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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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This big, glowing, powerful IPA is packed with assertive Northwest hops that are floral, citrusy and resinous. A healthy dose of Munich malt helps to provide backbone and balance against the hoppy attack. The result? Explosive! Brewed with Gambrinus Organic Pilsner and Munich Malt, Centennial and Cascade hops. 7.0% ABV, 75 BU


UnionBeerCzar's rating

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
UnionBeerCzar (81) - Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle to tulip glass. I think this must have been waaaay past it’s prime, if I ever get a chance to score a fresh one I will re-rate. Pours golden cloudy orangey with a lot foamy white head. Munich malts on the nose, no hop presence whatsoever, this smelled like a run of the mill APA. Taste was more of the same, this has to be long past it’s time of goodness. Bitterness is quite low, the malt presence is pretty much all I’m tasting. Based on all the other characteristics of this beer you can tell its well made, the mouthfeel and carbonation are both very pleasing and again probably quite nice when fresh. This came across the country in a car and was one of the last beers I got after. Better luck next time methinks!


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (3054) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2015
(Double Mountain Hop Lava) Bottle 500 ml at home, served into a shaker, ABV 7% Pale orange colour on the body, lazy activity in it. Slightly hazy, wiht a small and somewhat thin, white head on top, with good retention nevertheless, but minimal lacing on the glass. Caramel malts on the aroma with just a hint of citrus and grapefruit, some floral touches too. Moderate sweet taste at first, giving its place to a quite strong bitterness almost straight away. Caramel malts, grapefruit, orange, straw, grass, citrus, moderate hoppy. Medium thin body, good carbonation, quite dry palate. Quite good, not very aromatic but the bitterness made it up for me.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HippieFee (121) - - MAY 10, 2015
Growler - Cloudy dark hay color. Dry hop flavor but the hop flavor is not very strong or over powering. Very little sweetness. Not very complex on the nose or palate.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markextrae (1847) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2015
shared 50cl bottle, poured a cloudy golden colour with a white head on top, notes of citrus, crisp, grass, grapefruit, orange, dusty mouthfeel, wet cardboard, some pine bitterness, meh

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (10911) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle. Golden color. Grassy citric aroma with tea leaves and soft herbal notes. Assertive grassy citric hopbitter flavor. leavy. Remarkably short aftertaste. Hint of red fruit. Nice!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Torrefacto (838) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 1, 2015
Cobrizo limpio espuma marfil compacta. Aromas de galleta algo oxidados y herbáceo. Cuerpo medio, sabor herbáceo plano y amargor resinoso suave.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mile (3338) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 26, 2015
Bottle. Golden, hazy, average to large and mostly lasting head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, light caramel - faint bread and light tropical fruitiness with some piney - light grapefruit hoppyness. Body is medium to full, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish flavor, some caramel and light tropical fruitiness, some piney - light grapefruit hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish, light caramel - faint bread, light ropical fruitiness, some piney - light grapefruit hoppynes, faint alcohol. Too sweet/too much caramel - could use more bitterness to balance caramel and sweetness. Nice head though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (6559) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2015
Bottle shared. Pours hazy amber with a white head. Aroma of caramel malt, light grapefruit and fruity hops. Flavor is over moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Caramel malt in the foreground of the palate with the hops a bit hidden behind. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (6321) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2015
bottle shared. Thin creamy white head. Very hazy blond pour. Nice citrus bitterness. We shouldn’t have drunk thus after Hill Farmstead.....

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (9773) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2015
Bottle @ home shared with Abijen. Clear golden color, medium to full sized thick white to off-white head that lasts for a long time. Aroma is dull: malts, hay, hayish bitter. If it was a pilsener it would be quite crisp and hoppy. Tastes the same: malts, hayish, hayish hops, malt bitter. Huge disappointment. Crappy IPA or a crappy bottle.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Abijen (1732) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2015
Schenkt een gouden helder bier met een goede witte schuim kraag. Ruikt mout, hoppig. Meh. Proeft oud, klein beetje hop en mout.


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