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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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Bigger than either an English or American IPA in both alcohol strength and overall hop level (bittering and finish). Less malty, lower body, less rich and a greater overall hop intensity than an American Barleywine. Not necessarily as high in gravity/alcohol as a barleywine. A showcase for hops. Warning: this ale is 10%+/- alcohol by volume and extremely bitter!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2008 Date: 08/26/2006
Mode: Growler
Source: Tasting, Fest of 26

Appearance: clear light amber,
Aroma: big sweet sappy pine tar aroma,
Body: sticky body,
Flavor: flavor has a lot of sweetness, good citrus, strong lasting bitterness,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6200) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2007
From a growler at DLD: A slightly hazed coppery hue with a small but lasting foamy white head and good lace. The nose is pure hop wonderfulness with massive resiny and citric aromas, pepper and clove, and just a hint of bready malt. The taste starts bitter and never backed off, a tour de force of hop bitterness. Name your hop characteristic and it is in there! (resin, leafy, pine, clove, grass, metallic, grapefruity, pineapple, etc...). If there is any malt character on the palate it only shows with a biscuit note on the aftertaste along with a huge astringent punch. The mouth feel is aggressive and sharp, dry and powdery, slightly warming with the alcohol mostly hidden. A big beer for the hopheads! Thanks Cow-lumbus crew for the chance to taste this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3578) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2007
On tap at Barley’s Smokehouse. Murky orange color with a thin off white head that quickly disapated. Sharp hop resin nose with hints of hair spray, orange juice and apricot. Thinnish mouthfeel given the size of the beer. Lots of hop tea, pine resin, apple and apricot. The alcohol is well hidden and only shows itself as a burn in the finish, which is long, bitter and dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2007
Golden-amber color. Aroma of pine, citrus, and some floral hops. Taste is hoppy & sweet with just enough malt to make it smooth. Good DIPA, but doesn’t match the Four Seas.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bboeckl (142) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 3, 2007
On tap at Nomad Pub, Milwaukee. Great aroma, citrusy, piney, some floral. Taste was of spices, grapefruit, hops. Very bitter. A well-balanced beer. I would recommend this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3092) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2007
Date: 4/28/2007
Event: DarkLord Day 2007
Location: Three Floyds Brewing Co. Parking Lot
Serving: Sampled from a growler.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: Some caramel malt and citrus hops.
Appearance: Hazy orange color; foamy light beige head.
Flavor: Sugary sweet malts and citrus/pine hops.
Palate: Medium body and smooth.
Overall: Good, but not very complex. Probably one of their better offerings (in my opinion).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cobra (1100) - - MAY 20, 2007
1 liter hand bottled from brewery. Acquired thru trade. Poured out a deep, hazy caramel brown color, with a sticky tan colored head. Aromas are of sticky, piney hops, sweet malts, and alcohol. Flavors are of alcohols, piney hops, caramel, and rum soaked raisins. Thick body, thick mouthfeel too. Finished somewhat sweet & hoppy. Decent take on the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (4178) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 4, 2007
Growler at DLD. Pours hazy orange with a tan head. The aroma has caramel malt and some lightly woody hops. Fairly full bodied with sharp carbonation. It starts off with lots of chewy malts and some woody hops and ends up with lots of earthy hops. Nice IIPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madscotsman (147) - Fairview Heights, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2007
Nice white head, nice golden color. Alcohol was not as bold as one would have thought. Had more of a sour taste than bitter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 4, 2007
Pours a hazy copper color with a white head. Aroma is of malt with a nice citrus hop aroma flavor is malty, with a bitter citrus hop finish.

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