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RATINGS: 1525   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jake65 (2613) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - FEB 28, 2009
Bottle: Pale golden pour with a light haziness. Thin beige head and tons of sheet lacing. Aroma is rich and citrus filled. Taste is full of citrus and floral hops and a smooth, malty sweetness. Lingering florals in the tail. An excellent version of the style. Thanks cpferris.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
agl108 (786) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2009 On draft at Teresa’s, served in a snifter. Poured orange with pure white head. Plenty of lace. Pungent floral nose. Flavor starts with a blast of citrus, primarily oranges and then progresses with some more bitter citrus fruit like kumquat and grapefruit. Finished bitter with some mild peppery spice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dchmela (2640) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2009
12 oz bottle from Durhambeer. Pours a very nice clear gold with a thick white head. From the look of the pour, this could pass for some uninteresting BMC pilsener, but no BMC would have this aroma! Huge resiny hop citrus pine aroma, just loads of hops and very fragrant. Resiny hops, citrus, pine and enough malt to keep it slightly balanced, but this is a very hop forward beer and has a tremendous hop bitterness to go with it. Finishes with just a touch of the bitterness and some earthiness. Damn fine DIPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2009
12 oz. bottle. Clear, golden pour with a thin, white head. Decent amount of lacing. Big aroma of citrus hops. Flavor is more of the same, with a nice mix of resin and some earthy funk. Long, bitter finish. Really nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2088) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2009
Bottle. Glad to have found this. Yellowish orange colored pour with a white head on it. Aroma is full of hops, plenty of them, very fresh smelling ones too. Taste is kind of dry, sticky, grassy, plenty of citrus in here. Alcohol is not noticed at all. A very easy drinking double IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (9099) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2009
Bottle from acknud. Damn what a beer. Aromas of papaya, mango and pineapple with some nice resin as well. Flavor hits with some big ass hops. Citrus, resinous and more. Has some malt but this bad boy is all about the hops. They shine bright and sing loudly. Bravo Founders.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2009
Nose is floral with a large component of orange. Mouth is full of piney notes, with a sweet finish. There is some astringency (pleasant) in the mouth, none in the throat. Strong head retention throught the glass. Citric notes really open up about half way through.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcr (2208) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2009
Bottle. Golden yellow body. Frothy, white head, mostly diminishing. Big aroma of grapefruit, citrus, orange zest, pine with a hint of caramel in the background. The flavor is moderately sweet and moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately to heavily bitter. Tastes of bitter grapefruit, lemon, tart grass. The bitterness starts early and lasts long after you swallow. Medium body with a smooth texture that turns sticky in the finish and lively carbonation. Really good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wickster (85) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2009
Lots and lots of grapefuit in this puppy, almost too much...could almost have it for breakfast, but I think that would mean I have issues. Great hopiness to this as well, overall a beer well worth a second buy!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Nice hophead beer. Sticky lacing, small head and copper in color. Citrus hop nose and an abundance of grapefruit in the mouth.


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