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RATINGS: 486   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nearbeer (4925) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 10, 2016
12 oz. bb 07/03/2016 and indicates 9.0% abv. Orange-amber body sports a thin film of creamy bubbles. Nose is earthy potato, toffee, toast and sodden wood. Tastes of resin, earthy toffee, dried grass and light citrus zest. Long finish shows some lemongrass, booze and mint. Medium-plus body has smooth low-medium carbonation and a drinkable balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darwenus (906) - Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2016
A sweet and very citrus-tasting double IPA. Beautiful looking, pours a very bright, clear amber with a lot of foam. The aroma is tangerines, cereal, honey, some alcohol. The flavor is juicy and bright. A lot of floral and candied citrus, sharp and bitter finish, and a hint of the 9+ ABV.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (2323) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2016
Tap at big hunt. Pours orange lots of head and tons of lacing. Nose is fruity and cardboard. Flavours of cardboard, grapefruit, dank. Taste big/med bitter light sweet. Full sticky body lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsmerig (1494) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2016
Pours a orangish yellow. Aroma of citrus syrup. Taste is grapefruit and malt. With a slightly bitter finish. Sturges speakeasy Harrisburg beer week. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Turboninja (505) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 28, 2016
Tap@Jolly Scholar, Cleveland, USA. Highly overaged, vinegar like aroma with honey. Deep golden color with small white head and clear liquid. Medium/strong, stale taste with honey and overaged fruits. Medium body with low carbonation. Overall, clearly overkill considering the overaged qualities.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsporrer (744) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2016
UPDATED: APR 24, 2016 Poured from a bottle. Pours a bright clear orange Amber with a thin white head. Light carbonation and minimal lacing. Strong aroma of pine and sweet citrus. Starts out juicy and sweet then finishes dry and leaves a moderately bitter aftertaste. OK, but not as good as I had hoped for. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smaynard6000 (1007) - Apopka, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2016
Bottle. Pours amber with a small creamy tan head. Pine and citrus aroma. Heavily bitter flavor; pine and floral notes dominate, rounded out with some citrus. Medium bodied with a long lingering bitter finish. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (5892) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 15, 2016
The beer clear light amber with an off white head. The aroma has lots of tropical fruit, caramel malt, grapefruit, pineapple and some some stone fruit. It has a fairly full body with soft carbonation. The taste has sweet caramel malt, grapefruit, dank funk and some spice. The finish has lots of funk and grapefruit pith. Pretty solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SG111 (1296) - New York, USA - APR 15, 2016
Wed Tap at Vinsetta’s garage. Pours deep ruby honey, small off white head. Aroma is Christmas tree pine, pineapple, resin, dank hops, some citrus, mild tropical fruits. But tons of pine. Christmas tree in a glass. Flavor is pine, lots of it, really nice bitter hops, orange, pineapple, sort of sticky sugary mouthfeel, dank hops, mango, sugar sweetness. Really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2716) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2016
Pours an orange color with a beady off white head. Mouthfeel is slightly sweet and medium weight. Notes of orange citrus, brown sugar, and flowers. Was a bit underwhelmed.

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