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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 297   ABV: 9.9%
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This was a limited run that quickly gathered a cult following of depraved devotees. So much so that we had to start making it all year long. Big flavor. Makes other beers taste like tap water. Beer Geek Note: We started using Warrior hops in this brew in place of Chinook.


3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer_rookie (405) - Arkansas, USA - JUN 2, 2016
12 oz bottle. Poured into weizen glass.

Pours copper color. Decently carbonated. About two fingers tan head. Good retention, good lacing.

Aroma is super malty. Earthy and caramel. Maybe a touch of orange. Different than what I expected.

Taste is balanced, a little to the sweet side. There’s some hop bitterness, but they are late, they are spicy.

Palate is full bodied. Mostly sweet, a tad bitter. The spicy bitterness is really coming through on the finish. Quite sticky finish. Ten percent alcohol, where is it?

Overall, this really is a good DIPA. Different, but familiar. Oh yeah, I’d recommend this. I would buy it again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (6720) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2011
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. Pretty much a classic beer. Grapefruit and caramel. Some nice fruit. Alcohol is not noted. A nice IIPA. Wish I would have taken better notes on this one.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4591) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Tasted in 2010 (backlog). Gold in color with a small white head. Aroma is of grass, spicy hops, and light citrus. Taste is of grass and grain.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2014
5/3/2014. On tap at the brewery. Amber color with a white head. Pine and caramel aromas with hints of hops. A pronounced alcohol burn, but no overwhelming. Caramel flavors with a nice malt backbone.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2712) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2010
Growler thanks to BarZigKin. Notes of apricots, grass, and pine resin. Watery mouthfeel. Kinda of what you see is what you get.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2010
(Growler, courtesy of BarZigKin) Pours a clear amber-orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of grass, orange, herbs, and grain. Flavor of caramel, grass, pine, florals, and resin with a dry, somewhat bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4847) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2010
Growler thanks to barzigkin. The smell is citrus, pine, caramel, hops, and fruits. The look is clear, golden in color, with a light beige head. The taste is hops, pine, slight fruits, and decent bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2012
On tap at The Flying Saucer in Little Rock. Pours a cloudy, orange colored body with a finger-width, creamy and frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is a bit muted, but has a nice caramel backing with a good amount of florals and a light grapefruit pine. A bit of an herbal note to the hops as well. Flavor is better. Nice herbal and floral grapefruit up front before a balancing, medium sweet, slightly bready caramel comes in. A few resins and a light pine note before this finishes dry and moderately bitter with a light grapefruit and caramel sweetness. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a solid DIPA. Nice citrus notes and moderately bitter with a pleasant herbal, floral, and light pine resin hopping. Well balanced and pretty enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (6731) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 7, 2013
Bottle - thanks Mora2000 for state #49! Pours hazy amber with a small off-white head that dissipates quickly with good lacing. Aroma is caramel, pine. Flavor is the same, medium sweet and lightly bitter; piney hops and caramel malts dominate. Bitterness increases to the finish and becomes slightly metallic. Medium body, oily mouthfeel. Actually not bad, likely a bit old. Bottle was notched "07" but I am not sure which year, or if that was a bottled on or a best buy date.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Had at the Foam beer festival in Fayetteville Spring 2013. Pours amber. Significant malt flavor and rather sweet for my taste. Good overall though.


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