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RATINGS: 686   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAR 20, 2012
06-Mar-12 (22-oz bottle)
Not one of the more hoppy Imperial IPAs, this one seems to emphasize the sweet malt more than the hops. In fact, the malts are quite sweet, very caramely, somewhat toasty, and lightly earthy in the finish, while the hops are heavily weighted toward orange citrus and sweet pine, but only moderate in bitterness. It’s a fairly fruity beer as well, showing ripe stone and tropical fruits and orange marmalade. The nose is also sweet-smelling, fruity, caramely, and quite toasty. On the palate, the beer is full bodied and a bit sugary, but the carbonation is on the low side, and it’s clearly not brewed to full dryness. The beer pours very hazy and golden-orange in color, with a thin sheet of off-white head that fades to a thin ring. Overall, this is a tasty and enjoyable beer, but it’s sweet and caramely, so if you like ’em dry and very hoppy, this probably shouldn’t be high on your list to seek out.


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Voodoo (416) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Pours a clear copper color with a health white head which lingers......aroma is caramel flavor, bread......taste is thick mouthfeel with raisin, booze is prominent, dense bread taste near the end. Quite an enjoyable DIPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VictorStr (1631) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2015
Väldigt grummlig. Fruktig arom, Smaken av stor sötma, en hel del malt. Besk humlesmak i eftersmaken.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Seannpc (78) - - MAY 11, 2015
Light hoppy aroma. Lighter orange color with medium cloudiness. Hoppy and smooth start and similar finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FunkyF (311) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2015
Flaska 33 cl. Klar bärnstensfärgad med lite vitt skum. Svag kryddig doft. Lätt spritig smak med en hel del humle.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike5326 (1107) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Poured from a tap. Clear golden color, medium frothy white head with nice lacing. Slight pine and floral aroma. Full body with a nice floral flavor and a medium. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PrattBrat (30) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy golden with an average size frothy off-white head. Aroma of floral hops, caramel malt and sweet fruit. Tastes of resin and citric hops backed by caramel malt along with some spices. Medium body.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
crossovert (8853) - Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2015
355ml bottle. Deep golden pour, large white head that sticks for a long time. The aroma is caramel nougat with some spices and grapefruit cutting through slightly. Falvor is boozy and sweet, jsut too much malt and not enough hops to balance it, metallic, some bittersweetness. This is the kind of ipa someone picks up then says they hate ipas.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TattooJack (246) - Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2015
From the 4-pack of bottles, I am honored to get a taste of such a very small yield, getting a taste of 120 barrels is like being at an exclusive keggar. I really appreciate the extra malt moving it to 10%. The taste is mellow like Steely Dan song, the buzz is the same.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhilJackson80 (493) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 15, 2015
22 oz bottle. Tasted on 3/14/15. Bottle courtesy of Espo. Nice grapefruit & citrus in the nose. Taste was pretty well balanced & pretty smooth for the ABV. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
UncleKorm (1035) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2015
On tap, poured a clear golden hue with medium white creamy head. Light grassy aroma. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a bold bitter finish. Tastes are hay, grass, and grapefruit pith. Full bodied and warm finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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