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RATINGS: 708   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GregClow (2892) - 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 (2924) - 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 (7813) - 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 (2489) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (2893) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 8, 2007
Bottle courtesy of Slob. The pour was golden to amber with a nice head, good retention and lacing. The aroma was piney, cirtrus, light floral hops. The flavor was firm and rather bitter hops, flavors of pine and citrus second to the bitterness, and a substantial but lesser malt (caramel and some pale) presence to fill this out with a decent body even. Good stuff, nice selection, Bert!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2007
Was extremely excited for this one, as I love me an SD IPA, but was somewhat disappointed. Poured a hazy brownish gold. Aroma is sweet candy malts, similar to a barley wine. Some dirt, earth, and piney hops are there as well. The flavor is the same. Very sweet malt in the forefront followed by a slight astringency and some piney hops. Not nearly as bitter as I had hoped. Not my favorite for the style. Unimpressive really.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2007
A little blurry, maybe thats me, but the head never quits. Hop candy aroma, very appealing with a nicely balanced blend of pine and citrus, a bit of toasted and caramel malt. Smooth hopped up flavor but some multi vitamin detracts. Good body and overall maltiness. The bitterness could be higher. Maybe a touch on the sweet side but I guess I am being picky.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - DEC 3, 2007
Bomber, pours a slightly hazy golden with a white foamy head, good lacing. Aroma is pine, grapefruit, citrus and some caramel toffee. Flavor has a lengthy hops bitterness, with just a bit of the aroma coming through. A bit lacking on the flavor and palate, but overall not too bad.


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