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RATINGS: 662   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Only 120 precious barrels were brewed, adding more than half a ton of extra malt and twice the amount of Amarillo hops, so prepare your self for a full sensory explosion. The double dry-hop addition elevates the grapefruit-like aroma and flavor to an outrageous intensity, while the added malt raises the alcohol level from 7% all the way to 10% by volume.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (804) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Nice transparent copper pour w/ a big tan head that leaves a great ring of la of lacing. The aroma is a bountiful amount of hops. The taste is very well balanced & rather smooth for an IPA at 10%. The citrus & grapefruit hops make this potent beer refreshing! A very solid beer overall!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrFecesious (799) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2013
Bottle share. Clear orange. Nice malt forward aroma with pine and grapefruit. Taste is pretty good malt balance and bitter fruit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (1725) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy deep gold color with a finger of fluffy white head. Aroma of piney hops and sweet malt. Taste of bitter piney hops up front, with citrus notes, and sweet malt towards the end.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (3559) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Location: 12 oz bottle from Gianomme, 6/21/13

Aroma: The nose has plenty of hops, some grapefruit, floral hops, resin, and a little spice
Appearance: Pours a clear reddish-orange color with a creamy foam of off-white head and heavy lace
Flavor: The flavor is pretty big on the sweetness and it has some fairly strong hop flavor as well
Palate: The body of this one is pretty full, it has a sticky feel, a hint of heat, and a bit of a dry finish
Overall Impression: Iím not sure how this one escaped rating until now, but once I noticed it had, I knew it needed to be ticked. Anyway, this is some good stuff. As Iím finished Season 3 of Thrones, this quote from Tyrion Lannister seemed quite apropos: "Itís not easy being drunk all the time, everyone would do it if it were easy."

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
S_Side_Smitty (392) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Pours golden amber with a medium head. Aroma is citrus, tropical fruits, and light malts. Taste is a little more "piney" than the aroma, but topical fruits are blended in well. A sweetness runs throughout the palate and finish is thick (if that makes any sense) and bitter - the bitterness is a little clingy like a possesive girl. Holds on tight.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CpyNPrnT (217) - Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Bottle, a very good DIPA. Clean, not overly bitter, with enough alcohol to combat the sweetness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
574deadzone (885) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Pours a slightly hazed golden orange with a thinner off-white head that, when swirled vigorously, produces about a finger or so of creamy head and leaves some tiny spotted lacing. Nose involves quite a bit of citrus and tropical fruit, earth, herbal, pine, honey, biscuits. Pretty sweet, but also quite bitter. Medium bodied, fair action, bright, with a lengthy bitter finish. Pretty tasty, lots of good things here. Wish I would have grabbed one back a few months ago when it was very fresh, but itís still drinking very well right now.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
krumbum (402) - truckee, California, USA - JUN 12, 2013
My rate is definitely skewed on this as it was a nitro pour so it added a lightness and fuller mouth-feel. That being said it was god damn creamy fabulousness. Hoppy and dry cascading bubbles let the flavor resonate perfectly. MMMMMMMMM.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fr5ed (54) - Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Clear, light amber/honey color. Dense head, good lacing. Malty pine, grapefruit aroma. Up front grapefruit flavor with pine and medium or more mouthfeel. Pretty good - would get again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnmike (991) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Strong entry into the DIPA field. Amarillo hops are the best around and this one is a good way to show them off.


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