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RATINGS: 1526   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Melker (206) - Varberg, - NOV 6, 2013
Hazy golden colour. Medium head when poured hard. Some nice pineapple and grapefruit in the aroma. There’s also some caramel in there, smells just like gruyere actually! This beer would probably go so well together with some gruyere.. Should have bought some earlier today. Taste is sweet and very bitter. Great double IPA even though my bottle wasn’t very fresh.


3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Handypaul (213) - - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a small white creamy to frothy mostly lasting head that leaves good lacing, Aroma is faint but is of pine, resin and hay. Light to medium body, oily texture, light to medium bitter, average carbonation with very fine bubbles and a long bitter finish. No hint of the 9.4 abv and all with a solid malt backbone.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (756) - California, USA - SEP 14, 2014
12oz bottle pours a yellow amber color with a bit of head. Nice mild well balanced floral bouquet of hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LearninBeer (376) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2014
The aroma is hops, citrus and spruce. Pours a golden yellow with slight copper, mostly diminishing off white head with excellent lacing. The taste is medium bitter. The body is medium, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish bitter. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bconch (290) - - SEP 13, 2014
Deep yellow pour with nose is light hops and malt sweetness. Very well balanced up front flavors with a nice bitter finish. Well done.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ALLOVATE (2412) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 9, 2014
Tasting from Nov’ 2013.
At just on cool and into a snifter. Pastel orange and hazy with very fine carbonation that rises sluggishly to atmosphere. Thick, tight and tidy snow-white crown holds on for the length but leaves minimal lace, being off-set instead by oily legs. Initial hint of straw and damp haybales gives way to candied strawberry, rose water musk, apricot and peach, perfume heat and a little burnt plastic atop your usual herbaceous and piney US hop notes. Chunky, big bodied and viscous in mouthfeel. Predominant, tangy orange marmalade up front, shifting gear to herbaceous and resinous hops in the back with an assertive, rough and lasting bitterness. Lots of juicy stone-fruit powers in with no mention of that 9.4% ABV. Floral, rose musk and grapefruit in the linger. Malty, biscuity base hints at granola but ties in well. This is lipsmacking great stuff, despite the small frays of the nose. Keeps good from go to whoa. A very pleasing IIPA! (12fl.Oz, BB 24/02/14, Cellarbrations Carlisle)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (969) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle to tulip Pepper, pine, light tropical fruits, cat urine, and orange rind aromatics. Light amber colour, very clear, lots of effervescence, and a 1/2 cm frothy brilliant white head. Up front, I get the tropical fruit and grape fruit, then malt, and finally the heavy bitterness and pepper. Well done. You can certainly taste the alcohol, but I’d never have guessed 9.4%.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsandman (310) - New York, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Pours a super clear orangey gold, med light white head. Aroma is dank pineforest, citrusy hop, resin. Flavor is med sweet (some booze) & quite bitter (pine & grapefruit). Super clean, big, well produced DIPA... fairly smooth just hints of booze.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wittales (636) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Appearance was clear orangish gold with lasting creamy white 1 finger head, rings of lacing. Aromas are orange, pineapple, grapefruit, mango with soft pale, crystal malts. Taste are orange, grapefruit, soft pine and pineapple with mild sweet backbone malts. Palate was smooth creamy CO2 with medium body, lasting balanced fruity bitter finish. A good solid DIPA, drink it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (2162) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 30, 2014
This one can stand with the NW big boys. Nice citrus/pine aroma, dark golden color, small but sticky head, adequate lacing. Taste is right in the wheelhouse for a DIPA, again high ABV hides behind the hops. Very drinkable, smooth, mildly bitter. Packs a bit of a punch.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gregoryjmrmr (3) - - AUG 29, 2014 does not count
Good beer, nice hop profile, great aroma. Founders Is always a pretty solid brewery so I am not surprised


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