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RATINGS: 908   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
changeup45 (1729) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2011
Bottle from Knightly. This pours a golden-amber color with a tight white head on top. A thin head sticks around and yields some blotchy lacing. Sticky pine in the aroma followed by grapefruit, orange rind, herbal notes, and light malt. The flavors are bitter and oily; full of hops, pungent grapefruit, a dash of lemon, along with an assortment of tropical fruit. Nice and bitter, followed by a dry finish. Thereís some sweetness from the malt and tropical fruit but the bitternes prevails and they really work well together. This is really well put together and quite a bit better than their Islander IPA. I understand Iím comparing an IIPA to an IPA but they sure packed a lot of flavor in the extra 1.5%.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Bottle from my Valentine, drowland. Itís always nice to get a gift that tells you exactly what the gift-giver thinks of you - Idiot IPA. Aroma is all sorts of resinous, hoppy, pine, and a little citrus. Taste is lots of pine, a little fruit, caramel, and plenty choppy.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cavie (4305) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Bottle courtesy Fratto. Pours a slightly hazy like orange color with a bubbly white head. Wow I smell the hops! There are 8 types of hops in this and I can smell all 8. Aroma of spice, citrus, pine sap and flowers. Flavor is very sappy with lots of hops and pine needles. Finishes dry and bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (5068) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2011
A sweet, orange-vanilla aroma with pineapple and hop resin. Misty, apricot colored beer with an oatmeal head. Good label on a standard US longneck. Woody, briny, good hop kick, a creamy presence in the top of the palate, a little sulphur. Alcohol sting in the finish, substantial mouthfeel. Complex, intense, but not over the top. Creamy mouthfeel. New Leaf Market.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jlieber17 (201) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 16, 2011
Bottle. Pours copper with small off-white head. Cool sweet hoppy aroma with lots of pineapple and citrus...one of the most inviting aromas I have ever experienced. Taste is less sweet than anticipated from aroma, still quite hoppy but more of an earthy hop. Nice full mouthfeel. Slight lingering bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2011
On tap at Proof, poured as a sample, a great grapefruit hopped up pine aroma, Iím getting a bit of a metallic flavor out of it, almost gritty and overdone, nice, but not my cup of tea.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - FEB 13, 2011
2/13/11. 12oz bottle. Slightly hazed burnt orange pour with a small khaki head that cuts in half but sticks and laces a little. Huge grapefruit and tropical fruit aroma with a solid bite of bitterness. Sweet grapefruit and tropical flavor with a big bitter kick in the finish. Really quite tasty... reminds me of Hopslam in many ways.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (7303) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 12 oz bottle. Fresh sprucey aroma with hints of fruit salad. Medium sparkling orange pour with a sticky off-white head that leaves a nice thin coat of lacing. Juicy flavor with some caramel sweetness, some honeydew melon fruitiness, just a hint of grapefruit bitterness. Back end of juicy fruit gum. Mouthfeel is thick and sticky. Very impressed.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dchmela (3010) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2011
Tap at Redlight. Pours a dark gold with a thin white head. Huge resiny, citrus hop aroma, really nice. Taste is smooth malt that balances really well against the citrus hop bitterness. This is a really nice IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
steelcitybrew (454) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2011
on tap at redlight.pours a golden orange with a frothy head. lots of lacing. the nose is grapefruit, bitter hops, sugar. taste is citrus, grapefruit, cinnamon, and bitter hops. palate is good with a medium mouthfeel with a bit of clamyness. overall a really good brew. glad i tried it.


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