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RATINGS: 1617   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (6909) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2009
On tap at Coles Buffalo NY. Pours a pretty light golden. Piney citrus hop aroma along with some booziness. Nice pine hop explosion. Resiny sticky hops. Full mouthfeel. well done

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 24, 2009
From coyotehunter via trade. Poured a slightly hazy golden color with a short white head. Sticky lacing. The aroma is resinous pine hops, light citrus and a whiff of alcohol. The flavor is pretty much the same thing, aggressive, sticky pine hops that find very little balance with softer caramel malts or citrus. Medium bodied, almost oily mouthfeel. Slightly unchecked alcohol heat. Just OK.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanIHave4Beers (3568) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 22, 2009
Pours blonde with a small head. The aroma is kind of alcohol forward but not in a bad way, it mixes well with the citrus and pine, just a touch of caramel balances this one out. Flavor is well balanced between sweet and dry, there is plenty of mango with some citrus and a good hop bitterness.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chimpy5 (19) - Iowa, USA - JUL 22, 2009
Poured a golden-amber with med head. Had a spicy aroma with some hops in there too. Flavor was very full with lots of hops and malt. Overall a really solid IIPA

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ketchepillar (1172) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 22, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2010 7/22/09. Thanks Andy! Spicy, piny hops. Some alcohol in the aroma. Aroma isnít hugely hoppy but is nice. Nice, moderately "rough" hop bitterness in the finish. Solid malt body, itís no Cali IIPA. 2/26/10. Oniony, garlicy. Same rating.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kassner (1436) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2015 bottle fro 3 Son. Packed with hops as a double I PA should be. Not quite as aromatic as some but full flavor 2015 07 on tap at whole foods. Still great

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12122) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 17, 2009
(12oz bottle) Medium off-white head that leaves nice lacing atop clear light amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, pine, grapefruit, light peach. Taste is moderately sweet, intensely bitter pine/grapefruit, some alcohol. Soft medium-full body, some chewiness. Not bad, but more maltiness to counter some of the alcohol would really improve this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2009
Bottle. Pour was dark golden/amber with a lasting head. Aroma was of grapefruit, light peach, and citrus. Malt was also prevalent in the flavors along with a complex bitterness. Very flavorful and pleasant brew. Another great creation from a great brewery.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TKA300 (105) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2009
12 Oz bottle... poured a hazy goldish, amber with a medium white head. Smelled strongly of citrus and a little bit of pine. The taste was very similar to the aroma (citrus/pine) but way more complex and had multiple different stages. Dry finish and not that heavy of a beer, but it was pretty damn good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2009
12oz bottle via Secret Santa Summer 2009-Pours a hazy amber with a huge off white head. Nose is citrus and pine. Taste is sweet malts, then grapefruit, pine, then grapefruit, pine, orange rind, grapefruit and pine. In that order!! Finish is dry, metallic aftertaste, carbonation is moderate. Body is light/medium.


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