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RATINGS: 1526   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dalekliz (875) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 11, 2009
Bottle, thanks to WeeHeavySD for sharing. Pours a clear amber with a white ring. Hoppy bitter aroma, with citrus, pine, and some sweeter malt and sugar notes. Nice bitter taste, of pine hops, citrus, and grass. Lingering bitterness. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2009
on tap @CaponesĖpours a white ring for a head and yellow color. Aroma is pine/resin, some medium malt. Taste is pine/resin/metallic hops, secondary medium malt-syrupy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4375) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2009
Appearance: Pours a semi-clear, golden body with a thin, white head. Smell: Strongly hoppy, citric-smelling scent that socks you in the nose so hard, you canít help but check for a nose bleed. Fragrant notes of tangerines, grapefruit, lemon, pineapple, and pine resin. As I was leaning back from the glass, I got slapped with a bouquet of fresh-picked flowers. Taste: Sweet, though short-lived perfunctory maltiness upfront. Now that thatís out of the way, itís time for some citric, acidic hints as we transition into the fruity, floral, tropical and pine-packed hop flavors. Thereís definitely a warming alcohol presence contained within, but Iím not picking up too much in the overall flavor, as my taste buds are probably far, far too busy contending with all of the hops. Thereís only one final touch of sweetness; a faint dieing gasp from the thin maltiness. Finishes dry and sharply bitter. Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: A punchy, downright intense Double IPA thatís in the same vein as Bellís HopSlam, though, and this is just me, I feel Iíd prefer the Bellís just a tad over this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (4348) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2009
This poured a clear oragne color with as big fluffy whtie head. Aroma was lots and lots of fresh piney hops. Flavor was very biting and bitter, but not as much hop flavor as I was expecting. It is what you would call a very well balanced IIPA, whixch is good but not really what I was looking for. A great beer, but not a hop bomb as one might expect.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 10, 2009
12 oz bottle purchased from Chuckís Liquor in Bowling Green. Poured a slightly hazy gold color with orange highlights, with a one finger white head that quickly dissipated and left a good amount of lacing. The aroma was citrus (mainly grapefruit). Not a whole lot of malt in the nose. The flavor was lacking a tad bit of malt balance, but was still nice with the piney finish. This is definately a good IIPA. It doesnít quite reach the top tier, but still a solid brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odeed (1776) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 9, 2009
(bottle from jcb.thanks man)murky yellow with a small white head.huge grapefruit and earthy type aroma.flavor is sticky sweet pine needles with a smooth finish.not bitter but still full of hop flavor.awesome stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (4399) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 8, 2009
12oz bottle. Golden orange color. Lots of bitter hoppiness. Pretty intense alcohol-wise, quite reminiscent of Belgian Tripel in some respects. Hopslam Belgified. A great beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - APR 8, 2009
Pretty light in color for this style. Aroma is mild with some hops. Not powerful at all. Taste is sweet malts, citrus and pine hops. Clean and smooth wit hnot much of a bite.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - APR 7, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2009 Pours mostly clear except for the suspended particles with some white head. Sweet pine aroma with a strong bitter taste. Alcohol and orange zest are present. Very well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TOSG55 (222) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - APR 7, 2009
Bottle. Pours a straw amber-yellow with a thin white head. Nice aroma of grapefruit hops, a bit of malty sweetness, and not much else. The flavor is definitely hop-dominated, bitter, with just a touch of malt for balance. Slightly bready finish. Prominent alcohol. Not bad by any means, but still a little bit disappointing - it seems to me like Founders is much better at making darker/sweeter beers.

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