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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rondphoto (2940) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 20, 2014
can @ John’s Grocery / Iowa City IA --- Clear dark amber with a full 2" white head, waves and blobs of lace. Aroma is an appealing combo of caramel malt and citrus. Taste is strong caramel malt that moves evenly through the palate to a solid citrus hop finish. Both sides take their turn, and both are equally strong. This is a well-conceived brew, and absolutely satisfying. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steverus0 (231) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Pours a medium copper with toffee head nicely thick and lacing down my IPA glass. Aroma is mostly florals with a hint of citrus hops not surprising for a double. Taste is inordinately balanced for a double with strong floral and grassy hops and a notable malty backbone to help this brew stand. A very slight alcohol burn complements a chewy mouthfeel that still, through mild carbonation still manages to remain approachable. A bold finish pairs well with another sip. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnymusky (605) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Poured from can given to me by my bro in law....thanx bradley....nose is sweet fruits with a little hops....taste is decent with more malt than hops...needs a tad more citrus hop flavor....bitter finish with alcohol very present.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (6385) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Can at Ryan’s 2014 July tasting. Pours a clear orange body with thin creamy white lacing. Aroma is typical citrus/pine duet with a light malt backbone. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with carbonated feel and notes of citrus fruits, fresh pine, light resin, bitter grapefruit and sweet malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (2376) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
A solid dipa. Pours amber with big white head. Strong aromas of resin and hops. Flavors are a touch on the cloying side.. Sweet corn syrup, honey. Bitter finish. A little hot on the finish otherwise pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8597) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Can from Whole Foods. Pours deep copper with 2-finger off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, spicy hops, florals. Tastes caramel malty, somewhat astringent, with a huge IBU load, and spicy florals at the finish, albeit somewhat cloying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (3470) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2014
This is a pretty glowing orange color w/ a long-lasting white head. It has a fairly fresh hoppy nose w/ pine, mango and melon in the nose. It is sweet and sticky w/ resinous bitterness but enough carbonation to lighten it a bit. This sweetness does serve to bring out some more tropical fruit character from the hops but it is a bit too much for my tastes. If you are into big, heavy IIPAs, this will surely scratch the itch for you.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (3537) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Can during RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting at Schlafly Tap Room. Golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of pine, citrus, floral notes. Tastes of floral notes, pine, citrus. Medium body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nephilium (1517) - Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Nice start with a big pine aroma, pours a clear dark amber with a thin white head. The flavor is a bit tilted to the caramel malt flavors, with the hops coming out in the finish. Unfortunately, the hop aroma doesn’t get followed up on in the flavor; meanwhile, the alcohol is well hidden, and this is a very drinkable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pailhead (5747) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Can: The aroma consists of moderate caramel and lighter citrus hops. It pours a transparent copper with a two finger off-white head that fades to a thin film outlined by a thicker ring. There is good amount of sticky webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate caramel with some light fruity notes. The finish has some citrus hops and pine that struggle to match the caramel malt. It’s medium-full bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat sticky mouthfeel. Overall, on a hedonistic scale, this isn’t a bad beer, but this is a bad IIPA. Caramel should not be the dominant flavor and aroma in an IIPA. If I rated this to style, it would be in the low 2s.

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