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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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Strong, smooth, and full of hop flavor.
2012 vintage - 8.4% abv
2013 vintage - 9.5% abv


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Coryphaeus (2) - USA - MAY 27, 2009 does not count
Tried it at the Concordia Ale House in Portland, Oregon as part of its "Washington Cup 2009" blind taste test. After tasting 10 different beers, it was the one that I voted as best of the bunch and the one that upon first tasting made for a "happy mouth". It was on draught and I didn’t notice the haziness reported by others. It had a very hoppy, flowery aroma, a high in hops taste, but a sweetness to accompany the bitterness of the hops, and had a flowery finish and aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4844) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2009
Moderate hops in the aroma. Some sweetness in the aroma, with citrus. Sweet malt flavor, balanced by moderate hops. Cloudy brown color. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2009
Pours a copper borwn color with a small white head. The aroma shows some citrus and piney hops, but are overpoweered by the caramel malt sweetness. The flavor follows suit with some orange and grapefruit citrus coming through to go with the chewy caramel malt sweetness that seems to overpower. Medium bodied and a touch cloying with not much bitterness on the back end. Decent, but not what I am looking for in a double ipa.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4564) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Courtesy of Skyview. Cloudy copper color with a thin head. Orange aroma and caramel malt. Fairly strong, bitter pine hop taste. Not much malt balancing out the hops, but the bitterness is not actually that overpowering.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7344) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Pours hazy copper – brown with thin off white head. The moderate aroma brings up malts and mild pine hops and citrus hops. The taste has a nice load of sweet late addition citrus hops with notes coming from grapefruit, orange juice and tangelo. Those hop notes are followed up by some pine hop bitterness and a bit of chewy sweet maltiness. Is this a session IIPA? Very drinkable with solid hops but they’re just not all that bitter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skyview (5283) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Received 22-oz bomber via trade with 5000. Pours a semi-hazy caramel amber brew with a creamy off-white head that has excellent retention and lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, iced tea, light caramel, yeast and a touch of white pine. Taste is full bodied, light carbonated with flavors of grapefruit, multi-grain amber and caramel malts, some iced tea and a touch of toffee. Finish is semi-dry and a long lingering bitterness to make this a decent west coast caliper 2X IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7235) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2008
Courtesy of ibrew2or3. Pours orange Aroma, hoppy, yeasty (earthly). Taste, hoppy, light bitter hoppy aftertaste (floral). Sugary, caramel malts. Beer remains sweet, caramely.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Ibrew2or3. Pours a hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma of citrus hops, caramel, and sweet malt. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium full mouthfeel with a moderate amount of bitterness and smooth alcohol. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2008
A very good DIPA. Good combination of aroma and bittering hops. Full body and creamy mouthfeel. The only negative comment would be chill haze.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - SEP 14, 2008
22 oz bottle via Liquid SOl. Pours a semi dirty reddish amber with a large beige head. THe nose is sweet and hoppy and phenolic. a DIPA for sure as the abv is showing itself and the bitterness is here and almost cancels out the sweet...not quite though do this remains almost perfect!!!


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