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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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Doug Hyndmanís latest and greatest hoppy war hammer of an IPA. Five types of hops, five pounds in the dry hop - thereís a theme here. Chinook, CTZ, Centennial, Galena and Amarillo join forces, devastating your palate with their bitter deliciousness. Pungent. Clean. Unforgiving. Wonderful!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
JBPortland (1151) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 12, 2014
12oz can thanks to robloc303, pours hazy orange brown with a small head. Nose is sharp lemon, rotten grapefruit, shoe rubber. Taste is bready, bitter, lemon juice. Finish is bitter tangy lemon juice and wheat bread.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Experiment_Ale (1088) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2014
At Dry Dock with Stephen. Pours dark cloudy bronze. Aroma is bitter earthy hops, with some sweet floral notes. Taste is bitter earthy and spicy hops, sweet maltiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
17thfloor (2436) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2014
I enjoyed this one from the taproom. Lightly sticky sweet with floral and grassy hops, punchy, fairly clean and easy drinking with a light bite. Interesting hop combo but it works...

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrNic (16) - Laramie, Wyoming, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Aroma-Dank, citrus, pine hops, grapefruit, smells like a bag of hop pellets Appearance-Hazy amber, 1 finger head that sticks around Taste-Sweet malt, pine up front, citrus, pine middle, dry grapefruit, pine finish Palate-Full-bodied, sweet malt balanced by hop bitterness, just a little alcohol warmth Overall-Good ipa, balanced and hoppy, would buy again

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PoopThoughts (25) - - JAN 2, 2014
Plenty of big hops flavor and still goes down like a dream. Donít believe me? Watch the review here: http://teamchug.com/dry_dock_hop_abomination/

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boxofrane (2387) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Draft. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. The aroma has a lot of pine, floral notes, light grapefruit. The taste is light bitter, sweet orange and grapefruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Joakgust (1108) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2013
Bottle 33cl - Hazy amber beer with a large white head. Aroma is fruity with notes of citrus, spices, dank hops and tropical fruit. Flavor is spicy with notes of citrus, pine needles and caramel. Unbalanced but truely a great IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TronnyJenkins (92) - Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2013
A largely hoppy beer! Citrusy hops, karate kicking your nose. The huge bitterness is immediately apparent when ingested. I could stand with a bit more malt sweetness, but still very good when in the mood for something less sweet when on your hop quest. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NachlamSie (2944) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2014 Started as a 3 oz taster, progressed to a pint, then ended up a growler. I canít believe this is rated a 78 on the site. You people bitch about IPAs not being hoppy enough then you score a hop monster like this low. This is a crystal-clear, straight up hop bomb. Everything from grapefruit, pine, mint, just whole-hearted real hop character saturates this beer. Malts donít get in the way. This is one of the most blatant overusage of hops Iíve tasted in Colorado and it is glorious. Very clean, very unbalanced, but sure to satisfy a hophead.
Okay, I just wanted to note that my initial tastings of this were from draft. I have since purchased a few six packs of cans, and I have to say that itís not nearly as good. I canít put my finger on it, but the hop character isnít as clearly defined and thereís a hugely bitter finish without the full depth I get when I have this from tap. I have never before experienced such a consistent discrepancy between tap and can. I still drink Modus Hoperandi and Hop Notch all the time, but Hop Abomination just isnít the same. So I retract my calling out of all you who rated this poorly, but I am leaving my initial score to reflect the draft servings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DiarmaidBHK (3695) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Can from Davidsonís liquor. Pouts orange with a very thin khaki head. Has some solid pine notes on the nose. A couple of solid grapefruit notes on the nose. Solid!

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