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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   IBU: 103   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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A big, joyous celebration of all things hoppy (5 different varities). Large flavors and aroma of pine, citrus, flowers, spice, pineapple, and grassiness complimented with a touch of biscuit and caramel backbone. Our most requested beer.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeerdesign (2158) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2012 tasting on 3/6/10... my first rating from Alabama.... this is a tasty IIPA... that style % will come up... deep orange with a white head... nice citrus hops on the nose and through the body... with a solid malt backbone... well balance IIPA, very drinkable and enjoyable. thick bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (3197) - Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2010
Pours out a slightly hazy copper-amber with an average head - rather appealing. Aroma is strongly hoppy and has a good evergreen component, promising a worthy IPA. Flavor matches the aroma, being richly hoppy, slightly evergreen and just a little bit fruity. Texture is lively and fizzy. Recommended to all IPA fans.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2010
Hazy orange, frothy beige head sticks. Aroma of mild citrus. Taste is grapefruit and pine but not spectacular.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Peterlemonjelo (42) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Draft at the J Clyde A - Nice hazy rusty orange hue with a nice think head. Sufficient carbonation and sticky lace down the side of the glass. Looks like an IPA. Lacing looks as it’s dripping with hop oil. S - A touch of sweetness following by intense hop aroma. Pine, pungent, lemon zest, orange, spice....lost of aromas. T - Very good. A touch of caramel sweetness making an appearance but being dominated by hop flavor. Nice bitterness followed by flavors of pine, herbal hops, pungent, lemon zest, orange, simcoe, grapefruit ending in a dry finish. M - Nothing thin about this beer but not too think to take away from being refreshing. Has a certain slickness to it which is very nice. D = Hard to believe this is a 9% beer. Very drinkable for such a beer and complex beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nearbeer (3586) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 28, 2009
Draft at JClydes. Dark copper with a nice lasting little head. Mild aroma is caramel and light orange. Sweet molasses front taste is picked up at the finish by some citrus and resin. Medium-heavy body is smooth and slightly sticky.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2009
Had on tap in Birmingham. Aroma has a hint of alcohol and so does the flavor. Otherwise the flavor is mostly sweet including citrus hops and some malt backing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MmmcKay (1051) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Sampled at the 8th Annual Music City Brewer’s Festival. Orange brown with a touch of red. Explosive brew. This guy threw my palette for a loop. I was officially done tasting for awhile after sampling. I don’t think it quite warrants the high marks that my TN cohorts gave it. However, its a quality Imp IPA that you should seek out to try. It was a little overwhelming and unbalanced for me.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Sampled at the MCBF. Pours amber with a retentive light beige head. Aroma of sugary malts and piney hops. Medium bodied with a carbonation a hair short of average, which was perfect for this beer. Flavor of toffee and dark honey countered by a tamed piney bitterness. Grapefruit rind and hop resin on the finish. This was pretty darn good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Butters (3725) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2009
Sampled on draft at the Music City Brewers Festival. Excellent golden amber pour with wispy light tan head. Wonderful bouquet of hop pine aromas and sweet honey flaqovrs. Very well balanced. Reminds me of old hopslam without as much honey. Very good double ipa.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
riversideAK (5574) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2009
Milk jug from jzzbassman. Thanks! Aroma of caramel sweetness, some sugars, a touch of light butter maybe and some floral, pine, and peppery hops. Pours dark amber with some thin bubbles for a second. Flavors initially of caramel and a hefty does of malty sweetness, a hint of butter and then a decent hop dose that rounds out the finish in the form of floral and pepper hops with a hint of pine. Some lingering bitterness for a second as well as a hint of alcohol. Carbonation was more or less lost due to the milk jug, but it did have a little bubbles. Full with some lingering sweetness as well.


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