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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anders37 (17215) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2009
Draft @ Toronado, SF. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small white head. Has a malty hoppy bitter piney aroma with some hints of citrus. Malty hoppy bitter pine needles flavor. Has a long bitter hoppy finish with a long bitter aftertaste. Awesome!!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - FEB 10, 2009
UPDATED: APR 15, 2009 This beer is Fantastic. It is my favorite beer It won the 2003 Alpha King Challenge a competition to find the hoppiest most balanced beer. Which is the competition for "Hop Heads" So balanced, clean, flavorful and drinkable. Pungent sweet hoppy aroma with toasty caramel notes. Clear shimmering medium amber very enticing. Flavor is perfect. Bitter, piney, sweet caramel malty. Seek out and find this beer you will not be sorry. If you want to grab this beer on tap with me send me an email.

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
larryLSB (438) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Had a sample at the brewery, than bought a 6 pack. Poured a nice golden amber color with a nice frothy head that went flat quickly.There was more of a nose on the draft than the bottle. Flowers and fruit. Big hop taste with a hint of evergreen (pine spruce). Better at the brewery than in the bottle! Overall a very good beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HighWine (954) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2009
Tap. Hazy nutmeg color with beautifully-laced head. Nose is floral and citrusy. Taste is delicious with a great malt/hop balance. Itís like eating my favoriate breakfast cereal and drinking my favorite beer at the same time. Palate is malt that transitions into an admirable malt hoppiness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 12, 2008
On draft at Toronado SF. Appearance is a translucent murky orange hue, thin layer of white creamy head, sticky lacing on the glass. Smell is pine resin, sweet citrus, cotton candy, touch of mustiness. Taste is bitter pine resin and grapefruit dominated hops, orange and lemons creep in with some grassy hops, cotton candy bubblegum appears near the end, finishes bitter and resiny. Palate is medium-bodied, big thick oily resin texture, biting carbonation. Overall, a nice sticky and resiny hop bomb with a nice balance of sweet citrus and candy sweetness, the finish is a touch too harsh.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lothore (555) - California, USA - APR 26, 2008
A- Golden in color with a small eggshell head that fades and leaves a little lacing. S- Smells extremely hoppy. Grainy pine scents dominate the nose. T- Piney hops are prevalent from start to finish with a bitter kick. Grainy bready taste masked beneath the hops. M- Thick and chunky with a blast of carbonation that compliments the hoppy bitterness perfectly. D- Definitely a sipper but certainly very drinkable for a double ipa.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - FEB 29, 2008
Draft at Toronado. Hazy amber, pretty good lacing and retention. Aroma is very fruity with overripe fruits, some grass, caramel. Flavor matches, moderate to high bitterness, alcohol hidden well. A little bit of that creamy drinkability I remember from their BW.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - FEB 17, 2008
Tap @ Tornado, 1/4/08. Porus amber orange with an off white head. Nose is sweet and hoppy. Taste is sweet and hoppy with a resin taste. Pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bleeng (1541) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2008
12 oz bottle thanks to friend Jimmy S. Hazy gold pour with no head-a bit cold to start. Hop bomb to start with but the dry hops come through with warming. Decent balance and a very nice DIPA. This small brewery is doing a great job but distribution has always been an issue.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
glennmastrange (2311) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2007
Tap. Iíll start by saying that I think this beer was a little off. Aroma had roasted for the malt, herbs for the hops, and cheese for the yeast (probably from being a little old in the keg) and followed by stale and skunk. Head is creamy white with excellent lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is clear red brown. Flavor starts Moderately acidic and finishes moderately bitter. Palate is medium, creamy and has a lively carbonation. Iím sorry I didnít get to try this fresher than I did, and unfortunately Iíll probably wonít get another shot at it for a long time.


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