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RATINGS: 178   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 19, 2005
Bottle. Pours clear topaz with a large white head that diminished mostly. Sweet fruity malt aroma with hints of caramel and plenty of floral and citrus hop notes. Citrus and piney hops dominate the flavor with some of the caramel malt evident as well. Nice grapefruit peel finish. Light to medium body and creamy carbonation. A very pleasant IPA

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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 18, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2005 Pours with a thick frothy pale tan colored head that sits atop a ruby tinted, clear copper colored beer. The aroma is quite interesting, a mix of citrus, pine and spicy basil, with notes of artichoke and perhaps some asparagus as well. Is the aroma off or just an interesting mix of hops, I am not too sure. There is also a caramel-type, malty background note in the aroma as well. The taste is sharp and hoppy from start to finish, especially in the finish where the bitterness really comes through with a bracing note that grabs the tongue and mouth and keeps a sharp grip on your palate. The beer has a bit of malt to it, actually a fair amount it is just hard to sense over all the hops, with notes of caramel and toasted biscuits.

The hops you ask, yes they are here and in full force with notes of bold pine, sharp herbs, hints of mint & basil, a backdrop of grapefruit, and a bracing astringency. This is a really nice example of an over-the-top Northwest IPA, as promised it perhaps is a bit too hoppy, but for some reason my palate is perfectly willing to accept its bracing brashness, you definitely need to be ready for a hop onslaught though.

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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10902) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 17, 2007
Aroma of citrus, and perhaps floral, hop. Amber color with an off-white head that laced a bit. Starts with medium body, mild carbonation, and floral hop to die for. The finish is nicely bitter. Forgot to notice the malt, but on reflection it was there. The effect is to make the mouth want to stand up and dance. It is drinkable liquid hop. More so than some so-called DIPAs. As the label says, refreshingly bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorbalev (2912) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2008
Bottle shared with Jerc, Hogtown Harry, Blankboy, and Mabel, courtesy of Mabel. Orange, good sized white head. Mild malt aroma - very mild. Great taste. Grainy, lots of hops - just about right. I really enjoy the grain aspect of this IPA - makes it unique. Solid session IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 19, 2008
12oz bottle from RiversideAK. Pours cloudy amber with a moderate sized off white head. Good of lace. Smells earthy and caramelly malty with sweet, citrus notes. Tastes citrusy and earthy hoppy with a good dose of sweetish cereal malt in there. Good, balanced, bitter yet slightly sweet. Medium body, good carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3429) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2009
Bottle thanks to riversideAK. Pours a clear orange with a small white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, light tropical fruits, and grassy hops. Flavor is similar with sweet malt and light citrusy and fruity hops. Pleasant and enjoyable. 7/4/8/4/14 (3.7/5)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalsk (1053) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2011
On tap at Blind Tiger. Pours an amber orange color with an off-white foam head. An aroma of grapefruit, pine, and caramel. Sweet caramel taste with a smooth hop hit. Resiny bite on backend.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UWDawgs (9) - Monroe, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2011 does not count
Pretty hard to find taste in an ipa. Very enjoyable. Has a very good after taste as well ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomTiedemann (251) - Levittown, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2011
pour from 22oz. poured orange/golden color with lacey, off white head. cirtus hop scent and super hop taste. very fine taste of pines and grass. just the right pince in hte mouth into a smooth texture. overall impressed as I passed this one up at the store a few times. glad i made the grab


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