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RATINGS: 177   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.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Taverner (1076) - San Ramon, California, USA - SEP 17, 2008
This one scores high in the aroma category - full of fruity grapefruit notes. Pours a bitter hazy copper/brown with some off white head. Flavor is bitter, but not overwhelmingly so, followed by a biscuity finish. At 5%, it makes up for lack of ABV with a huge hop profile, and it doesn’t do an overkill on the bittering hops, and gives enough florals to keep it interesting.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2008
NIce copper pour with brilliant white and lasting head, leaving lacing all over the glass. Nice floral aromas wtih a tangy malted scent for balance. Apricots, wheaty caramel and fruited notes bringing up mid to late palate before a lingering dusty bittering finish. Good mouthfeel and quite well balanced, full in flavor. Clean and quenching, would be a wonderful session beer for a spicy bbq.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chuckstout (236) - Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle- pours a crystal clear Amber with a nice off white head and good lacing. Floral, citrus aroma with a touch of bread. Cream from the everlasting head with great mouthfeel, good hop bite balanced with pine, caramel and citrus quality.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cornfield (5362) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2005
This is a good hophead’s IPA. Deep orange in color with a frothy white head, it begins quietly with an aroma of sweet flowers and oranges. When it hits the mouth, the first thing you taste is the pleasant caramel malt. Briefly. The hops explode in the mouth in a riotous profusion of hop bitterness that soon causes the lips to tingle as well. It’s got a nice long bitter finish that leaves the mouth watering for more. I’ve got to try this brewery’s IIPA, too.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
greenhorn1 (783) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 15, 2006
12 oz bottle. Pours a nice copper with hints of orange. Small creamy head with nice lacing. Stong hoppy orange peel aroma with hints of pine. Tastes the same as the aroma, but add grapefruit to the mix. Nice balance of hops and sweetness. Bold hoppy lingerness. Great IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5109) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2008
Received a 12-oz bottle via trade with André in Seattle. Pours a clear coppery amber brew with a thick and lumpy off-white head that has excellent retention and some spotty/sticky lacing. Aroma of grapefruit and lime zest, a touch of caramel malt, and some mild biscuit. Taste is medium bodied, some carbonation with flavors of caramel malt, some orange zest, grapefruit juice and a touch of white pepper. Finish has a lingering mild bitterness that quickly kicks in and then fades slowly after the finish. The west coast caliper IPA category fits this brew very well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (5371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2008
[1310-20080418] 1pt6floz bottle. Malty hopped up citrus and tangerine juice aroma. Hazy, medium orange brown body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Super bitter citrus hops and heavy malt flavour. Bitter bitter medium body. Wow that’s bitter!
(w/ blankboy, HogTownHarry, jerc, tupalev)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2010
Cask, pours an amber body with an off whit head. Citrus, grapefruit hoppy bitterness. A mild earthy tone. Initially its more sweet then the bitter herbal hop resinous earth y character dries it out. Nice ipa.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9104) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 29, 2010
Bottle shared by jbye4334. Pours clear, dark amber with a medium, creamy, off-white head, good retention. Aroma is medium sweet caramel-toffee malt, moderate hops (pine, citrus, floral) with light fruity esters and alcohol. Flavor is medium sweet malt, bread, high hop flavor, moderate bitterness, light fruity esters, and some alcohol. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 14, 2005
Quite a potent IPA, I actually really appreciated this one. If you’re not a hophead you’ll hate this brew. But if you are, I highly recommend that you indulge yourself. Delicious.


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