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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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drawde (115) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 3, 2007
Wow, this one’s a kick in the ass. Think powerful IIPA; clean palate; big shot of grapefruit hop on top. Kick ass. Holds up well even at Toronado.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2007
Dark gold color. Huge grapefruit nose balanced by more malt than the regular IPA. Some fruity sweetness too. Upfront strong grapefruit bitterness. Toasty malt gives some nice fruity balance to the bitterness, but like their IPA, this one leaned towards the hops. Good beer!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of pine, melon, citrus, and toffee. Flavor of toasted cereal, plenty of pine hoppiness, and some citrus with a somewhat sticky finish. ell crafted and balanced for a beer with so much pine characteristics.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2007
Draught at the Toronado. Beer is hazy, light caramel with a small, beige, frothy/creamy, mostly lasting head. Clingy lace.<P>Light malty notes of toasted grain, caramel, biscuit; Hoppy with moderate/heavy notes of resin/pine, grapefruit oil, light note of apricot; Light miscellaneous note of vanilla.<P>Moderately sweet, lightly bitter, lightly acidic with a long, moderately/heavily bitter/grippy, lightly sweet, trace acidic finish.<P>The body is medium, the texture is watery/velvety and the carbonation is lively.<P>Sharp, unpleasant.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (6319) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2007
Draught at Toronado. Head is mostly diminishing. Body is dark yellow. Aroma is trace malt (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (grapefruit, resin), lightly to moderately yeasty (dough), with a note of butter/diacetyl. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic. A very rough-edged, dull-yeasty, and aggressive example. Not pleasant at all for me, but hopheads may appreciate the abrasive qualities.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IrishBoy (3872) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 15, 2007
Draft at The Bistro’s DIPA Fest; Nose of citrus hops (how many times more will I taste citrus hops today?) hazy copperwith a small off-white head; flavor showed lots of hop bitterness lasting to a strong finish. I still like their Oatmeal Stout a lot better!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brstp (201) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 11, 2007
On tap at Toronado. Hazy orange color, aroma of lots of citrus hops. Chewy, taste of more citrus hops and an unusual strong bitterness. I’ll be getting this again.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9059) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2006
12oz bottle shared courtesy of zrrbrrt. Poured a medium to deep and cloudy amber color with a small sized of white head. Aromas of pine, citrus and light caramel. Pinecones. I was really into the hoppy aroma. Tastes of pine, grapefruit, and light caramel. El Toro dropped a Deuce on me and I liked it...

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4526) - Milton, Delaware, USA - DEC 21, 2006
Thanks to Josh. Pours a lightly hazy golden amber with an average creamy white head. Aroma was a fresh bag of hop pellets. Citrus, hints of pine, very up front hoppy. Flavors of the same. Very hoppy, yet a light bitterness and a little thin. Not much malt balance.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5316) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2006
GABF 2006. Deep amber with a small white head. Nose is hops, citrus peels, pine needles and caramel. Flavor is more hops, citrus peels, pine sap and lighter caramel. Body is oily and slick but has some a bit of body to it. Medium overall feel. Ends with more hops and citrus peels. Pine coming through here too.


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