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RATINGS: 389   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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Name Origin: On the West Coast, surfers have a term for that perfect time of day, when the waves are breaking just right and it feels like you can ride forever. They call it Alchemy Hour. In Cleveland, our surfers have to work a little harder to find a perfect swell. Dressed in wetsuits, up at dawn, they camp out on the shores of Lake Erie in near-freezing temperatures, waiting for the ultimate wave. Crazy? Yes. Extreme? Definitely. Alchemy Hour Double IPA pays tribute to the North Coastís unlikely surf bums and the ancient quest for liquid gold, wherever it may live: on the ocean, in a lake, in a bottle.

Style Origin: Distinctively American, the Double IPA or Imperial IPA is thought to have originated in California. This fairly new style is a heartier, hoppier version of the traditional IPA with a higher alcohol content, creating a very strong and flavorful drinking experience.

Flavor: Hop-forward with a balanced blend of Mosaic and Nugget hops

MALT Harrington 2-Row Base Malt: Allows color and flavor from other specialty malts to come through; makes for very clean beer Caramel 45: Contributes to amber color; provides complexity Honey Malt: Contributes sweetness

HOPS Mosaic: New U.S. hop; provides floral, tropical, fruity, and earthy characteristics Nugget: U.S. bittering hop; provides floral, resiny aroma and flavor Cascade: U.S. hop with citrus characteristics for aroma

Pairs With: Smoked beef brisket, grilled lamb, sharp and rich cheeses, and sweet desserts

Shelf Life: 90 days

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8910) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2013
A very good hoppy beer. Hoppy aroma smooth. great bitterness. On tap at Caponeís.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
cheap (4198) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2013
What a description, will not make me like it any better. On tap at the madmex. stronger sweet volatile aroma. looks like clear pale ale. Taste is alky strong, wew, even for a 9%. Does not hide the alky trying to get in yer face. Long bitter medicinal finsh, terribly on style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (2370) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2013
Clear deep golden/copper pour with a thin creamy and off white head and light sticky lacing ... awesome aroma of tropical fruits, (mango, pineapple) with a citrusy rindy, earthy hop and some caramel malts as well .... taste is of tropical fruits, bitter rindy with mango, pineapple and grapefruit mostly ... light floral,citrusy, earthy touch and a bit of a malty backbone .... abv hidden well .. finishes dry lingering with malty and rindy grapefruit flavor .... bitter hop bite does not dominate, but is through and through ... well done brew loved this one and had my fill

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4153) - Connecticut, USA - APR 11, 2013
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours deep copper with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of piney, resinous, and citrusy hops with some caramel malts plus a little dough and bubble gum. Flavor the same with a nice blend of everything and a good amount of hops. Smooth texture. A really good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
meb137 (6) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2013 does not count
Iím still relatively new to drinking craft beer so rating them is tough, but out of all of the beers Iíve had (and Iíve had a bunch over the past two months or so) this one is definitely my favorite. Scores well in all four categories and especially overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - APR 9, 2013
Bottle from Justin. Aroma and flavor of these fruity and tropical hops...not bitter in the least and just the way I like IPAs. Palate is clean, but there's enough stickiness to keep your attention there. Carb is good; lacing is present, very little head. There is a definite sweetness present here, but nothing like Hopslam...sorta a mix between that and the Younger honestly. Color me impressed...like everything else from Great Lakes that ISN'T aged in a barrel. Excellent beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
coolfunnj (323) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2013
aroma..piney and citrusy hops almost astringent note too malts way in back..good looking beer yellow amber clear liquid pure white slim head that lasts with lacing..tastes like the smell lots of pine and resin some sweetness a summer beer indeed..dry and clean palate..overall a terrific west coast ipa in style anyway good bargain too

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (5089) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy copper body with a small frothy off-white head that retained pretty well and left some thick lacing. The aroma is a mix of good and bad for me. Thereís plenty of citrusy and resiny hoppiness, but you can also smell a really heavy caramel malt sweetness under them that turns me off a bit. The flavor bears out my estimate of it based on the nose. The hops are actually a bit less aggressive than I was expecting, perhaps blunted a bit by the overly sweet malt base. It tastes like they dumped a few packets of Sugar in the Raw in the bottle. The alcohol is pretty noticeable, especially on the finish. Mouthfeel is thick and chewy with a bit of stickiness and soft fizzy carbonation. Canít say that I dig this one too much. I really just prefer a boatload of hops and a minimal malt influence in a DIPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours medium orange with a small, beige head. A juicy citrus and tropical fruit aroma with some biscuit malts and a hint of florals. Hoppy tropical fruit and citrus flavor with some floral notes. Almost perfectly balanced by some biscuit and caramel malt flavors. Great fresh hop finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2013
Few weeks young A: Vibrant blood orange, crystal clear. The head is minimal - looks like a huge triple/BA beer. S: Very interesting and unique, must be the mosaic hops. Very ripe light-colored tropical fruits and honey. Fruit-concentrate astringency. Orange, mango, honeydew melon. Very floral and herbal, lavender-like spices, and lemon grass. Though interesting, not incredible. T: Very unique, like the aroma, but seems to work better. Ripe tropical fruits, honey, floral and herbal - the nuances are more difficult to identify. Not very bitter, honey sweetness - dry. P: Medium, pretty standard DIPA feel and carbonation. O: Very interesting beer, but not one I would buy again. Really well brewed and balanced, but not my cup of tea. Really glad I tried it

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