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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2011
Bottle:   Deep golden, large foamy white head, nice lacing.   Soft and sweet hop nose, a little earthy too.   Not real biting on the tongue, hops seem a little stale.   Sweetness doesn’t translate.   Seems a bit musty too, some damp basement notes.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finishes with a bit of rind, but not sweet like I would expect.   Its a bit acidic.   Tiz okay, but not complex or sweet/malty enough.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crackedmachine (473) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 14, 2011
Bottle - batch 1487, 7.73% ABV. Pours cloudy amber with tons of carbonation and a massive foamy head. Aroma is sweet with pronounced caramel malt. The flavor follows suit: excessively malty and very sweet. Somewhere beneath all the sweetness some piney hop flavor is detectable. I wish the bottle were dated, because this could very well be an old bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAY 7, 2011
Bottle. Red orange pour. Thick lasting white head. Much lacing. Floral and citrusy aroma. Full bodied, flavour is well balanced hop. Hop character is pronounced but not overwhelming. Tangerine finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 1, 2011
Pours a cloudy orange with thin white head. Piney hop aroma. Some sweetness. Some yeastiness. Dry hoppy finish. Enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12303) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 11, 2011
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours copper with a creamy off-white yellowish head. Aroma is sort of herby pine. Med+ body. Flavor is fairly pure pine over a very smooth caramel backbone. V. gd.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (7446) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 11, 2011
Bottle from Star Grocery, Berkeley. Pours dark golden with an attractive off-white head and a delightful floral pine aroma. There is a carbonated caramel malt flavor with an excellent hop profile that is puckeringly sour yet tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
presario (4884) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 31, 2011
Bottle. Very dark cloudy amber looks like a windstorm on Dune with all the particulate (hops?) spinning around. Yes, there is a cloudy sky over the planet. Smells like we are having hops for breakfast; hops and oats. Hops, hops and hops keep building from tip of the tongue to the end. Eye closing finish. Alcohol aftertaste. Rough. Too much alcohol and not a smooth beer. Disjointed with hops here, alcohol there and uneven.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 17, 2011
Tap at Bier Stein. Cloudy copper pour with a medium sized off white head. Smells of grapefruit, pine, some resinous notes and then some orange and near tropical notes. Great nose on this one. Tastes of oranges, grapefruit, a little lemon, lots of pine, some caramel and is undercut by a decided pot flavor that is quite enjoyable. I liked this beer immensely.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (4111) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 5, 2011
It pours orange with a creamy white head. The aroma is sweet hop candy with a touch of caramel. The flavor is the same with some spice, wood, and a spicy, hoppy finish. Pretty well balanced and smooth. Not a palate killer and tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmonster (997) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Bottle served in a tulip. Pours very hazy orange with a medium size off-white head. Decent retention and great lacing. Complex aromatics. Pineapple, orange, and grassy hops in front of what promises to be a substantial malt bill. Mostly a bitter palate, not big malts. Medium body, sticky texture, and a big bitter, grapefruity finish.


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