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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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35066) - 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]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31220) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29333) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 25, 2007
Bottled. A hazy orange beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma is sweet with strong grassy notes, but also a light spicy note. The flavor is sweet matly with strong notes of hops, amongst other giving it notes of grapefruit, leading to a dry and very bitter end. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2007
(Bottle 65 cl) Courtesy of Degarth. Slightly hazy, amber golden with an off-white head. Fresh aroma with lots of fruit - peach in particular. Quite full-bodied with a solid, sweetish malt base, again these fruity peach accents and then a raw, bitter finish. I would’ve loved some more subtlety in the hopping. 250407

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2011
Hazy amber color; medium sized creamy head. Nice malt and hop aroma, balanced. Caramel flavor, and malt, strong and quite sweet, with toffee and an impression of liquorice; strong bitterness; now the hop carries evident resins. The final is powerful yet balanced. Maybe it lost in hop freshness, but there is good balance in this (bold) brew.
Unfortunately, another bottle that I spoiled, keeping it too long (since Oct ’09), waiting to share it...

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12612) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 10, 2005
Golden-amber colour. Minimal aroma, but a little pineyness. The flavour is woody, the body chewy. For the style, it’s a on the lighter side, which I prefer, but flavour development suffers as well.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2006
(Draught, Horse Brass Pub) Pours a copper body with a small off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, florals, and malt. Flavor of toasted malt and hops.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2008
22oz bottle-pours a big foamy to rocky light tan head that laces and hazy/cloudy gold color. Aroma is caramel, medium malt, then resin hops with some citrus, alcohol. Taste is caramel, medium malt, then resin hops with some citrus, alcohol, and a fruity tartness. Medium body. An OK beer, disappointing for an I2PA. this rating is more than my usual on ‘style’ and less to ‘my taste’. Thanks Wasatch.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11074) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Aroma of pine so prominent that it made me recall the cat box. Or the old Airwick pine. Humor. It has a great piny aroma. Light coppery, aprioct color with a white head that sticks around and laces. Starts with piney hop, but smooth and mellow. Followed by a sweetness that is finally rather obliterated by the hop. The mouthfeel is reasonably medium, and there is a light burn down the esophogus. Could be hop, could be alcohol. It leaves a really clean refreshing feeling on the tongue. It’s truly good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2010
Date: April 29, 2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Dark Lord Day, 2006
Appearance: clear amber, whispy white head
Aroma: sweet pine aroma
Flavor: big hop flavor on a slightly sweet carmel malt base, nice long bitter finish, very good balance

Date: January 29, 2010
Mode: bottle
Source: liquid solutions
Appearance: hazy orange, wispy off white head
Aroma: sweet citrus aroma, fruity orange, peppery alcohol
Flavor: sweet citrus flavor, light balancing bitterness, long bitter finish

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4


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