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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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So here we are 25 years later. Very humbled, grateful, and amazed that we got here in one piece. Still a mix of beer geeks and boardheads. Still independent. Still trying to find that perfect balance between art and commerce, work and play, inspiration and perspiration. Thanks for supporting us for all these years, and next time youíre in Hood River, stop by for a beer.


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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (1711) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Bomber bought at Super 1 in CDA, ID. Pours hazy orange with a medium beige head with decent retention; leaves a little lace. It is pale for a doppelbock, but not as pale as I was expecting. I was expecting a blonde or copper color, which would have been a little more interesting. Aroma is caramelly, biscuity, pretty faint, though. Taste starts out sweet before a lingering bitterness sets in; itís also savory throughout. Has a nice toasted flavor. Thereís noticeable alcohol but it doesnít taste 9%. Mouthfeel is oily, carbonation average, body full. Pretty tasty.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (2006) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 11, 2014
bott;e @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Hazy dark caramel amber, head that drops to the rim, light streaks of lace. Nice aroma of caramel and malt. Taste is malt that adds sweet caramel and bread in the palate, then turns to alcohol, with even a hint of bourbon in the end. The lingering finish shows the caramel hasnít left yet.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
timjbaer (24) - pahrump, Nevada, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Dark copper color with a nice toast smell and malty notes. White foam with nice lacing and fair retention. Light carbonation and smooth mouth feel. Tastes of baked crackers and light bitterness in the back. The bitterness sits in the after taste for about 3 to 4 minutes and on the toung for longer. Some hopps balanced by sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5284) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Sampled on 3/13/14. This dopplebock pours a light to medium orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Large to medium sized white foamy head with decent retention and nice lacing. The aroma is malty, sweet and bready. A medium to light bodied dopplebock. The malts are bready, caramel and sweet. The hops are herbal and earthy. Decent carbonation. Nice malty and bready dopplebock, dark fruit and some brown sugar. A touch boozy and perhaps a touch of oxidation. Very drinkable. Aroma is sweeter than the taste. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (3174) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 2, 2014
22 oz. bottle. Orange color with thin head without retention. Aroma is layers of dried fruits and caramel. Flavor has lots of dark fruit sweetness with dates, raisins and prune notes. Has a light herbal bitterness toward the bad end. Medium and full-bodied with no carbonation on the tongue. The palate displays sugar with a mildly syrupy texture. Decent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (1205) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Pours a finger of head on a clear medium straw colored body. The aroma has a rich caramel malt aroma mixed with lemon and pine. The taste starts with caramel sweetness, then some moderate pine and lemon bitterness comes through, finishes with the caramel sweet again. The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation. Itís a hoppier and less sweet doppelbock. I enjoyed it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mbgrayson (534) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Pours a clear dark golden color, with a white head. Aroma of mixed hops and malt. Taste is slightly more hops, but the malt is there too. Fairly smooth and drinkable. The relatively high alcohol is not apparent. Thumbs up.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2263) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. Stars of with notes of crystallized sugar. Caramely, sugary, toffee, burnt sugar. There is a fruity cheese in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (2154) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Pours amber with thin creamy head. Sharp malty aroma with some hops bitterness in the Taste. Big malt finish. Very well done, one of my favorite styles.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
klaing (116) - Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Surprised this is not rated higher. Rich full malty flavor, with an oak vanilla strain that holds in the aftertaste. Very dry & a touch light for the style. Lovely & unique. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Imaena (1823) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Draught. This is an ok doppel bock that is easier drinking and less cloying than most. The depth of flavor suffers though.


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