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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   IBU: 104   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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A balanced sweet flavor with hints of chocolate and roasted malts keeping the onslaught of 47 pounds of Warrior, Centennial, Columbus, and Cascade hops in check.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajtrupp (217) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - JAN 23, 2014
I know there's only 8 reviews before me, but I'm amazed this is so low. Subtle sweetness from the malts (though I'm not necessarily getting chocolate). Great hops and crazy smooth for over 100 IBU's. Plus the awesome owner gave me a free 4 pack at their tasting room. Great beer overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tide (1646) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2014
Can from Hazel’s beverage world. Dark copper color, beige head. Bitter taste with grapefruit, hops, caramel, resin and a bit of mango. The body is a bit unbalanced. The palate is definitely on the sticky side. Bitter finish with hops, grapefruit and resin. Decent double IPA.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
That1Guy (1882) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Picked up a can of this. Hazy ruby color with a off white head. Oxidation and diacetyl. Hops are dead. Alcohol isn’t apparent, but so what? A mess.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Danyel (574) - Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Can. Pours brown with lots of red hues and off-white head. Smells very piney. Has a bitter backbone, lots of earthiness, bitter finish, cereal...a bit thin for the style. Okay.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaffaHawk23 (71) - Broomfield(via Iowa City), Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Tasty brew from a place that is a 10 minute walk from my house. Plenty of hops and gets bonus for location.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
onceblind (3934) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Tap at Avery Strong Ale Fest. clear dark copper with a thin foamy white head. Aroma is primarily hoppy with notes of sweet tangerine and caramel with strong resinous leafy hops with pine and sharp acidic hop oils, but its all backed up by a candy caramel sweetness with a touch of fruitiness. The flavor is a little blander than the nose, with notes of bitter leafy hops, earthy caramel, and moderately strong pine bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3303) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Tap. Pours clear brown with thin, fizzy off-white head; decent retention and lacing. aroma is floral and grassy hops, biscuit and cereal malt, figs, dates, and herbs. Flavor is grassy hops forward (light bitterness) with supporting bready malts and light fruit esters; dry lightly hoppy finish. Medium body and lie carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9400) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Tap. Pours clear dark amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is fruity esters, cookie and caramel malt with pine, resin, and citrus hops. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness with supporting malt and fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (5996) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2012
Pour on tap at Avery IPA fest, hazy orange pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of some booze, touch of earth, hints of orange peel, caramel, toffee, and a slight grass and spice. Taste is a mix of caramel, toffee, orange, some nice grapefruit, hints of spice, grass, finishing fairly sweet, slightly bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TwoSipDip (8898) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Tap @ the Inaugural Boulder IPA Fest. Pours a hazy, dark orange appearance with a tan head. Caramel, grapefruity, orange, balanced but a bit odd aroma. Toasty malty, earthy, grapefruity, fairly smooth flavor.


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