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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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Bomber served in a tulip. Pours clear, amber-orange with a short off-white head. Leaves sparse lacing and has short retention. Aroma has dough and nuts with some orange-lemon citrus. Flavor has malt up front followed by a punch of piney, bitter hops. Lacks sweetness entirely. Medium body, decent carbonation, and bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
asedzie (784) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Bottle. For me, at this particular juncture, this is a near-perfect northwest coast beer. Pours deep amber with medium white heat. Big, blustery single-hop herbal/piney smell. Centennial or willamette maybe. Mt. Hood? One of the hops that one is constantly finding in abundance in these wonderful Washington/Oregon pales and ipas. Flavor is mild hop resins and bitterness backed by a nicely composed malt structure. Just enough to make the malt assertive, but to take a backseat to the pungent hops. Not even a trace of the 8.2% abv listed on the label in the taste or aftertaste. Lingering pure, single hop flavor on the palate through the finish. For me, bliss is the intense and sustained experience of the heart and soul of a single hop. This beer does that.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
humulushound (244) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 10, 2010
Amber-orange with a dissipating white head that lacks a little in tenacity. Aroma is laden with citrus hops, fruity sweetness and a grainy, biscuity malt. Flavor is hoppy bitter, grassy with an earthy finish. Body is a little soapy and resinous. Not bad but I expect more layered hops in my DIPAs.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 20, 2010
Bottle. Pours medium amber, thin head, okay lacing. Nose is very dry, with hops tending more towards spice than to pine or citrus. Rather simple, very softly metallic. Flavor is much the same as the nose, straightforward, simple, dry, and mildly metallic. Nothing really wrong, but this somehow misses the point entirely.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ownch411 (21) - USA - FEB 17, 2010
Bottle. Pours a light orange/gold in color. Thin and short head. Light hops/biscuit in aroma. Bland on the palate but a good finish with lots of flavor. Another IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (39079) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2010
From tap at the Bistro, Hayward. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity and light peachy. Dry, spiced and bitter hoppy. Dry and spiced hoppy finish. Vague caramelish note. Bone dry.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3663) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2010
Bottle thanks to scrizzz. Pours a clear orange with a thick, foamy white head. Aroma of garlicky hops, light citrus. Flavor of garlicky hops, grainy malt, citrus and tropical fruits, hop resins. MMMM, tasty! Great hop character, great beer! 8/4/8/4/15 [3.9/5]

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2010
Bottle. Poured a clear orange with a small, white head. Aroma is earthy, herbal, and grassy. Flavor is a little bready malt with more of the grassy, earthy, slightly lemony hop presence and a lightly bitter finish. Pleasantly dry. This doesn’t have as much of a hop kick as I like from IIPAs, but the hop aromatics it has are quite nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JAN 15, 2010
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear amber with a sticky dense white head. Aroma is lots of citrus, pine, floral, cereal, sugar and a mild soapy scent. Taste is sweet malt up front and then slowly fades to a strong hop bitterness, there is a very light alcohol taste. Medium body with average carbonation, a slightly syrupy mouth feel and a long bitter finish. Overall a nice IIPA, not one I would get really excited to drink every year but would go back to it for sure.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
waltersrj (280) - Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2010
Pour is an orange/red tint with minimal white head.Nose is Citrus, caramel, grain, cereal, pine, and hops. Flavor is minimal malt, citrus, hops, and an earthy grain. Palate is minimal oil and sticky. A decent iipa for the price.


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