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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Lot #6 Double ipa: think of this as our Lot #3 on performance-enhancing malt and hops. 8.5%abv, and all kinds of tropical fruit and citrus notes. Tommy got very nervous when he saw all the hops going into this one. 18.5į


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Reviewed 2/11/13. Bottle says 8.5%. 12 oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. A: Pours a very hazy golden copper color. The head is a nice three finger cream color featuring excellent lacing down the glass. Retention is only decent, however. S: Quite grapefruit forward, with an underlying touch of peppery, herbal pine. The malt profile seems to be the standard-issue crystal malts, coming across as somewhat biscuity. The general aroma is very good, if not as vivid as I hoped/expected. T: The grapefruit character comes across more expressively in the flavor. It starts off with a combination of citrusy hops and biscuity malt/yeast. The finish is pleasantly malty; the subtle grapefruit mingles with the toffee and marzipan qualities, with touches of black pepper and pine appearing. Again, like its little brother, it has a surprising amount of complexity while it maintains a level of balance; some sips will be citrusy, others will be piny, and some will even be tropical. After downing a second one, it becomes very melon-like in its hop character...perhaps a sign of the Citra hops coming through. Iím upping the score here - Iím on my second one and I almost feel like killing a third bottle. Itís just superb, yet in a subtle manner. M: The finish starts off pleasantly clean and dry, before a budding aftertaste of hop nectar and malt sweetness builds and lingers on the aftertaste. General texture is on the heavier side of medium - and yet, in spite of all the things conspiring to make it a difficult drink, itís quite easy to down. O: This is what FW Double Jack should have been - the reason I single out that one is because the flavor profile here is very reminiscent of the hyped DIPA in terms of its malty, orange/grapefruit forward nature; only itís more balanced, less boozy, not as sweet, and more complex. Or maybe this 4 pack is just fresher than the bottle of Double Jack I had. All I know is A) Iíll be coming back to this one at a somewhat frequent rate, and B) itís about damn time MD starts producing a DIPA thatís both top notch and well-priced.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Howlader (677) - - JUL 6, 2014
Served in a 4oz taster at Churchkey in Washington DC or Rustico in Ballston.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
closey22 (784) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Pale amber thin lacy offwhite head; aroma is hoppy piney/spruce Christmas tree memories immediately come to mind; feels medium foamy fizzy; finishes moderately dry malty hoppy

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (4170) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2014
This one poured a dark yellow with a white head. Aroma was of oranges, grass and booze. Flavor was similar bitter and ora.get, caramel and booze. Not refined at all.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (1972) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Hoppy without being overly bitter (?), is such a thing possible? Dark amber with rich creamy head, hops, malt and chocolate(?) on the nose, malt first then hops in the taste. Malt on the finish, with some hops dragging it out.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HellesBunny666 (147) - Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Pineapple, mango, peaches, tropical sweet aromas. Really smooth and creamy body. Crisp tropical notes, citrus.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (862) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Bursting with tropical and floral aromas. Clear orange with golden highlights, and a fully lasting white head. Mostly dry with a bit of sweet malt, juicy fruity tropical hops, and aromatic floral notes. Medium bodied, chewy. Delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 1, 2014
A pretty good, albeit not particularly unique double IPA. Very bitter, though with a good, sweet, malty base.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4427) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Pours a lightly hazy orange with a medium creamy white head. Great hop aroma. Lots of orange with a touch of pine. Flavor of fresh American hops, loads of orange, some pine and a touch of caramel malt

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obxdude10 (2022) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Really nice double IPA! Light amber in color with a pillowy off-white head. The head leaves some really nice, cascading lacing around the inside of the glass. The aroma features plenty of bitter of spicy hops, along with some light caramel and bready malts. The flavor mirror the nose, with a very balanced and smooth body and texture. There is a ton of huge hop flavor in this impy IPA, and itís incredible drinkable. I taste a lot of tropical fruit, pepper and grass in the flavors, as well.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ed5388 (1972) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2014
Sampled at AC Beerfest 2014. Poured a clear golden color with a small foamy white head. Aroma of caramel malt, grapefruit, and sweet tropical fruits (melon, mango, etc). Taste of bitter grapefruit, caramel malt, and pine.


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