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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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Editorís Note: This entry is only for the 12.5% Triple IPA version. Please note the black background on the label. The 9.25% DIPA has a white background and is a separate entry.

barn0216's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
barn0216 (359) - California, USA - FEB 2, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2014 I previously reviewed this based on a draft pour at the 2013 release. It was not particularly good and i gave it a too-generous 3.7. Now i have a bottle from the 2014 release. Much much better. Appearance is very similar. Aroma is improved, a little tropical and dank in equal measure, with some pine, alcohol, and malty notes also in the mix. Whereas last years batch had an off-flavor that really killed it, this years is purely bitter hops, guava, with a resinous finish. And alcohol, naturally, but not as high as i expect from the high ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EricTeusink (631) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 12, 2014
My perusal of previous ratings revealed that this beer is polarizing. I loved it. Pours perfect clear pear with mid-sized white head. Super piney scent. Flavor takes a massive bitter hop bite up front and follows with a candy sweet finish. Live mouthfeel. More please. Bottle - Received in Trade

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - MAR 8, 2014
22oz bomber. Thank you Bytemesis for picking up for me. Served cold and left cone to room temp. A big, bold IIIPA. Honey drizzled orange citrus aromas and flavors. Big, rich, and full-bodied. Huge malt backbone. Nothing subtle about this beer. --- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dodgrblu (562) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 8, 2014
On tap at Extreme Pizza during Sacramento Beer Week, piney hop aroma, slight malt on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deekyn (1037) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 26, 2014
A - pours golden amber with low white head. S - nice aromas of passion fruit lead the nose. Resiny and dank musty hops follow. Caramel malts to end. M - thick heavy body. Full palate. Dry bitter end. T - this is dank. Resiny/pine meddle hops with a passion fruit under tone. Honey and catty notes. Caramely malts. O - this is an aggressive dank ipa. Cali agro ipas need to get over themselves. Mine is Hoppier than yours. 3

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (2099) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 26, 2014
The most orange gold appearance. Huge grapefruit and piney resin nose. Very sweet nose like the most cheap of candies and caramel candied ice cream coating. Taste. This is a very hot "IPA" I use quotes cause itís really a barleywine. Itís the most dank boozy citrus bomb. And it great but needs to be shared. Donít take this one on yourself.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
emazingsole (1) - Richmond, California, USA - FEB 5, 2014 does not count
Cat piss dank resin. Unbelievable color. Way better than the 2013 version. better than the green label this year. Does not taste like 12.5. finishes dry. great cat piss aroma with dry citrus finish

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
popway (29) - California, USA - FEB 1, 2014
on tap at the Barrel House 2/1 a bit sticky mouthfeel, look is murky orange w. a little ring of lace, not much of a nose on this reaaly, wet dog scent? expecting more, something to be desired, man, I must be honest, if I set the bar with PtY, this triple IPA would be average.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Bottled 31JAN13 Golden with a solid quilt of fine creamy foam. Smells like pineapples, mangos, some weed, some pine and more juicy pineapples; hints of honey in the malt. Flavor is a bit boozy, sweet, some bitterness, some of the bitterness is spicy and there is a certain tangerine character here also. Alcohol remains a little too much for my liking. Medium bodied with moderate carb and a semi dry finish. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2203) - Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Got in a trade with TheFugitive. 22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours very hazy deep orange amber color with a 2 finger dense off white head with great retention; that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of huge pineapple, tangerine, grapefruit, mango, orange peel, lemon zest, floral, pine, caramel, honey, grass, and floral earthiness; with some light booze. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of tropical/citrus hop notes with a good malt balance; and big strength. Taste of big tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit, orange peel, lemon zest, floral, pine, caramel, honey, grass, and floral earthiness. Good amount of earthy pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, pineapple, floral, pine, caramel, honey, grass, and floral earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hop flavors; with a moderate malt balance that doesnít overpower the hops; and minimal cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a slick, sticky, and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is fairly well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent big Imperial IPA. All around great balance and complexity of tropical/citrus hops with good malt balance; and quite smooth to sip on. A bit boozy, but not bad. A very enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6015) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Bottle shared by my friend Eric. Pours cloudy amber with a modest off-white head and a sweet toffee and fruit aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor with massive bitterness that meets the malt sweetness in the middle. Very well-crafted.

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