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RATINGS: 335   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   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 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

Ingredients:
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


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bookman10 (584) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2014 Pours a golden yellow-amber with midlevel head. Aroma is very fruity--some mango and sweet citrus is evident. Flavor is citrus, floral, and tropical fruit. Finish is quite sweet. Pretty well-balanced beer and quite tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (1041) - Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Nice goldto orange solor. Bitter up front but nicely balanced by the sweetness. Lot of malt and hops in this one. Very good double ipa.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
A2kenCdaisyC (50) - Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Unmistakeable aroma o’hops---floral and piny up front followed by tropical burst and sweet malt backbone--finish is pure heaven bitter--I really like this unique brew- bravo GLB

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pinkie (425) - New York, USA - MAR 13, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2013 Pours brilliant amber, slight haze and a creamy head that fell off pretty fast but left some nice lacing behind. The color is remarkable like the blush on a ripe peach. Nose is tropical fruits, mango, pineapple, apricot. The nose is like sweet perfume with floral hops and a fat malt character that yields up honey, caramel and cracker. Taste is extraordinary with plump, juicy ripe fruits and herbal hops light and earthy. It’s got a a sour zing and is resiny and dry. There’s a touch of alcohol on the palate but it’s inviting and warming. The malt is steady and sweet with some crusty bread mid palate and the hops splash up bitter with some light pine at the end for a dry finish. This is a fantastic DIPA that’s abundant with fruit, loaded with malt and exhilarating with bitter hops. Stupendous!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
csaso (1225) - Missouri, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Tap - small foamy head, medium copper color, nice floral/peachy hop aroma and flavor, well balanced with sweet malt, mild alcohol notes ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldGrowth (2477) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Pint at Tylers Apex. Good aroma, sweet. Nice orange, caramel mix. Clean bronze orange color, nice head and lace.. bittersweet flavor. Medium bodied, creamy oily mouthfeel, Bittersweet finish. Very nice. Real sweet with flavor, aroma little better mix. Seems a lot of malt and hops. Winner iin My book..

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (3870) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Pours a very pretty and clean golden amber with two fingers of sticky eggshell white head. Nose is super awesome, lots of sticky tropical fruit and citrus. Spicy/peppery/zesty notes with lots of resin and juicy fruit. Very fruity and citrusy flavor, super juicy. Dry and light medium bodied. Fruity finish with a lasting bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rob6239 (580) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2013
Pours dark amber with good frothy head. Cascade hops bring out the floral aroma strongly. Deep bitter finish. Surprisingly drinkable for 9.4%

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
milewide (1386) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2013
An "IIPA as expected"! Fine brew---but certainly nothing unique! Clear amber color with average head and body. Hops were both fruity and herbal.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcos (1442) - Maryland, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Location/Date:Bottle on 3/11/2013.

Appearance: Pours a dark orange cloud.
Aroma: Aroma of grapefruit and orange.
Taste: Medium bitter, lots of sweetness from fruit, faint caramel.
Palate:Medium, slightly sticky, medium length aftertaste.

Summary: This is some pretty good stuff..there is a decent amount of bitterness, and is the beer is accessible due to the amount of sweetness.


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