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RATINGS: 309   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - AUG 20, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2010 22 oz bottle - re-rate - Pours an Amber/yellow color, slightly cloudy, small white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is fairly sweet, with soapy, sort of metallicy hops, apples, pears, raisens, and light caramel. Flavor has metallic hops, sweet caramel, kind of one dimentional. Not terrible but very good either.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheBeerNinja (137) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2006
Pours a very pale amber with thin off white head. Nose is faint and slightly of rubbing alcohol, with some hoppiness. Flavor is blunt and bitter in an aspirin kind of way. Honestly I expected much better.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
after4ever (7400) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2006
Draft at the Parkway’s Day of IPAs. Bready/yeasty nose. Hazy and still. Almost peachy palate. Empty finish. Gets almost vinous as it warms. Weird beer, not a success, and really surprising--I thoroughly expected to enjoy this beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bgburdman9 (861) - columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Poured a slightly cloudy tangerine color with a small white head. Aroma was of very light hops, maltiness, and floral. Flavor was sweet, bitter, and floral. Not a very exciting IIPA and one i would probably buy again.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alagnak (468) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2009
Really orange in the glass - virtually no head. First several tastes were pleasant and citrusy, decent balance of hops and bitter. As it warmed, it became overly bitter and syrupy (brother in law had a sip and likened it to chewing on freshly cut pine boards - no idea if he’s actually done that, but he’s spent enough time sawing pine that i wouldn’t put it past him).

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harbuck76 (134) - El Cajon, California, USA - JUN 14, 2009
22 oz. Pours a orange with a average white head . Aroma is lacking here mild floral maybe pine, lemon.skunky.Taste is bitter with no malt to back it up. its not balanced. And its not for hopheads.Not a imperial ipa.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (7202) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thedm (5494) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 1, 2004
This bottled brew was tasted at DrewLaPalooza 2004. It poured a medium sized head of fine to large sized off-white colored mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a good lacing. Its body was transparent uncarbonated and light brown colored. The aroma contained notes of caramel malts and hops. The mouth feel was hoppy from start to finish. Another fine brew that gave me the beer shivers. It had a strong hoppy flavor with a mild caramel note.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2008
Bottle. Not very good. Pours an amber body with a thin white head. Typical earhty hops and a big character of malt in this one. A little etoh but its hidden for the most part in the mixture. I just didnt care for this.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2009
On tap, Falling Rock. My only misstep of the night in terms of tap selection. But I see so few Double IPA’s in Ontario that I have to order them when I am traveling! Looks good - syrupy looking orange with a small white head. Aroma is very malty with an almost artificial sweetness. Taste is really syrupy - hop juice territory except the sweet sticky malt dominates and it tastes really plastic fruity. Odd. The sweetness hid the likely bunch load of hops in here. Pretty disappointing.


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