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RATINGS: 306   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JUN 5, 2004
Pours a clear copper with a thin white head. Earthy hop aroma with some perm solution going on. Light sweetness and pine. Finishes dry. Decent but not my definition of a double IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3482) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 5, 2004
22 oz bomber-medium orange appearance with slight white head. light citrus aroma for a IIPA. some fruity notes also. piney/woody flavors followed by some tangy notes in the finish. the flavors were much more up front than the aroma. Not a bad IIPA, but there are much better ones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2004
Bottle pours a slightly hazy orangish hued golden color, small dishwater like head, with sketchy lacing.   A nice citrusy pine aroma invades the nose, with subtle hints of hops and flora.   Forwardly sweet, slightly piney, again with the subtle hop notes.   Some caramel tones as well.   Slightly resiny at the finish, a wee bit sweet, and slightly malty.   I can completely dig this one!   Slightly medicinal in the aftertaste, but I am willing to bet thats because of the temp and its 7.8% ABV.   Thanks goes out to batkins for the trade!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2004
I really liked this beer. Its not going to blow you away like Dreadnaught, but like all FS beers, its very well made and subtlely complex. Hides the alchohol well, but after a 22 oz bomber, you can tell its over 7%. Lovely hop profile both in the aroma and flavor and malt balances very well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2004
Draught: translucent orange copper. Piney, grapefruit aroma, with some hop flowers. Flavours have a definite hop presence, but not overly so. Lightly bitter grapefruit rinds and fresh pine cones. But this one leaves me thinking, at what point do you add the second I to an IPA? A tasty beer no less.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 3, 2004
Requisite orange gold color, reastrained aromatics of pine and juniper with a trace of soy. Medium bodied and brisk on the palate, with orangeskin bitterness, subtle herbal(rosemary?) nuances and an overall neat and tidy cleanliness. Not scorchingly bitter but nice and quenching in the westcoast IPA style, not the biggest Imperial IPA ever but a very nice one, showing slight restraint and balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3508) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2004
Lightly hazy and orangey-golden with a bubbly head. Rather thick-bodied, but not too thick -- nice. Somewhat fruity (apricot, peach, orange), with alcohol sensations. Hops are rather flowery and aromatic; somewhat herbal. Not overly bitter by any means. Malts are nice (doughy, sweet and chalky), but somewhat subdued behind the alcohol and flowers. Definitely has some "NW" flavors. Only qualm: not quite hoppy enough in some ways (maybe that's just cuz so many other IPAx2 are so over-the-top!). Otherwise, another enjoyable beer from Full Sail, baby!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (7118) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2004
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear light amber. Aroma is moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit, apricot, flowers), moderately malty (cookie), lightly yeasty (dough). Flavor is heavily sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, heavily bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic, lightly astringent. Yet another basic hopfest from the northwest. Quite a teeter-totter from when it first hits your tongue until the finish...goes from too sweet to too bitter very quickly, and unsettling effect. Nothing much of interest here, perhaps a little maltier in the nose than some. Has that raw bread dough yeast smell, common to lots of American beers, not something I enjoy. Rather flimsy body for its size/style. Drinkable, but not recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - MAR 28, 2004
bubble gum/citrus hop aroma, apple cider appearance, super dry bitterness, weak body, grassy and grainy

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snowtiger (106) - Brighton, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2004
I had it at The Falling Rock in Denver right after Chris tapped it. Amber hazy appearance with a big white head. Aroma is malty and fruity, but not really hoppy. Same with the flavor. There are enough hops to balance but not enough for an I2PA. Apparently all English hops were used in this beer so it does not have the huge Northwest hop character we have become accustomed to in an I2PA. Good beer though.

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