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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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An Our mission for this Imperial or ’Double’ India Pale Ale is to overload the beer with hops for an intense hop bitterness, flavor and aroma while still being balanced by a big malt profile, resulting in a hoppy beer with more dimension. This beer is light copper in color with some hop haze from overloading with dry hops as well. World Beer Championships Award: Bronze Medal 2011


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (3101) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2014
can. Amber with one finger head. Medium malt base. Big hops and booze. Noticeable alcohol burn. On the harsh side, but reasonably good hops.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
r464 (1939) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Hoppy aroma. A bit of malt and a lot of earthiness. Certainly the hops is there, but there’s a dirty quality, a hint of citrus with the bitterness. Not bad, but not a standout, though the level of alcohol is well masked.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nealblind (874) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Red amber pour. Aroma of heavy hops, herbal, pine. Tastes dank herbs, caramel, pine, astringent. Nice drying resinous palate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ericular (663) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Pours a mostly clear orange copper with lasting head and great lacing. Aroma is strong and pleasant, with more earthy herbal and perfumy hops more than citrus and pine. Taste is also more on the earthy side of the DIPA spectrum, with some lingering citrus and grapefruit. Strong overall, making it more of a sipper, even for this style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2709) - Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2014
12 ounce can into tulip glass, no can dating. Pours lightly hazy deep orange/copper color with a 2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, floral, grass, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity and solid balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate dark malt sweetness; with decent strength. A bit too perfumy/piney with weak strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon/orange zest, citrus rind, pine, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity and balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate dark malt sweetness; with a great bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth and fairly creamy/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice DIPA. Good complexity and balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate dark malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jaysbeers (79) - - AUG 24, 2014
Can to glass. Beautiful deep, clear orange pour. A little off-white head and lacing. Hops and maybe a little bread in the aroma. Definitely hops leading the taste, but kept in check. A little sweetness, but the hops rules. Medium carbonation. A little bitterness at the end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiveacestx (605) - Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2014
light tea color with an average head and good lacing. Nice citrusy taste with a thick syrupy mouthfeel. Some caramel as well.

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
screigh (462) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Pours a super hazy copper color. Thick white head. Smells like a mixture of a damp basement and malt. The most pronounced the thing in the flavor is the alcohol. Almost a sour bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigda83 (228) - Jamestown, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Pours a hazy orange with a medium foamy head. Aroma of bitter citrus, pine, grass, floral, and earth. Taste was very bitter, grapefruit, pine, and floral notes. A little malt sweetness in the background, but the bitter hops dominate this beer mostly. Medium body, nicely carbed, dry finish. Solid double IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremyh70 (745) - Missouri, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Hazy orange copper color, with a thin layer of sticky foam. Aroma was very grassy, more of an herbal bittering hop nose than any pine or citrus. Flavor was earthy with an aspirin bitterness. Some pale malts in the aftertaste, but steamrolled by the hop content. Finishes dry with a lingering bitter herbal aftertaste. It had a good amount of carbonation and body.


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