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RATINGS: 307   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Every aspect of this IPA is amplified – from the upfront hop aroma and bitterness to the big malt body. Slipknot features a big Northwest hop aroma and robust bitterness balanced with a full malt body. Cascade, Crystal, Brewer’s Gold, and Cluster hops deliver pungent scents of citrus and pine. Extensive dry-hopping enhances this character with flavors to match. Northwest 2 Row Pale, Crystal and Rye malts add a rich spicy malt character. This full bodied IPA pours a rich golden-orange hue that glows like the late winter sun.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6372) - 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 (2398) - 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 (1485) - 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 (3191) - 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 (6500) - 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 (8940) - 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
Beerdrinker79 (1966) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
poisoneddwarf (2206) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAR 25, 2010
Full Sail tasting at Enoteca in Post Falls, Idaho. 4 oz sample from bomber poured into shaker. Tangy pot, gym locker aroma. Funky, yet really good, paradoxically. Pours golden with a medium dissipating head and nice lacework. Flavor is tangy, bready, hoppy, grapefruit. Medium-low carbonation. Nicely balanced. I dig the funkiness of it, but other than that, it’s just average.

2.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
dwyerpg (5327) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 22, 2010
Nice full citrus hop aroma. Looks nice. The flavor of this beer is only okay. It really seems a bit alcoholic in flavor. This beer actually gave me a bit of a headache. Not good.


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