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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


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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2010
-Note bottle tasted on 04/29/07 was MUCH better than the tap. I’d give that one a 4/5 and I have adjusted accordingly On tap at the Falling Rock. The beer was served in a pint glass and was a light orange yellow in color. The smell was faint but grainy. The taste was very malty and a big let-down. I find Full Sail beers to fall at the ends of the spectrum. They are either phenomenal or they suck big time. This one sucked. I will try again with a bottle to see if it makes a difference. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 04-23-2007 16:07:56

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 4, 2010
2009 Bottle - Drinkin while watching BSU v. TCU in the Fiesta Bowl...Pours clear orange with a medium off white head...aroma is citrus and caramel, ton of cereal grain as well...flavour is similar, kinda bitter, but not hop bitter, old and grainy, some malt...kinda bad...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oscbert (1021) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 2, 2010
~Aroma Grassy, earthy, grapefruit, with a slight caramel background. Together these aromas create a resinous scent that is hard to describe. ~Pours a clear golden amber color with small persistant white head. ~Earthy hop flavor with grassiness and a pretty intense grapefruit hopiness. Malts barely detectable. Some oakiness at finish. ~Med bodied with med carbonation. Dry. Some hop derived astringency. Very bitter finish. ~ Im not a big fan of this one. Would be nice if more malts were added to help support the hop bitterness. I like hops and bitterness, but this was almost pushed too far. Hopefully it will put some hair on my chest.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - JAN 1, 2010
I much prefer the Full Sail special IPA’s than their regular offering. Nice assertive amount of hops. Pours a nice golden orange. A floral aroma wafts out of the glass.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madvike (2712) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2009
Bottle shared with the wife - Pours with a big, creamy off-white head atop a deep copper pour. Aroma is sweet, bready malt with nicely balanced citrus hops, lemon, booze, and a little milkiness. The taste is different, with some caramel malt initially, then a transition into some real deep and intense grassy hops that bite in the back of the mouth. It’s like some of the real bitter weeds I pull out of my garden--not appetizing. Way too astringent--goes past grapefruit and into something altogether different. Too bad...this was showing some promise until I tasted it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2009
Bottle 1pt. 6fl.oz. @ home.
[ Trade by BDR ]. Clear medium to dark orange color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, grapefruit, orange. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090714]

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
presario (4611) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 6, 2009
Rich full head on dark amber. Woody hop nose. Woody spicy hop flavour. Interesting zingy hop notes.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (4839) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2009
Hazy golden beer, with a thick, soapy lace - aroma of dry, crackery malts, herbal, minty character, earthy hops, kafir lime leaves - soft carbonation, full in the mouth - dry, biscuity malts pair well with potent, barky, quinine-ish bitterness - this bitterness lingers long into the finish - the malt profile seems more british than american, but I can’t really complain - this is a fairly solid ipa - you’ve gotta like your ipas on the dryer side, though


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