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RATINGS: 382   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 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


4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OmegaX (1255) - Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Wow what a nice dipa. Nose is all citrus and tropical fruit. Mango, peach, papaya, tangerine. Wow! tons of awesome fruity flavors. Flavor is big fruity hop flavors, medium sweetness, a lightly malty backbone, dirty rain water. I love it!! Not too sweet. This is a high gravity ipa done right.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zickbeer_ye (274) - Virginia, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Aromas of fresh hops and a crisp tropical citrus scent some slight honey. Then off white head and golden orange body. Sweet honey and tropical fruit with a fresh hop bitterness. Starts a little thicker but smooth and crisp on the palate.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Experiment_Ale (1004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2014
At my place over an empty pool with group. Pours orange with no head. Aroma is earthy spicy hops. Taste is nice hoppy neutral earth hops. Idk.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (2918) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2014
12 fl oz bottle from Potsdam NY, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear orange-amber with a decent light tan head. Aroma: Lots and lots of tropical fruits and grapefruit, peppery, spicy, a bit tangy/sour, Vienna/Munich malt?, quite pungent. Palate: Medium+ body, fairly flat. Flav.: Lots of spicy, peppery tropical fruit and grapefruit, caramel, Munich/Vienna malts, a bit savoury, big; off-dry with good bitterness and a long, pungent, a resinous, tropical fruit, caramel and melanoidin finish.

Decent. A bit different from the usual American I/DIPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (5888) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Draft at Coles and Blue Monk. Golden orange pour, fuller mouthfeel. Juicy and full flavored IIPA. Citrus and grapefruit forward. Big bitterness, well balanced . Very good

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Smittie (2) - west chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2014 does not count
This is a delicious beer with notes of citrusy mosaic hops. Worth every penny. Purchased at binnys in Illinois.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
njager246 (343) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Wow! What a fantastic beer, packs a real citrus punch... A beautiful beer, can’t find much better than this!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mfp13jr (148) - Glenville, New York, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Pours a dark golden with plenty of slightly off white head. Plenty of grapefruit in the nose and throughout the swallow. Finishes quickly and cleanly.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SamP01 (566) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Pours a clear dark golden amber with slowly fading off white head. Aroma is of caramel malt, citrus, orange floral pine hops, nice fruity essence. Taste is sweet caramel malt, yeast, citrus orange, a bit of tangy grapefruit, earthy pine hops bitterness. Palate is a full body, smooth with good carbonation. The finish is of caramel malt, yeast, citrus orange peel notes, some tangy grapefruit, with some good earthy pine and herbal hops bitterness for balance, alcohol is well behaved. Overall a very good, smooth and enjoyable brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CJack (36) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Draft pour, nice golden color with thin head, good lacing. Sweet hop aroma, well balanced with sweet malts. Some funky off flavor, but overall a solid DIPA. ---Rated whilst imbibing


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