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RATINGS: 749   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 (2270) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steverus0 (259) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - AUG 21, 2016
Great looking, smelling, and tasting brew. In short, this is ideal for fans of Dogfish Head's seminal 90 Minute IPA but with a bent towards more tropical than resinous hops. Great for a hot summer afternoon ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pearsonm40 (4) - - AUG 17, 2016 does not count
Really good beer. A great taste for an imperial IPA. Hoppy and citrus on the finish. Pours nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darwenus (867) - Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2016
This is a balanced but complex imperial IPA, and I really like it. It pours hazy orange, average head, with an aroma of caramel, booze, and big, dry, bitter hops. The flavor is sweet up front and then closes with a burst of hops and vapor on the back of the tongue. Finish is sweet again. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
odinstyr (732) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2016
Pours orange with a moderate white head. Smells of citrus and caramel. Taste is balanced bitter and sweet. Citrus, caramel and bread, bit of pine and hint of mango and pineapple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (6973) - Utah, USA - JUL 19, 2016
On tap at Gordon Biersch @ DTW
Pours clear dark golden with a medium sized, some lacing. Aroma is fruity, citrus and herbal. Flavor is fruity, caramel and pine resin <br Good. Solid iipa

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (3742) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 18, 2016
Pint at the Winking Lizard Cleveland Slightly hazy deep golden with a decent sized bubbly white head. Old school bready caramel maltiness with plenty of citrus and pine and maybe just a hint of tropical. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thehinge (292) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 17, 2016
Unusual IIPA. Orange pour with thin white head. Has a strong banana taste taste on the tongue, and a bitter finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2954) - New York, USA - JUL 9, 2016
Pours a shiny orange amber from bottle. Grapefruit, floral, some pineapple and resin. Malt too Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hman43 (1114) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2016
It pours dark gold with an off white head. It has aromas of pine and some biscuit. It has flavors of pine, hints of citrus, and biscuit. It has a moderate body and is sharply bitter. The bitter finish is long lasting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TheWoolyBooger (9) - Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2016 does not count
Meh...Description begs for something more bitter and hoppy but is more on the malty sweet side. Wasn’t impressed with this offering. You can taste the alcohol also. Would not buy again.

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