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RATINGS: 663   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Brewed with 8 different hops and dry hopped with whole cone Cascades. Its more powerful than our Islander IPA and even the most intelligent have become "idiot" after a few pints of this super hopped up beer!


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drowland (5981) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - FEB 13, 2011
2/13/11. 12oz bottle. Slightly hazed burnt orange pour with a small khaki head that cuts in half but sticks and laces a little. Huge grapefruit and tropical fruit aroma with a solid bite of bitterness. Sweet grapefruit and tropical flavor with a big bitter kick in the finish. Really quite tasty... reminds me of Hopslam in many ways.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5360) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 12 oz bottle. Fresh sprucey aroma with hints of fruit salad. Medium sparkling orange pour with a sticky off-white head that leaves a nice thin coat of lacing. Juicy flavor with some caramel sweetness, some honeydew melon fruitiness, just a hint of grapefruit bitterness. Back end of juicy fruit gum. Mouthfeel is thick and sticky. Very impressed.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dchmela (2611) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2011
Tap at Redlight. Pours a dark gold with a thin white head. Huge resiny, citrus hop aroma, really nice. Taste is smooth malt that balances really well against the citrus hop bitterness. This is a really nice IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
steelcitybrew (430) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2011
on tap at redlight.pours a golden orange with a frothy head. lots of lacing. the nose is grapefruit, bitter hops, sugar. taste is citrus, grapefruit, cinnamon, and bitter hops. palate is good with a medium mouthfeel with a bit of clamyness. overall a really good brew. glad i tried it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6281) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2011
22 oz. bottle via trade with michael-pollack- thanks again, Pollack! This one was a gusher upon opening and took a while to settle down. Pours a semi-cloudy orange-gold color with a massive eggshell white head. Aroma of caramel malts, herbal hops, tea, lemon citrus, and sugar. The flavor is pretty much spot on with the aroma. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a smooth, slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Drinks more like an IPA with some body than a DIPA, as the bitterness factor is pretty low here. I’m glad this was nice and not showing infection despite gushing so much.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hair6a11 (1319) - Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Bottle; Pour is dark copper - the head is basically white in color and it has an average retention in this tulip. Floral bouquet of hops is present, but this brew has a heavy caramel malt feel, as well. The caramel malt character is slightly heavier on the nose , than on the tastebuds. Anyway - Thank you to the guy at wallys for the recommendation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bleeng (1499) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Tap at Papago Scottsdale AZ. Bright gold and clear. Nose is piney, resiny hops. Taste is a bit perfumy, lots of hops and no malt presence at all. Thinnish body and one dimensional.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFGrind (1837) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Strong floral, citrus, piney hops give this full bodied IPA a well rounded flavor. The bitterness is complex and backed up by malts. Alcohol is present but not overbearing. When I first laid eyes on a bottle I thought "Idiot IPA" is a gimmicky name. That may very well be, but this is an excellent 2XIPA!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
renffisch (760) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2011
WTF! surprise pint at Toronado! Recommended by one of the devine regulars this very very hoppy american IPA holds a punch that won’t be forgotten fast. Hefty steely hop power horse! Like!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rockcrawler (197) - Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA - JAN 24, 2011
Pours a clear orange golden with decent size white head. Aroma of Citrus, grapefruit, resinous, and slight caramel. Taste comes on very bitter and very sweet with a superb balance alcohol is well hidden. Palate is thick and syrupy and hop oily. Finish is clean with a none over powering lingering bitter.


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