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RATINGS: 1919   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
The elusive brew is made from pilsner malt and amber malt with an original gravity of 26.5?P, yielding an 11% abv. It's hopped with Warrior and Glacier varieties. Primary fermentation takes place in open vessels using two yeast strains, one American and one English. For added complexity, the beer is conditioned on barrel staves of French Oak for four months before being dry hopped with Glacier at the rate of a half-pound per barrel. This elixir is then blended 50/50 with 90 Minute IPA. After blending, the beer will measure 80 IBU and 10% abv. Bottled in corked bottles through Michael Jackson’s rare beer club by late November 04 and available in 12 ounce full distribution in early January 05.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smroush (127) - Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2015
Aromas are varied and a bit subtle - hops are pine and citrus and fruit and just a bit subdued (not a pine/citrus hop bomb), some fruit and honey, a little light caramel malt, some dough and a subtle spiciness, presumably from the oak. Amber color, just a slight cloudiness and a slight off-white head. Taste is fairly sweet, with a complex, sweet bitterness. Body is medium, texture is fairly oily for an IPA and a bit slick also. Carbonation is average and the finish is long and sweet, bitter and spicy. Overall I like this quite a bit; it has a lot of strengths and complexity - spruce, fruit, bread, honey, caramel, spice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sudomorph (911) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2015
12oz bottle. Bottles 03/04/14. Pours a great copper/orange colour with a thin, bubbly ring of a head. Aroma is bold with barrel notes, vanilla, mild alcohol, fruityness, caramel, and hints of pine and resin. Very nice. Taste is a strong, but balanced bitter. Starts out with smooth resin and pine, then sweet caramel and bread, notes of alcohol, vanilla, and wood, then ends in a warm, alcohol. Medium-full body with a low-medium carbonation. Syrupy/Resiny texture with a dry finish. Overall a really nice sipping beer. Smooth, sweet notes blended together well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
fcjack1 (246) - Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle from Tacoma boys. Pours a hazy amber. Thin white head. Scent is hoppy with some citrus. Taste is also hops, citrus. Nice and sweet. Tasty beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DenverLogan (867) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2015
On tap at Hops & Pies Aug 5, 2014. Pours gold with head and lace. Significant carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of straw and grapefruit hops, bright malts, toothpaste, minty herbs. Overall big, bold, tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
joelfaber (37) - Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle at home. Poured darker than expected: brown-red almost seemed to glow. There was white foam laced on the sides of the glass. Aroma is wood, caramel and bread, Taste is bitter with citrus, oak and enough malt to make it complex. The flavour is powerful enough to hide the alcohol quite well. Medium body, thin texture, average carbonation and long bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scola729 (37) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle into glass. The wood notes pops out at you immediately in the aroma. Soft, almost velvet mouthfeel, love what this does to the 90 minute. Delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tsd08460 (226) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Aroma: citrus, alcohol, caramel Appearance: golden, clear, rocky head, Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: full body, thick feel, average carbonation, Finish: long finish, Overall: standout IIPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
katrinaez (589) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2015
UPDATED: APR 5, 2015 Hoppy but not too much. Light orange amber color. would have again. High abv is Misleading. Tap

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bennetporter (359) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Pours an amber from a bottle, nose is of vanilla and tropical fruit, Flavor is vanilla and slightly toffee, good bitterness like a nice toffee has, not overly alcoholic. Very good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CpyNPrnT (505) - Indiana, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Aroma of grass, yeasty, oak characters, taste is more oak, alcohol, some citrus, strong malt presence.

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