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RATINGS: 738   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
Issue a small craft advisory: this South Bay Bessie-inspired brew unleashes a beastly hop attack amid torrid tropical flavors.

fidelis83's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fidelis83 (2224) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Clear gold to amber pour with a creamy 3 finger, yellowish off white head. Aroma starts off with dark caramel, then lots of herbal, earthy and citrus hops, with a little biscuit, pine and fresh figs in there. Flavor is sweet caramel, toffee, brown rum, dark fruit, brown sugar, toast and a little vanilla. Medium to heavy body with a juicy, syrupy entry, medium strength, slightly sharp carbonation and an oily-slick finish with a boozy astringency. Not really a big fan, it isn’t bad, but it is a very sweet IIPA with too little hop presence, that lacks the malt depth in the flavor to pass as one of those between IIPA and Barley Wine beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (1366) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkoR (812) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2910) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
r464 (2125) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pkbites (765) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSSteve (4007) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vandc01 (232) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mallons72 (193) - livonia, Michigan, USA - SEP 16, 2015
Not good. Not enough hops. Too much alcohol and fruit. Just doesnt work for me........

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
libertine (303) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnymusky (676) - 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.

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