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RATINGS: 1475   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2009
Bottle from Sam’s Clybourn. Pours a chill hazed yellowy gold with a dissipating head. Nose is pungent with resin and cedar, as well as white pepper and citrus/tropical fruit. Nice. Taste is much the same, a certain saltine cracker note coming through, along with the pepper and citrus. Nice bomby bitterness. Pithy citrus and a nice sturdy malt backbone. Not as good as HopSlam or Dreadnaught, but still pretty nice and more West coast than either of those. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3283) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2009
12 oz bottle. Clear apple juice with a fluffy off-white head; spots of lace. Nose is pink grapefruit, mandarin orange, hard candy and dough. Pine and spruce come out with warming. Rather thick and resiny, sharp but not bubbly. Taste is caramel, lemon zest and grass with a growing intense herbal bitterness. Hints of apple and eucalyptus. A polished hop bomb with mild malts.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Poured from a 12oz bottle and served in a tulip. This beer poured a golden amber with a slight haze and a thin head of beige foam that hung around for a while. Some nice lacing was left around the glass. The aroma consisted of strong resiny hops. Mango, peach, and grapefruit show up in abundance. The flavor was also loaded with hops. Bright notes of citrus, mango, tropical fruit, are followed by just enough toffee/caramel to give some body. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied and had light carbonation. If you love a huge, fresh, juicy hop aroma, this is for you. Well done!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
LinusStick (2817) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Delicious IIPA. This is the kind of IIPA I adore. All hops without all the sweet malt and alcohol burn. Aroma was strong pine and citrus.Pour was a lovely light gold with a thin white film for a head. I love these truly pale IIPAs. Taste was all hops. Strong pine and citrus with a mouth drying bitter hoppy bite. Hides the alcohol dangerously. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10440) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Bottle from Belmont Party and draft at the Dilly Deli. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Heavy sour citrus hoppy aroma. Medium to full body with slick texture and flat carbonation. Heavy smooth bittersweet grapefruit flavor with a heavy bittersweet finish of long duration. This is a standout beer and more complex as a draft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (8796) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2009
12oz bottle. Poured a medium and cloudy yellow color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of citrus, floral, pine, and a trace of tropical fruits. Tastes of citrus (grapefruit), pine, the same tropical fruitiness, some sugary sweetness, and a little doughy. Light to medium alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jason (1676) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2009
Bottle. Poured a golden copper body with nice head. Aroma is a soft blend of citrus lemon - grapefruit, perfume, mango - quite complex. Flavor is a smooth bitterness, lemon, mango, and some pine. Good finish and quaff able. This is very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2009
Thanks bro! Blind tasting against the Hopslam. Aroma is very much like Hopslam, except for a higher level of sweet malts. Taste is about the same as Hopslam except it is chewier and has more of some piney bitterness. I was surprised how close it was to Hopslam. Very good, but I think the Hopslam has a higher level of drinkability.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Driftwood6 (214) - USA - JAN 31, 2009
Bottle. Color looks like a pils-- very light. Great hop flavor-- almost tastes like a mix of noble and Pacific NW hops. Big hop taste, but a little soft also. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2009
Yes indeed. An awesome beer from the folks at Founders. Golden/orange. Thick white head. Tons of grapefruit, peach, and pine. Super sticky. Solid malt background rounds it out. Lingering bitter finish. I love it.

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