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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
A highly hopped, yet still balanced, double IPA. 6 hop varieties, emphasizing Citra Hops, were used. We’re lovin’ the tropical goodness of this hop variety! July 2010: Even more Citra hops! Extreme tropical, melon and peach.

Ingredients: 2-Row*, Munich* and Wheat* Malt, Citra, Chinook, Nugget, Cascade, Centenniel and Columbus Hops. 9.7% abv. Seasonal- Spring

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
mixmasterob (1018) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Draught @ The Lodge on Hilton Head Island. I must have had three. Hazy orange pour with a nice white head, lots of lace. Aroma was a blast of all kinds of fruits, citrus, apricot, peach, absolute goodness. Flavors were right on point, all of the fruit with a big bittersweet finish. Mouthfeel was slick and big yet this remained drinkable. I recall a lot of peach. This was almost too drinkable. Top notch.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Butters (4006) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Wow. This is amazing. Clearish Amber pour with white head. Massive foresty fresh clean green hops aroma and good bitterness. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10426) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Growler… This beer rocks!… Clear amber/orange ale with a small, creamy, white head. Great retention. The aroma is chock-full-of white pepper, tropical fruit and resin – a straight-up menagerie of hop madness. Full-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and gentle carbonation. Leans heavily toward the bitter side of balance. Almost violently bitter, but very tasty. Big-time malts, but even bigger hops. Finishes fruity and ruthlessly bitter. This growler of world class beer was provided by Elliesbrown!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wavers1 (915) - Notown, California, USA - AUG 24, 2011
bottle courtesy of eclayton8, and let me start by saying this is an all around great iipa. pours a nice just slightly cloudy bright orange with a nice orange white head whioch is very creamy and leaves great lacing. terrific aroma, moderate bitterness in the nose, tons of fruity floral things going on, smells like candy, and also has a detectable bready malt profile to balance it out. the taste is terrific, the citra shines here, with all the other c’s contributing to make it a very multi dimensional and complex hop profile. terrific finish, drinks like a frickin pale ale, very smooth and short finish, terrific. overall an impressive and very nice ipa. its not the most bitter of the bunch, only maybe a 6 on bitterness, but the terrific bouquet of flavors makes up for it for my palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3381) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Growler at Maltzilla’s tasting. Pours hazy dark golden color with off white head. Citrus and grapefruit aroma. Bitter grapefruit rind flavor with very little maltiness. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Growler provided by Maltzilla. Aroma is full of hops, slight citrus and peaches. The malt wasn’t all that strong in this one, which is just fine by me. I’m not that keen on a big malty monster.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
50belair (3163) - Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Growler courtesy of Maltzilla. Clear golden pour with a white head. Tropical fruit and piney hop aromas. Bitter florally hop flavors that kinda dominate the taste. The malt backbone is a little thin for my liking.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
nearbeer (4473) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 23, 2011
22 oz. bottled on 07-11. Thanks to Fred, at Sam’s Beer and More in Lexington for this gem! Mostly clear, orange-amber body with a lasting disc of cream above. Luscious aroma blend of peaches, resin, pineapple, mango, and grapefruit. Wow! The flavor delivers on the fantastic promise of the nose. Pretty much the same mix, but more resiny herb, grapefruit and some minty notes on the long, clean finish. Very drinkable, soft medium body. Only knock is it’s a bit too fizzy at times, but hey this is still a great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2011
FRESH 64oz growler from greenville beer exchange courtesy of my kick-ass mom! pours a gorgeous, hazy, peach-gold with a massive, creamy, eggshell head leaving soapy rings of lace. aroma is absolutely stunning with huge tropical fruit notes of pineapple, tangerine, and mango backed by south carolina peaches, apricot, and pink grapefruit with sublte hints of dank, herbal grass, gummy bears, pine esters, and vanilla cookies. flavor is marvelous, damn what a hop bomp, with huge, juicy citrus notes of tangerine, pink grapefruit, and lime zest backed by sweet tropical notes of pineapple, guava, and apricot and finishing with spicy pine esters, peach flesh, and light, biscuity malts. palate is medium bodied with a smooth, creamy texture, perfect carbonation, and a bitter yet juicy, fruity finish. overall, an absolute world class double ipa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2011
In short: A great fruity/leafy IIPA that is way too easy to drink.
How: Fresh growler, improvised HF 1rst anniversary camping tasting
The look: Almost clear glowing rusty orange body topped by a small white head
In long: Intense nose of leafy and tropical fruits hops. I am surprised to read here that Citra is at the center of this hop-bomb because I didn’t get the car urine aroma component that I get from most heavily Citraed IPAs. Taste has a nice pale malt backbone that is part plain cookies and part crackers. But it is a malt backbone that leaves plenty of breathing room which are the main attraction here. Fresh and vibrant, very leafy and with plenty of tropical fruits. Bitterness level is pretty high but not aggressive. Almost 10% but drinks like a session IPA. I loved that beer. That Hill Farmstead anniversary party and post-part-tasting was another day where I was reminded that alcohol can be use to preserve many things, unfortunately dignity is not one of them.

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