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RATINGS: 455   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
obguthr (4900) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2015
Cat pee, daffodil, and whole orange nose, very pungent. Hazy amber, thin head. Rosehips and orange, apricot overtones. Lemongrass finish. Full body, a little warm. Good complexity. Intense and not quaffable, but enjoyable in small doses.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonmac (758) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2015
Tap at Lake & Irving. Pint glass. Really appealing copper color with solid lacing and a bountiful head. Aroma is tropical fruit and sugars. Hops are there too. A pleasant double IPA that does a remarkable job of hiding its alcohol content. Taste walks the line of hops and sweetness well with an easy to palette finish that leans on the sugary nature. I can completely get behind this effort. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mvp (204) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2015
I like the aroma but not too strong. Copper color with a white frothy head. Love the how malty this beer is. And love the balance. Will seek this beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
screigh (533) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 6, 2015
Pours a clear copper color. Very small thin white head with no lacing. Aroma is fruity and sweet smelling and maybe some alcohol. A sweet almost caramel taste. Hops are fruity and bright. Alcohol is noticeable. If I tasted this without knowing it was to be a DIPA I would have called it an American Strong Ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BroadestTom (260) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2015
Aroma citrus, pineapple, tropical fruit Appearance amber, orange, hazy, minimal head, white foam, Taste medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate medium body, sticky, fizzy, Overall great aroma but didn’t give me the taste I was hoping for. Still a great beer that I would suggest to a friend.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OsuStu (146) - - APR 2, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2015 12 oz bottle. Hazy reddish, grapefruit hue. Negligible sand colored head. Aroma of juniper, dried fruits, and caramel. Aggressively hopped but mildly bitter, pretty subtle. Currant, honey, light citrus, orange zest, tropical fruit/papaya.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tubafatness (19) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Nice balance of sweetness and bitterness. Strong hop flavor, although not as strong as I expected, given the strength and hops used. Nice lacing, and relatively smooth finish. Not my favorite Great Lakes, but well worth seeking out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Atom (1913) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2015
12oz bottle pours a clear dark copper/orange with a small khaki head. Sweet malt and hop aroma, caramel with tropical hops mango, papaya, pineapple, with citrus orange and light pine. Taste of sweet caramel malt, with light citrus and tropical hops, and a steady hop bitterness throughout. On the sweeter side, but fairly easy drinking and enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rondphoto (3152) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 28, 2015
on tap @ Party Town / Florence KY ---- Clear dark amber color, bubbly beige head cover, bands of lace. Taste is caramel malt with honey and hard biscuit in the palate, adding carbonation and solid citrus and hops on a finish that never completely drops the malt. There is alcohol warmth late on the back end. A big and really solid, well-balanced, well-conceived brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrinkinWell (389) - - MAR 28, 2015
Pours a cloudy orangish amber. Thick, frothy head. Burst of grapefruit and lemon aromas. Slightly creamy mouthfeel, bitter hops but not too bitter. Lemon, resin, pine. Nice double IPA.

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