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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigtaster (898) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Pours clear honey color with gigantic head that keeps lasting. Nose is grass, fruit, grapefruit. Body is oily, with grass, slightly bitter, good amount of caramel sweetness. Good, but balance just doesn’t seem to be there, some metallic harshness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Pour out of 12 oz can, hazy dark orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of veggie, rotten fruits, some slight orange peel and caramel, jammy notes into a bit of pine, slight spice. Taste is rotten fruits, veggie, butter, some caramel, toffee into a bit of orange, slight pine and resinous notes into a bit of yeast, finishing buttery. Yikes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beaver (1640) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2015
12 oz can. Pours clear copper amber with a medium frothy off white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is subdued - sweet caramel malt with some alcoholic hops.

The flavor is sweet caramel malts with a pretty big piney resiny hop finish and quite a bit of alcohol in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a decent DIPA. I liked this much better on tap. It was very hazy with more fruit and less alcohol. This tastes a bit like Arrogant Bastard.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (8054) - Indiana, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Draft to mini-snifter at Destihl. Looks solid; malty though. A fairly transparent copperish orange with off-white head. Smells sweet and sticky with some hops in the background. Tastes Like it smells with a fuller-bodied mouthfeel. A sticky malt bomb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice Double IPA. Good Hops and malt balance with that pop from t he hops in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SotallyTober (94) - Channahon, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Pours a cloudy copper with thick off white head. Nice lacing left throughout. Has a citrus, caramel, bread, and earthy aroma. Sweet tart taste upfront that finished mildly bitter. Flavors of pine, tart fruits, caramel, and earthy notes. Medium body that was sticky on the palate. Was a solid DIPA overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
78samh (244) - Olympia, Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2014
12 oz can pours copper. Aroma is sweet, tropical fruits. Tastes very sweet and hoppy. Smooth finish. Pretty good IIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (1107) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2014
12oz can - pours a deep rusty copper color . Aromas of pine and burnt caramel . Taste is mostly pine , some caramel malt with a moderate lingering bitterness . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (3502) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Pours a golden amber color with a tall soapy head. Aroma of resin, caramel, biscuit, and grass. Intense flavor with heavy resin, biscuit, and caramel sweetness. Good lacing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ACHops (1332) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2014
On tap & Chuck’s 85th. Pours cloudy reddish copper with very thin off white head. Aroma is dark caramel malt and tart dark fruit on the back with just a hint of floral hops. Taste is somewhat heavy sweet caramel malt, light tartness, and bitter hops on the finish. Not bad, but no reason to recommend this either. The tart notes seem wildly out of place. The first disappointing effort from Destihl I’ve had.

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