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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 9, 2008
The color was amber. The head was creamy and off-white. The aroma was very ripe peach, citris, mango, and hops. The flavor was apricot, hops, and sweet. The palate was medium-bodied. The finish was hoppy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4406) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 9, 2008
Thanks miketd! Pours a dark brown amber with a one finger creamy yellowish head. The nose is very pungent, apricot, fruit, pine, very very strong on the apricot part, sweet, light light alcohol. The flavor is a bit subdued, the hops seem to be on a much smaller scale, piney, slightly waxy, not much carbonation, a little sweet, fruity, light alcohol. The mouthfeel is undercarbonated and leaves me wanting a bit more. Still a good brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2008
4/26/08: Barley’s 6th Annual Mini RAF
Fresh hop aroma of pine needles. Light burnt orange body. Good fruity hop and caramel mix. Mild hop finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
railcat1 (701) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2008
This was a very good double ipa with a great hop presence,it pours a orange look to it with a fluffy white head and lots of fruity flavors with a bitter ending overall a good beer.CHEERS!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2008
Bottle from goryshkewych. Thanks George! Been wanting this one for a while. Glad that it is fresh! Orange red colored beer, hazy with a thin head. Nice color. Great aroma of tropical fruit, tangerine, peach, apricot, and melon. This has an incredible fruity aroma. Nice soft fuzzy fruits in the flavor; peaches, melons, apricots followed by a wave of pale malts, bread, and caramel finished by a medium bitter floral, piney, and peppery bite. No alcohol. Soft and fruity on the palate. Carbonation is rather low and creates a smoothing effect. An interesting IPA that is a little different than what I am used to in terms of West Coast bitterness, but this is fantastic. Lots of flavor layers. Complex and damn good! I am going to rate this one up there.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lb4lb (2574) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2008 This bottle shared by Crizay before DLD. Bottles also from miketd and prototypic Thanks!
Pours a gorgeous cloudy orange with very nice looking and lasting head. Smell is citrusy hops and fruity sweetness. Taste is smooth, peach and sweet ruby red grapefruit like fruitiness from the hops and mild to moderate bitterness. Slightly acidic tasting and medium bodied with sweet grapefruit flavor in abundance. Definitely enjoyed this even more the 2nd time I had it. Great double IPA. Thanks again guys!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AleDude (41) - USA - APR 29, 2008
Light amber in color with modest head. Flavor is slightly sweet with a very smooth finish. A strong beer that doesn’t taste strong.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3902) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2008
bomber from fiver29. 08 vintage. pours hazy orangish amber with soapy white head. aroma has loads of grapefruit and tropical fruit and piney hop notes. flavor is pretty sweet with a juicy hop resins, piney, mango and pineapple, with a sweet candy sugar finish. medium body with low-average carbonation. alcohol is well hidden. this is one sweet and resiny double ipa. i was expecting a more balanced double ipa from great lakes but this is too sweet, although still really tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 23, 2008
Fresh bomber courtesy of fiver29. Pours a hazy amber with two finger off-white head. Nose is floral and citrusy. Palate is bitter grapefruit with a sweet malt background and a mild hop bite in the finish. Nice creamy mouth feel with moderate lacing. Hides the alcohol really well also. Decent beer – not as hoppy as I’m used to for the style, but it’s a very nice DIPA.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2008
#100! On tap at the brewery pours a hazy orange color. Smells like a subtle pine tree blowing in the wind in spring time releasing its oils. Has a nice white head that pillows away like clouds. Has some lacing on the glass. Tastes like grapefruit, pine, caramel, and some other sublte complex citrus flavors. Has no alcohol smell or taste and can sneak up on you at 9%. Has a very sweet caramel malt taste as you drink it. I’m pleased to make this #100.


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