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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. Thatís 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
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 (11095) - 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 (6511) - 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 (4631) - 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 (3250) - 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 (974) - 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 8, 2010
Tap @ concordia: clear orange with a nice head. The nose is powerful and fresh with lots of pine and orange. Clean pale malts and intense dry hop flavor. Finishes balanced.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MacDouglass (88) - Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2010
Aroma: you can tell that this is going to be one hoppy beer, citrus almost to sour, and tons of hops; Appearnace: hazy tan, with maybe a bit of red, medium white head upon pour that quickly dissipates; Taste: very, very standout Imperial IPA, tastes just like it smells, a ton of hops, followed by fresh citrus, maybe Iím trying too hard, but I can pull out lemon, orange, and grapefruit, thereís also something else that stands out after a swallow, something almost nutty or bready; Palate: one of the most bitter but enjoyable beers Iíve ever had, its bitterness is on par with Sierra Nevadaís Torpedo IPA, but this one tastes better over all and has more to offer with all of those citrus notes, good carbonation; Overall: I think that this is more of a Double IPA than an Imperial IPA, nevertheless, I wish I had bought more than one, it is absolutely wonderful, one of the bettter IPAs Iíve had in a while

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 7, 2010
Bottle. Brownish orange with a thin head. Some aroma I canít place but interesting kind of damp cellar and dead flowers. Some very light pine and citrus too. Nice pine flavor but kind of muddy. Pine finish.


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