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RATINGS: 1438   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Winter   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
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle. Bottled May 2013; Drank Nov 2013 - Hazy. Golden in colour. Mega-Hoppy; piney resinous hops; good hop bite. Fruity; bitter grapefruit and orange citrus. Salty. Malty backbone; toffee, caramel. Nice hop/fruit/malt balance. Very bitter pungent piney hoppy and citrus fruity throughout but balanced by sweet toffee malts. Smooth hoppy IIPA but not aggressive. Liked this a lot. Nice IIPA!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pilsnerrogge (2411) - Finspång, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2013
Bottled:
Pours amber with a slight haze. Large head. Hoppy aroma with notes of biscuits, vanilla and shampoo. Very hoppy flavour with notes of tropical fruit (pine apples, oranges) pine and resin. Long bitterness. Really good!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (289) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2013
12 oz bottle from systembolaget. Pours dark amber with a fairly large head. Aroma is pine, resin and grapefruit. Taste is a bit weak and unbalanced with the abv taking up a lot of space. Finishes bitter and dry.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoppsan (93) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2013
330 ml bottle from SB. Pours clear light gold with small head. Peppers, clove and toffee in aroma and taste. Spicy mouthfeel, long bitter finish. A bit too high in bitterness vs sweetness, but certainly an excellent brew! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
No visible bottle date, WTF? A: Pours a hazy grainy ale with a transient single finger of white foam which falls to a sheet with a central cap of the same. Ringed lace. S: Lots of pine and a bit of black olive. Citrus rind as well. Pretty solidly light and sweet malt undercarriage. T: Bitter and malty with more citrus and resin than I had anticipated. The black olive flavor still comes through here, but ever so slightly. The finish is a little hot, but this tandems with the bitterness pretty well. M: Surprisingly thin with low carb and a dry finish. O: This is a decent brew. I dig the matchmaking of the malts with the hops. This is not balanced, and rightfully so. As a DIPA, I would expect the beer to be dry, hoppy and crisp; kinda like a high quality czech pilsner on roids. Serving type: bottle 09-16-2011

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gramoit (346) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2013
Sweet hops, strong bitterness. Once warmed a little this beer goes down a treat (letting the malt get involved).

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
radio_nowhere (699) - Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Bottle into snifter glass, cloudy amber-hued golden color with off-white head. Aroma of seemingly light pine/citrus hops, some fruitiness, floral nuance and malt sweetness. Taste brings more up front, strong fruity/resin hop bitterness (mango, peach, grapefruit notes), some earthiness, balanced nicely in the end with some bread and light caramel malt sweetness. Heavy body, low carbonation, sticky, dry, soft with strong bitter finish. It’s a bitter IIPA with a lot of flavors, good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (552) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2013
@ Havregatan. Flaska från Systembolaget (37:-). Härlig beska och härlig styrka men skulle eventuellt kunnat vara en aning mer humlad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
prawlie (1054) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2013
Bottle into a Leffe glass. Light orange-brown with a nice but fleeting head. Big hoppy aroma, fruity, perfumed. Nice malt and hops balance, a dry finish but plenty of body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShaneJ (414) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle from Plonk. Dark orange/amber, minimal head, alcohol evident, citrus peel, dried peaches, heavy pine resin, well hidden sweet caramel malt. A bit unbalanced, but nice.


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