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RATINGS: 669   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2348) - 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 itsí 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 IPAís, 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 (4909) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indra (2607) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 21, 2007
22oz. bottle. Suitably fresh, juicy hop aroma, full of citrus and resins, notes of lemon and grapefruit combined with a less apparent addition of pale, honeyish malt sweetness and a certain peppery spice character. Light-medium golden amber color, clear, with a slight, creamy head and sparse lacing. Flavor is primarily a showcase for the Amarillo hops, which comprise most of the profile, contributing an impressive amount of bitterness and lemony, citric hop flavor, but also featuring a lightly sugary malt backbone and perhaps a touch of doughy yeast. Smooth and oily on the palate with a full body and lengthy finish, the hops lingering long and potent. Well-hidden alcohol. I found myself enjoying this, itís sort of a dedication to a particular hop strain.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2359) - California, USA - FEB 20, 2007
No idea this was so rare, just another pickup at Julios. Clear orange, moderate head with average lacing and retention. Aroma is PNWed out with some light caramel backing. Flavor brings this with too much alcohol. Mouthfeel is watery, but body is medium. With malts just acting as a backbone, the hops were prepared to steal the show but the alcohol made that harder than it needed to be. Enjoyable but somewhat flawed.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dogfishho (588) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2007
Pours a bright, clear golden color with a thick head that sticks around for some time and makes a nice lacing on the glass. The aroma is filled with delicously grapefruit hops, but it is subuded for the style. The flavor is similarly full of the fruity hops with some nicely balanced maltiness. The balance and quality of flavor is there, but it isnít nearly as intense as it is in the best respresentations of the style. The mouthfeel is pretty clean, but not terribly overwhelming in any dimension. Overall itís a very solid but too alcoholic India Pale Ale... not a IIPA.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cewldre (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2007
Bottle: Grabbed this one from Riversbend. Pours a very nice golden color with a pretty nice white head. The smell is a nice pince smell, but it is not overpowering in the least. The taste is a little more interesting than the smell might lead on. It has a nice grapefruit flavor to it. I also note some pine flavors and I do notice a bit of the maltier background that seems to sneak up the more I drink. . Gotta keep that Mojo Risiní.


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