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RATINGS: 1641   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 86   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gbdub (73) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2009
Pours lightly cloudy amber with a thin white head. Strong hop aroma of sweet pine and grapefruit. Flavor is, of course, strongly hoppy, with a fair amount of sweetness. Bracingly bitter finish with some alcoholic burn. Nicely sticky mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2009
Bottle pours a hazed gold with minimal head, surface haze, and some cling. The aroma is citrus and hops, strong and significant. The flavor is less sweet that the typical IIPA, which wins for me, with hops all over the place. The palate is pretty rich and still cleansing. Overall, not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2009
Bottle shared by Crosling. Poured a clear golden color with a frothy 1/4 inch white head that faded to a bubbly layer and left some spots of lacing. Aroma is dominated by a heavy dose of hops imparting a moderate leafiness and some fruit character (orange, tangerine, soft grapefruit). Smooth, lightly sweet entry with some light tartness (lemon and orange) leads into a dry, moderately bitter floral hoppiness with some undertones of grapefruit that lingers on the finish. Moderate carbonation and solid mouthfeel with a decent bite. Overall this was still pretty good, but I will have to try a fresh bottle the next time itís brewed and re-rate it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3357) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - APR 15, 2009
Tap. Pours to a bright golden body with a nice white head. The aroma is fruity and sweet with pineapple and oranges. The flavor is fruity and clean and has a subtle grass. A little alcoholic, but overall a good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2009
Pros: Great appearance. Surprised to see itís a natural ale, with a lot going on in the bottom of the bottle. Has some lemon and pine going on in the nose, but itís not bright, or fresh.

Cons: After 2-3 months in the bottle, it just doesnít do much for me. Itís almost not ratable. Doesnít have the freshness that I desire. Simplistic malt profile. Hops lacks vibrancy and pungency.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (5064) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2009
bottle thanks to peter. light amber pour with a creamy off white head. nose is like smelling a handful of fresh hops. very smooth on the palate with a great fresh hop flavor. ridiculously hoppy and too easy to drink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - APR 14, 2009
Rich caramel and candy aromas. Some orange, toffee, and pineapple. Light orangish yellow with a white foamy head. Sticks to the glass pretty well. Flavors are sweet honey with a nice fruity bitter hop balance. Rich and flavorfull. Slightly meaty with some salt, but not much. Some floral notes. Candied sugars and fruits. Palate is well proportioned and thick but not too heavy. Duration is sweetly balanced. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 14, 2009
Tasted 4/6/09. 12oz bottle. Hazy and sedimented with an orange yellow hue. Thick ring of whitehead. Full bodied and bloody good! Just how I like it, sweet and sticky. Total grapefruit hops in the finish, but the initial malt profile is is mild lemon merange(sp) and jelly donuts. Bitter middle and finishes with a lingering nutty note. Sticky with big grapefruit and peppery hops. Balanced, blended and delicious. This is super!

   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.

   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.

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