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RATINGS: 823   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tommann (3014) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2011
355ml bottle. Pours dark orange with a large head. Aroma is bitter marmalade, orange malt and a little mint. Taste has bitter orange to start. Alcohol and bitter orange finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Pour is light and golden with decent thick lasting white head. Smell is very piney and floral. Taste matches great hop charchteristics. Taste like fresh flowers white pepper and a sweet white corn body.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - AUG 25, 2011
Bottle at home. Clear orange amber, pale yellow highlights. Two fingers white bubbly head that gradually fades. Nose is big orange peel, marmalade, fresh pineapple. Taste is big juicy marmalade sweetness with a big hit of boozy hops that takes over almost instantly, right through to a long bitter linger. Lovely rich DIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 25, 2011
(On draught at Hungry Monk). Pours a clear copper color with creamy off-white head that shows some nice lacing. Active carbonation. Aroma has some pine, resin, orange, grapefruit and a bit of dank hops. Taste is sweet malt with some in-your-face bitterness. Medium bodied with an oily texture. The head adds a creamy element to the beer and helps to tone down the bitterness a bit. Pretty nice DIPA.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brownyonder (266) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 20, 2011
Light copper. Medium head and low carbonation..Zesty citrus aromas. Fruity, citrus and strongly hoppy flavours. Bitter aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 8, 2011
[Bottle] Clear copper appearance, good head formation. Fruity hop aroma, grapefruit and apricot, piney and mildly spicy, caramel malts somewhat hidden but present. Creamy caramel malts appear right away on the palate but grapefruit bitterness and spice jumps in fast. There’s some tropical fruit towards the end but grapefruit dominates the aftertaste. Readlly good DIPA.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2011
Pale golden with a tall lasting head that reduces slowly leaving behind a spattered sheet of pancake batter. Aromas of dusty hop spears and sweet candy malt. Medium full nectar with excellent carbonation, gives it somewhat of a creamy texture. This is my kind of IPA, fresh squeezed from the vines and trees. Candy coated malt blubber yet not sweet, some dusty hay bales. Good acid balances this beast. Oh so fresh like driving 5hrs to the beach in the hot summer wind and finally jumping into the ocean all cool like a brisk breeze in the desert. Freakin’ bravo grande on this one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeTheYounger (1169) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Golden pour with nice off white head. Aroma is lots of grapefruit and floral. Taste is piney and resinous with some citrus bitterness. Nice tasty finish. Good IPA.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zizzybalubba (1626) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2011
22 oz. bottle from Wine 101 in Wake Forest, NC. Hazy, dark orange pour with a creamy off-white head. Incredible aroma of grapefruit rind, pine needles, and sweet caramel. Super hoppy bitter pine flavor with a generous amount of malt sweetness. Some moderate alcohol warming and a lasting pine and grassy aftertaste. Really great stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 2, 2011
Draught at Cask Republic. Pours gold/copper with a tan head. Smells of resiny hops, some sweet hints, spicy. Tastes sappy, resiny, bitter, sweet with a peppery finish.


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