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RATINGS: 336   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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A remarkably drinkable Double IPA that pays tribute to one of Mother Natureís finest creations, as several hop varietals combine for massive aromas of tropical fruit, citrus and pine. A mild caramel malt character and dry finish provide balance.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
benpickens (481) - Camarillo, California, USA - AUG 21, 2016
Pours an opaque amber with compact white head; juicy citrus and pine aromas; sweet bitter oily finish. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Derek881 (1247) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2016
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass to drink. The beer had a somewhat cloudy with sediment appearance with a deep amber color and a good-sized foamy off white head with long retention, and average cling and lacing. Its aroma featured different spicy hops notes, including citrus, pine, some lighter floral tones, and a slight caramel malt component as well. Its taste was predominantly bitter and hoppy with notes of citrus, perhaps some grapefruit, and pine, matched with a slight malty effect. The beer was very dry and thinner in terms of mouthfeel wtih good carbonation and a bubbly feel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stoned99 (1156) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 21, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2016 12 ounces 05/11/16 bottle from Craft Beer Cabin, thanks Guillaume for buying. Aroma: oranges, bread, caramel and floral notes. App: hazy copper, huge frothy off white head with good lacing. Taste and palate: medium body, light sweetness, fruity but well backed with malt, creamy mouthfeel, light to moderate bitter finish. Overall: even though this probably isnít really fresh, itís still highly drinkable. Wish I had a fresher bottle. Iíll tell my brother to look at the dates next time ;) just kidding, just happy he brought me something. This is the old iipa style, not the English style but more like the dfh 90 minutes style: more malted and more balanced. Not exactly what I like to drink these days but letís be honest this is well made and perfectly balanced. Far from my favourite iipa but far from the worst as well. Iím pretty sure their goal was achieved with this beer which is to create a balanced iipa. Wouldnít mind drinking this on a cruise ship or any time this winter since it feels pretty big. Another great beer from Bells.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (7976) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2016
thanks to young Barbee .. . golden brown .. hand shake foam .. . maltier than one would expect, pine, wood, sap, dried grass and leaves .. mouth is soft, sticky middle, a bit dry on the end .. . i enjoyed my glass but not quite what iím after .. . . iím a fat guy but not eat 2 whole pizzas kinda fat guy..

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mansquito (5190) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2016
Beer and Smoke, Brooklyn bottle: pours copper with a white head. Aroma is sugary and a bit malty, with notes of citrus and tropical fruit. Pretty light for a DIPA.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rollinsr (562) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - AUG 13, 2016
Pours amber with a finger of off-white head. Aroma is citrusy with some mild yeast esters. Flavor is sweet with highly accessible level of bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (9866) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2016
Shared bottle at Craft. Hazy copper pour with off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, floral hops. Tastes very malty, with tropical fruit, resiny hops.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzzler67 (1654) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 11, 2016
Hazy amber appearance with a large, off white head and good lacing. Aroma of fuzzy fruit fades and is replaced with citrusy, floral hops. Although caramel malts exert a lot of influence, especially in the aftertaste, there is a variety of hop flavors tugging at the palate. Medium-to-full bodied mouthfeel, not too boozy, leading to a long lasting finish. Not a bad package but I want my tastebuds assaulted by the hops when consuming a DIPA (i.e. Hopslam).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (4103) - California, USA - AUG 10, 2016
10 Aug 2016, bottle. gold, clear, no bubbles. nose is caramel and grassy hops. med body and mildly fizzy. sweet malt, grassy hops, faintly bitter, donít taste the alcohol. tastes almost like drinking cool IPA wort.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (14022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 7, 2016
12 oz. bottle, pours a cloudy orange amber with a small white head. Aroma brings out a good mix of resinous hops and caramel malt, pretty chewy and malty. Flavour is big and chewy, with a big caramel malt base, followed by loads of resinous hops. Chewy and thick palate without being too sweet. Good stuff for what it is, just a bit too sweet for me.


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