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RATINGS: 1903   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 7, 2011
Pours a beautiful amber-orange. Off-white head barely lasts, leaving a trace of lacing. Aroma of grapefruit and alcohol dominates. Flavor is sour and bitter, driven by hoppiness, alcohol, and little else. Palate is characterized by moderate carbonation. Overall, this beer is definitely an IPA on steroids, but where was the oak aging? I suppose I could taste a little woodsiness, but I was a bit disappointed. But, if it’s a strong IPA you’re after, this one delivers the goods.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
growler6 (46) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Chewy, sticky, leathery, smokey, sour and tart. It’s very complex but finish is abrupt. Not a go beer but I do enjoy one every once in a while.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scoobysnak (333) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 10, 2015
Really attainable for a IIPA. The alcohol content is very well hidden. Citrus is upfront with a nice malt aftertaste.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PatmanBeer (12) - California, USA - MAY 9, 2015
It was good but not something I would drink often. Just too many other good beers that I enjoy more. You can tell by the review that nothing really stood out awesome

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jimthechap (1997) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 7, 2015
I have a learned off-sider, Ned. Ned readily bought this back for me from the US and it has sat in a cool dark cupboard for around a year, waiting patiently for its consumption. I am most grateful to Bartlett, but its consumption is mine, all mine. It appears a brassy colour with a skim of head that covers the beer from the top of the glass to the bottom. It smells rich and with alcohol sitting like a ripe and mature character like ripe Port, Oloroso Sherry or Madeira. It smells gorgeous, more like barley wine than IPA. The flavour is similar: mellow fruitfulness of sultanas, jersey caramel, spicy fruit bread, dates, figs and fruit leather. There is a tangy bitterness that is more like preserved orange peel but this is a classic. It is too good to let stay but I will remember it, and Ned, fondly for the service of bringing it to me.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stevendoel (35) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Slightly hoppy nose, golden amber color. Taste starts out with a few hops before turning to oak and then finishes with hops. Slightly thick mouth feel. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sask89 (498) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 29, 2015
Pours a clear golden colour with a small white head. Aroma has a lot of citrus hops with distinct caramel malt undertones, the 90 minute is also noticeable; slightly oaky too. Taste is moderately sweet and more bitter in the finish. Lighter body, thinner on the palate, and good carbonation. A really nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zeke626 (446) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2015
Draft @ World of Beer in Washington DC. Pours a clear amber-brown body with a white head. Aroma of floral and citrus hops with some fruit and caramel malts. Taste is similar with more spice/pepper notes. Nice lingering hoppy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maxbier (651) - Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2015
Pour from bottle, cloudy brown with off-white head. Fruity woody aroma. Some malty sweetness, bitter oakey "warm’ alcohol in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkam (322) - POLAND - APR 22, 2015
Bottle. Pours cloudy orange with small white head. Nose is malty with pine hops. Medium body, pleasant bitter finish.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
BiiruBierBeer (500) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 17, 2015
Mostly hop smell with some malt. Taste is pretty much the same. Light to medium body, medium to high carbonation, and some foam.


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