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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
A double I.P.A. made with 100% Maris Otter pale malt and an aggressive combination of Chinook and Columbus hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12190) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2013
on tap-offwhite-gold. A-sweet citrus/some pine, lt malt. T-sweet citrus-orange/resin hop bite, some lt/med malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Bottle from the brewer: Pours a clear orange with a medium white head, grapefruit, pine and alcohol in the aroma, starts and ends very bitter with a bready ending and then more hops. Medium bodied without the sticky sugar feel of some DIPAs, mellow carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Cold 750ml bottle: Pours a clear, perfectly orange color with a moderate sized, alabaster head. Aroma is of fruit, particularly lemon-lime citrus, light malts, with a touch of honey. Taste is of really nice malts and then...pow! It hits a crescendo of pungent, piney-floral hoppiness Robust, medium bodied and smooth, with ample carbonation. Somewhat soapy ending with a few alcohol notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11513) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Sample at GABF 10/13/2012, thanks to Bluemeow76 for assistance with note-taking. This beer is an amber-orange color with a medium off-white head and short stringy lacing. Aroma of floral hops and malt. Medium to full body with flavors of resiny hops, bready malt and fruit. The finish is grainy malt up front with some bitter hops left behind. Above average overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Tap at Meridian Pint. Clear orange amber. Thick nitro looking buttermilk foam. Good retention. Muted vanilla nose. Taste is quite boozy and sticky. Hotter alcohol. Sweeter cherry juice nose. Taste is a bit medicinal. Sticky. Boozy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Draft. Crystal clear amber body, small beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, some orange, bread, light alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some orange, alcohol. Medium-full body, some resin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KUEric (943) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Come out a nice orange, deep golden color with a nearly pure white fluff head. Aroma is hoppy (citrusy grapefruit, piney). Flavor is as well, but not overpowering and without the hop resinous flavor/mouthfeel that some hop-bombs have. It wasn’t overpowering like many IIPAs (which I (and the beer geeks on this site) seem to like).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (5343) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Black Squirrel, DC tap ($7): Pours a copper/amber colour with a whitish head. Aroma is grapefruit and malt. Hops are certainly the, but they ain’t that intense. Taste is more to the maltier side of things. This be an attenuated DIPA, but is perfectly fine to drink. It just ain’t that impressive in an over-saturated market.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lamas (1556) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Draft on 08/31/12. Came to the table a hazy copper with a nicely sized beige head. The pungent aroma featured plenty of resiny pine trees, grapefruits, juicy oranges, zesty citrus rinds, caramel, biscuity/doughy qualities, and some spiciness. Lots of vanilla became apparent as things warmed up a bit. Went down full-bodied and rather sticky. Caramel was dominant upfront taste-wise. There was a big biscuity/doughy middle with some vanilla. The finish was more tangy orange than grapefruit. Zesty citrus rinds were present at the end. Plenty of warming alcohol throughout that only intensified as the beer sat. Excellent!

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