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RATINGS: 712   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!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Bottle: Dirty cloudy caramel, quite muddy, large foamy off-white head, good retention, sticky lacing.   Hop, pine, and sweet citrusy notes on the nose.   Decent malt base, floral on the tongue, soft hop bitterness, as well as citrus rind sweetness.   Pretty tasty, but I would consider this one a 1ĺ IPA.   Good, but not heavy or thick enough for what I consider an IIPA.   This one is actually better than I expected, looks great, smells great, and tastes fairly good.   Not overly done in regards to the hops, but could stand to be a tad thicker in regards to malts.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Finishes with a good citrus sweetness, coupled with hop bitterness.   I enjoyed this one more than I expected to.   Thanks Larry for this one!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2007
Bottle shared by artusory. Hazy copper body, medium cream/off-white head. Piney, rindy hops nose, bitter, pulpy but not too sweet. Big tangerine. Sugared tangerine body, very bitter, with an astringent finish. Iíve never sampled a beer with so much tangerine. The bitterness becomes astringent and overbearing over time.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (6081) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2007
My bottle (22oz) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jerc, mabel & tupalev -- courtesy of toncatcher. Pours a hazy orange-amber with an average size somewhat-lasting white head. Wonderful aroma of citrus hops, pine, fruit and malt -- so awesome! Nice hoppy flavour that follows the aroma, maybe a touch watery and based on the aroma it could be a bit more flavourful, but still tasty stuff. Alcohol well hidden. Medium bodied. This is really, really good stuff!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
franksnbeans (265) - Columbus, Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2007
Pours golden with some burned orange hue and lively carbonation. A good finger of soapy white head that laces in spots, clinging to the glass. Smell of sweet citrus, malty and hops. Taste is a lot of juicy grapefruit, rind, a hint of orange and a nice malty balance with the hops. Medium in the mouth with good carbonation with a flavorful finish that lasts on the palate. ABV is not present at all and that combined with huge drinkability factor makes this a dangerous brew. Very tasty and refreshing indeed.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GregClow (2893) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2007
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, blankboy, jerc, mabel and tupalev - blankboyís bottle. Reddish-gold with a small head. Aroma - Jesus, thatís hoppy! Like, singe-the-nosehairs hoppy. Iím a little frightened. Soft mouthfeel. Flavour is mellower than the aroma lets on - still very hoppy, but more reined in, allowing some fruitiness to come through.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6108) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2007
Bottle (22oz). Shared with blankboy, GregClow, jerc, mabel and tupalev, blankboyís bottle. Hazy orange with an average off-white head, nice chunks in the bottom too. Aroma of light sweet roast maltand BIG resin/citrus hops, with pineapple juiciness as a bonus - very fresh-smelling and mouthwatering. The taste, well, itís a tad simple - good, but pretty straight-ahead; juicy, certainly, the malt doesnít let you down, and the hops seem a little less citrus, more dry resin, just a tad "dead" to me. The bodyís decent, and itís certainly got the astringency and long bitter linger you look for in the style, but after that aroma it just didnít blow my socks off I mean hell, itís damned GOOD, but I was expecting it to be a 4+ beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorbalev (2927) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2007
Bottle shared with Hogtown Harry, Blankboy, GregClow, Mabel, and Jerc, courtesy of Paul. Fantastic fresh hop aroma - herbal and fresh. Neat very hazy, murky dark orange with a dirty orange white head. Great taste - again, super fresh hops, lots of citrus, some alcohol but no harshness (this was a good contrast to the the Pizza Port 15 we had earlier). Very drinkable. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7894) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2007
Bottle. Orange amber body with a creamy off white head. (3+) Leafy hoppy aroma, mild resin. Moderate bitterness throughout. Resin feels a touch diluted, very light alcohol in the finish. Touch of sweet oranges when you look for it. Average palate. Next to no alcohol presence, I was surprised to be told this was a double IPA. Pretty solid.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2007
Bomber shared by EDA. Pours a nice bright orange- light copper with a medium white lasting sticky head. Aroma is sappy pine resin, and lemony citrus hops- slight garlic. Light plasticy hop flavor- mild crackery and light sweet malt backbone with lot sof orange zest, spicy pine needles, and grapefruit juice. Nice tacky bitter finish. Pretty good, but some wild feremntation temps get some wierd phenols and esters in there.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloth (2494) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - DEC 8, 2007
Bombers supplied by SDbruboy and dirty_martini, thanks gentleman! Pours a large tan head with great staying power and plenty of sticky lace. Lightly hazy copper hued brew. Nose is big, piney, citrusy hops, juicey and sorta tropical with a hint of malts also. Nice west coast DIPA body, good carbonation and clingy to yer palate. Lotsa juicey hop flavors, citrus, grapefruit, lightly sweet malts being trampled by a large hop charge. Dry, fruity finish with a lasting bite. GOD you west coast folk know how to brew an IPA, DIPA, IIPA! Dats what i,m talkin bout! Thanks Larry! Thanks Cliff!! You guys rock!


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