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RATINGS: 1543   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11315) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2010
Tap sample at New Beer Dist. Pours a dark orange with a moderate white head. Big citrusy hop nose. Flavor is rich and not too aggressive. Lots more citrus, grapefruit especially. Finish is indeed smooth but not super-sticky and bitter like some DIPAs. Really nice.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11247) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (11234) - DENMARK - FEB 13, 2010
12 oz bottle. Golden body with small off-white head. Flavour is hops, citrus and fruit.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (11202) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11191) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2009
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph.
Pours pale golden with a slight haze. A bit of a coppery teint to it. Fair, small, creamy head that stays. Lovely fresh hoppy aroma. Peach, resiny, bitter, grapefruit, grassy and apricot. Light malty backbone. Low carbonation, lovely creamy and very dry mouthfeel. Flavour is lovely hoppy. Relatively fat maltiness to balance the heavy resiny, apricot hops. Some grass and grapefruit as well. Long, lingering hoppy and bitter aftertaste. Nice and very easy drinking.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11105) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2009
on tap @Capones–pours a white ring for a head and yellow color. Aroma is pine/resin, some medium malt. Taste is pine/resin/metallic hops, secondary medium malt-syrupy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (11085) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11026) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2012
Bottle at The Rover. Somewhat hazy golden, Hoppy grassy aroma, dill notes, floral, fruity. Fruity flavor, grassy, hay, grapes, apples, dill, perfume notes. Fruity malty finish with hops, grass and metal notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2010
Date: February 06, 2009
Mode: Growler
Source: Footset Foreplay Friday
Appearance: hazy orange, wispy white head
Aroma: huge sweet citrus hop aroma, sweet fruityness
Flavor: sweet crystal malt flavor, lots of hop flavor, nice fruityness, just enough bitterness for balance

Date: February 10, 2009
Mode: bottle
Words: Brusin’ Ales
Aroma: sweet grapefruit aroma with sweet orange and tangerine
Flavor: picking up more bitterness in the flavor in the bottle version, lots of the fruityness, tempered sweetness begins towards the bottom of the glass

Date: February 05, 2010
Mode: bottle
Source: hop city
Aroma: sweet crystal and peppery pine aroma
Flavor: big bitter flavor, touch of balancing pale malt sweetness

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 4/5.0
Drinkability: 9/10
Score: *** /4

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (10867) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2009
33cl bottle shared with my father. cloudy orange, smooth white head. strong flowery hoppy aroma, lots of sweet malts too. flavor is sweet malts, flowery and bitter hops. ends very nicely hoppy and bitter. pine aand grapefruit resent, bt well blended and balanced wit the rest ofthe flavors. great imperial/double IPA


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