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RATINGS: 1604   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 86   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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An imperial IPA that was brewed to turn your world upside down. Hops have got you coming and going. Pungent aromatics up front paired with a malt balanced backbone and a smooth bitter finish. 86 IBUs.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (14306) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2009
Bottle at home. Cloudy golden/amber - small white head. Pine apples, grape fruits, high hoppy, piney, resin, fruity, flowery, bitterness, light sweetness, toasted, caramel, nice malty. Lasting bitter finish. Lovely.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (23360) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2009 Bottle at home. Hazy golden coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of hops and pine needles with notes of grass and grape fruits. Sweet and fruity flavour of hops, pine needles and caramel with notes of grape fruits. Dry hoppy finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2009
Clear golden with a medium off white head. Aroma had loads of hops, pine and grapefruit and floral notes. Flavour had loads of hops iwth malty, caramel, pine, pine and grapefruits. Finished very dry and dusty. Hop burn toward the end. Finished very bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12306) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 27, 2009
Bottle from Archer Liquors. Hazy ripe peach color with a bubbly, creamy white head. Lots of floral and citric aroma. Medium body, or slightly less, with quite creamy carbonation. Flavor is burning [citrus?] hop. I think thereís a malt backbone. The edges of my tongue get a tingly burn. Itís really fresh. Some resin comes out. Itís smooth. Itís bitter. Itís very, very good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tomspalla (9) - Orange Beach, Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2009 does not count
One opf the best double IPAs Iíve ever had. I highly recommend you pick this up if you see it!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (3461) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2009
Bottle at Chrisīgrill party. Pours a hazy yellow with a small white head. Sweet and quite bitter. Loads of hops with citric aromas of grapefruits and a bit of spruce. Light alcohol notes. Medium to full bodied. Medium carbonation. Bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5772) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2009
( 12oz bottle) Pours a cloudy pale yellow, nice thick oily/bubbly head, with excellent lacing. Nose of pineapple, mango, vanilla, sweet hops, and everything a DIPA should be. Taste is sweet, bitter, but maybe slightly unbalanced towards the bitter. Some grapefruit oils, pineapple, and tropical fruits. Really an exceptional DIPA. Oily body, perfect weight, and barely a bitter linger. This one is fantastic.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
quierocerveza (18) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2009
Hazy yellowish orange color with a finger or two of foamy white head and some white lacing. Light carbonation, Grapefruit, rind, pine, tangerine, grass, hints of biscuit & candied pineapple. Assertive bitterness, but itís not harsh.Quite drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sonicdescent (384) - Donora, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2009
Appears a very light golden with a red/orangish tint. Carbonation is very active though head retention is not great. Started out quite fluffy and white and has died down to a crown. Smell is of citrus hops, grapefruit is most up front with a pine resin and malty sweetness in the back. Taste is similar to smell with perhaps pine taking more of a place. Tasty and above average for sure, but not in the league of say a Hopslam or a Pliny. Mouth is thick for an IPA, kind of a syrupy feeling, which is different and intriguing. Overall another winner from founders but I would probably go somewhere else for my DIPA fix first.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (2130) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2009
On tap at Coleís. Golden, with a thick, sticky head. Mild but fresh aroma of pine and citrus hops. Huge pine in the flavour, almost to the point that a stronger malt backbone is required to add a little balance. Finish is lingering pine and a nice bitterness.


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