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RATINGS: 1635   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2009
Pours a cloudy yellow with a nice white head. Wonderful IPA citrusy bitter aroma that gets the saliva flowing. Swallow, then take that first inhaling through the nose sip. Tastes strong of grapefruit bitter, with notes of pine. Overall, this is a great IIPA that isn’t overbearing. Alcohol is hidden very well. Thoroughly enjoyed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2094) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2009
12oz bottle from Sam’s. Pours a clear yellow with a soapy white head and a distinct citrus and piney nose that isn’t too complex but is quite inviting. Piney citrus, grapefruit flavors that are strongly bitter and resiny. Not too complex or malty but bitter and delicious - how a good DIPA should be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 10, 2009
[Bottle] Pours a clear amber with a medium beige head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is citric hops and some malt backbone. Flavor matches aroma with significant bitterness building as I drink it. Lots of grapefruit, a touch of mango, and hop resins.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
inkubus27 (269) - highland, Indiana, USA - MAR 10, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2010 Great aroma, nice brilliant gold color with a quickly dissipating head. The flavor is way too harsh and bitter. Highly resinous, not much in the way of a pleasing hop flavor. Not a big fan of this... Rating = 3.5 Re-Rate...2010 Version. Aroma is even better than last year, tons of citrusy, grapefruit and all that good stuff. But the biggest improvement for me is the lack of the really metallic astringent bitterness. This stuff is amazing this year. Rating = 4.2

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2009
Not sure why I haven’t bought more of this tasty beer. Lovely tropical fruits on the nose. Some pine and resiny hops as well as sweet malts. Bummed that the taste gave me much more resin than fruitiness. Surprisingly pale pour. Need to buy and try again!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (8697) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2009
Pours turbid dark straw, more gold than brown, with 2-finger fluffy, well retained head. Nose is wet hops, tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit, honeydew. This is as good as it gets for an IPA/IIPA aroma. Tastes of dripping wey resiny hops, solid caramel malt to back up all the hops, and mid-palate tropical fruit and black peppery notes. The palate is complex, rich, and smooth. This is another outstanding IPA, with amazingly well hidden alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2009
Had this after hopslam. just doesnt quite compare, however this is a fantastic IIPA. Pours out coppery color with a decent beige head on it. Aroma hoppy and full of citrus. flavor is also hoppy with a nice grassy dry citrus finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markwise (4882) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2009
Thanks kiefdog for the share. Pours hazy gold with a white head. Strong nose of caramel, heavy grapefruit, and clean-finishing citrus. Flavor is lots of malt to back up the assertive grapefruit flavor in the hops. Finishes clean and excellent- leaves me wanting more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7149) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2009
Bottle. Slightly hazy, deep gold in colour with next to no head. Aroma of grapefruit and orange hops with some sweet malts. Sweet, slightly strange flavour of orange squash and barley sugar, with a very dry grapefruit hop finish. Not my kind of beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dukefan (214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2009
Off balanced, overly hopped and citrusy. All in a very good way. Hands down my favorite 2IPA these days.

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