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RATINGS: 1648   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 86   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 20, 2009
Bottle from nearbeer. Thanks! Poured a clear light orange color. The head was tall and white with good retention and lacing. Pleasant aroma that included the likes of pine, citrus liqueur, and flower blossom. There was also some caramel. Medium bodied and slightly sweet with moderate hop bitterness. I tasted distinct orange marmalade, caramel, and pine. A hint of sweet orange liqueur emerged at the end. Delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (6642) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2009
Bottled, shared by Menno. Slight hazy orange golden color, short head. Aroma of good fresh hop, some grapefruit and pine. Decent bitter taste, firm malty body. Good stuff.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
joebudzjoe (672) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 13, 2009
Bottle @ Big City, Allston, MA. Cloudy orange body. Strong hop flavor is extremely bitter and tough to put down. Not a fan at all.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (5667) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2009
This draft brew from a bottle shop poured a head of finely sized white colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a hazy dark orange colored body. The strong aroma was hoppy. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a biting hoppy aftertaste. The strong flavor contained notes of very strong sharp bitter hops. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
altonbrownd (5628) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2009
Bottle from Cracked Kettle. Golden yellow body with faint head. Hoppy nose. Solid taste of hops and plenty of pine. Grapefruit well-represented too. A nice IPA. Really enjoying it just now.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (5274) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2009
Bottled. Tnx Menno. Aroma has citric hops, some pine. Bit hazy, golden coloured beer with a white head. The taste is bitter, with pine and grapefruit, some malty fruityness as well. Well bodied beer, some carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skinnyviking (8685) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2009
Bottle. Medium high fluffy but lasting white head leaving nice long lacings. Hazy light orange body. Oranges lemon grapefruit nuts hops aroma. Pretty acidic grapefruit pine flavor with a sharp hoppyness and a good deal of alcohol. Low carboantion. Long bitter aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadIndian (2738) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2009
Canals purchase. WOW what a gem. Grassy aroma, a hop explosion of the nose. A very bitter sweet blend. Citric basically everything I like in an IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 8, 2009
Poured from the 12oz. bottle into a pint glass. The color is a hazy yellowish orange with a finger or two of foamy white head and some white lacing. Some light carbonation. The smell is a bit hoppy, with some citrus flavor at first. A small hint of banana and vanilla as well, which is very surprising. The taste is a only a light hoppy taste at first with a wisp of bitterness that stays in your pallet. The bitterness warms the tongue just a bit. Some yeast in the back end just behind the bitterness along with some some slight sugar flavor. This beer does not jump right up in punch you in the mouth it seems to slide into your taste buds before pronouncing it’s bitterness. It goes down easy and it pretty crisp.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 8, 2009
12oz bottle from Martha’s Vineyard. Love the label! Good colour and head on this one. The aroma is full hop and malty in balance. So too is the palate. This is a very well structured beer with all the hallmarks of excellent craft...and yet (to nitpick) it somehow falls slightly short of perfection. Maybe it’s the fact I had this in the same session as a Bells Hopslam. That’s a hard beer to stand out from. Regardless, this is a great IIPA and one I’d be happy to consume regularly if it were available.


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