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RATINGS: 909   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   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!


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomhenderson (166) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2012
12 oz bottle in San Diego, although I’ve had it on tap (better!) even at the brewery. Pours a perfect orange, very clear for DIPA, with a rocky off-white head that sticks around and laces the glass nicely. Aroma is fearsome with cloyingly sweet caramel malt but accompanied with lots of citrus and some resinous hops. A taste puts my "overly sweet" concerns at ease with its bold bitterness, solid biscuit-and-toast malt backbone, and good carbonation to offset the sweet crystal malt. Citrus hops abound with some pine resin floating through the flavors as well. Again, the carbonation really helps to save the day by accentuating the sharper bittering hops. The body is full and indicative of its 8.5% ABV; there is some alcoholic warmth although it doesn’t get in the way. All in all, this is a fine DIPA and worthy of repeating many times ... just not sequentially in the same evening!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kathouse (1626) - Nevada, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Pours a clear golden amber with thick white lacings. Orange, grapefruit, and melon on the nose. Some sweet caramel is quickly replaced by citrus and resin. Bitterness kicks in and the beer finishes clean and dry. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arone12 (925) - Maryland, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Pours a orange color with an extreme hop flavor. Nice aroma of pine trees. Good beer. Hoppy!!!!!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NikkTwist (2714) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Draft at Moriartys. Amber pour with a foamy lacey white head. Slight funk to the hops. Gentle rum sugarness. Mostly bitter citrus notes. Bigger alcohol taste than expected. Feels a bit watery yet has a creamy finish. Not bad, per se, but, upon reflection, I simply was not a fan of the taste. Chose not to finish it. Might feel differently if I have it again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbruner (3987) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Pours a hazy golden amber on tap with a frothy white head and good lacing. Aroma of hops, sweet malts and caramel. Taste is similar, with creamy mouthfeel and good balance for the amount of hops and alcohol. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (5497) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Pours deep amber into a Sam glass. Off-white micro head with good retention recedes to skim surface. Hot, earthy treacle aromas. Thick with sweet caramel and honey upfront turning to hot resin in the lasting finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6727) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 1, 2012
Bright amber orange color with lasting ivory head. Very nice pine, tropical fruit, floral, honey biscuit aromas. Medium body. Big tropical fruit flavors with grapefruit, pine, on a wispy pale malt base brew--good

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bs476 (80) - - JUL 25, 2012
Typical IPA pour with nice head. Great full taste with vegetal hops and crisp finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (11345) - Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2012
This one immediately hit me as being super dank. Just dankiness abound. A nice bit of bitterness, medium to high. It is damn good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Poured from 12oz bottle. Pours a nice copper color with thin white head. Aroma is pine, some resin and floral hop notes. Taste is slightly bitter up front, with some herbal and floral notes. I would have appreciated a bit more sweetness on this one


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