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RATINGS: 715   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 72   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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (2171) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - FEB 29, 2012
a: hazy golden hue, sticky 1/2" head with great retention, left lacing on the glass s: a hop bomb here, lots of citrus hop aroma. t: citrusy hops molded well with a strong malt backbone. excellent m&d: medium bodied beer


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkzambia (1693) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 2, 2015
Tap @ Winking Lizard: I had high expectations for this one. It didn’t meet them. Sweeter than most 2 IPAs. Sweet hop aroma with a musty furniture polish flavor. Unfortunately, I had Three Floyd’s Permanent Funeral the day before. So, this doesn’t even hold a candle to it.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mfhennig (143) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2015
From a bottle, nice anger color with an off white head. Very fragrant aroma, citrus, Pitney with some malt. Flavor was very well balanced and mild considering the ABV! This is one great beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (226) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Aroma: citrus, spruce, caramel, bread, apricot Appearance: clear gold, white head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, Excellent

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
njager246 (588) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Aroma of malt, bread, citrus,and grass. Taste is very citrusy, a touch unbalanced, but still very nice

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RickReallyBrew (71) - Franktown, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2015
Nothing subpar bout this Double IPA in my book. It tastes to me just wonderful. Very typical and fully sufficient in hops, malt and high gravity characteristics requisite to this style. This is a terrific bier that compares with all of my favorite Imperial or Double IPAs

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
islay (1493) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2015
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 7-20-15. Labeled “10/4/15.” Pours a clear, effervescent, dark bronze with a moderate amount of golden beige head. Nice color. Good, long-lasting lacing. Light but pleasant, floral aroma. Cereal grains and a surprising element of German beer in the nose. The smell is too weak. Quite sweet flavor, both in terms of a golden apple maltiness and a fruity hoppiness. Not my favorite set of flavors from the hops. Remarkably bitter-dry finish. Borderline astringent aftertaste that I find unpleasant. Medium to full body. Soft and smooth in the palate. Filling and a challenge to drink. Too sweet and floral for my tastes combined with subpar palate effects and low drinkability. One of the lesser Double IPAs I’ve encountered, and that surprises me as it sources from a good brewery.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1505) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2015
A walloping DIPA with lots of grapefruit and orange and aggressive hops. Plenty of backing malt, and a light caramel tinge to the finish. Finally, it looks tremendous in the glass, with a glowing amber orange hue that promises richness and depth and delivers.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilovedarkbeer (2448) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Pours a reddish amber color with a large foamy canvas colored head. Notes of tangerines, caramel, raw honey, and some flowers. Nice beer well balanced and easy drinking given the abv.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
madelfonatree (114) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Look - Bright orange. Medium head. White. Light lacing. Others talk about sediment but my bottle was clear. Smell - It has a little of a sour nose. Grapefruit. Malt. Unique compared to other DIPA. Taste - Bitter. More malt than citrus . Feel - Dry finish. Tingle on tongue. Medium. Medium carbonation throughout. Overall - Much higher rating than I expected to give. Unique DIPA. Not a citrus bomb. I would say it is balanced but it adds a new dimension with the faint sour smell and taste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kayres (654) - , Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Clear orange with a thin white head. Very sweet aroma. Cherries and vanilla. Medium bodied and syrupy smooth Carmel and butter. Slight sweetness more of an English barley wine than DIPA ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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