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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (13757) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 9, 2012
A: A standard golden color with perhaps a hint of orange and a fluffy white head. S: The grapefruit and lemon rind hops, along with a burst of pine and pineapple, make this one a real pleasure to sniff. T: A moderate bitterness on the palate followed by some really juicy fruits. The grapefruit, lemon, and pineapple flavors are quite fresh and delicious. M: Medium in body with a pleasantly tingly carbonation and a lasting bitterness. D: I never would have known this was almost 9.5%. Really easy to drink and incredibly flavorful without any perceivable alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Koelschtrinker (13645) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 25, 2011
Karamelliger und grasiger Hopfenantrunk mit deutlichem Hefeanteil, auch die Bitterkeit ist angemessen vertreten. Der Hopfen ist hierbei äußerst scharf und wirkt in seinem frischen Status angriffslustig und stark aromatisch, neben der Bitterkeit blendet er aber auch eine angenehme Herbe ein, die den Hopfen dumpfer erscheinen lässt, als er eigentlich ist. Leicht nach Melonen, ausgewogen, ab dem Mittelteil sehr leicht. Die Bitterkeit ist so gesetzt, dass der Hopfen sie meist verdeckt, somit ist das Bier zudem süffig und erst zum Edne deutlich bitter. Gleichzeitig ist das Bier hier aber auch am aromatischsten hopfig, leichte Zitrusnoten sind neben grasigen und blumigen Noten erkennbar, außerdem ist das Bier leicht erdig. Ein Bier, wie ich es mir wünsche! 9/13/12/13/11/13

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (13534) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle (from the Brentwood Tavern, New Buffalo) at New Buffalo Amtrak waiting for the train (plastic glass) - 03/11/12. Cloudy orange/amber with a thin white head that soon clears to the edges. Caramel malt at the fore of the nose backed up by hops, pine and tropical fruits. Big caramel malt bite, bitter pineapple, hops, pine, orange pith. Fuller end of medium bodied with soft carbonation leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (13136) - DENMARK - FEB 13, 2010
12 oz bottle. Golden body with small off-white head. Flavour is hops, citrus and fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (12984) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 3, 2011
Bottle. Dark golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, peaches, citrus. Flavour is hop, peaches, pine, malt, citrus, caramel, grain. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12758) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 27, 2009
Bottle from Archer Liquors. Hazy ripe peach color with a bubbly, creamy white head. Lots of floral and citric aroma. Medium body, or slightly less, with quite creamy carbonation. Flavor is burning [citrus?] hop. I think there’s a malt backbone. The edges of my tongue get a tingly burn. It’s really fresh. Some resin comes out. It’s smooth. It’s bitter. It’s very, very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12440) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 17, 2009
(12oz bottle) Medium off-white head that leaves nice lacing atop clear light amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, pine, grapefruit, light peach. Taste is moderately sweet, intensely bitter pine/grapefruit, some alcohol. Soft medium-full body, some chewiness. Not bad, but more maltiness to counter some of the alcohol would really improve this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12363) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2009
(12oz. bottle, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours a clear yellow body with a moderate white head. Aroma of pine, earthiness, and citrus. Flavor of hops (strong pine, floral, earth) and caramel malt with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (12233) - 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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (11893) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2009
Cloudy orange with a small white head. Perfumed citrus and pine aroma with a little orange peel and some biscuit maltiness. Sweet malt and juicy citrus flavour. The hop flavour is really intense and there is a lasting bitterness. Some alcohol is showing

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