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RATINGS: 480   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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 Coast’s 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ColovianTrader (464) - - MAR 8, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2014 Loaded with caramel. Citrus hops, orange, grains, a bit musky with hints of tropical fruit and light berry sweetness. Good balance from the hop bitterness. Smooth feel and good carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbfobes (2880) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2014
On tap at dexters, very fresh keg apparently, pours a dark clear amber with an egg shelled colored head and lots of lacing, aroma is of bright fresh tropical fruit and citrus, flavor is the same, lots of fruit and citrus with a smooth finish, really tasty, 9% is not tasted one bit

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RRistow12 (663) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Tasted from bottle. Pours a clear orange amber with white head. Incredible aroma. Big time citrus notes but also floral and pine. Flavor also excellent. Orange, grapefruit, pine, earthy flavors with a caramel sweet malt backbone. Complex and very well balanced for double IPA. Hides alcohol very well and goes down very smoothly. Medium bodied with a creamy and clingy mouthfeel. Excellent IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerBeforeH20 (129) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Nice Amber colored pour. Aroma is tangy citrus hops, with a hint of pine. Taste is wonderful, sweet upfront with a blast of citrus and pine hop dry finish. Great beer, very well crafted and hides the abv wonderfully.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reberiii (498) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Reddish copper pour from 12oz bottle. Fine sediment floating. Half finger of white foam. Very floral with a touch of pine and citrus. Mango, tropical fruits, sweetness and citrus "twang." Maybe a tad sweet for me, but really well crafted. You taste NO alcohol, even though there are big alcohol legs on the glass.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lutz2jm (252) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Best Great Lakes beer I've had! A lot of citrus up front and a super hoppy finish. Defiantly a must try!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Bottle, aroma is juicy fruits and sweet alcohol, taste is similar with a semi sweet finish

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Evolutionary (461) - Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2014
Bottle from Jc. Nose is peachy. Full of hop and sweet peach sugar bliss. Pretty damn tasty. ---Rated via my mouth

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bwcjune74 (3) - north royalton, USA - MAR 5, 2014 does not count
Reddish/amber color with malty aroma. Creamy head that doesn’t last long, but nice Belgium lace. Honey/carmel sweet malt taste that lays on the palate with a bitter grapefruit taste at the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
edwardbass (776) - Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Darkish amber color. Aroma is malt, honey, alcohol. Taste is very close to the aroma, with the addition of some nice hops bitterness. A tiny bit too sweet for my tastes in a DIPA, but still an excellent example of the style. Reminds me a bit of Hopslam, but not quite in Hopslam’s league.

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