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RATINGS: 299   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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As the name implies, every aspect of this American style IPA is amplified - from the upfront hop aroma and bitterness to the big malt body. This year we pumped up the American citrus-fruity hop character with Warrior, Summit, and Brewer’s Gold hops. Pale, crystal and Munich malts add the punch of malt and mouth feel to balance the hops. The golden-orange hue glows like the late winter Available in 22oz. bottles and draught. ABV 7.8% IBU 80


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
regspeir (199) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2010
Poured a hazy golden-orange with a large head which dissapated into a lining of white foam. Lacing was nice and lasting. Nose was citrus - especially orange, as well as biscuity honey malt background. Taste was a very nice blend of hop bitterness and caramel sweetness with some piney, grassy and alcohol notes. Finish was crisp and clean and slightly (but pleasantly) bitter. Mouthfeel was medium with good carbonation. This was a very refreshing brew for a warm day and one I wish I had more access to.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rockcrawler (197) - Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA - JUN 7, 2010
22 Oz. Pours a hazed orange amber color with big solid head. Aroma is very piney hops with hints of resin, grapfruit, bread, and slight toast. Flavor is intensely bitter upfront balanced by light tasting but sturdy malt balance. Finish is crisp yet a stinging bitterness clings to the mouth but besides that the palate of this medium to heavy bodied bear is very good. Overall a very tasty Imperial IPA for a dollar or two cheaper than the next.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4895) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Shipped to me my wife from a trip to Portland. Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured an orange-amber color with a small orange-white head that produced good lacing. The aroma was sweet and tangy pine and grapefruit. The flavor was bitter and tart with moderate notes of pine, grapefruit and lemon and light sour nutty malts and caramel. The finish was long, tangy, tart and hoppy. Fairly full bodied. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Mostly clear orange, foamy beige head. Aroma- pine and orange rind. taste is more bitter than sweet but not much. Good smooth texture.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Bottle pours orange-copper with a decent size off-white head with no lacing. Aroma is strangely funky and suprisingly malt driven for being an IIPA. Nose shows peach, grapefruit, light caramel, wood, funky earth, and a slight vegetable note that I cannot put my finger on. Flavor shows the same with the malt leaning more on the bread side than caramel. Overall body is moderate, and finishes with moderate to heavy bitterness. Interesting I guess, but I can’t say that I would actually seek this one out.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NachlamSie (2751) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2010
Pint at the restaurant next door to the brewery. This is a copper brew with no real head. The aroma is strangely malty for an IIPA. Notes of apples, wood and vegetables are here. Where are the hops? In the flavor some very mild bitterness becomes apparent. More viscous than usual body and some alcohol strength in the flavor at least allow me to realize the server more than likely brought me the correct beer. This tastes like a South Carolina brewed IIPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4854) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2010
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear gold/amber pour with a medium off-white head. Sweet malt and grassy hops in the nose. Sweet malt flavor up front with grassy hops and a lasting bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - APR 1, 2010
Pours amber and is a little hazy. Aroma is very floral with a strong yeasty element to it. Flavour is very smooth to start with a real progression of hop flavour, First a grippingly sour citrus flavour and continues to eveolve into one of the most bitter IPAs I have ever had. And the flavour lingers forever I think I was still tasting it the next day! Very impressive.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (6646) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 27, 2010
Bottle, shared wih Parksy. Pours a cloudy honey gold with a brief golden head. Aroma is reedy maltiness and resinous vegetal hops. Flavour is hoppy, but somewhat soapy rather than citric or resinous. Not as smooth as I’d like. The hop character just doesn’t satisfy as much as I’d hoped. Decent, but one was enough.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brenn79 (1501) - Idaho, USA - MAR 26, 2010
6 oz sample at beer tasting at Enoteca 2010 vintage- Pours brownish golden with little head, aroma is malt and hops, but mostly hops. The flavor has a nice hop character, and is well balanced with plenty of malt, not bad but have had better.


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