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RATINGS: 1613   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2009
A great DIPA, with a little balance too. Bravo! Lots of citrusy, piney, delicious hops flavor and aroma, but without being just hop juice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
krysztofar (344) - belleville, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2009
12oz bottle. eggshell white head comes and goes leaving some webby lacing in its wake. the brew itself is a hazy marigold color with lemony edges. intense citrus aroma. grapefruit and piney resin. great balance between aromatics and bitterness. lots of lush hoppy flavor and enough bitterness without over doing it. good malty backbone that isnít sweet but instead is very clean. not in the least bit cloying. alcohol is well hidden. all in all a very satisfying well crafted brew.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2009
12oz - The aroma is sharp citrus, funky grapefruit and a soft caramel malt finish. Pours transparent gold with a small head and good lacing. Flavor matches aroma. The citrus hops are both sweet and sour. Palate is crisp and doughy. A very nice DIPA that is sweet and easy drinking while remaining very strongly hopped.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5183) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2009
Bottle: Poured a cloudy dirty beige color ale with a medium size pure white foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of citrus and bitter hops is dominating. Taste is dominated by the bitter hops with some citrus notes and some subtle floral notes also noticeable. Malt is also present and brings some refreshing sweetness to offset the hops presence. Body is full with good carbonation and no appearance of alcohol. Very well done and easily drinkable with great refreshing factor.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (15043) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2009
Brought back from Boston by Reakt massive thanks to Ang. My second dipa of the day. This has lots of leafy hop on the aroma, bit of tea. But the alcohol is a bit too obvious and a little bit hot. Lovely leafy hop aroma though, but lacks the malt to back it up although it does have a bit of toast, goodish tangerine/mandarin fruit. But then the heat negatively affects the hops on the finish. Good, but not one of the best dipas.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - APR 12, 2009
Bottled thanks to Sliffy. Pour is a light golden amber with little head but decent lacing. Aroma is fresh with notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, and some pine with a very faint malt presence. Flavor is not as pronounced as the aroma with notes of grapefruit, pine and some resin. Initially, this was quite bitter, although as I drank through the bottle my tongue became accustomed to it. Alcohol is well-hidden. Overall, a great DIPA, although not the best.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Butters (3960) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2009
Near clear yellow pour with wispy white head. Tastes of resiny hops with some bandaid. Very citrusy and piney. Well balanced. Lingering bitterness. some alcohol heat. AWESOME label.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dalekliz (899) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11553) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4531) - 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.


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