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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Hop Madness checks in at 8.0% ABV and a wheel barrel full of IBUís( International Bittering Units, which correlates to....lets just say its bitter). I loaded this DIPA with plenty of Simcoe and Columbus, but just to be sure I added more Simcoe and Columbus.


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2010
Multiple pours from a growler, thanks Mike. Pours copper in color with a off white head - was suprised by the appearance, thought it would have been a bit lighter in color. Aroma has a good amount of citrus - grapefruit, and apricot/peach as well as some pine. Taste is assertively hoppy with a fairly strong bitterness, as well as a good amount of citrus and piney hop flavor. The darker crystal malt in this, coupled with the sugar to lighten the body seemed to make the body feel a bit thinner than it actually was. This was nice and I enjoyed it. Looking forward to more.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (2075) - Silver Spring, USA - APR 19, 2013
On tap 4 oz. pour at Franklinís Restaurant, Brewery & General Store. Clear, bright amber with a khaki head and very good lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, orange, peach, pine and cream. Taste of pine, grapefruit, orange, peach and caramel. Medium body and medium/high carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
devman171 (1052) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2013
On tap, pours amber with low head, aroma and taste is massive hops and bitterness, low malt backbone and Resin on the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10145) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 5, 2011
Tap. Pours hazy orange with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, caramel, cookie, toast), heavy hops (floral, citrus, pine, grassy), and heavy esters (apple/pear) with notes of peach, pineapple, and alcohol. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, caramel, cookie, toast), heavy hops (floral, citrus, pine, grassy), and heavy esters (apple/pear) with notes of peach, pineapple, and alcohol. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation with a dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
l1br4r14n (451) - Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA - APR 18, 2010
Draft. Pours cloudy amber with a tan head. Huge hop aroma, grapefruit, citrus and bitter. Flavor is much the same, but with a solid malt backbone. Medium mouthfeel. Good, but a touch too bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11666) - Washington DC, USA - APR 16, 2010
Draft. Medium beige head atop murky copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, pineapple. taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/orange, light caramel. Medium body, light resin, pretty easy drinking despite the alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2010
On tap at the brewpub: Transparent copper orange pour has a stringy-lacing froth of white head. Aroma of fresh grapefruity hops with some light caramel malty undertones. Starts with pretty good fullness and mild toasty pale malty sweetness giving way to an assertive grapefruity bittering hoppiness before a drier lingering bitter finish. Could use a little more flavor hops and less bittering hops or some more sweetness for balance.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
lamas (1373) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 24, 2010
Draft on 03/19/10. Came to the table a hazy rust color with a smallish tan head. A very pungent aroma loaded with hoppiness. Plenty of grapefruits, pine needles, oranges, and lemon zest in the mix. Itís pretty much all downhill from there. Goes down very thin-bodied and watery with practically no malty backbone whatsoever. Thereís still a great deal of grapefruits and orange rinds in the flavor, just nothing to balance them out. Think of grapefruit-flavored seltzer water. The drying finish lingers. This one definitely feels rushed. Címon Mike! Youíre better than this!


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