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RATINGS: 439   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheSilentSaint (82) - Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Pours good clear orange Amber. Smells hops and fruits. Tastes hops, fruits and something sweet.. Maybe honey!! A very fresh and good IPA. ++ ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TattooJack (231) - Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Poured from the 4-pack into a 32oz. cole slaw container. Nice orange looking ale, it’s definitely a 100. This is like an IPA mullet, tropical fruit in the front, and bitter in the back, hops throughout. These beers go down really quick to the tune of 5 minutes a bottle. This would be very dangerous while sitting on the banks of Lake Erie waiting for a wave, I’d wait about a half hour tops, cuz it’s so strong. Cool story bro!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nothingbutIPAs (35) - Hillsborough, USA - MAR 19, 2015
bottle, pours a beautiful amber color. smell is very tame, I could tell the taste was not going to be hoppy. The taste, as expected was way, way, way too malty. IIPAs need to be hoppy; very disappointing, but everything I’ve had from this brewery has been disappointing. spend your $$ elsewhere.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dudzbudz (1) - - MAR 18, 2015 does not count
Pours a deep copper. White head holds for a bit. Tropical nose some pineapple, citrus, pine, honey, caramel. Taste is almost exactly the same as the nose. Alcohol hidden very well but a bit sweet for my perfect dipa. definitely an east coast pale with lots of crystal malt and honey malt in the flavor. Dry yet sweet in the finish. Could drink two tops before it will get cloying

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Obfuscate (230) - Minneapolis, - MAR 18, 2015
Nice tropical fruit and citrus with a medium malt that balances nicely. Super easy to drink for a 9.4%. Not a bitter blast more subtle and fruity but not a malt mash.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtw (1138) - farmington, Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2015
a light amber with a very slightly off-white head. big aroma of green hops; citrus (specifically orange and pineapple), grass, wood and earth - quite nice and eminently IIPA. medium body which does well to cover its strong 9% and a clean hoppy finish. very solid brew with a lingering sweetness that outlasts the hops finish.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bennyhanaa (2) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2015 does not count
Nice amber DIPA that has a fruity aroma and is smooth on the palate. This smooth drink has a sharp after taste, almost like biting into a grapefruit.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thechasm442 (385) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2015
12 oz bottle served in a tulip. The beer is a cloudy amber orange with a thin white head that shrinks pretty quick and leaves a little lacing. Aroma is dank bud, apples, apricots, lots of tree fruit in general, and caramel apples. There’s also some spice in the end. Taste is juicy tropical fruits right up front. I get more of that caramel apple flavor, as well as some dank pine, bread, and dark candied fruit. Mouthfeel is very sticky and somewhat cloying. Alcohol is there by warmth, but not taste. Pretty damn good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (2501) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Tasted on 3/13/15 from a capped 12oz bottle, big thanks to Kyle for sharing. Pours hazy dark orange with a very thick off-white head that leaves thick, messy lace. The nose is pretty heavy bread and caramel malt, with plenty of herbal green and lightly dank citrus lemon and grapefruit hops. The flavor is fairly malt forward, with nice herbal white peppercorn, grassy, and citrus peel hops. The body is full with an oily texture, average carbonation and a long bitter lemon and grapefruit peel finish.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Changed (369) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Pours dark amber, white head, great lacing. Aroma is a ridiculous explosion of fruity hops. One of the best aromas ever. Flavor is much the same: hop explosion, bitterness on the end, with mango, honey, grapefruit flavors. Balanced body and long lasting mouthfeel. An excellent DIPA, on the level of some Russian River beers.


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