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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Family always comes first. Just when you thought that your poor tongue couldnít stand any more humulus lupulus, The Sister comes home to prove you wrong. Using the same unbreakable malt backbone of The Brother to balance out a truckload of Calypso and Bravo hops, The Sister weighs in at approximately a billion IBUs.

Down & Dirty: 2-Row, Wheat, Vienna & Dextrapils malts with Amarillo, Columbus, Cascade, Chinook, Calypso & Bravo hops. 8.5% ABV

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
knickskicks (856) - - MAY 22, 2015
Canned 3/30. Orange pour. Nose is initially piney but after it breathes for a few minutes it takes on a sweet maltiness to the nose and taste that overpowers the hops. I will rerate if I try it fresh, though no other hoppy can Iíve had close to 2 months old has never tasted this malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lightbias (262) - USA - MAY 19, 2015
Cracking the cap on this bottle was a bit worrisome; in a package sent by a friend who wasnít in a position to keep the beer in the best of situations. I opened the bottle and was struck by the aroma of musky flowers and pine, and felt much better. A bit of drowned spicy fruit, each intake of breath bringing those lighter accents deep, sweeping over the heavier foundation of pine. It smells bitter. In a very good way... The liquid is light tangerine in hue, the dense, off-white head is two fingers deep in my tulip and Iím having one hell of a time getting the aroma through it. I draw sharply through the head, pull in my first mouthful, push the beer in circles over my gums and behind my tongue to get the best initial reaction. A warm malt backbone is present and although the beer is lining the back and sides of my tongue with a raw edge, itís so wonderfully balanced that at first, I canít tell Iím being bitten. Like a good kiss. Very nice. I do like my IBUs high. The well-carbonated medium body is a bit sticky, the foam adhering to the sides as I drain the glass and the depth of the flavor is wonderful. Itís a wonderfully comfortably uncomfortable beer with a hugely flavorful bitterness. The finish is beautiful, but if you are going to drink this, you make it the last beer (or two) of the night. There is no way this doesnít create an experience that leaves you void of the possibility of tasting anything else after the first sip. I love it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JMCtime (67) - Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Somewhat sour and slightly fruity aroma. Full of flavor, the taste is sweet and a little fruity on the tip of the tongue but very sour on the back of the tongue. Leaves a slightly sour and bitter but not unpleasant aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nealblind (1006) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAY 11, 2015
gold pour. Aroma pine butter hop cheese. Tastes juniper herbal bay leaves, medicinal, orange peel. Crisp body fast drinking. Hops so intense the big booziness is hidden. resin for hours, if not days.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3491) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2015
22 oz, bottled 3/12/15. Clear orange with a whitish head. Nose is orange juice, grass and toffee. Oily medium body with foamy carb. Taste is orange peel, lemon, peach and pink grapefruit with an earthy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (1684) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2015
Can. Pours golden with lots of foamy head and med lacing. Nose is very floral. Flavours are flowers, citrus fruity and pine. Taste med bitter light sweet. Medium body lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrinkyCrow (98) - Washington, USA - APR 22, 2015
Draft. Clear amber color. Hoppy and bitter. A little pepper and floral. Delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
smallfry (161) - - APR 22, 2015
(Tap) Whoa. Intense hop flavor without too much bitterness. Very fruity and floral. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (10860) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2015
Bomber poured a clear tarnished gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of straw, dank bud, pine and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of bread, earthiness, dank bud and pine with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beaver (1424) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2015
22 oz bottle. Pours slightly hazy golden orange with a big frothy white head that retains well and laces the glass some.

The aroma is lots of piney, peppery, resiny hops with a little fruit and biscuit malt.

The flavor is sweet malts and some fruit with a big resiny piney bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a nice DIPA. Big hops with some sweetness to balance.

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