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RATINGS: 1861   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (2247) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a nice looking hazy golden orange to amber color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light clingy lacing sticking and then sliding into the beer. The smell started off with a resinous citrus to piney bittering sort of sharp hoppiness about it and then allows a nice slightly woodiness to enter into some sharp sweet caramel malts. The taste was entirely bittersweet, no ifs ands or buts, all the way through just like a spectacular DIPA should be. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body as I tended to sip it for the most part. It had a slight sharp carbonation about it. Bitterness was there but nothing overbearing. Overall, very good DIPA that I would definitely have again.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
liquidhedonism (169) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - SEP 11, 2014
12 oz bottle from Whole Foods in Hillsboro, OR. Aroma has hints of toffee, biscuit, resinous hops, and whiskey. Mouthfeel is boozy, sharp, and syrupy, with a bitter finish. Has a strong, malty sweetness that is decently balanced out by the earthy bite from the hops. There are a lot of big flavors here, but it goes down ridiculously easy for such a high alcohol beer!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
julesjis (141) - Oregon, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Poured from a 12oz bottle from Whole Foods. Aroma is very unassuming, like a prelude to an easy drinking beer. Taste is a bit hoppy (floral) on the tongue but not overly sweet, overly piney or overly floral. It is just there with some hints of vanilla. Aftertaste is ever so slightly bitter with a hint of the 10%. This is the most perfectly balanced beer. I really enjoyed this one!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mstrcrwly (340) - New York, USA - SEP 8, 2014
12 oz bottle dated 3/14/14, poured into a tulip glass..rusty orange pour with a ffluffy white head..aroma of wood,hops, vanilla,pine..Nice sticky mouthfeel..wood & hops come through nicely..excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mindwarp (85) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 5, 2014
pours a deep golden with a thick white head. Has a floral aroma with a hint of citrus as it warms. First impression of taste is woody. Bitterness is there but real faint. Earthy with a bit of alcohal. Another real good beer By Dogfish Head.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
edwardbass (547) - Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Excellent IIPA. A medium-deep copper color. Aroma is booze, tropical fruit. Taste is sweet tropical fruit, plenty of booze and some citrus hops. Great palate - a heavier-bodied IIPA. I sipper for certain. Wish I had more of these....

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomTron (392) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Hazy copper pour with a sudsy head. Decent amount of tropical fruit in the nose. More like a hoppy barley wine, but definitely has a heavy citrus hop influence and some sweet malts in their to balance it out a bit. A boozy offering but a little chest hair never hurt, and it’s damn enjoyable.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ph03nix42 (20) - MCKINNEY, Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle - beautiful copper color, white lacy head. Smooth, very palatable,malty. Very light alcohol with no burn.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
teemoney (89) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Poured from bottle into tulip glass. Hazy orange/ amber color with soapy white head that sticks around. Smell has oak/ bourbon, dark fruits, and malts. Taste has some of the same, with some bitterness/ burn ib the finish. Medium bodied with a smooth/ creamy feel. Overall, certainly not offensive, but i kind of don’t really know what to think about it. Pretty odd/ unique.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bruds (36) - - AUG 23, 2014
Initial aroma of hops and sweet bourbon. Initial flavor is sweet, slight booziness. Finishes strong with a strong mouthful of bourbon and finishes with hops on the palate. Very smooth IPA as I’m not usually a fan.


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