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Gigantic Whole In the Head

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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A freakin’ hop bomb. Bright, multilayered citrus hop aromas and flavors blow up your face, with just the right amount of hop bitterness to back it all up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
manuelMTL (32) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2014
From 650 ml bottle. Hazy amber colour with thin white head. Grapefruit and pine aromas with a strong balancing bready sweet malt note. On the tongue it?s a lollypop caramel sweetness with lots of grapefruit and orange zest flavours. Hoppy bitterness is there too, but it stays in the background. Alcohol is well hidden. Medium carbonation! Solid IIPA!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - APR 5, 2014
22oz bottle - Pours a dark amber in color with a fairly big off-white head that stuck around and produced some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is hoppy... pine and floral. Flavor is classic West-coast IIPA... hoppy spiciness with a hint of citrus. Medium bitter finish... Good!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8359) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
Rich, finely crafted DIPA. Recent bottle from 20 West. Thick golden appearance. Fruit in aroma and taste. Above average mouthfeel although somewhat palate erasing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1163) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Bomber from Bottles and Cans. Pours an unclear orangey copper with an off-white head that just doesn’t quit. Nice spots and streaks of lace. Aroma has pine, citrus and caramel, with a brown sugar presence. Taste is of sweet caramel, oranges, other sweet fruits, heavy resin and sweet candied fruits. Progressively sweeter after a nice citrus/caramel balance early. Medium bodied and sticky. Some alcohol kicks in down through the glass. Continues to have a solid & tasty caramel presence. Finishes sweetly bittersweet with a bit of residue. Liked, didn’t love. Had a lot of nice parts but fell apart instead of coming together.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5611) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2013
bottle, golden orange pour, big bitterness, orange pith & zest. fuller mouthfeel. possibly a tad old & the hops still carried themselves. Nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericdevin (661) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Draft at 16 Tons Cafe, Eugene. Pours a medium golden orange, slightly cloud, decent amount of off-white head. Aroma is citrus-forward, with some crisp pine notes. Light bitterness, medium body, could be a little livelier. Some lingering bitterness and a return of citrus/orange peel bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ShawnC (76) - - AUG 10, 2013
Light amber slightly cloudy. Interesting Sauvignon blanc and lime note with a touch of grass on the nose. Rich mouthfeel confirming wine flavor on the nose. Malts quite well balanced with a hint of toffee, hops actually rather mellow adding some spice and some earthy finish that lingers a bit. Good but not a hop bomb. ---That dog will hunt!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rxeight (1192) - Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Decent ipa but nothing impressive. Pine and floral hops. Lots of hops on the back end. No lingering bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (2952) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Tap. Pours cloudy orange with a large off white head, creamy with great lacing. Aroma is citrus, pine resin, grapefruit. Flavor is the same, light sweet, medium bitter, a bit harsh. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Decent

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (941) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 28, 2013
On tap at Harry’s Hofbrau. Overt, clean citrus hops and orange hop flavor. Hazy, beautiful sunset orange with full white head. Slight lacing. Dissipates to a ring. Flavor of juicy citrus mostly orange. Moderate bitterness lets the hop flavor shine. Slight soda cracker malt. Really elegant for a DIPA.

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