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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Dang, hey wow, thanks for the awesome beer, Birmingham. Served on draft at the J. Clyde there. I declined the pint itís usually served in (9.3%!) and opted for a 10oz pour. Nose is lovely citrus, pineapple, and grass. Some mango and apricot. Tastes a bit sweet, but still great. Wonderful recommendation from my bartender, Linc.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Clownoisseur (267) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Poured from a can into a pint glass. Big fluffy white head, honey colored, nice carbonation running up the glass. Aromas of sharp lemon peel, orange rind and grapefruit. Hints of pine and sweet malt linger. Taste is pretty sharp. Intense grapefruit bitterness out of the gate. Some piney and dry earth notes push across the middle, providing a short relief from the initial hop blast. But, then more bitter notes follow through in the finish. Minimal malt presence...medium body. Relatively dry, slightly boozy and very bitter. A pretty bold beer!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GG (2326) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 31, 2014
12oz can - I want to say it was fargingbastige6 that sent me this. Iíve kept this thing ice cold from day one in the FAR reaches of my fridge, to keep for a day where I was planning to drink some DIPAís to compare. So this was going up against some heavyweights in beer geekdom and it held itís own. I think some of these reviews are a little high, but whatever...itís beer. The aroma, to me, just wasnít abrasive enough for a DIPA, but what it did bring to the table was a good amount of sweet citrus juice, some pine needles but slamming me on the head was the cotton-candy-meets-white-grape-juice-like malts. The pour was beautiful...a solid amber body, minimal head, some clingy lacing.. nice. The flavor had me scratching my head though, as the initial flavor I got was the sweetness out of the beer. Thatís usually a sign for me that...well...the brewer likes a balanced approach. But the explosion of hops I got on the back end did help mitigate some of the sweetness. But the sweetness was there, so itís obviously supposed to be a more balanced approach, and itís balanced. No noticeable alcohol anywhere, which was nice. A semi-sticky mouthfeel, low on the carbonation level...rather creamy. The fact that itís availabl in a can is awesome and gets an extra bonus point just for that. Nicely done!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tpaz1913 (13) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Had on tap at good people taproom. Sweet on the nose almost musky, little bit of head that dissipates quickly. Taste is a bitter hop bomb with pine and grapefruit throughout. Sits with you on the pallate for a bit with a subtle malt backbone.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"reminiscent of Oskar Blues Gordon...perhaps not as malty or quite as spicy. but expertly balanced. Huge fluffy white head that never goes away. i literally found myself chewing this beer. love the feel, and the fruity, piney, and slightly spicy hops are enough to make me reeeeeally like this brew. itís really hard to not have another right now, but I must share. thank you Curtis for this awesome canned brew - it has met or exceeded all expectations!"

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
ttroha (342) - Americus, Georgia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Tap at brewery. Hazy brown with white head. Aroma of citrus and hops. Taste of bitter hops. Extremely bitter aftertaste that lingers on your tongue. Too bitter for me but itís okay.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b79turner (235) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 3, 2014
Growler, pours copper color with a large fluffy white head. Nose is grapefruit, rich honey, citrus, very nice! Perfect carbonation for a DIPA. This is a fantastic beer. Iíve had it in a can and on tap...both are great!

2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rick_91709 (191) - USA - JAN 25, 2014
Poured from a can. Hazy orange with a big white head. Lots of lacing. Aroma is a little off. Old can? Taste is OK, not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7921) - Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Really good beer, huge citrusy notes, dry, nice bitterness, diamond in the rough.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10099) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy white head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is biscuit and honey malt, citrus, pine, and resin hops, pear esters, papaya and mango. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, light malt and fruity esters with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - NOV 20, 2013
FROM NOTES: august 12, í12. From a 12 ounce can into a shaker pint. A: Melon and citrus hop notes, sweet caramel malt, and a touch of bread. A: Pours a deep orangish color with a huge dirty white cap and great lacing. T: VERY hop forward, with the same fruitiness in the nose, though tremendously more intense. Malts with strong caramel and a strong biscuity vibe. Light sugary flavor. Moderate bitterness. P: Medium body and medium carbonation. O: Hard to believe this is a 9% beer. Very drinkable for such a big and complex beer.


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