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RATINGS: 1816   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackfrost9p (244) - California, USA - APR 23, 2014
Nice beer. Taste is sweet with a more subtle bitterness and nice oak flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vlan1 (188) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - APR 19, 2014
Bottle poured into pint glass. Somewhat hazy golden amber with a big fluffy white head that leaves sticky white lacing on the glass. Aromas of sweet floral pine with oak notes. Flavor is pine resin, oak and caramel. Really clean mouthfeel. Good stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jflopsu (503) - New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2014
Pours a heavy dark rust orange. Strong floral and citrus hops. A sweet citrus and fruit flavor with some hard alcohol taste. A decent bitter hop aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigda83 (130) - Jamestown, New York, USA - APR 18, 2014
Before I got into rating, the few times I had this was when it was aged and I couldn’t stand it. I picked up some for a recent trade and had two bottles left over that are still pretty fresh. Wow, I was very surprised. Aroma was a pleasant one of nuts, toast with floral, citrus hops and some oak booziness. Pour was a bit dark, almost brown, and minimal head but lacing left in glass. A nice citrus taste with some alcohol, but nothing over-powering. Drank very easily. Everyone has different tastes, but I prefer this fresh as opposed to it having a ton of age on it from my past experiences.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hopswagger (197) - South Carolina, USA - APR 17, 2014
P: Clear effervescent pale golden body with an off white milky head. Chunky lacing that sloshes around like succulent whale blubber. S: Rich syrupy amber malts, resinous hop oil, saltine crackers, orange peels, taffy wrappers, damp oak and doughy yeast. T/M: Taste follows the nose with thick amber malt, resin, orange oil and wood. Chewy body with moderate carbonation finishes dry with a floral bouquet. O: Fantastic oaked IPA. Chewy and rich. Malt forward with an appropriate balance of resinous hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
FestDecBeet (104) - - APR 16, 2014
Served: 12 oz bottle Look: pours a copper color. White head 1 finger that hangs around. Slight haze to the pour. Smell: smell the hops, citrus. Slight smokey smell Taste: hop flavors hit first. Slight bitterness. Taste the smoke from the barrels. Hint of pepper in the back. Slight alcohol taste Feel: heavy carbonation, Overall: not bad, slight bitter taste but a well balanced beer. First drank: April 16, 2014 home Decatur, il

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Petkus331 (224) - Redford, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2014
Aroma of charred malt, citrus, vanilla, flowers, and a touch of raspberry. Apears orangish-copper, clear, thick head, beautiful lace. Tastes of reisling grapes, flowers, passion fruit, a touch of pine resin, followed by a flash of mild grapefruit bitterness. Palaye very nice, fizzy, but not enough for a 5. Overall, wow! This is a great beer! Dogfish Head never fails me!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
firstsip (351) - Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2014
Tap. Dark amber. Lingering head. Boozey nose. Tastes of honey, floral hops, subtle oak adding to a sweet boozey taste. Fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pizz5116 (56) - Bayville, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2014
Pours a darker Amber. Minimal head. Decent carbonation. Aroma very earthy hops with some oak. Taste is hops with a slight barrel tasting. Easy drinking beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Xenon (81) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2014
Deep lacquered color, hardly pale. This was good, but despite the complexity I still enjoy their 90 minute ipa better. I do like the hop choice they’ve made for this. It smells a bit more mossy and outdoorsy than the standard beer. It reminds me of my boy scout trips more than almost any other beer, so I think that is it’s strongest point. Sticky lace all over the glass. Really good, but I will still reach for the cheaper standard beer

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