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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 26, 2004
Had this right after old pligny at toronados: Pours a deep amber with a mild aroma of hops. Small head and little lacing. Very boring for this or any style. Medium bodied. The malts actually outweight the hops. Not bitter enough at all. Very boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (9137) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 16, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2007 [rerate needed] On draft @ the Toronado. Medium yellow color, huge amount of lacing. Buttery nose with wood and milk, the flavor has a little butter, but it’s still nice. Sweet vanilla nose, kinda weird. Very good bitterness, not cloying, just a nice even buzz of hop bitterness like a DIPA should have.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DarkElf (3051) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUN 29, 2004
(Draft: Toronado in San Francisco, CA) This is a solid 2IPA, fairly malty and sweet, but with a very strong hops component; Big, bitter grapefruit flavor in the finish; Medium to full bodied with a slightly sticky mouthfeel early that is balanced and cleared in the finish by the strong hops component; Piney, hoppy nose is excellent; Light amber color; Off-white head has good retention and leaves lots of patchy lacing

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JUN 25, 2004
Cloudy, orange-copper body with a very long lasting, creamy, cotton-clored head. Smells of pine cones and needles, a little citrusy lemon. Big sweet taste is pineapple, papaya, pinecones. Leaves a bitter-hop finish. Really good. God bless california agressively hopped IPA’s!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jazz88 (2665) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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

   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.

   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.

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