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RATINGS: 1479   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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arnold931 (444) - Iowa, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle. Nicely balanced imperial. Pours clear orange with small head. Nose is pine and citrus. Nice malt flavor comes through in the taste. Also pineapple and orange. Nice bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons (2061) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 20, 2014
12 fl. oz. bottle bottled on 05/29/2014. The color is copper amber with a modest white fizzy head that diminishes fast but leaves light lacing. Good clarity. Aroma of hops including citrus, floral, and earth. Pale malts can be found in the background but the hops are the main course. Medium body. Smooth. Like the nose the floral, citrus, and earthy hops really emerge in the flavor. Brief touch of malts but then hops all the way.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
chucklemation (419) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Pours a light yellow with a soft white head. Has an aroma of citrus and hops. Flavor is similar, with the citrus coming off as sweet. There is plenty of bitterness, and an amazingly smooth mouthfeel. A delicious DIPA, especially on tap.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Busick (360) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Another wonderful DIPA from an outstanding brewery! Perfect for the spring or fall as the temperatures start to fall!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alliance100 (603) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Draft at Founders - pours a medium transparent gold . Big citrus and pine aroma . Taste is mildly bitter up front balanced by some sweetness . Alcohol is pretty well hidden . Tasty .

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fhoublon (314) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
Dégustée (bouteille) le 8 juin 2012 au Mondial de la Bière 2012 à Montréal (D5C4KPPO). Bière blonde pâle. Col très mince. Très effervescente, bulles moyennes. Légère odeur d’agrumes. Très douce, peu sucrée, assez amère. Goût de pamplemousse bien présent. Très bonne mais unidimensionnelle, devient lassante assez vite.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1242) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Pours a clear golden color with white head. Citrus, floral notes, and some pine on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a nice malt backbone. Pretty balanced for an imperial IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (476) - - MAY 23, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 3-24-12 - Poured from bottle into tulip shaped glass Appearance – It has a nice slightly hazy golden-orange color with a lighter white head formed upon serving. The head faded fast, but left some nice lacing and a very persistent film on the top of the beer. Smell – The smell is a nice mix of citrus hop aromas of grapefruit and lemon, piney hop aromas as well as a bit of sweeter aromas as well. Quite nice. Taste – A bitter citrus hop flavor really is potent at the straight away and at the very end of the taste. In the beginning it is mainly of lemon and is mixed with a smoother maltier biscuit flavor. The hop starts to lose ground in the middle to more bready and sweet flavors. But the hop only loses strength very momentarily, as toward the end a huge bitter grapefruit hop flavor comes and leaves its lingering mark on your tongue. The aftertaste is quite grapefruity and seems to linger a bit longer then my personal preference for that particular flavor. Mouthfeel – The mouthfeel is on the creamier side. It really coats the mouth nicely, which with the lower carbonation level makes for a rather nice smooth mouthfeel. Overall – It has very good qualities that many Double IPA fans would like. Its appearance, nose, mouthfeel and initial taste are all great, with the only thing that doesn’t do it for me being the very persistent grapefruit flavor.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Brentv (309) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2014
From bottle. Pours a hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of citrus. Taste is bitter, but with a big malty background. Lots of flavor. Slick medium mouthfeel. Bitter finish.


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