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RATINGS: 729   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
Issue a small craft advisory: this South Bay Bessie-inspired brew unleashes a beastly hop attack amid torrid tropical flavors.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
nothingbutIPAs (36) - Hillsborough, USA - OCT 5, 2014
from the aroma to the taste this is an incredibly syrupy tasting imperial IPA. Not a fan of this at all. nice orange color, but not hoppy at all. very disappointing IMO.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jennifer60642 (4) - - OCT 5, 2014 does not count
Great tasting beer any time of year. Strong taste with notes of citrus. Shame they only sell may-July. Run out & get some next summer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (7283) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"aroma of tropical fruit (cantaloupe) herbal hops & sweet malt. big bodied and a touch sticky. balanced flavor with some biscuit malt as well. i had a 4+ month old sample, and would have liked a little more aroma and hop flavor, but it was still pretty nice. good enough to keep my eye out for a fresher one. another trade from Lou!"

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rube135 (1) - - SEP 30, 2014 does not count
resin, floral, citrus, great body and the alcohol is not overwhelming for how high it is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5124) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Hazy golden and straw coloured body with a dense, two centimetre tall just off-white head. Aroma of fresh herbal and grassy hops with a good deal of coriander seed freshness, some alcohol and a rather yeastie smell along with some barnyard elements - interesting in the nose. Full-bodied; Rich dense yeast flavours dominate with some grassy malt, a hint of citrus and orange flavours and a piney and resinous finish with a lot of alcohol and some strongish sugars. Aftertaste shows the sugars, oranges, grass and light herbal hop notes, but the alcohol and sweetness comes through at the end. Overall, a nicely rich and laced beer with some complexity that you typically donít see in this style. That said, this isnít that great of an Imperial IPA and Iím guessing gets a lot of itís positive reviews from reputation votes. Itís a fine beer, but not great for the style nor worth searching out for. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Cary, North Carolina on 02-August-2014 for US$2,99 sampled at home in Washington on 16-September-2014.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138 (3543) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2014
From notes, 4 oz cask pour consumed on 5/18/2013 at ChurchKey. Dry hopped with Simcoe in the cask. Hazy apricot orange with off-white head. Head fades quickly. Aromas of oranges, apricots, light caramel. Tastes of apricot, candied fruit, light booze. Medium body with a semi-dry finish. Medium-light carbonation, juicy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (6114) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle from trade with jtclockwork, many thanks James. Orange golden color with medium white head. Malty aroma with honey and citrus hops. Taste, solid malty base followed by nic hoppy kick with oranges, tangerines, orange zest, pines, resin. Long fruity, hoppy bitter finish. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CpyNPrnT (509) - Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Aroma of citrus and orange, taste is citrus, malty, moderate to long after taste. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryrpat (215) - Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Nice ipa flavor with an orange citrus aroma. Not a huge Great Lakes fan but this is a solid beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaymobrown (1746) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Enjoyable and hoppy beer without being too over powering. The alcohol was well hidden and the hops nicely balanced with orange flavor.

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