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RATINGS: 254   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 108   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Can you say Palate Wrecker? This double IPA comes in at 108 IBUs. As hoppy as it gets with a mouthful of citrus flavors. Grab one today and illuminate your tastebuds.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2010
12oz bottle picked up at Historic Casanova Liquors in Hudson, WI on my drive back from Minneapolis. Pours a clear, pretty red-orange colored body with a finger-width, frothy, egg-shell white colored head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is solid. Fresh, fruity pines with some citrus and tropical fruits right away along with a pleasant caramel backing. The malts provide a nice, moderate sweetness allowing the hops to shine. The hops are distinct and jump out, but don’t overpower, which I like. Some resins, pears, and peaches as well. Flavor is pretty nice as well. A well balanced, medium sweet caramel maltiness throughout that allows the hops to shine and grow slightly into the finish. Resiny pines with lots of citrusy grapefruits and lemons. Less of a tropical fruit, pear, and peach than the aroma. The resins grow into the finish where the hops give off a slight woody, earthy pepper along with all the pines. Pretty bitter and dry with just enough of a malt presence to balance the finish. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium, smooth body and carbonation. Overall, a very nice DIPA. Well balanced throughout and easy drinking. Wraps up nicely in the finish too. Very enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2010
Cloudy copper color with a foamy white head. Very dry and piney with a hint of citrus. As expected there are plenty of hops to go around. A nice representation of the american I.P.A style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Pours a very hazy lemon amber with frothy white head. Aroma is very hoppy, notes of grapefruit and spruce. Flavor is a mix of grapefruit and bread with medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rabba9 (115) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Bottle pours yellow orange with a light white head. Aroma is very citrus dominated with hints of peach and lemon. Some caramel malts but very muted. Very much a hop bomb with a lingering bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation. Will easily wreck your palate but excellent in moderation.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Hazed peach with a medium tan head that quickly dissipates leaving some splotchy lacing behind. Aroma of honey, apricot, bread and a verifiable plethora of hops with citrus and piney/woodsy/resinous faire. Taste is strongly hopped with citrus and resinous hops along with some crystal malt, but not enough to completely balance it out. Finishes up hop strong and bitter. Perhaps a bit too aggressive and abrasive but I’d rather error on the hop side and go along for the hoppy ride.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sunevdj (3500) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2010
Bottle at home from Kimber - Thanks!!! Pours a clear amber with a small white head. Smells of hops with a hint of resin. Tastes sweet and bitter with a fresh hopsprofile. Also has a sweet backbone of mildl caramel and tiny hints of spruce. Soft carbonation. Medium bodied. Bitter finish with more spruce. Nice!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bpreo (2089) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 27, 2010
I moved on from IPA’s a year ago, or so. Still, I enjoy them, but would never be my first choice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeTheYounger (1169) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - AUG 25, 2010
Bottle, Clear golden pour with beige head. Aroma was citrus and pineapple. Taste was tropical fruits and was very bitter. Overall it was pretty good but a little too bitter for me.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2010
Bottle. Amber pour with a moderate white head. Aroma is pretty subdued, some sweet aromas and tangerine. Has a moderately heavy body with sweet and biscuity malt, more tangerine, general citrus. More malty and syrupy than I like my IIPAs.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3520) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Copper body with decent head. Smells like this one has been aged. Nose like an American barleywine--candi hop and fruit. Nice candied hop sweetness and sticky malt flavors. Still, it doesn’t strike me as unbalanced. A big beer and enjoyable, just does not stand-out.


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