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RATINGS: 738   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryrpat (257) - 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


4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BudgetDrunk26 (4) - Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2015 does not count
Absolutely outstanding brew ...$11 drafts, so it better be.. Im not even a big grapefruit fan, But this beer is delicious...Very hard to find yet the brewery is an hr north of me...wish they sold this locally. ..after 3 16oz drafts I definatly had the "yup..im buzzed" Grin..

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (1469) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2015
Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is fruity malt. Sticky sweet mouthfeel. Flavor is sweet tropical fruit up front with mango. Sweet malty base. Finish is citrus.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkoR (845) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2015
355 ml bottle. Pours an orange colour with a small head. Aroma is hops, floral. Taste is similar, some bubblegum, pine. Pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2971) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 13, 2015
Clear orange body white head some lacing. Sweet hoppy fruity bubblegum resin aroma. Taste it rich only slightly bitter but really nice and flavourful. Really unique and nice double IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
r464 (2168) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2015
Strong, but not overpowering. Pine and resin, grapefruit and hops. There is some floral note, plus a light bitterness, but the finish is long and rolling. Pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pkbites (788) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2015
On tap @ 3 Cellars, Franklin, Wisconsin. High alcohol content is undetected. Pineapple, koogin, and a bit of pine. Some grapefruit in the backdrop. A lovely pour. Very nice!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSSteve (4006) - - SEP 27, 2015
bottle. hazy orange. sweet overripe peach aroma. flavor has notes of stonefruits and pineapple with some residual honey, grainy, malt sweetness. somewhat low bitterness with deeper hop flavor. doesn’t strike me as 9.1%. an enjoyable beer thats different from the typical dry west coast version.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vandc01 (254) - North Branch, USA - SEP 23, 2015
Poured from a 12oz bottle with a enjoy by date of 10/4/15 Poured into a tulip glass. Nice golden orangish color. Very enjoyable beer with a great lingering taste.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mallons72 (197) - livonia, Michigan, USA - SEP 16, 2015
Not good. Not enough hops. Too much alcohol and fruit. Just doesnt work for me........

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
libertine (337) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2015
pours an orange amber with a thin white head that vanishes quickly. Aroma is slightly dank. Notes of apricot and tropical fruits. Taste is a little sweet. Apricot, mango, pineapple and a little peppery spice. Medium/full bodied with a oily/sticky texture. lasting bitterness in the finish. Perhaps a little sweet but a nice Imperial IPA. The tropical flavors are a highlight in this beer.


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