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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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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


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sebletitje (6592) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 12, 2010
growler shared at CCB. Holy yeast floaters in this growler but the beer remained delicious. pours cloudy golden/orange, white head, loads of sediments aroma is loaded with hops, citrus grapefruit, lots of fresh hops, light malt and caramel. Flavors, holy tastyness, haven’t been that impressed by DIPA since Alpine’s Exponential Hoppiness. Bitterness is subdued and not overpowering, yet finely crafted into this beer leaving a perfect balance with the caramel and malts. Tons of tropical fruits; from grapefruit to pineapple, peach, palate similar to NZ hops? Only downside is the whole sediments in the growler adding a mild overly yeasty mouthfeel. Treacherous, doesn’t drink like 9.5%, but damn this is outstanding.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thirdeye11 (5500) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2010
(Growler thanks to Exiled) clearish orange with a lasting off-white bubbly head. Nose of pineapple, mango, juicy citrus and honey. This smells amazing! Taste of honey, excellent malty backbone, mango, oranges, mild pineapple. So delicious. Oily body, very well carbonated, tons of citrus lasting on the palate. Near perfect balance for my tastes. One of the BEST DIPA’s I’ve had.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
regspeir (199) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2010
Thanks to a great BA friend for sharing his growler... Poured a dark cloudy gold or amber with a two-finger off-white head with good retention for an DIPA. Lacing was lasting but thin. Nose was grapefruit, pineapple, tangerine but clearly some sweetness. Taste follows. This is very well balanced and not a DIPA which hits you with bitterness or big beer ABV. Grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, orange are there but so is a very nice, sweet malt. Not cloying at all and not even overly sticky. Aftertaste is unusual and hard to describe but definitely some interplay between dry and sweet. I love interesting beers and this is one. Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated which gives it a nice edge. WHile I didn’t have the opportunity, I could have had a LOYT more of this. This is a beer and brewery that needs to grow FAST! Just a great beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeerdesign (2167) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2010
tasting on 7/30/10. deep orange pour with 1 finger white head. floral and citrus hops across the nose. medium body with a solid citrus bitterness throughout. balanced finish with caramel malt coming forward to cut down the bitterness on the back. really nice IIPA that has an excellent bitter aroma, but easy to drink with its balanced finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 30, 2010
Taste thanks to Chris!
Drank next to Masala Mama. Light orange-amber, transparent and with a thin white ring for a head. Dirty, herbal nose, then with warmth ample grapefruit and pine. Definitely IIPA when compared to the MM. Flavor is unfortunately confused: burnt toast, caramel, and imbalanced, stinging grapefruit. The flavor is more off-putting than the nose, but neither works that well.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mataichi (63) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2010
Growler from CBX. Pours a cloudy copper with thick fluffy white head. Lots of grapefruit and floral aroma. Just the type of smells I’m looking for in an IPA. VERY smooth and refreshing. Where is the alcohol!? It is well hidden. Not as much of the grapefruit in the taste. Much more floral and grassy. Did I mention it is very smooth. The bitter bite on the back end is long and drawn out. Wow is all I got to say.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cpetrone84 (1330) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2010
A-pours a hazy lighter copperish orange with a dense off white head. S-light malt base of caramel and brown sugar. the grapefruit and citrus are present accompanied by some spicy herbal hops and toasted grain with a slightly messy hop aroma. T-the hop flavors are a little messy, the malt is less present and the hops have a good hold here, the grapefruit is there in the back, toasted grain and little dry herbs with notes of pine come in at the back. M-grainy on the palate, medium syrupy body with a good carbonation and somewhat dry finish. D-this is tasty, lots of huge hype and doesn’t quite live up to the equal pliny claims. Solid hop flavors but seems a little rough around the edges. the feel is little grainy.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thagr81_us (175) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUL 20, 2010
Served from growler purchased from COAST into a Duvel tulip. Pours hazy brown-orange with a one finger whitish head. Maintains excellent lacing throughout. The aroma is comprised of tropical fruit, hops, and subtle malt. The flavor is of tropical fruit, slight malt, with a nice crisp hoppy followthrough. It has a medium feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this is an awesome brew from a local brewery. Really wish they would bottle this so it could be distributed more readily for other states. The tropical fruit up front are nicely balanced with the hop followthrough. The aroma is quite pleasant as well. All hop-heads must try this one at least once.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5556) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2010
Thanks to Exiled for sharing this growler. The beer pours a hazy orange color with a white head. The aroma is pine and tropical fruit. The flavor is tropical fruit with some resiny and piney hops. There is also some caramel malt to keep the bitterness from being too high. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation. A very nice, very fruity double IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2010
(Growler, courtesy of Exiled) Pours a hazy orange body with a medium off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma of pine, earth, dried cow manure, freshly ground grain, and grass. Flavor of pine, earth, grass, caramel malt, and resin with a dry, bitter finish.


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