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RATINGS: 1251   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.25   IBU: 120   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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An American Double IPA, packed with over 120 IBU!


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2012
I decided to go for this long awaited treat from The Alchemist for my 200th review. Poured from 16oz can to imperial Surly pint glass... Pours a hazy honey gold, gorgeously unfiltered. I like my orange juice with pulp, I like my beer with floaties. A big, rocky off-white head swells to fill the 20oz glass. Spotty, sticky lacing. Great looking beer, I don’t really understand why this beer is suppose to be hidden inside of a can. The nose is stuffed with fresh hop aromas - tangerine, orange peel, fresh floral bits, plenty of evergreen harshness to balance the heavy citrus. Not really any detectable malts here. On the tongue... hop abrasion like I’ve never really experienced. Grapefruit, orange peel, massive flavors. Exceedingly hoppy and bitter. The super dry, bitter afterburn keeps me going for more. What a delicious thing this is. Overall, I can see why people go nuts over this stuff. A unique, aggressive, very satisfying drink.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LanaBanana (4) - POLAND - APR 19, 2015 does not count
Barwa ciemnozlota, piana obfita drobnopecherzykowa, trwala. Aromat bardzo intensywny, oczywiscie chmielowy, troche slodki, owocowy w strone owoców tropikalnych. W smaku dokladnie to co zapowiada aromat, goryczka dociera dosc szybko, jest bardzo przyjemna i krótka. Piwo jest wyjatkowo pijalne, alkohol bardzo dobrze ukryty, z kazdym lykiem chce sie wiecej.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cavie (3971) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2015
Can. Pours a murky yellow color with a white foamy head. Aroma is spicy hops, floral, pine, citrus and crazy intense hops. Flavor is spicy hops, citrus, pine, and fresh grass. Nice! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
scirtes (70) - POLAND - APR 19, 2015
Can. Amber, cloudy beer with white head, which disappears quite quickly. Aromas of tropical fruits, citrus, resin. Taste is somewhat sweet, malty at first, but soon high bitterness is dominating. Bitterness is surprisingly complex, grapefruit-like, with distinct resinous character. Long, bitter, very pleasant finish. Great beer. Very drinkable.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KamilBprz (21) - Pszczyna, POLAND - APR 19, 2015
Surprisingly clear, pale beer with a nice white head. I was expecting a cloudy fluid with some yeast floating around since i opened a can straight from a journey and it didnt have much time to cool in the fridge. Aroma typical for the style, american hops give some citrus and forest smell and malt adds some sweet note. Although the IBU is really high (120?!) the bitterness doesn’t feel overwhelming, it is on point, doesn’t disrupt the falvour with is pretty sweet thanks to malts. The palate feels good, carbonation is maybe a little to high, but on the other hand it makes the beer feel fresh. Overall the beer feels great, one of the best or even the best dipa in the world. If you have a chance to get this beer, do it - you won’t regret.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
michcam8 (347) - Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2015
MacBoost helped me land this somewhat "hard to get get" beer. From the can. Looked for dating, none available. Pours a hazy orangish glow, with a fluffy white head. Was expecting a bunch of floaties, but did not really see any. Good looking beer. Aroma is of hop citrus, light malts, biscuits, and some grass. Taste is big on the light citrus front, grapefruits, oranges, mango...with some cracker yeast flavor coming in. For 120 IBU’s the bitterness was not overwhelming, somewhat dry finish. Great beer, would definitely drink again, if offered.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DCLawyer (1743) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2015
Backlog. Can share at Dominion Wine and Beer in Falls Church. Poured into a taster. Hazy dark gold with small white head. Tons of citrus hops, bittersweet, but not overdone and lacking the Fruity Pebbles notes of some other big citrus hop bombs. Very smooth and tasty.

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
fernans (38) - Rhode Island, USA - APR 17, 2015
Simply put, there is very little bad you can say about this outstanding IPA. Hazy golden hue. Smith malt start, big hop flavor in the middle, and nice long finish. Believe the hype.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JMurph72 (16) - - APR 16, 2015
Appearance - poured from can (I know it says not too! I can't help it!) a cloudy pale golden. Thick white head Aroma - big citrus, melon, and earthy aroma. Great grapefruit and earthy aromas during the experience. Taste - sweet and initially bitter, with a very smooth bitter finish. One of the more balanced ipa's I've had Mouthfeel - surprisingly more medium-heavy bodied than I expected. Very sticky. Overall - lives up the hype. A perfectly balanced beer

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pelzky (73) - Szczecin, POLAND - APR 16, 2015
Amber, hazy color with white, talk but short-lasting head. Very complex aroma of hops with lichi upfront. Also some caramel/biscuit notes after warming. Body could be little more liqueur. Low to medium carbonation. Great stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alteregoo (183) - POLAND - APR 15, 2015
Piana dość obfita, drobno i średnio pęcherzykowa, szybko opada i wypełnia się dużymi bąblami, ale zdobi przy tym szkło. Barwa ciemno złota, opalizująca. Aromat powala swą czystą intensywnością szyszek chmielowych, iglaków i owoców tropikalnych. Początkowo słodkawy, po zamieszaniu szkłem uderza orzeźwiającymi cytrusami! Genialnie! W smaku piwo jest treściwsze od Focal Bangera, lekka słodowo-brzoskwiniowa słodycz jest obecna, ale przy większym nagazowaniu szybko ustępuje żywicy i konkretnej, wysokiej goryczce, o nieziemsko przyjemnym grejpfrutowym profilu. Oczywiście goryczka nie zalega, jest krótka i ustępując pozostawia uczucie niedosytu, zachęcając jednocześnie do ponownego łyku... 8% alkoholu świetnie ukryte a delikatne rozgrzewanie w przełyku uświadamia nam tylko, że to piwo bardziej wymagające i potężniejsze od zwykłej IPA, nie wspominając o APA... tyle tylko, że wnioski te docierają do nas w momencie, gdy w puszce nie pozostaje nic poza powietrzem...


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