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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 115   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strife21 (98) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Pours dark copper with thick foamy head. Smells of pine, resin, hops and a bit of carmel. Taste is bitter with notes of pine, resin and citrus. Malty backbone. Medium body, medium-heavy carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maxbier (75) - Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Pours reddish golden. White head. Resin hopy flavor. Hint of pine. Mouth coating maltyness nice IPA, watch the alcohol content. Doesn't tats like a 10%.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane (1872) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Draft at bistro on bridge. Pours clear orange with a small white head. The aroma has big citrus and tropical fruit. The taste has a light bitter, orange juice, grapefruit, very fruity.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (264) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Can to glass. Pours a clear amber orange light red color with a frothy light tan head. Aroma is a strong fleshy fruit citrusy hops with light piney notes. Flavor is very bitter, with less character than the aroma. Bitterness lingers well into the finish. Excellent double IPA. Probably my favorite from dc brau thus far.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5329) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2014
can from Brent, solid DIPA, piney & citrusy hops/bitterness, fuller mouthfeel, strong caramel backbone. Balanced, slightly boozy, possibly a touch too sweet. still pretty damn good

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rudolf (2310) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Can from Brent. Medium amber body, slightly tan head. Nose is candied orange, ripe peaches, vanilla, caramel & alcohol up front. As it warms more of the fruit comes out along with sizable honey sweetness. Flavor is honey chewy caramel maltiness, orange, big alcohol and bitterness. Mouthfeel is a bit bigger than I’d like leading to something a bit cloying.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHOFF43 (1670) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Can from douglass88. Pours a bright orange with white head. Aroma and flavor are strong citrus, grapefruit and slightly bitter. Strong hops, very solid.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ed5388 (1718) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2014
12oz can thanks to Dan P. Pours a hazy amber color with a finger of frothy off white head. Aroma of fresh citrus, caramel malt, and a hint of pine. Taste mimic the nose with caramel malt, bitter pine, and grapefruit zest. Solid

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
gendv138 (335) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Can (12/27/13 batch) poured into a tulip style goblet. Pours a nice dark gold almost amber color with lots of tiny floaters and about a finger of off-white head, nice lacing. Aromas of citrus, dank, floral, pine/resin, light tropical fruit. Tasting notes of big grapefruit citrus, dank, pine/resin, floral and piney hops. Nice hop kick on the finish. Medium body with a bitter and semi-dry finish, juicy mouthfeel. Pretty smooth for the ABV.

Had this a day after it was canned and I don’t notice much change since then, holds up very well. Definitely my favorite from DC Brau and it ranks up there with Pliny and Heady in my opinion.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (2830) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2014
12 ounce can
Perhaps the biggest beer that I have tried to date in can form this beer is a fine example of taking a big beer and making it accessible to a larger community. While it still has a massive hop bite it manages to shine. One or two of these in a night would be a good time on its own.

Aroma / Appearance - A creamy coppery base has a semitransparent edge. Rich thick head is lathered on top like shaving cream. Mangoes, grapefruit, and citrus leave a tang in the air. Sweet, tropical, and very bright it is the hallmark of an imperial IPA driven by the hops.

Flavor / Palate - Oranges and creamsicle tickle the tongue. They soon coat it along with a wave of melons and sticky bitterness. Assertive without being abrasive, it is very drinkable for a 9% beer. Other than a sweet sugary finish this could stand up to almost any other beer you tried to compare it to.


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