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RATINGS: 315   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 126   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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Foothills’ first high gravity beer may have you Seeing Double. The hops are balanced with just enough body to craft a highly drinkable brew. Expect a full body and a hint of citrus from the seven varieties of hops added to the brew. IBU: 126.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2007
#300. Shared with Dragonstout, like most of the milestones. Tap at Foothills. Pours a neon reddish color with a frothy white head. Heavy hints of candied sugars, simcoe hops, and citrus fruits. Finished with a good body and stuck to the palate well. I need a growler of this!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2007
Sampled at the brewpub.I am not a fan of DIPA but this one has altered my thinking.This reminded me of their Pilot Pale Ale wih roids added.Poured amber with a 2 finger white head.A nice citrusy, piney hop aroma.Hops with some semi sweetness to it.The finish was semisweet with a hint of caramel on the very backend.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2007
pours a clear brown gold with mild head. sweet mild hoppy aroma. sweet front to finish, no bitterness, very sweet.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2007
8/4/8/4/17 - Sample from growler thanks to Bleacherbum. Amber color with a light-med white head. Aroma has some nice floral-grapefruit mix to it with a pleasant bit of sweet malts. Flavor has a nice hop mix with grapefruit/citrus, floral, earthy, and other freshly picked hop flavors melding together well. Nice use of malt here as well, plus a pleasant finish. The kind of beer you could drink all damn day.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2009
Date: March 31, 2006
Mode: Draft
Source: Barley’s, NC
Appearance: opaque amber, thin beige head
Aroma: sweet pine aroma
Flavor: rich carmel malt flavor with lots of citrus follow up

Date: July 02, 2006
Mode: draft
Source: tasting
lots of sweet grapefruit

Date: December 19, 2006
Mode: draft
Source: flying saucer raleigh
Appearance: first let me say i’m surprised how few notes I have on this beer after going through a whole keg of it
Flavor: so much wonderful sweet pine and grapefruit flavor, a bargain on two fiddy pint night at the saucer

Date: February 02, 2008
Mode: draft
Source: brewpub
Aroma: aroma is much more floral this year
Flavor: still big sweet crystal malt flavor with lots of citrus and pine hops, long bitter finish

Date: February 07, 2009
Mode: draft
Source: brewpub
Aroma: picking up a peppery spicyness in the aroma in addition to the sweet citrus
Flavor: lots of peppery character in the flavor as well, the spicyness along with a big earthyness cuts down on the sweetness creating better balance

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4139) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2007
Pours a rthick eddish amber with a creamy caramel head. Aroma is amazing, sweet, fruit, apricot, citrus, so delicious. The flavor is similar, citrus, sweet, waxy, a tad bitter, mellow. Simply great.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubbleflubber (1853) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2007
Yes sir! On tap, and my vote for Beer of the Day at the Microfestivus ’07. Ruby-mahogany pour, with a nice eggshell head... great retention and frothy lace. Candied malts and floral/pine nose. This is a big bold brew with plenty of thick, sweet malts upfront. This accompanies pine nuts and slight citrus and rind/zest hints. The finish is of floral bitters that grow into peppery pine, bolder and bolder even after the pull is finished. ABV is well-integrated into the tapestry of complexion. Thick, syrupy body and a chewy mouthfeel make this a truly awesome example of the style! Great job, Foothills!

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2007
Very dark amber/garnet. Small, creamy, tan head. Aroma of piney, resinous, floral hops, stale grain, and a hint of regurgatation. Flavor is vey balanced for a IIPA- same hops with a generous amount of caramel cookie malt. Resinous, bittersweet finish. Full body, smooth. Very good minus the small flaw in the aroma.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2007
Courtesy dsnowden. Pours an amber/maroon with a small light tan head. Smells of grapefruit hops, with a big malt background. Maybe a little dark fruit in there too. The taste is very sweet and malty in the taste. Alot of caramel in there along with hops. The hops are most detectable in the finish and the aftertaste. Its not as nearly hoppy as you’d expect being a double IPA, the malt was just huge in this beer. Stil pretty good, not what I was expecting.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexanderj (3334) - Branson, Missouri, USA - AUG 6, 2007
On tap at Foothills brewpup. I enjoyed this one alot. Very drinkable and hoppy all in one. Syrupy and slightly sticky mouthfeel. Sweet taste throughout. Caramel, citrus and fruit; with a substantial bitterness at the end.


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