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RATINGS: 1468   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
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 14, 2009
Pours light golden with a mostly receding off-white head. Aroma of orange, wood, pine, and flowers. Taste is lightly resinous with notes of orange and resin, crackery malt. Mouthfeel is full bodied with lush carbonation and moderate resins.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
puggy211 (711) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2009
Pours a transparent golden-orange with a small soapy white head. The aroma was of pine nose with a little resin and a heavy dose of exoticism (mango, guava, grapefruit, and orange) from the heavenly hop side. The flavour was strong with an upfront pine bite, followed by subtle grapefruit and strong pineapple finish. The pineapple lends a sweeter brew as a result. The alcohol is very well hidden. Overall,, exceptional beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 14, 2009
Thanks AgentSteve. Poured golden amber, floral hops, fruity, caramel, little citrus, little malty, piney finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2009
Golden in color and slightly cloudy with thick head and tons of lacing,with a nose of hops,clover and flowers,taste is of floral hops,clover honey with a sweet yet bitter bite from the hops very nice

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trevor211 (1298) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2009
Big thanks to JB175 for including this one as an extra! Pours an opaque light orange with a very slim head. Nose? Hops. That’s about all. Floral and citrus hops, with grapefruit, pineapple and apricot notes showing through. Big, velvety smooth flavor with just enough sweetness to rein in the outlandish amount of hops in here. This is really good stuff - nothing that really sets it apart, but a nearly flawless example of the style.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 13, 2009
Great in all respects. One of the better IPA I’ve ever had because it has intense hops flavor without any excessive sweetness or or abrasive alchol edge. Not complex, just great with great balance.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - MAR 13, 2009
Pours a nice golden amber with a thin bubbly off white head. Nice floral and pineapple nose with a flavor to match. Dry and decently bitter finish.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2009
Slightly hazy yellow pour with an orange tint. Thin fluffy white head. Delicious hoppy aroma with lots tropical fruit and citrus. Sweet initially with intense hop flavor. Fruit and citrus notes. Intense bitter pine finish. End is a bit harsh, but this is almost exactly how I like my IPAs.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
illkarate (115) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - MAR 13, 2009
12oz bottle, pours a clear, yellowish color,with a slightly off-white head that dissipates quickly. Major floral overtones, flavors of grapefruit, lemon, pomelo... nice bitter finish. This is a fantastic beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bp (784) - Queens, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2009
Bottle: pours a hazy, straw-colored yellow with a thin white head, aroma of floral hops and citrus, taste is hoppy but not overpowering, crisp with citrus notes, nice touch of bitterness in the finish. Pretty good balance to this which makes it a DIPA that I could drink with some regularity.


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