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RATINGS: 1186   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.24   IBU: 120   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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An American Double IPA, packed with over 120 IBU!

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deekyn (1284) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 17, 2012
A - drank from the can, but poured a bit. Hazy straw golden amber with high fluffy. S - piney resiny up front. Nice notes of tropical fruits, candied lemon, grapefruit, nice malt notes underneath. M - nice full bodied full palate. Nicely rounded. Bitter but not overwhelming. Nice malty ending, not too sweet. T - centennial hops. Candied citrus, lemon and overripe cuties and light tropical fruits up front. Centennial hops. Nice citrus and tropical fruit. Blends to a full strong malt back bone. Hints of mint, honey. Gets sweeter as it warms up. O - fantastic well balanced, though malt heavy as it warms. 8

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scola729 (17) - Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Was up visiting family in Stowe, got lucky enough to score a ton of this to share with friends. The hype adds to this beer for sure, it's hard for me to disentangle taste with excitement. Love the flavor profile, great taste, hilarious can ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
troyc (2585) - Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2015
[Can] Tried a can of this smuggled back to the Midwest by a friend. Pours a light orange color with a rocky white colored head. Big aromas of orange peel, grapefruit zest and sticky resin. Lots of citrus zest, tropical fruit, light booze, pine sap and tangerine with a sticky caramel backbone. Very tasty. Glad to have tried it.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dalfaro86 (306) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JAN 19, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2015 Pours a cloudy orange brew with amedium white head with good retention , aroma is moderate to heavy bitter and moderate sweet with peach, tropical fruits, orange, grapefruit, pine and caramel, medium to robust bodied, smooth, great balance, flavor is moderate to heavy bitter and moderate sweet with a bitter finish and a long aftertaste, the tastiest ipa i´ve ever tasted, actualy the best beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
aleigator (307) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JAN 16, 2015
Can got provided by Steve, thank you very much! Has a completely clouded orange-amber, peachy color with a decent, long staying, froth head. Smells of grass, mixed with pine and dank, tropical fruits, foremost orange, nectarine and tangerin, due to the resinous maltiness. Tastes much hoppier than the nose revealed, unleashing an hop onslaught on the palate from the very beginning, masterfully balanced by earthy white-bread malts, which receive a glazed accent, as the hops turn dry, parting from their grassy, slightly tropical initial direction. The fruitiness begins with ripe oranges, peach and tangerine, while more and more citrus peel gets added. While the malts are indeed capable of setting a counterpoint to the hops, they don’t got an overly sweet character to them, more like a biscuity earthiness - just the right amount to prevent this brew from being hop water. Finishes with a dry, long lasting grapefruit bitterness, coming along with quite a bit of pine and a distinct maltiness. Drinks overly smooth, while ending with an enjoyable, almost herbaceous, bitter hop bite, developing from the fruitiness, without swallowing all of its sunny components.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mr_Abner (40) - Michigan, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Thought I would finally rate this beer, so I opened another can! Pours a hazy pale orange. Delicious (and strong!) aromas of citrus and tropical fruit. The smell alone makes me love cracking open a fresh can. Absolutely delicious, complex, fruity flavor. This beer is unabashedly all about the hops. Extremely drinkable at 8%, like all of the best DIPAs. Simply excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RhetoricalAns (416) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2015
473 mL can. Cloudy golden amber pour with a nice thick off-white head. Aroma of some citrus malt, tropical fruit, resin and pine. Taste is caramel, then waves of hop goodness, pine mostly, some herbal notes too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxodom (17) - - JAN 8, 2015
Pours deep gold, very little head, little flakes of hops. Amazing smoothness for an IPA. Best IPA I have had.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Empire1965 (12) - Chicago, USA - JAN 2, 2015
I am one of few who have had this...as it is tough to get. Worth the trades and the waits...big floral pine aroma...big bitterness good way. Just a perfect XXIPA. And in a can...superb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhilJackson80 (389) - Oklahoma, USA - DEC 31, 2014
16 oz can. Tasted on 12/23/14. Beer courtesy of Espo. No canned date. Rated from memory no tasting notes. Overall a very good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
lightbias (194) - USA - DEC 30, 2014
The elusive Heady Topper. This is my second time with the brew, although I didn’t get a chance to review it the first time, and am glad I waited since I have a better idea of what is out there since that first experience. The pour is a light tangerine topped with a porous, rocky head that reminds me of the creamy on a Creamsicle. I can smell the hops coming up from the surface, lightly caramel with a tangerine-grapefruit combination on the front side, mild and inviting. The sensation on my tongue is lightly bitter, but very nicely balanced with the malts...not uncomfortable at all, and with a lasting flavor of resiny grapefruits. The experience on the swallow is not dropping me with amazement, but it’s tasty, no doubt. As instructed, I did drink from the can but saved about 60% for my tulip. Either vessel was generally the same gustatory experience, and I enjoyed the brew quite a bit from both equally. It’s a really good beer with a high IBU that is made comfortable by a well balanced recipe. The Alchemist has done an amazing job of creating a beautiful DIPA, and a great job of marketing it! (I will most definitely recycle this can!)

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