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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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mreeves (275) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2005
Hop heads rejoice. This one has plenty of hops. Not really a doube IPA in my opinion, as itís a bit thin and hoppy without quite enough malt balance. Still, I love hops and this one delivers plenty of them.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 11, 2005
Big resinous oily double. nice balance with big bitterness piney citrusy and malty. Huge nose with tons of floral hop wondrousness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 6, 2005
Pours amber with no real head. Aroma is very fresh, hoppy in a pine sort of way. The key word here is fresh- if youíve ever broken open a freshly picked hop cone right off the vine and smelled the aroma- thats exactly what this brew smells like. This is a fantastic IIPA. Surprisingly drinkable. Alcohol is not apparent at all. Almost enough malt to balance the potent bitterness. Nice medium body coats the mouth. The bitterness sticks for a while just like it should. Beautiful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - FEB 20, 2005
Tasted at the 5th Annual Bistro 2XIPA Fest. Light to medium orange gold color. Small head. Aroma is fruity and sweet. A medium bodied Imperial IPA. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are grapefruity and piney. Fairly bitter IPA, there is a bit hop bite in this beer. Nicely balanced. Fairly smooth taste for all that bitterness (100+ IBU). Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 3, 2004
Draft. Deep orange-amber color with a good off-white head. Huge grapefruit aroma. Flavors of grapefruit, good not-overpowering malt backbone, some pine tar, some caramel. Nice lingering bitterness and good mouthfeel. This oneís not going to overpower, but itís not harsh and is well crafted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jgb9348 (4844) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2004
Slightly cloudy orange coloured body with a nice dense white head that lasts long. Aroma of pure cascade hops with little else-nice and strong! Medium-bodied; Super strong piney & citrus hops in the taste with a nice malt backbone. Aftertaste bittered from the strong hops-VERY nice! Overall, one of the best west coast ipaís iíve had, and a real treat to sample it with the desired method in a fun bar! I sampled this pint from draught at Toronado in San Francisco, California on the second day of 10-June-2004...our first was spent in Sydney, Australia.

   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 (8228) - 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 (3035) - 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 IPAís!

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