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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Over 100 International Bitterness Units and a starting gravity of 1.074. This beer uses over 60 pounds of hops in a brew size of 400 gallons. 36 pounds alone in the dry hop stage. That’s a lot of hops! Hops are: Tomahawk, Centennial, Cascade, Amarillo and Simcoe.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jazz88 (2564) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 8, 2004
Tap @ Toronado. Slightly hazy copper color. A strong grassy aroma. Extremely bitter, almost harsh with pine and wood.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 7, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2004 I thought this was one of the best beers at GABF. Sticky hop taste balanced nicely with citrus flavor. Excellent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 25, 2003
Fruity peach, strawberry aromas.Amber appearance.Very bitter at first gives way to fruity citrus,strawberry apricot and peach flavors,Herbal lemon zest bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - AUG 4, 2003
a nice strong ipa, very crisp bittering hops with a bit of citrus alongside a dash or two of malt, moderately heavy mouthfeel

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stephen (308) - California, USA - JUL 6, 2003
Hazy orange - poured with a little sediment. Aroma is orange, grapefruit, and grass clippings. Flavor is similar with a resiny kick and mouthfeel. good and recommended.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 21, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2003 A double IPA from El Toro, this ale commits the sin of letting alcohol be it's main flavor. The hops are there more for bitterness than for flavor, it seems. Very heavy, barly-wineish body and mouthfeel. I don't know how this won best of show at the California brewer's festival over Stone IPA. Just okay.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 9, 2003
Very slightly hazy. Light copper color. Grassy hop aroma. Some malt. Firm bitterness. It's technically a Double IPA but it's closer to the IPA side of the spectrum. Nice.


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