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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 297   ABV: 9.9%
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Big, bold, and British! O.G. 1080, 100 IBUís, AbV 8.5%. She is amber/copper in color with a strong persistent head. An intense hop aroma is deliverd by copious amounts of English Styrian Gold and Kent Goldings hops. She is full bodied with a strong sweet malty toffee/caramel backbone that supports the 4.3 pounds of hops per barrel making her a very bitter, but delectible woman.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11951) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2008
(Draught) Pours cloudy glowing orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of orange peel, mango, and florals. Flavor of hops (floral, herbal, citrus) and bready caramel malt with a bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4386) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 21, 2008
Appearance: Pours a clear, amberish body with a smallish, off-white head. Smell: Slightly sweetish caramel and toffee nose with a layer of spicy-scented hoppiness lurking underneath. Taste: Caramel and toffee-flavored maltiness with a minor hint of pre-packaged cookie dough. Floral, spicy hops, maybe a touch of citrus, too, and with moderate bitterness. Finishes with a light, lingering bitterness. Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: Fairly decent drinkability -- it’s plenty hoppy, but, thankfully, there is no caustic, tongue-crippling bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2008
My favorite of the day: Pours a bright hazey orange with a large white head. Aroma is floral, strong of grapefruit and lemons. Taste is nice and hoppy with generous amounts of citrus fruit, fresh hops and earth.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 14, 2008
22oz bottle. Thanks to Badbeer. Pours amber with a moderate size, offwhite head, specks of lace. Smells resiny hoppy and dark citrusy, mellow not overpowering. Tastes resiny hoppy and sweet, very sweet. Some dark citrus. Full body, weak carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ATLBeerDog (280) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 13, 2008
Pours a deep reddish/orange with a small head - low in carbonation. Strong hop aroma dominates the malts. First sip is bitter and hoppy. Not too bad as this is a worthy is DIPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - SEP 13, 2008
Bottle from Ty5592. Thanks! Pours cloudy yellow amber color with small head of mixed bubbles. Aroma has some plastic phenolics. I can’t help but wonder if this is artifact of trading during hot weather, or this bottle having a little age. Some melanoidin malt aroma. Leans sweet hiding some of the IBUs. Mild smooth pleasant bitterness. Easy to drink. I think if I had this fresh, I would probably give it a 3.8, but this plastic phenolic is distracting me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2008
Bottled: Pours a slightly hazy orange copper with a thin, wispy-lacing white head. Aroma of sweet toasty caramel and some piny resiny hops. Body starts with a good amount of residual crystal malty sweetness and some piny bittering and flavor hops before a semi-crisp, bittersweet finish. Not as hop forward as a lot of IIPAs, but still quite flavorful.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (2440) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2008
Bomber shared by csbosox, thanks Chris. Pours a hazy amber color with a thick and strong head. Aroma is caramel maltiness that dominates the hops underneath, which are relatively sweet fruit punch like. Taste is a combination of lightly sweet malts and light sweet hops and some bitterness underneath that. The malts are surprisingly clean despite the sweetness. Its a cool sweet hop brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - AUG 27, 2008
Bomber shared by csbosox. Pours a hazy dark orange with a thin skin of off-white head and spotty lace. The nose is sweet and malty with subtle fruity and earthy hops in support. Medium-bodied and slick with a bitter, lightly grainy mouthfeel at the swallow. Round, sweet malt with a fruity/earthy hop backing and a moderately bitter finish. This is a nice brew; not spectacular for the style, but nice. Thanks for sharing this with us, Chris.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
csbosox (1223) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - AUG 24, 2008
Bomber from the brewpub. Caramel malts and subtle earthy hops in the aroma. Taste is sweet caramel malts, biscuit, and earthy hops. Very smooth bitterness.


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