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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 114   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
This beer was developed as a collaboration with Mark Richman, the lucky winner of the Taste of the Nation "brewer for a day" silent auction item. This is one monster of an imperial IPA, brewed with a bit of honey and beet sugar.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (1100) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2014
12oz bottle - pours a cloudy orange , with light tan head . Big citrus nose . Taste is a bit resinous up front but finishes with a lot of sweetness . Pretty bitter , but solid. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nate (3998) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2016
From bottle (4/22/15). Sweet caramel with piney hop notes and a little oxidation. Fusels and cherry wood. Dark caramel amber hazy with thin creamy honey-colored lacing head. Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Starts sweet with caramel, nice hop flavor and moderate bitterness. Light woody notes with bitter finish and big bitter after.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (7187) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2016
On tap at Howells & Hood. Hazy amber with a medium head. Fresh and hoppy with grapefruit, pineapple, hay and some hints of cookies. The finish was bitter. A tasty one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mstrcrwly (917) - New York, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle poured into a snifter..copper with a fluffy white head..aroma of pine,caramel,resin,honey.. Tastes of pine,honey,booze,resin..good stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (1013) - New York, USA - SEP 10, 2015
Bottled 08/20/15. Pours golden dark honey color, white head, really pretty. Aroma is boozy, dank hops, pine, light tropical pineapple, honey, sweet sugar. Flavor is wow, sweet sugar, that beet sugar is there. Definitely quite a bit of heat, burns the back of the throat, mild pine and some pineapple citrus notes. Wow, basically a barleywine. Bit of a bitter finish, that intensifies a bit, but never gets unpleasant. I like it. Feels like I could age it a bit and it would be fine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TattooJack (443) - Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Poured from the four pack of bottles, looks brown with some red in the back round, foamy white collar. There are a lot of hops in here but the sweetness is unsettling, I was expecting an imperial IPA not another style. I would guess the suggestion is that Benjamin was schizophrenic, where he lives his life as an IPA but has many characteristics of a barley wine. Life can be complicated like that.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (1681) - California, USA - JUL 24, 2015
12oz bottle pours a thick brown color with a bit of head. Total malt bomb. Smooth and nice hop balance. Alcohol well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (5381) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Lightly hazed umber color with a smooth, creamy looking taupe colored head. Good retention. Heavy caramels and malts mingle with earthy hops. Scents of light herbs and spices. Smells a bit more like a hoppy barley wine, but I won’t complain. Sweet start with light fruit, and citrus. Pine and apricot mingle. Finish is fairly short and linger is hot and bitter. Much more an American strong or barley wine. But I still enjoyed it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1271) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 30, 2015
12oz bottle, shared by dwm1034. Thanks! Pours a hazy amber color with a white head. Aroma is hoppy, floral, grassy. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, very sweet, honey, some bread, nutty, light pine hops, light citrus, orange, pineapple, with a light, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwm1034 (753) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle the better half brought back from Michigan. True love. Copper color with thin white head. Nose is sharp hops with intial taste much smoother than expected. A hint of the high booze content. Very tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nathan30533 (997) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Great double ipa. Almost like a fresh hopslams style brew. Very enjoyable with the honey balance.

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