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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 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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mandylee (50) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Great caramel color. Not much aroma from the tap. Great citrus flavor with a sweet finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kkleu357 (361) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Medium amber body. Drinking on tap. Mild hoppy aroma. Bitter grapefruit taste with a hint of sweet apples at the end. Different and delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JFGrind (1859) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Fresh green citrus hop aroma, full bodied golden ale with a strong fruit flavor and a malt balance. Excellent Double IPA and the best new beer I’ve had in 2014 (so far).

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
firstsip (504) - Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Tap. Most memorable beet I had at a recent beer fest. Nose of floral notes and pine. Tastes of balanced hop bitterness, fresh citrus, flowers. Fantastic.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6329) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Draft at Barcade. Pours orange with a white head. Tropical fruity hoppy notes with rich honey-like sweetness, light caramel malts, and relatively low bitterness for the amount of hop flavor. Just a touch of booze. Pretty good and quite drinkable but a little more bitterness in the middle would really make this pop.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bth122 (1294) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle. Honey color. Pours a one finger head. Nice aroma of tropical fruits, pine, caramel notes. Medium body. Light sweetness. Medium bitterness. Nice tropical notes and clean bitterness. Honey. Finishes nice. One of Great Lakes best beers in my opinion.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1512) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Had at a share this past weekend. Pours a clear golden color with white head. Pine, citrus, and lemon zest on the nose; follows onto the palate. Nice resin on the finish, very bitter, has a good bite.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OmegaX (1283) - 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 (298) - 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 (1043) - 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.


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