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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!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2008
tap @ brewpub. Amber, not much lacing. Faint nose includes tree bark and flavors include woodsy esters and a myriad of spices too. Excellent quaffability.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 31, 2008
22oz bottle. Poured a slightly hazy light orange color. Head was sticky, off white, and reduced to a thin lasting film. A curtain of lace was left behind on the glass. The aroma was subdued overall with flower blossom and sweet orange citrusy elements. The flavors were also understated and well balanced. The hops imbued a distinct orange note accompanied by biscuity malt. There was hefty hop bitterness that peaked late at about 7 out of 10. Good beer. Nothing too overpowering. I prefer IIPA’s like this one that favor the hops above the malt.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2008
UPDATED: APR 17, 2008 Bottle from Dunk, thanks! Cloudy apricot color with medium fluffy head. Aroma of straight fruity hops. Mango/apricot mainly. The taste was the same with light malt and good sweetness. This shit was really good. I need some more.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DubC5000 (305) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 7, 2008
Strong hop aroma and taste, and not much else. However, it was a great balance of hops, emphasizing the grassy and fragrant hops in the aroma, and a light spice in the taste. A good study of hop flavors complementing one another.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2008
Mostly clear amber body with a medium sized white head. Floral, dank nose with lots of fresh orange peel and tangerine. The flavor is lightly sweet, moderately bitter with orange juice, light grapefruit and cotton candy. Medium body is round with moderate carbonation. Finishes with a lasting bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (5073) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2008
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Bottle: Big sweet orange aroma that almost smells like orange juice along with some mild grapefruit hops. It pours a slightly hazy orange with a small white head. The flavor starts with moderate caramel and oranges. Light grapefruit hops sneak into the finish. One of the most malty IIPA’s I’ve ever had.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2008
Gushes out of the bottle as its opened. Piney some citrus, balanced with some sweet honey aromas. Pours amber golden with crazy carbonation and huge thick head, chunks bob up and down with the bubbles. Very hoppy flavor, citrus and pine resin, with a dry malty backbone. The beer finishes with a citrus pine flavor that lingers. Not a bad iipa just a little over carbonated.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11222) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2008
22oz bottle-pours a patchy white head and cloudy amber/orange color. Aroma is sweet citrus (cascade, simcoe). Taste is sweet citrus (cascade, simcoe), some tannins/metallic, pungent, secondary medium malt-caramel/toffee, some burnt sugar. Slick mouth feel of I2PA. Good effervescence.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5215) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 4, 2008
An orangish/brown hazed pour. Very nice hop aroma that seems to be cascade or simcoe I don’t know maybe neither, but it was there. Rich sweet malty flavor with a decent hop bitter. A very solid palate with good carbonation. Very good all round IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3170) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 4, 2008
Sampled at decaturstevo’s tasting. Hazy orange pour with an ample head that falls just a shade darker than white. Piney citrus aroma. Firm hop bitterness with an ample underlying malt base.


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