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RATINGS: 1544   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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fishonmyplane (459) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 9, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2013 Not as overwhelmingly bitter as, say, Sierra Nevadaís Hoptimum. Founders goes for a more balanced approach. I mean, itís still pretty bitter and strong, but itís very drinkable for the style. Some quenching citrus notes in the finish. A little malty sweetness, which adds a mellowing effect. Pretty damn good if you ask me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 5/20
Ctplt777 (146) - - OCT 24, 2014
I wasnít as impressed as I was expecting to be. Itís good, but I didnít think it was as good as I heard it was. Lots of sweetness. Thats it. I battled so much malt sweetness and wanted to know where the hops were.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (892) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2014
355ml bottle, pours clear golden brown with a small head, pungent resiny, piney and citrus hop over a large caramel malt backbone. Finishes bitter. Excellent balance with lots of hop and lots of malt. Plenty of flavour. medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, sticky, average to soft carbonation, Excellent DIPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sailracer (404) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle. Bitter, citrus and grapefruit hops! A little bit floral on the back of the tongue. Mild carbonation. A slight bitter aftertaste lingers which detracts slightly from the experience, in my opinion. Excellent overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Weevo (35) - Indiana, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle, included in this months beer club six-pack. Pours amber with white head. IBU 86, probably a great beer I'm just not a hop-head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jh773 (143) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Yellow, little visible carbonation, thick head. Smell is mango, pineapple, grass. Flavor is caramel, tropical punch -- very smooth, not too sweet. Really well-balanced, if a little under-carbonated for my taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2248) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
Light yellow clear body with some foamy white head, not much retention or lacing. Lively aroma of citrus, a touch of pine, resin. Taste is nicely balanced between bitter and sweet malts. Nice pop to this. Good double IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fraternie (826) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Big and boozy, with a smooth mouthfeel full of caramel malt that is perfectly balanced by citrusy grapefruit and finishes with a blast of spicy hops. Long finish. Packs a punch but this is very well put-together.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bobaidan (512) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 12, 2014
From a bottle, pours gold with a bit of a haze. Aroma is lemongrass. Flavor is sweet with a lot of hop presence. Lemon and citrus with a serious hop bitterness. Finish is very bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1358) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
Aroma: tropical fruits, heavy ripe fruits, resin. Appearance: hazy orange, medium, frothy, white head. Taste: heavy sweet. Palate: intense heavy overripe fruits, resin, heavy sweets continue, slightly dry in the very long finish. Overall: fantastic IIPA, aroma and palate are beyond belief. Bottle at Top Hops, Manhattan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Funknmilla (692) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2014
-12 oz. bottle -pours pale copper, light tan head -now this is an IPA aroma! -sweet hop flowers drenched in a malted hug -a creamy mouth feel -bitter citrus that that through the entire sip ends up in the finish -the citrus is good and the beer is good :) -rating from 2-9-2010

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