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Bos Extreme IPA

Bos Extreme IPA
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
BO’s “Extreme IPA” version of the Super IPA style is a particularly intense example. The caramel and toast flavors of the imported English crystal and pale ale malts combine with the mild fruitiness of the English yeast to provide the background upon which the immense doses of American Columbus, Cascade, Centennial and Simcoe hops are displayed. These flavors make it a great match with spicy dishes such as Buffalo Wings, Blackened Chicken sandwiches, and Black and Blue Burgers. BO’s Extreme IPA has a calculated ABV of about 11.0%.

gwfrankpsu's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - AUG 7, 2003
The floral in the nose is grapefruit, pine, and blueberry? Loved the unfiltered appearance and found the beer chewy. I love beer you can chew and get it all. Hoppy finish and a very good experience. I like this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2006
MBG 06. Dark hazy orange, bubbly head. Artificial orange juice aroma - ok. Lots of hops and not much alcohol in taste - big biting hops at the end. Soooo citrusy. Nice, not mind blowing, but enjoyable stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2005
Tap @ MBG, dark dirty orange in color, minimal head. Big sticky hop aroma. Lots of pine and citrus with a nice malt backbone. Initial flavor has the tiniest bit of sweet caramel malt, quickly turns to sticky hop resin. Big pine hop finish. I guess I’m in the minority on this one, but really enjoyed it. Even had a second sample to make sure.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2005
Fuelic nose, very sweet and syrupy. Annoying unintegrated hops. Burning hay-like juiciness, sweet to the end. A bit like they had used dark malts in there, honeyish and syrupy. Hop juice finish, extremely grapefruity, piney and coniferous. Lots of bitterness, but less aromatics among the syrupy, thick, floral and fuelic dominants.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pailhead (6430) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2005
On tap at MBG Festival: Big sweet citrus aroma with lots of piney hops. Reddish-orange with no transparency and a small off-white head. Light sweetness up front with a big citrus and pine hop finish. The slightest hint of caramel is dominated by the hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - AUG 1, 2004
Rusty orange color. Small head. Big citrus aroma. Thin body. At first taste not remarkable and then a huge hop release.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2003
6 Billion IBUs in this crazy concoction of hop juice. Huge piney aroma with little malt to speak of, although the drink was thick and chewy. The sweetness I fought hard to grasp made it seem like I was eating a candybar made of hops. A really unique hophead treat that is easily enjoyed in small samples, but too much could have dire results on your tastebuds...and motor skills, it packs 11%+ under all that chewy bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2003
I have to go against the grain on this one. This was my favorite beer of the MBG festival. A hazy frozen orange juice color with a small lasting frothy head. Aromatic aroma of American hops, without the pine, that was mouthwatering. The hops hit the tongue with a subtle bang, coating then cleasing the palate. Very chewey. The 11.5% was not noticable in the aroma or taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GregClow (3218) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2003
MIBG Fest: Cloudy musty orange colour with some floaties. Aroma and flavour both feature BIIIIG grapefruit and piney hops. Definately chewy as the other raters have noted. Unbalanced as hell, but still good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 28, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2005 Rerate MiBG Fest 2005: More balanced it seems, still a lot of juicy hops but seems not so in your face as I wrote two years ago...

MBG Summer Fest: The appearance is different for sure, cloudy copper hue with small particles dancing around top to bottom, small firm head. Really grapefruity nose with just a hint of herbs and spices. While the taste is tart and bitter, it is not overpowering. Strange mouthfeel for it finishes crisp and dry, but yet it is very chewy. I would say that it is indeed extreme, but not great.

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