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RATINGS: 1648   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 86   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (15536) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2009
Bottle @ Hj Hansen, Odense. Pours hazy yellow with a small creamy white head and lacings. Nose is packed with fresh hops. Citrus, floral and grapefruit. Centennial for sure. Smooth and soft palate. Fine malty balance with a bit of caramel. Bitter, crisp and dry. Dangerously quaffable!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (15277) - DENMARK - FEB 13, 2010
12 oz bottle. Golden body with small off-white head. Flavour is hops, citrus and fruit.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (15149) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2009
Bottle at home. Cloudy golden/amber - small white head. Pine apples, grape fruits, high hoppy, piney, resin, fruity, flowery, bitterness, light sweetness, toasted, caramel, nice malty. Lasting bitter finish. Lovely.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14930) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2010
Bottle at PilsnerPeter’s RBSG 2010. Pours a clear orange/apricot in the glass. Nose is strong tropical fruit and very floral hops. Taste is very sweet, well balanced hops and tons of fruit. I think I detect mango and berries.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (14361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 3, 2012
12 oz. bottle, pours a slightly hazy golden with a small white haed. Aroma is quite piney, with tree bark and sawdust, and bready malts to back. Flavour is fruitier than the nose suggests - oranges especially - with lots of piney hops, some honey sweetness and caramely bready malt. Somewhat dry palate, with a lingering bitter pine-dominated finish. Excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (14115) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14077) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (14074) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2011
Bottle @ Sorbon Bromma, July 31 2011. Clear yellow color, small white head. Slightly lacing. Great fruity, bitter and hoppy smell. Fantastic taste: bitterness, hops, little grassy, fruits and grapefruit. Very good firm carbo that suits the beer and a very nice full body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 1, 2011
355ml bottle (Bacchanalia, Cambridge)
6+ Absurdly sweet biscuity aroma, with monstrous amounts of fruity hops. Very dusty too. No subtlety to be seen anywhere.
3 Rich orange, a touch hazy, and with a large head which settles to a big pile of scum.
6- Soapy and biscuity flapjacky retronasals. Soap all over the taste too. Some gentle roast to the biscuitiness, but dominated by sweetness, and poorly-integrated over-done fruity hops.
3 Slick sweet palate, pleasant carbonation. Immediate finish again soapy, but the late finish is OK, with decent bitterness helping keep the caramel and biscuits at bay.
12 Does cover the alcohol quite well, but at the cost of being excessively sweet. Started of not likeing it, and lost interest in it very quickly. This is one I could tick from 50ml, but alas had to have all 355mls of it, as the brewer certainly doesn’t deserve to be disrespected for catering to a market that likes mindless sugar and hop combos.


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