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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
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Intensely complex hop profile that is supported by an equally layered malt backbone.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsmerig (1142) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2014
Pours a cloudy reddish amber with a tan head. Aroma of scotch and malt. Taste is smokey and peppery with a large hop presence. The bitterness lingers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (8092) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2014
Malty IPA. No way a DIPA, fresh bottle. Malty yes, peachy coloured body, even a little peachy fruit taste. Yet no that interesting or tasty. Drying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hfmejias (618) - Dover, Delaware, USA - FEB 22, 2014
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured dark and cloudy amber with a nice off white head, nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is mostly caramel and citrus fruits. Taste is maybe a bit too malty and sweet for an DIPA but there is a decent amount of hops trying to balance it . Nice beer, enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (7103) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours reddish brown with off white head. Nose and taste of dank hop, heavy caramel malt, grapefruit peel, buttered biscuit and boiled resin. Lighter medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (4475) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2014
12 ounce bottle received in a trade from jdb288. This is well hazed and apricot in color. a nice big beige head falls slowly leaving nice lacing. Pine and citrus hop aromas with rich malts. First sip is pine and a big malt presence. Fruity with pine needles. Some brightness in the hops with a late arriving bitterness. As well as big pine flavors this has some tropical fruit notes and apricot. The finish was divided evenly between that pine and fruit. Looking at a few of the ratings I am surprised at how low they are. In all due respect I think this is a better beer than others do.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
TreborWhip (392) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle pours dark amber with nice frothy tan head. Aroma of sweet bread, light citrus, and pine. Flavors of breaded malts, yellow grapefruit, and pine with a huge hop finish. This one will have licking and puckering your lips and you will want to go back for more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
callmemickey (2252) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Copper colored body, medium sized off-white head, soapy lacing. Perfume-shampoo like nose with bubblegum and citrus. Light biscuit. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, a bit medicinal.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HeadyDE (423) - Delaware, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle pour to snifter..dark orange crimson like color with slight head..decent carbonation..nose is perfume like..flower bouquet..sweet malt..not getting much of the citrusy or piney action characteristic of the style for me at least..mouthfeel is light bodied quite thin with no real depth or character..does hide the abv well but this is a bland 2ipa that had a cheap macro lager aroma emanating from the bottle that really soured the whole experience.not much here that is memorable except that this is not a very enjoyable offering..bleh..

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bbeezer51 (5) - - DEC 18, 2013 does not count
It truly is for a Hop Geek. The piney...hoppy bitterness is well integrated in this almost 100 IBU beer. A balanced double. Nice job.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
thouse (47) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Super geekie, hoppy. 8.9% and pushing 100 IBU’s! Seek this one out. Coming to NJ on draft and bottles soon....

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