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RATINGS: 1526   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Goblincat (382) - Westland, Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Pours a golden straw in color. The aroma is hops and some citrus. The flavor is a nice blend of hops and pine. Decent overall.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lamas (1360) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 9, 2009
Bottle. Bottled: 02/09/09. Pours a hazy straw color with a skim of an antique white head. Spicy aroma that features plenty of grapefruits, juicy oranges and their rinds, pine needles, alcohol, pepper, vanilla, and some caramel. Full-bodied, smooth, and just a touch syrupy. Flavor starts with a bit of caramel and vanilla and quickly progresses to loads of sweet oranges and then bitter grapefruits. A very drying, peppery finish. Some warming alcohol is present throughout. Excellent!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
coharahawk (170) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 9, 2009
On draft at Sugar Maple. Pours a light copper with abundant white head. Aroma is strong grapefruit, floral, and some citrus notes. Flavor is lots of sticky hops and resin and finishes fairly bitter. Medium body. Although very hop forward, it is pretty refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - MAY 8, 2009
12 oz bottle. Lightly hazed yellow gold with a big white head. Big sweet nose, orange and tangerine. Excellent webby lacing. Perfumey hop flavor, mostly citrus over biscuit, sweet. Comes off oddly balanced for what amounts to a hop bomb. Not really to my liking, but tough to find fault.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
treadyroc (149) - St. Leonard, Maryland, USA - MAY 8, 2009
Pours a very hazy amber with just a bit of head. Very thick ’n greasy mouthfeel; rolls right over your tongue nicely. Not much citrus in this one, but the IPA bitterness is there at the end to make ya smak yer tongue on the roof of yer mouth. Definitely will buy again.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopHeadedDevil (11) - , North Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2009
Nice thick hoppy head. Pale yellow-orangish color. Very nice pine and citrus hop aroma. Overall, one of my favorite doubles.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeSammy (540) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2009
A lot of citrus and pine in the nose. Surprisingly thick palate, chewy. Very malty , piney hops. Hoping for more citrus, grapefruit hops.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - MAY 7, 2009
clean grapefruit soap and pine. well regulated hop progression stays citric and pine, into the bitter finish. chewy tanic leather tobacco essence. essence.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phukktifano (159) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 7, 2009
Murky gold with a spicy aroma. Flavor is ginger, spice and a bit hoppy. Finish is a bit dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
General66 (203) - Streator, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2009 12 ounce bottle. This poured a deep yellow color with a half finger width white head that disappeared quickly. I was actually a bit disappointed by this pour... it was a bit boring for an IIPA. The aroma is a very nice mix of hops, pine, citrus, and a bit of spice in the background. The taste is a combination of bitter hops, pine and citrus. It did leave a nice bitter taste in my mouth after each drink and left decent lacing on the side of the glass. Overall a good IIPA but nothing special...


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