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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A pale ale hopped to the extreme! This beer starts out as a nice pale ale until it reaches the kettle. Throughout the course of the 90 minute boil four massive hop additions are made which transform this beer into a hop-head's dream come true. Both Chinook and Tomahawk hops from the Yakima valley are added in extreme quantities for the maximum bitterness, flavor and aroma.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - AUG 26, 2004
Think that there was very likely a clash going on with my tongue as this came after many others in a tasting - had a very harsh bite to the hops. Not to be confused with someone that doesn’t like aggressively hopped beers - SHARP. But, as I said, could easily have been in competition with other elements on the worn out tongue. Being that I’ve liked other Dick’s beers I presume that I would normally enjoy this.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2004
Breathtakingly herbal, hoppy aroma. Grapefruit, citrus flavors. Bitter hops control this brew to the very end. Fresh and inviting. I have made the comment that super hoppy IPA’s sometimes burn me out, but not today! Nice beer. I am really becoming a fan of Dick’s brews.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 15, 2004
Clear polished copper with a huge rocky head. Grassy and flowers in the aroma with a touch of oranges, medium bodied, light taste, stingy carbonation, starts and ends bitter. Although, not that bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 13, 2004
Pours a deep amber with a semi thick off-white head. Aroams of pine, banana and caramel. Flavors of pine, and a slight sweetness. A little poor example of the style.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aubrey (3432) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2004
Dark yellow -- almost brownish -- with a lot of small floaties. Curious nose ... wholesome, earthy, kind of yeasty, and a little damp.Quite citrusy. Rather stark citric bite lurks up slowly in the cheeks. Bitterness seems to build everywhere and becomes a little too much.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2004
(draft) Clear amber body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, lemon peel, grapefruit, some caramel. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, herbal, herby. Medium body, light resin.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 6, 2004
Bronze amber, light shimmering gold. The light sticky head & lacing. The aroma is earthy & perfume with some caramel malt. The flavor is bitter sweet with more hops. Finishes tangy, citrusy & hoppy, dry alcohol mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2004
As far as an IPA should look, this hits the mark very nice in my opinion. Nice amber color with a great white head that lasts for a while leaving moderate lacing. Aroma was slightly malty, with good hop tones and citrus finish. Taste is very bitter with a slight citrus taste and a good hop content. A little too bitter for my taste but very refreshing on a nice day.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonwell (104) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - MAY 21, 2004
12oz bottle, ~50 degrees, brewed in Washington. Pours a light orange/yellow with a fluffy and firm white head. Very attractive. The head is almost merangue like as it recedes- makes wierd little bumps. Aroma is sharply grassy, slightly lemony, a tad soapy, a bit antiseptic. Not bad. Flavor is suprisingly malty, quite bitter but not harsh, has a bit of tangy hop flavor around the middle, but not much. Maybe a bit lacking in the flavor department for me. It is pleasent and refreshing though, good for a hot-ass day like today. It’s more of a NW pale ale than an IPA, aside from the sharp bitterness maybe.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AlabastorJones (804) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 19, 2004
Very sweet and fruity nose, not so much a hoppy aroma, clear bronze coloring with a thin creamy head, intense hop flavor, off to a good start, citrus, malty finish, not much of a complicated flavor but the hoppiness brings it up a few pegs for sure, I’m not saying this anything great but it definatly deserves a try, so ignore everything you learned in D.A.R.E. and listen to me, try it.


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