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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   IBU: 110   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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We love ipa. Especially big hoppy ones. This west coast style imperial India pale ale is not messing around. At 12% abv and 110 ibu’s, it’s the liquid equivalent of Lenny in John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. Gently tending rabbits then suddenly….snap, it’s a whirlwind of crazy. Big citrusy aromatics, solid bitter backbone, and candy-like finish.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Bomber. Pours hazy dark orange with yellow around the edges, topped with a 2-finger creamy/frothy eggshell head that leaves rings of lacing as it recedes. Aromas of massive citrus, sweet pineapple, orange, and some brandy. Dough, orange frosting, and orange poppy seed muffins are also evident. The flavor is bitter citrus pith, orange, pineapple, with some brandy and sugar-coated citrus. Lingering earthy and bitter hop finish with noticeable alcohol. Thick mouthfeel, warming, and dry; ABV is pretty well hidden, considering. Pretty tasty, aggressive, and fruity. [1146]


2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kirk36 (169) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Starts out with a big body that does not deliver. Call UPS and have them deliver it to you. This has the beginnings but not the middle and the end! Low head and super syrupy. Tastes like liquid hop but ends quick. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
islay (1359) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Minority of 22 oz. bottle, consumed on 1-19-14. Labeled as “Bottled on 07/11/13,” so it’s well past its best by date. I didn’t see the label when I purchased it recently (I feel justified in rating it because it was purchased recently in this state off the shelf, not forgotten in my cellar). Pours a hazy orange-bronze with a small amount of short-lasting, beige head. The liquid would be worthy of a 4 with even average head. Scents of apricot, paint, booze, and urine. Smells more like a barley wine than a double IPA. Dry, floral taste features flavors of urine, cracker, orange, and honey. Everything is off. Not good. Full body. Undercarbonated in the palate. I suspect this would have been a not very good beer in its prime (too boozy and jumbled), but it is actively bad at this point. I used the majority for cooking, which is my equivalent of a drain pour, and the food I cooked didn’t taste very good due to the presence of this beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5345) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 13, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours golden, aroma and taste of tropical fruits, toffee malt, very bitter!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (3178) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 1, 2015
Brown bottle, 1 pint 6 ounces, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on December 31 2014; eye: orangey with a caramel hue, hazy, thin sheet of beige head that turns into a tiny ring, good lacing; nose: bittering hops, slight Cointreau, pine; mouth: bittering hops, slight Cointreau, soap gum, bittering hops, pine, alcohol, dry finale in bittering hops, full body, good carbonation, quite bitter, harsh texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 6 onces, 12 %, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 31 décembre 2014; œil : orangée avec une teinte caramel, trouble, mince couverture de mousse beige qui se transforme en un petit anneau, bonne dentelle; nez : houblon amérisant, très léger Cointreau, pin; bouche : houblon amérisant, très léger Cointreau, gomme-savon, houblon amérisant, pin, alcool, finale sèche en houblon amérisant, corsé, bonne carbonatation, pas mal amère, texture râpeuse; en résumé : bien

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HouseofKahler (4) - - AUG 6, 2014 does not count
This pours big. Stout style foam that leaves a residual style lacing on the glass the way a good Petite leaves legs on a wine glass. I figured this one would slap my face with hops, but the 12% ABV dulled it down. You still got the pine citrus bitter, but this one was more complex malt forward in my opinion. That could have been the ABV. Deep cloudy amber color, the carbonation animated the beer to the end. You could have fun pairing this one with food. I will do this one again, give it a thumb and 3/4. Still hoped for that hop slap!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bubbleflubber (1896) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Pours amber into the glass with a huge head that leaves thick lacing. The nose is of stone fruits and candied oranges. The flavors have bold citrus, some candy and finishes with a huge piney bitter. The full body is sticky and substantive, complex and big. Absolutely love it!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (4921) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle thanks to Ben. Pours a cloudy orange with medium off white head that lasts. The aroma is strong pine, hemp. Medium mouthfeel with strong hop bite, resin, and bitter finish. Very impressive.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (730) - Iowa, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a medium off-white head. Nose is caramel, peach and pear. Taste is lots of tropical fruit. Wickedly bold DIPA!

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
njager246 (463) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2014
On draft, huge citrus aroma, not as much on the taste, a lot of hops. Very smooth, not as much punch as I had hoped for 110 ibus

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
commonshawn (516) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Big bottle. Light orange, slightly hazy. White head. Grapefruit and overall citrus aroma. A lot of grapefruit. Tangy , but with hoppy citrus flavor and sweet finish. Very dry. Could have had better balance.


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