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RATINGS: 1149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 71   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Double-Wide I.P.A. uses Columbus and Magnum hops for both bittering and aroma with Chinook hops added in the whirlpool. It is dry hopped with generous amounts of Cascade, Centennial, and Chinook hops. The resulting beer has a hop forward aroma, redolent of peach and apricot. The assertive flavor bursts with the citrus qualities of blood orange and lemon with a slight caramel malt backbone to balance the intense hop flavor. There is little restraint in the flavor of this beer; it is certainly not for the pedestrian palate.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrChopin (3726) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 18, 2009
Orange-brown, foamy beige head. Nose of orange, some bitterness, pine, cleaning product, and spice. Flavor has a ton of caramel, apple, orange, and spice. There is only minor bitterness from the hops. A little thin and short, but some nice piney citrus in the finish. Too much going on without any real coherence, but I like a lot of the elements.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2009
750ml Bottle (Batch 8303): Thanks waolsen! Aroma of hops, grapefruit, pine, and caramel malt. Poured deep amber/copper/orange in color with a large, fluffy, beige head that lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of tiny particles throughout. Flavor is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of hops, grapefruit, pine, caramel, malts, resin, citrus, and a hint of sugar. Medium body. Smooth, dry texture. Average carbonation. Bitter and sweet, hoppy, caramel, resin and pine finish is dry. Very well balanced.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cavie (4043) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2009
Dark red, rusty color. Large head response that is frothy and lasting. Gorgeous aroma! By far the best part of this brew as it is full of sweet hops and fruit. Maybe strawberries? First sip leaves a large tingle on the tongue. Several flavors are packed into this beauty. A strong pack of hops is immediately felt, followed by sweet hints and alcohol. Even more flavors apparent on the finish. Lingering hop bitterness that edges into a bready taste. Some sweetness still lasts. The strong bitterness on the finish is the only drawback to this beer.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jezmez68 (404) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - APR 11, 2009
This is a great IPA. I think this should be categorized as an Imperial IPA. Itís as good as Bellís Hopslam, which is my favorite beer. Big, white, fluffy head. Orangeish. Awesome. Only 55 IBU? The dry-hopping is deceiving here.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - APR 10, 2009
Overly sweet and syrupy. Cloying. Also has a stale malt flavor, with very little hoppage. Maybe its just me, and I need to try this one again, but it just didnít work for me.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wordup (18) - , New York, USA - APR 8, 2009
Aroma, sugars, hops, alc, rather sticky for an IPA, hazy rose brown appearance, its good, really good. if anything maybe a little more hops? Check this one out!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beaver (1471) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2009
750 ml bottle, batch 08303. Pours a murky tea color with a monstrous frothy off white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet and sugary fruity citrus and melon hops with a little resin.

The flavor is subdued and a bit watery with some fruity hops and some resiny bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is light bodied and watery.

Overall, unbalanced towards the hops and pretty watery washed out mouthfeel, but I like the hop aromas and flavors.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kpresley77 (146) - Jackson, Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2009
Bottle courtesy of beastiefan2k, pours hazy orange with thick white head. Aroma is citrus. First taste is citrus and spice bite. Some alcohol is noticible but not overpowering. The finish is citrus hops. Very good IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
RSRIZZO (1900) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Color is a deep foggy orange brown. Carbonation is good with a thick head. Aroma is a nice hoppy scent. Taste is hoppy and spicy. Starting with a medium body it goes down crisp with a spicy feel. Finish jumps out rich with a citrus bite then a little malt, this is followed by hop spiciness and lemon zest. After taste is a mild bitterness with the citrus building up a bit. Its a little more citric then I like but still a good IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Batch 08303 - Pours a murky amber with a massive tan head...aroma is sweet hop florals and candy malt...flavour is a decent balance of fruit, grain, caramel and hops...somehow isnít sweet or bitter??...this brew as a bit of an identity crisis...is it IPA, DIPA or pale?...nowhere near as bitter as Iíd expect, but still very tasty...WTF?


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