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RATINGS: 718   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2010
Draft at Teresa’s. Pours a hazy golden with thick, bubbly white head. Aroma of hops, pine, vanilla, honey, soap suds, and hints of sweet malts. Full bodied with a juicy, moderately bitter palate. Slow, tangy finish. Excellent Imperial IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
limited686 (2) - USA - MAR 24, 2010 does not count
On tap at coronado brew co. Lingering lacy head. Sufficient hop aroma. Floral hops abound up front, bitterness fades somewhat quickly for my taste. alcohol lingers on the back of your tongue. Overall a good dipa. Looking forward to the next pint.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3371) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2010
22 oz bottle. Clear amber with a modest white head. Nose is orange, caramel and mild pine. Medium body with tongue tingling carb. Taste is buttery toffee, grapefruit zest and grass. Hints of peach and melon with a soapy bitter finish. Not quite a double for me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebeertourist (4859) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2010
Bottle from Kris Wines. Hazy amber, creamy head, some sediment. Sharp citrussy hop aroma. Notes of pine and spices in addition. Very bitter, some sweet bready notes to balance. Fizzy. Seriously good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2351) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2010
Slightly pale golden pour creamy off white head nice piney citrus hop aroma and a little lacing .... strong sweet citrus piney taste with some sweet malt flavor in there ..... a nice dry bitter hop finish ..... this is a solid west coast double ipa ..... love the piney taste

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16927) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2010
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity hoppy bitter greapefruit aroma. Sweetish malty and very bitter hoppy grapefruit flavor. Has a sweetish malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish with a long aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ben4321 (4027) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2010
Location: On tap at the Brewbup, 1/6/10

Aroma: Hoppy nose, some orange/tangerine - citrus, pine, resin, mango, and caramel
Appearance: Clear caramel color with a frothy white head and lots of lace
Flavor: Taste is heavy hops, moderately sweet, but hop bitterness overpowers the sweet
Palate: Medium-full body with a creamy mouthfeel and a long finish
Overall Impression: This was a pretty nice beer. A good hop forward, California style DIPA. Nicely made and enjoyable. Big flavor.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2010
Bottle. Pours a golden body with a white head. Piney hop tones, some citrus, fresh grapefruits and a sweet body with a light warming. A really nice IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9839) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 17, 2010
Sampled at Big Beers, Belgians, and Barleywines. Pours clear orange-gold with a medium, fizzy white to off-white head, some (little) retention with low lacing. Aroma is medium malt (grain, meal), heavy hops (citrus, pine, resin) with an earthy nose. Flavor is moderate hop bitterness with a good balancing malt sweetness, some alcohol. Medium-full bodied, with medium carbonation and a dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2010
Draught at TJ’s: Aroma of hops, grapefruit, light tropical fruit, crystal malt, and Cascades. Poured amber/orange in color with a small to medium-sized, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Very good to excellent lacing. Light to medium sweet, medium bitter flavor. Tastes of hops, grapefruit, crystal malt, and Cascades. Medium body. Lightly oily, then slightly dry, texture. Average carbonation. Hop and grapefruit finish is medium bitter. 8.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout.


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