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RATINGS: 673   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - FEB 23, 2007
Poured an effervescent golden with a large frothy white head. Strong and nice aroma of pine hops, some fresh cut grass, and some bitter grapefruit. Taste is strong pine and bitter grapefruit with some biscuity malt leading to a very dry and bitter pine finish. Body feels a tad soft. The beer is dry, but I can’t really taste the alcohol. Surprised to find out it’s 10%. Although not the richest IIPA I’ve had, and not balanced with sweet malts like in my absolute favorite IIPA’s, this has some great crisp hop flavor that makes me happy to be a hophead.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
willblake (2652) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2007
23-Feb-07 Bomber Dark golden color, unclouded, with long lasting white head of soapy foam. Tropical aromas plus some nice pithy citrus (grapefruit) and very simple, mild shortbread-like malt backbone. The flavor is in keeping with aroma with much grapefruit and still very subdued malts. Mouthfeel is resinous, pithy, and sharp ending with a lasting grapefruit character. Pretty enjoyable stuff, if somewhat generic by today’s standards, this might have really blown me away just a few years ago.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2007
Shiny, clear gold body with gentle carbonation and a sudsy white head. Aroma has strong mango notes plus orange and honeydew with a light pale malt backing. Substantial bitterness, which is coarse and assertive and a relatively dry sensation in the finish despite the fruity hop character. Drying, alcoholic mouthfeel. Reminds me of Hop Wallop, at least in terms of balance. A good DIPA, but late on the bandwagon to make a lasting personal impression.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 23, 2007
22 oz bottle. Pours a translucent golden color with a huge white head that never goes away. When you drink the liquid and the head finally drops it leaves THICK, soapy lace on the side of the glass the whole way down. Quite impressive really. Smells of strong hops. Sweet, citrusy, grassy hops and a lot of it. Taste is hoppy as well but there is not much balance or complexity unfortunately. Still is good tasting just not the best IIPA out there.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2356) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2007
22 oz bomber. Pours a clear golden color with an enormous white head and a nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is of faint floral hops and pine resin. Taste is much the same as the aroma, floral and piney hops. Very good overall. Alcohol is well hidden.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2007
Pours a dark yellow with a a thin white head. Lots of hops in the nose with a faintly floral and herbal characteristic. Citrussy and coppery taste, but well balanced hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kdrobb2k (24) - Willingboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2007
Bottle again from adrian910ss. Clear gold appearance with a small quickly disappearing head. Lacing went fast too but not a minus here. No pine or fruit overtones expected from a 2X IPA but not unpleasant. Against others sampled in the same night it cannot compare. On its’ own it stands up well. A fine brew.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
robertburns (15) - westminster, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2007
pours a copper/yellow in color. slight head that goes away fast. big hops in the nose. tastes light at first, with major citrus and wet grass flavor. after more tastes the alcohol becomes apparent, but hides very well in the hops. very decent double IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2007
Pours a somewhat clear orange with one finger of white fluffy head. Monster grapefruit hops aroma, somewhat piney as well. The taste is very big, it comes right at you when you take the first sip. Semi-bitter grapefruit hop taste typical of strong IPA’s, but has a nice blend of cinnamon and caramel towards the end. This one definitely tasted like a double IPA. Everything about this beer is big. Pretty good job, I liked it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4918) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2014 Sampled on draft at the Rivertowne Inn in North Huntington PA this beer poured a bright golden color with a very small white head. The aroma was strong fruity, piney and spicy hops. The flavor was strong sweet citric and piney hops. The hops are crisp and burst upon the tongue. The finish is long, crisp and a bit spicy. The beer hides the alcohol content very well.


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