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RATINGS: 1525   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcmd (314) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 6, 2009
Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a medium sudsy white head which settles. Aroma is honeysickle, piney hops, and grapefruit. Taste is initially sweet honey, then strong grapefruit and pine kick in leaving a huge hop bitterness in the finish-gotta be simcoe in this - always seems to have a slight pill taste in the finish. More powerful and raw than hopslam, but not as smooth. Still a great IIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimhilt (2403) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 6, 2009
Pours a three finger white head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Cloudy amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Piney nose. Flavor is sweet, grapefruit and pine. Barely a lingering grapefruit aftertaste. High ABV is hidden. Decent DIPA. $3.70 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, MA.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 6, 2009
Bottle pours an off-white head that looks like a pillow. It laces with each draught. Smells of citrus hops mainly, then pine and spice. Some thick sweetness on the nose. Flavor is citrus hops and clover honey. That fades to spice and bitter hops with residual sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heemer77 (5100) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 4, 2009
Deep gold colored body with a lightly off white and thin head. The aroma is massive grapefruit and green wood. There is also some sweaty musk. The taste is largely citrus with grapefruit and even some pineapple. It gets sweet at the back of the mouth like white sugar and crystal malts. Nicely done, but relatively subtle.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Really solid IPA. Had it on tap at RFD in D.C. Poured a nice hazy orange color with a thin white head. Aroma was super grapefruit and citrus hops with a little bit on the pine note. Flavor was huge hops, but really well balanced byt a nice biscuit malt flavor. Really nice Imperial.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2009
This is an awesome IIPA. Deep golden color with a nice off-white head. The aroma is a lot of piney hops. You know what you are in for when you stick your nose in the glass. Huge hop presence right up front in the flavor with a great malt backbone. Wonderful, full mouthfeel with good carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jameswolfe (159) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 2, 2009
Very good double IPA. Nice balanced aroma of fruit and hops and a strong bitter finsih.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 2, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2009 Hazy gold, creamy white head. Deep pine resin and peppery earth hop tones ride subtle aromas of tropical fruit and florals. Bitter pine and earth flavors warm to undercurrents of peppered pineapple. Just a touch of sweet malt in the finish, but this is all about the mighty hop. Lighter side of medium bodied, soft carbonation, lasting bitter finish. Nicely done...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 1, 2009
Pours with a slightly cloudy golden body topped by a thin, white head with some lacing. The aroma is sweet and fruity with floral notes and a hint of citrus. The flavor is bitter and hoppy with notes of citrus, a little pine and some floral notes. Medium to full bodied, dry and astringent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours cloudy golden in color with thin white head. Aroma sweet and citrus hops. Taste bitter grapefruit and citrus hops with a bitter finish.


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