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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
slowrunner77 (3628) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
"(Sigh). Good brewer that Travis took us to in Portland in January (had in June). Unfortunately, this beer may be that old. But you know what? DATE YOUR FREAKIN BOTTLES!!!!!!!& Potential, but so much cardboard. Looks nice, feel is nice, flavor and aroma completely lacking."

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 16, 2014
In short: A well balanced big golden IPA that doesn’t overdo anything. A good beer that taste like many others.
How: Bottle 22oz, consumed fresh soon after purchase.
The look: Clear golden-amber body topped by a medium off-white head with good retention and leaving lots of lacings on the glass.
In long: The hoppy nose of medium intensity is as floral as it is citrusy (apricots and friends). A substantial body, plenty of carbonation and a mouthfeel that is a bit more doughy-chewy than usual for a clear IPA. The beer is well malted, a malt bill that is very much toasted cookies with some caramel. The citrusy-floral bitterness is just enough to balance everything out. Alcohol is not particularly well hidden but it is not bothersome either. A medium drinkability. certainly not a refreshing IPA but it doesn’t feel heavy either. A big IPA where nothing is overdone, no off-flavors, overall quite clean, but also been-there-done-that, nothing special. Anyway, can anybody please mail me how many calories I burn if I manually open 6 bottles of beers per night burn, I’m trying to build a counter-argument to a point my wife is trying to make.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
manuelMTL (81) - 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!

3.6
   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!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8675) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1302) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5922) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericdevin (799) - 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.

3.3
   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!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rxeight (1334) - Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Decent ipa but nothing impressive. Pine and floral hops. Lots of hops on the back end. No lingering bitter.


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