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RATINGS: 680   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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An Imperial IPA with huge hop flavor.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tectactoe (1448) - Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2014 Tap: One of the first beers I tried after I began reviewing. Very prompt notes. Golden-yellow body, fairly clear with an eggshell foam resting on top. Moderate lacing. Aroma is full of tropical fruit & mild citrus, pretty juicy overall with a big, underlying caramel & almost sugary sweetness. A little too much, maybe. Taste confirms, this is quite sweet for the style. Hop notes induce grapefruit, tropical fruit peels, citrus notes, some orange, all smothered in sugary, caramel glaze. Very hoppy but equally malty. Sweet finish of tropical fruit, sugar, toffee, toasted bread, & caramel malt. Sticky, big-time mouth feel. Not bad, but not in my personal wheelhouse of DIPAs as far as the malt is concerned.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sturmthis (343) - Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2014
On draft. Cooper color with one finger head. Slight grapefruit aroma, not so strong. Taste is much better than the aroma. Grapefruit taste with some booze. Very smooth.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopmelt (144) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2014
pours clear golden, half finger creamy head. Aroma dank citrus and tropical fruit, slight fresh dough. Taste bitter, dank, resinous tropical and citrus hops up front, fresh dough and a hint of sweetness mid mouth, bitter hoppy finish that lasts. Mouthfeel fuller side of medium body, medium carbonation, dry finish. Overall awesome, very tasty, not overly bitter, well made beer, I love when this is available.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eaglebones (11) - Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle in pint glass. Pours dark yellow with thick white head and strong carbonation. Aroma is mostly citrus and pine. You are first hit with strong hoppy bitterness, but it doesn’t linger and is followed by hints of grapefruit, pine/spruce, and malty sweetness. A strong alcohol taste follows and lasts on the tongue for some time. This is not my favorite IPA, but it is good and surprisingly drinkable given the strong hopping and high alcohol content.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
njnut (200) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Poured from bottle into tulip a orange tinged copper. A dissipating white head that turned lumpy and went to sides of glass, some lace. Malts,cereals, hay and some citrus. Malty in the taste also with a light citrus. I think the alcohol was too strong in the taste and in the finish. Not what I was expecting.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
John25 (353) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle. Glowing dark yellow with active carb. Aroma is heavy on the alcohol with malty syrup and pine. The taste adds vanilla and honey but I’m getting too much of the alcohol in a bad way. This is decent but I expected better. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nathan30533 (580) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Great brew. There must be some bananas somewhere in the batch. Great looking. Great tasting.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
trail_and_ale (43) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Vanilla, pine and citrus balance in the aroma. Nice caramel hues with a thin head on the pour. Aggressively hopped but amazingly drinkable. Very similar to the Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail without the alcohol blitz. Load up while available!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigda83 (116) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Pours a clear orange with nice head. Aroma was sweet with some citrus and pine mixed in. Taste was too sweet for me and not what I look for in a double IPA. I did get some grapefruit and pine in there as well, but the sweetness turned me off. Not terrible, just not my favorite.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (2506) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2014
On tap at Winking Lizard Bethel. Copper orange pour. Big foamy white head and spotty stick. Aroma citrus and caramel malt. Tastes more on the citrus side, with a little tea vibe. Creamy medium pale. Good. 7.4


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