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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 76   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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When we decided to resurrect the Big DIPA, we knew that we needed to make it bigger and better. We’ve brought the beer back with the same 10.5%ABV as before, the same massive amounts of hops as before, but this time, we’ve aged it on oak spirals. Oak spirals suspended in solution allow more surface area to come into contact with the beer increasing the oak presence without increasing exposure time. This results in a smoother oak flavor and further compliments the extraordinary hop characteristics. Cheers!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamT (150) - North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2014
22 oz bottle from Harrika’s Brew Haus.(Vintage 2014) Amber hue, murky clarity with one finger thick somewhat diminishing off-white head. Excellent lacing. Heavy citrus hop and light floral aroma’s. Heavy acidic citrus and earth flavor up front with a light lasting hop finish. Lively carbonation, medium body and oily on the palate. I did not get any of the oak from this, I did get more floral tastes once this warmed a bit. Meh!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (1834) - Silver Spring, USA - APR 16, 2014
On tap half pint at Gilly's Beer & Fine Wine in Rockville, MD. Lightly hazy, dark copper with a khaki head and legs, but only fair lacing. Aroma of muted fruity and citric hops and caramel. Taste of pine, muted fruity and citric hops, caramel, booze and oak. Full/medium body and medium carbonation. As much a hoppy barleywine as it is a double IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (2598) - North Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2014
Bottle from hmmm, I forget. Either triangle wine our the beer dispensary Apex. Ok aroma. Fresh oak. Vanilla. Some hops. On the Orange side. Tad h azed brownish orange. Real good head And lace. Bitter sweet flavor. Heavy body creamy oily mouthfeel. Bitter Finish. Meh I wasn’t fully trading the label when I grabbed this. I’m not liking these Oaked ipa for the most part and once again the oak is killing the hops. Appearance best part. Looked nice on the glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (797) - - APR 10, 2014
Tap at Lazy Dog. Pours an amber with a slight amount of off white head. Aroma of hops with hints of booze. Taste of booze with only the slightest hints of hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (4170) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2014
This one poured a hazy amber color with a beige head. Aroma was of fruity hops, and oak and caramel and booze. Flavor was mainly hop bitterness, malt, booze and light ok. Meh

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndyReynolds (861) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - APR 5, 2014
Too malty. Where’s the hops? Where’s the beef? Did the badgers or wildcats eat it?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vlan1 (188) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2014
Draft Sample. Pours a copper/amber color with a moderate white head. Piney aroma with hints of Oak. Taste follows, with oak notes and light toffee tones. Not syrupy sweet as some DIPAs can be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (862) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Aromas of citrusy hops, caramelized malt, subtle orange candy, and a touch of coconut. Clear sunset orange with a mostly lasting white head. Initial flavors of caramel and coconut-wrapped bitterness, hops are very dominant, but levels of malt, wood, and booze are well received. Medium bodied, complex but not over the top. A great sipping beer with the impression of a traditional old ale in hop-steroids.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (1000) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Bottle (2014) poured into a tulip. Pours a dark amber color with a finger of off-white to slightly yellow head. Nice webby lacing. Aromas of citrus, caramel, light oak, resin, floral notes. Tasting notes of grapefruit citrus, pine/resin, subtle oak, bitter piney hops, sweet malt. Medium body with a semi-dry and sticky finish. Low to medium carbonation. Alcohol is pretty well hidden. The oakiness is a bit understated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (660) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Pours amber with white head. Fruity citrus aroma. Dry malt start followed with citrus flavors and finishing with bitter pine hops and oak.

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