit, hops and sweet malt in the background. The finish is citrus and pine with a lingering hops aftertaste. Solid all around.

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