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RATINGS: 674   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5095) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indra (2663) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dogfishho (599) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrockLanders (774) - Panama City, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2007
Nice bomber. Golden yellow pour..medium whitish head. Big, bit citric pine aroma....flavor is similar with a great grapefruity edge...a bit of alcohol sliding along for the ride. Great tasty IIPA. Unlike a previous rater said...there are no "inherent flaws of the style" here....maybe not the best example of a IIPA, but far far from the worst. Good job Boulder!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2007
22oz bottle shared courtesy of TomDecapolis. Poured a medium golden color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of lots of hops - pine, citrus, grapefruit peels, green leafiness, and all around sticky. Tastes of citrus, pine, melons and a trace of caramel. Light alcohol finish. Not very balanced, but hey, I love hops...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nephilium (1415) - Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2007
This starts out with a strong citrus aroma, pours a clear amber with a medium white head that leaves good lacing behind. The taste is of sweetened graperfruit, with a little hint of alcohol peeking through the citrus clouds. This is a very tasty ale, and one I will pick up again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4546) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 15, 2007
Pours a translucent golden amber with a foamy off white lacing head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, some alcohol, earthiness and vegetable. Also getting some caramel malt and tropical fruits. Flavor of the same pine and grapefruit that I was getting in the aroma. Hop bitterness nicely balanced by the malt backbone as expected for the style. Some alchol detected in the flavor also.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2007
22oz bottle pours golden/amber with a short white head. Aromas of lots of pine and slight grapefruit with some mango. Flavor is hoppy upfront with lots of pine and a little citrus. Behind that is some biscuit, sweet caramel, and then the bitter hops finish it crisp and pretty clean. Not bad overall but the balance just seemed a little to the hops on this one to me..

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