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RATINGS: 300   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 Brewerís 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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2006
Iíve had a number of single and double IPAís must I must say the aroma on this brew is unique, a pineappely honey aroma combined with heavy grainey hop happy to experience something new and nice, taste was much the same, but the bitterness had an edge to it , theres some kind of bitterness here besides just the hops,that just tweeks your tongue the wrong way. Will no doubt try again

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11528) - 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. Itís truly good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2007
Caramel malt and a nice sweet hop aroma. Dark orange body with a medium head. Full palate. Plenty of hop bitterness, caramel malt, and light citrus flavors. Nicely done--not overdone like many imperials tend to be.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dillinja (24) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2007
Sturdy malts and a forceful grapefruit bitterness hold this beer up pretty well. I respect the character, but for the money you could get a bomber of something with wider and more expansive flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4176) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2008
Number 300! Bottle... Amber color with a thin head. Aroma of leafy hops and sweet alcohol. Expanding, chewy palate and actually mellow hops in the flavor, but the malt is really pleasant and thereís a nice warming alcohol aspect. Other notes of chalky biscuits and spicy herbs to top it all off. The aftertaste has a whisky-esq character.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 23, 2008
A tasty west coast style. The aroma was slightly malty with awesome hop notes. The beer poured a beautiful light copper color with thn lasting head and lacing. The flavor was rich with hints of caramel and pine, grapefruits, citrus, and light cloves. The mouthfeel was light bodied with great carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2008
22oz Bomber Recieved in a recent trade with russpowell, thanks a lot Russ! Slipknot pours a moderately hazy deep intense golden. A ruddy two fingers worth of ecru head grew on the pour and had good staying power. Leaves thick lines of lace down the glass with each sip. The carbonation bubbles are on the larger side and crep to the surface. When I first poured this beer for some odd reason all I could think about was banana bread when I stuck my nose in the glass. After some warming and quiet reflection it turns into a brown sugar laden grapefruit hoppiness. A drizling of caramel sets the malt backbone. The grapefruit is amazingly fresh and in your face. A really good smelling IPA. The flavor is a little toned down but follows the nose pretty closely. Brown sugar coated grapefruit abounds with a drizzling of caramel. A slight toffeeness is floating around in there as well. Thereís a solid amount of maltiness in here but itís very well done. The body is moderate with a somewhat creamy somewhat airy/light mouthfeel. The carbonation helps the body keep moving and thereís a nice bitterness that grows with each sip. Good drinkable IPA. While this is labeled as a double it toes the line. Which actually helps the drinkability considering the lower abv compared to many others. A good IIPA from the guys at Full Sail and their Brewmasters Reserve series. I wouldnít hesitate to pick this up if released in my area. A flavorful IIPA thatís a pleasure to put away. Thanks Russ. 5/3/08

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2008
8-13-08 bottle thanks to BlackForestCO
Bright orange amber color with a decent white head. Smell is fruity and big grassy hops. Really nice flavor of hops and oranges. Refreshing and enjoyable! Medium carbonation and a good mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Full Sail makes a great beer. It wasnít the most hoppy beer Iíve ever had, but it had an awesome palate and a great blend of malt and hops. Nice and full bodied, this is along the lines of a much weaker Dreadnaught.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - APR 11, 2009
Bottle from BevMo in Vacaville, CA. I was very impressed with this beer. The palate was wonderful and the hops were well balanced with a malty backbone. Good brew!!


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