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RATINGS: 728   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (36046) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2007 RBSG07. From 75 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a orange head. Aroma is lovely fruity hops with a note of grapefruit. Flavour is malty sweet and fruity sweet as well, well balanced. Finish is sweet malty. 7-4-8-4-16=3.9

75 cL bottle, thanks to sk8viking. Pours hazy orange with a white lacing head. Soapy aroma with a slight fruity note. Flavour is malty sweet, raisin notes. Finish is grapefruity to dry bitter finish. Nice.7-4-7-4-15

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (30747) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2007
Bottled. A hazy orange beer with a lazing white head. The aroma is sweet spicy combined with light notes of malt. The flavor is sweet malty with light notes of citrus and straw, leading to a dry bitter finish. I’m not overly impressed.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2007
(Bottle 65 cl) Courtesy of Storm/sliffy. Cloudy, amber golden with an off-white head. Fat aroma of citrus and oily hops. Quite full-bodied with sweetish caramel, spicy with a very hoppy finish. OK if not exactly outstanding. 310807

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (23823) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2007
Bottle. Hazy amber coloured with a white head. Aroma of fruits, berries, hops and pine needles. Flavour of fruits, hops, grape fruits and pine needles. Dry hoppy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (18659) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
8th July 2014
Very light haze on this gold beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is smooth and slightly viscous, semi dry with fine carbonation. Smooth malts precede alcohol dryness and spice. Little resinous pine and citrus. Mild hop spice. Light finish. Clunky but passable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (16462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2007
Cloudy orange-amber color. Good hopping, powerful and resiny, a bit fuity (bitter oranges); but the sweetness and malt flavor are not enough for me; there is also a light vegetables touch. Good.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (16422) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2010
Draft at Birreria Paradiso. Variegated, cloudy amber and yellow. Aroma of lemon and lime. Taste has lots of citrus, bitter middle and finish. Definitely the surprise of the day, a very nice IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (15566) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 26, 2008
Bottle, 22oz. It pours a slightly unclear golden body with an off-white head diminishing rather quickly. Hop-driven aroma leaving room for the sugary malts. Pine and resin. Sure nice, but a bit gentle maybe. Very sugary flavor, sure on the malty side, with pine and resin. Full body. Long finish with sugary malts, resin and pine. Delicious, but not in the west coast way. (080626)

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
brokensail (13623) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 9, 2010
A: The pour is a dark amber color, maybe copper, with a finger’s worth of moderately dense white head. S: Um, this is a DIPA? Sweet and cracker-forward malts with some hints of oranges. Hints of pine, if you’re feeling generous. T: More of the same on the palate. A mild-to-moderate level of bitterness with plenty of biscuit and cracker malt flavor. Fairly bready with a bit of sweetness too. M: The mouthfeel is good, at least. Medium in body with moderate carbonation. D: This was really disappointing, I must say. Neither the nose nor the flavor were like anything you would expect from a DIPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (12622) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2008
Bottle. Golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is hop, citrus, malt. flavour is hop, citrus, sweet, malt. Nice beer.


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