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RATINGS: 1582   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 16, 2009
Hazy amber with hops suspended and thin off-white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, orange and mild alcohol. Taste of grapefruit, orange, crystal malt with mild lemon and alcohol. Has a sort of pulp laden fruit juice consistency to it and finished up mildly bitter. Good but a notch below the standard for the style, especially itís bigger brother Devil Dancer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2009
Bottle courtesy of zathrus13. Poured a hazy light golden color with a medium sized white head. The nose is pleasently hoppy with caramel and grass notes. medium bodied, great carbonation. Flavor is slightly sweet citrus, caramel, and pine. Finishes sweet with mild hops bitterness. Very nice IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 15, 2009
Bottle. Lemon coloring. Clear. 1/2" head with visible and active carbonation. Noticeably citrusy in aroma, like a pungent graprefruit. Tangy and hoppy to the tongue that gives way to fruity notes, esp apricot-like finish. Medium body and evenly balanced throughout. Love the kick on top and this is a clear new favorite for me, a rival to Bells Hopslam for my affections.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (8291) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2013 Unfiltered, hazed grapefruit colored body with a white head. Lovely appearance. Crystalline/candied sugars and tropical fruit in the nose. Pineapple is a little catty, but body and texture give a juicy presentation. Sharp, biting, then oily/filmy/smooth (even) in the finish. Rich, chewy, well-mashed, proper fullness. Lovely stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - JUN 11, 2009
Whoa. Really nice hazy Amber color. Super fruity, hoppy nose. Big and bold flavor, but totally drinkable. Citrus for days. I donít get a chance to try many IPAís from other parts of the country. This is as good as anything from California.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GJF (1289) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUN 10, 2009
Wonderful. Nicely layered hop flavors balanced with a crystal malt sweetness, a bit of fruit, and a touch of alcohol in the finish. Well done.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (3587) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 9, 2009
Bottle from Wegmanís in Princeton. Brilliant clear golden-orange color with a medium white head. Awesome citrusy hop aroma with sweet malt and a little alcohol. Flavor is lots of sweet pale and caramel malt, balanced with lots of citrusy, resinous hops. Lots of grapefruity notes. Palate fairly full with a long, sticky hop finish. A great DIPA.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sthlm (1235) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2009
[Bottle, thanks Guerde!] Pours clear orange with a small white head. Aroma is quite nice--a lot of citrus, orange and grapefruit mainly, along with caramel, notes of alcohol, honey and lemongrass. Taste is balanced quite well with malt, otherwise alcohol, grapefruit Good mouthfeel, long finish that begins hoppy and transitions into malt, very smooth. Overall, a very nice IIPA that is incredibly drinkable.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - JUN 6, 2009
Twelve ounce bottle pours an almost clear, radiant golden body with a few floaties in suspension. Small creamy offwhite head gradually drops into sticky lace. Huge aroma of citrusy hops. orange rind, grapefruit, apricots, grassy and leafy hops, and some pine. Smooth, creamy, and sticky on the palate, with some hop resins and alcohol. Taste is an assault of sticky, leafy hop resins. Lots of grapefruit, orange, and apricot notes, with a prevailing leafy, earthy and grassy hop bitterness. Alcohol is not hidden, but integrates with the huge hop presence very well. Not much of a malt presence here. One of the better DIPAs to be found, but this one will fry your taste buds with its brashness.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 5, 2009
The gauntlet has been thrown down. Take note California because the new home of the "San Diego Pale Ale" is now Michigan. With Hopslam, Two Hearted, Centenial IPA, Crooked Tree, Huma-Lupa-Licious and now Double Trouble in itís arsenal, Michigan is now the king in the land of the dry, pale IPA/IIPA. Pliny the Elder could only carry you for so long California and while you were putting out countless imperial amber ales and passing them off as IIPAs, Michigan studied and waited for itís opening. But donít fret California, there is still time for you to return to your roots and reclaim your crown. Cast away your crystal malt and load up your hop bags. Game on.


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