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RATINGS: 1147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 71   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11900) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2008
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured hazy golden color with a huge frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy sour citrus hoppy and light malt aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture. Moderate to heavy bittersweet flavor with a moderate to heavy bitter finish of medium duration. Very good brew.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
That1Guy (2055) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2008
Crushed with Jakebra. Hoping I got a bad bottle. Good nose. Looks beautiful Dish soap in the flavor. Bummer. Had lots of potential, but soap doesn’t agree with my taste buds, aight?

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
barnzy78 (7) - Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2008 does not count
Well worth the pick-up seeing as I’m not in a distribution area. Great up-front maltiness, but then comes the great hop finish. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10279) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2008
thanks mar! what a great beer. orangish color. very fluffy head. aroma is pine, floral, fruit hops and some sweet malt. flavor is malty, juicy and of course some great hops dance on the tongue. well done. very well done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
grandridge (224) - Port Clinton, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2008
Thanks to pepsican for the bottle. Pours a deep amber/brown color with a large head. Aroma is fruit, pine, styrofoam with an overall sweetness. Flavor is good with a slight bitter finish but not overdone. Has hints of pine with a refreshing flavor that has a definite citrus undertone.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 31, 2008
Bottle, batch D8121. Pours almost red with some red orange edges. A bit cloudy with a frothy white head. Nice sweet floral aromas. Taste has a nice sweetness to it. Some good citrus (a late lemon bite), some pine too, vague hints of caramel, Definitely astringent and a good little bitter finish. Tasty!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12447) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 30, 2008
Bottle (c&c) from South Bay Drug. Batch 08121.Coppery amber color with a three-finger beige head. Moderate lacing. Very fruity aroma - not much malt. Medium plus body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is not extremely bitter. Fruity hops with enough caramel to arguably balance. Sort of oscillates between fruit and resin. Very smooth. A slight astringency. Almost crisp. The brewer apparently thinks oxidation won’t be a problem: ’’Keep some in the cellar ...’’ Since it’s B.C., wish I’d bought more so I could do that. Smoother than Fullers 1845, but it brought that one to mind. Brilliant. Seems more piney after awhile.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilovedarkbeer (2446) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Pours a nice copper amber color with a medium sized off white head. Nose is caramel malt, citrus, and hops. Taste is sweet and refreshing with lots of carbonation and a nice bite on the back end. Solid.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bleeng (1579) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2008
750. Very gold. Fluffy white head with a nice fresh hop nose. Taste-very fresh, citrusy, with a nice but not overwhelming hop profile. Easy and smooth drinker and a bit overcarbonated. Nice effort and one to look out for again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
piscator34 (2127) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 26, 2008
Bottled sample. Dark orange in colour with fairly strong carbonation. Aromas are of caramel malts, mild citrusy hops, and a bit of pine. The chewy malts are front and centre in the mouth, along with notes of candied orange, orchard fruit, and pepper-like spices. Not very bitter for an IPA, especially one that’s almost a IIPA in terms of alcohol strength.It needs more hops to balance things out.


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