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RATINGS: 251   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Editor’s note: new and completely reworked version of this beer.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (9856) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2011
Bottle. Poured an amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of floral hops, pine, citrus, and lighter caramel. Tastes of citrus, spicy hops, floral, and lighter caramel.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kenwall17 (232) - new york, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Excellent DIPA. Not overbearing in hops or citrus, just in refreshing goodness.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bax (1290) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2011
(Bottle 7/4-2011) Good balance between the sweetness and bitterness. American, American and American hops what could go wrong.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hair6a11 (1426) - Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2011
On tap at the local option; pour is a beautiful gold with a huge pillowtop head in this tulip. Ridiculous cobweb lacing as well. Big herbal, pines, citrus hop profile on the nose. I feel like this is one of those brews with diminishing returns, however. The malt backbone doesn’t cover it for me; its a nice hopped up IPA, for sure, and a nice variation obviously, but it seems too straightforward, I think.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (3014) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2011
The aroma is sweatsock, floral, earth. The appearance is translucent amber, off white head. The flavor is caramel, bread, flowers. The finish is resin, floral. Medium/thick in body. Very good, not as good as Yang.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DocLock (8532) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2011
Verified this is the 8%. Bottles from Smith’s and Capone’s. Wow, this is my third cherry popper of the evening. After tonight, I’m going to be looser than Lindsey Lohan after an L.A. Laker post-game party. On to the review. The pour is turbid pumpkin orange colored, toward canary but promarily orange, with a huge fluffy 4-finger white head. The nose is juat astounding, a medley of intense tangeriney and pineaplly citrus, heavy hops, black pepper, honeydew, and honey. The taste is rich, veru complex, with an initial heavy caramel malty flavor mixed with the huge IBU load, with heavy black pepper, tangerine, pineapple, chardonnay, and some star fruity notes. The palate is dense and absolutely delicious. This one is incredibly good, and it is not a stretch to place it in the upper echelon of IIPAs. I suspect it would fare quite well for itself in a blind tasting with the world’s finest. Get ya some, and do it before it’’s gone.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (6988) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 29, 2011
Draft. Pours orange with an off white head. Piney hoppy aroma with floral and light citric notes, and pale malts. The flavor has floral and piney hops, light sweet notes and a hint of citrus. Solid.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (6308) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 25, 2011
Draft at RnH with Andrew, Streets, and Kyle. Poured a hazy, amber orange body with nice white lacing. Aroma is super fresh pine and grassy hops. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of fresh citrus, spicy pine, grass hops.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewBoxer (2450) - New York, New York, USA - APR 24, 2011
Draft.hazy gold color. Nice lacing. Citrusy pine lemon smell. Taste is similar. Really good. Abv is not present

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
garza (572) - Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), VENEZUELA - APR 24, 2011
Pours golden orange and clear colour with a creamy white head. Aroma of fruits like citrus and peaches. Spices, hops and grass hints too. Fruity notes in the taste too with medium sweetness and a lovely medium to heavy bitter touch. Medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, and a nice bitter dry finish. Very good.


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