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RATINGS: 1573   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2009
Tap at Spuyten Duyvil: Pours a hazy golden with a dense white film of head. Bright, perfumy aroma- herbaceous piny character- spicy bright citruses with lemony character and only a slim caramel undertone. Nice creamy body- a solid malt base of light vanilla sweetness & caramel hold up lots of spicy American hop notes- there’s a lot of long piny bitterness in the finish. A solid & balanced IIPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5350) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Bottle. Hazy golden body with a short white head. Aroma is strong citrus peel, big hops and hop oils and a slightly sweet malt note. Taste is spicy and floral hops, big citrus notes, orange peel, light malt notes, hop resins and grapefruit juice. Body is medium to medium-full with a moderately strong carbonation. Oily in spots. Aspirin-like bitterness lingers throughout. Ends with more hop resins, citrus peel, grapefruit juice, and soft sweet malt. Spicy hops come through here as well. Very tasty and the 9.4% ABV is nowhere to be found.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2009 Courtesy fantomas23. Pours a lightly hazy, golden orange color with a small, foamy off white head that shows good retention. The aroma shows bitter orange and grapefruit hops on top of a sweet, toffee malt base. The flavor follows with more orange and grapefruit citrus to go with some floral hops and balanced out by the toffee malt backbone. The alcohol comes through a bit as well especially as it warms up. Full bodied with good carbonation and lengthy bitter finish with some alcohol warmth. I tried this next to a hopslam, and I much prefer the hopslam. Still a pretty good double ipa.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kosko20 (350) - Hopewell Junction, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2009
Thanks bigtime to WakeandBake (Benny) Pour is clear golden copper with an off white head with decent lacing. Aroma is floral hops dominate with some citrus and pine. Flavor is powerful bitter that lingers. Palate is spicy, kinda rough, slightly metallic, but good. Overall is solid but would like to taste fresh since it is a DIPA.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NDbeerdrinker (166) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2009
Pours a golden orange with an average sized white head. Aroma is citrus, floral hops, some pine. Sweet hoppy taste, citrus, some pine.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chandler0201 (645) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 14, 2009
Orange pour with large white head. Aroma of hops, citrus, some spices. Flavor has hops and citrus, moderately carbonated. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerapprentice (207) - Hopatcong, New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2009
Pours a golden orange-like colour with a large, creamy white head. Smells of hops, citrus, and pine. Flavour is very hoppy with pine and citrus accents. Adrian says there are some grassy notes so I’ll take his word for it. Moderate carbonation. Reminiscent of Bells Hopslam but not as good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Goblincat (383) - 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 (1373) - 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.


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