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RATINGS: 729   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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexanderj (3332) - Branson, Missouri, USA - SEP 8, 2008
Bottle; poured a nice orange color with a huge off white head. Aroma was truly great; caramel, vanilla and grapefruit. Might have held on to a bit too long, but can’t complain with the overall flavor. Good caramelly and vanilla backbone. Finish of pine and grapefruit, not too hoppy, but a good amount. Aftertaste wasn’t great, nor was the palate; but this was a good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - SEP 5, 2008
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with thick white head. Huge floral hop aroma. Taste is piney hops with medium mouthfeel. Easy drinking. Nice balance. Very good IIPA.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4640) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 1, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2010 Good light hop aroma, nice head, though a little pale in color. This has a good hop bite but isn’t that bitter. Crisp and relatively easy to drink, I think I may like this one Coronado beer I had in the bottle better than all I had on tap at the brewery last weekend. Had again at Brew’s Best festival. Raised score from 4.5 to 4.6.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (10192) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2008
Bomber poured a cloudy tarnished copper with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of carmel, tangerine, earthiness, light pine, light grapefruit rind and a hint of grassiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of pine, eathiness, carmel, tangerine and grapefruit peel with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mmmbeer (1252) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2008
22 oz. bottle in trade from Snojerk321- served in tulip- poured cloudy darken orange, medium carbonation, white ring around the glass for a head. Aroma of grapefruit, floral, and hops from the seventh layer of hell.. Hits the mouth with a defined medium body, malt is very detectable, sweetness and hop holy hellness come in the middle, hops close out on the finish. Not a hopbomb, they seem to have mellowed a bit, but just a very small notch below awesome!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 13, 2008
Bottle. Pours with an amber-orange body topped by a medium thick, white head with a good amount of lacing. It’s sweet and malty with a grapefruity hop note, floral notes and some alcohol esters. Medium bodied and moderately carbonated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2008
22 oz. pours hazey and golden with a small white head. aroma is very hop with pineapple and citrus. mouthful is a bitter hop with a lingering bitter finish. i did not find a malt balance...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5870) - Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2008
22 oz bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a large creamy white head that lasts and provides good lacing. The aroma is citrus, floral, and piney hops, orange peel, caramel malt, and vanilla. The flavor shows much the same as the aroma with a slight medicinal/chemical quality. The citrus, floral, and stronger dose of pine are present and work with the moderately sweet malt. Decent, but I like some of the other west coast IPA/IIPA better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - JUL 31, 2008
Different IPA altogether. Pours copper with white head, aroma is biscuit and some toned down aromatic hops. There’s a bitter bite, but no floral bouquet, no dank skunky note, nothing but just a general biscuit flavor. Nose has some grassy hops but ends on an almost salty note.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2191) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUL 21, 2008
Fresh 650 ml bottle from Bev4less. Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a big sudsy white head that has good retention and left plenty of lacing. The aroma is strong with hoppy pine, fresh cut pine and citrus. The flavor blasts you with a big dose of biter hops set in a pine-caramel backdrop and is rounded out by biter citrus. The mouthfeel is full and malty. The finish is medium in duration and bittersweet. Overall: This is an IPA drinkers IPA (hence its name) this is not a beer for the uninitiated novice. Good tasty stuff!

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