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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Alright, alright, alright… So you heard about the Armageddon. Didn’t happen. Not to worry though, there’s a new fiesta in the making. Solar Abyss. Party in your mouth. Lots of Mosaic hops. Everybody’s gonna be there. You should come. Piney, earthy, a little dank with that strawberry cough. Why don’t you ditch the geeks and get on board.......

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (4716) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 3, 2015
12 ounce can thanks to nimbleprop. Nice orange pour. Pineapple, tropical fruit, tangerine. Mosaic. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (15641) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Draft at Right Proper. Hazy bright golden color, small white head. Aroma of pine resin, tropical fruit, citrus, pineapple. Taste is juicy bitter pineapple. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2945) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 5, 2014
On draft at Whole Foods in Alexandria, VA. Served alongside On The Wings of Armageddon. The beer appears amber hued with a small, off-white head. Grandiose fresh hop aroma. This is a great showcase for Mosaic hops. Hop forward with a light, sourdough bread backing. Mild bitterness in the back. Big flavor and long lasting aftertaste. So fresh. This was definitely on the same level as OTWOA. Impressive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (5798) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2014
32oz growler I picked up at the brewery. Pours a hazy, dark orange with some thin, lacing white head. Nose is classic DIPA, big punchy citrus, orange, tangerine, grapefruit, some stone fruit, grass, lightly herbal, perfume, malt, honey. Flavor has more punchy herbs than the nose, garlic shoots, chive, ramps, a nice complimentary sweetness, tangerine, grapeefruit, a little sticky nectarine, honey. Full bodied, lightly sweet, bitter finish. Really nice. As good as Wings, in my opinion.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thekai (6) - - MAR 2, 2014 does not count
A: enticing hop tones Ap: looks like OTWOA T: body of OTWOA but bitter and unbalanced P: smooth initial palate with notes of strawberry and mango. Hint of citrus O: good looking smelling and tasting until you get punched in the mouth with that slighlty unbalanced hop action. Aerating while drinking improves earthy tones. A little tweak and this could be a go to just like OTWOA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Draft at Beer Run. Pours a clear copper color with a large tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of tropical, resin, floral hops, toffee. The taste is resin, earthy, piney, mildly fruity hops, toffee malt. Medium bodied, decent balance, strong lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2343) - Silver Spring, USA - FEB 26, 2014
On tap 4 oz. pour at Meridian Pint in Columbia Heights, Washington, DC. Clear , amber with an off-white head and very good lacing. Aroma of pine, light fruit, grapefruit, mango and passion fruit. Taste of pine, light fruit, citrus, caramel and passion fruit. Full/medium body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nickls (1956) - Kingstowne, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Tap. Burnt orange with some ruby tones, very murky. Berry hoppiness at first with some resin and late scallion in the aroma. Flavor has berry, lemon and is resinous with some bright light lemon. Heavier body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138 (3231) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Draft at Smoke & Barrel poured into a snifter. Pours a dark golden orange color with about a finger of off-white head. Aromas of citrus, stone fruit, floral notes, pine, garlic. Tasting notes of citrus, light booze, floral notes, pine/resin, onion/garlic, dank notes. Medium body with a semi-dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (1217) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2014 On tap at rustico, aroma is slight alcohol with big fruity and citrus hops. Taste is nice fruity bitter with a medium malt bill body. Not as bright as I would like, but not sweet.

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