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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.


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2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2010
Clear golden pour with white brim of a head. Right off the bat a vegetative aroma teamed with pungent sweet hot alcohol. Flavor changes very little, comes across as an overly sweet, grapefruity vegetable ridden hop bombish mess. Thought it might have been bad bottle, now can only hope it was a bed 4pack.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnymusky (605) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2015
Sampled from bottle...tons of hops...really nice balance...alcohol is present....very tasty double ipa..i would drink again.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaltOne (279) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2015
On tap @ Silver Creek. Pours a clear gold with an orange tinge, moderate white foamy head. Skucbt citrus aroma. Flavor has pronounced mellow orange first impact, balancing out with a nice malt framework and slightly dry finish. Palate has some nice body. Overall a very good DIPA though not as complex as some.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TattooJack (297) - Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2015
Poured from the 4-pack of bottles, looks orange with brown highlights. Hops, tropical hops, citrus hops, creamy, with sticky resin on the back end. Nice and strong, more character appears with every drink, a sample would not do this beer justice should drink multiple beers to appreciate.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gschrade (862) - Collinsville, USA - AUG 22, 2015
I had this at Global Brew. Pours gold with a white head. Taste tropical fruit, sweet. I thought this was ok. I could drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (5483) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2015
Lots of citrus and some mash malt in here but has a weird aftertaste. Too much mash malt tanginess. Pours orange with ok head and lacing. Bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tia (1320) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2015
Tap @ Sienna Mercato roof top. Caramel with cream head and nice lacing. Smells a little like caramel and a little like lemon- not getting a good bouquet, may be a little cold.Sweet then bitter. Dry.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mattern33 (106) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle. Medium amber. Thick head. Hoppy initial aroma but not my favorite scent. For the ABV, relatively smooth. Balanced malt nd hop taste. Not my favorite hop variety but not bad. Couldn’t drink alot of these in a row. Bottom line, just not a hop variety that I enjoy but a solid beer

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1229) - - AUG 13, 2015
Bottle. Pours a golden yellow color. Aroma and taste are biscuit malts, caramel, citrus, and pine.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tillmac62 (452) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2015
BBD 10/6/15. Pours a clear medium amber, slightly darker than gold. Normal head volume, slightly below normal retention and quite good lacing. Light nose of orange, mango and light pine with spruce aspects. Hints of biscuit are underneath. Light medium body with a very smooth texture and creamy hints. Superb carbonation with a nice bit of effervescence in the middle and a nice finely bubbled prickly finish. The flavor profile is almost world class. It begins with an intense blend of tropical flavor (mango, orange and pineapple) that flows into a pine/spruce flavor with a touch of spice. The middle brings a flavorful mild bitterness and a solidly sweet biscuit to balance that has light caramel notes. The finish is a slow flavorful fade (hop and malt) with just a hint of the 9.1% alcohol on the palate and at the back of the throat.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
paintedmaple (567) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - AUG 10, 2015
Tap...real nice fragrant floral aroma and a sticky pine taste with hop high notes present. Silky mouth feel and easy drinking monster.


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