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Craft brewed in small batches with tons of hops. This will make you silly with hOppiness, like the jester on the bottle. The hop types remain a secret, but wouldn’t you expect that from a hermit?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2011
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours a hazy pale with white head. Aroma of pungent fruit and malt, overall, pretty interesting. Flavor is malty, some sweetness with a dirty hop bitter finish. Mouth feel is heavy body with high carbonation. Overall, well, it smelled nice.......

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2011
Pour golden orange khaki head nice lace. Aroma citrus, orange rind, tropical fruit, tangerine, caramel, nice hop aroma. Taste wow made my face cringe with bitterness in a good way, super bitter, pine, resin, citrus hops, caramel with a decent malt back bone. MF medium body prickly carb. Great bitter hop bomb nice stuff!! Thanks wavers1!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
blutt59 (6231) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2011
bottle, thanks to ericandersnavy, clear golden color with sweet malty pine and blue cheese aroma, sour cheese and bitter flavor

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 8, 2011
Bottle from Bevmo Sunnyvale. Pours golden amber, slightly hazed with a thick and creamy beige head that lingers well and coats the side of the glass with heavy lacing. Aroma is - not surprisingly - dominated by citrus and pine hops, with a little ripe summer fruitiness peeking through the thick hoppy mist, as well as a bit of dust and forest floor. Flavor is - not surprisingly again - dominated by hops (hmmm, there’s a pattern here) with resiny, sprucey, lime rindy characteristics, some spice, along with almost enough caramel and biscuity malts to be noticed. Finish is puckeringly bitter and astringent, like having chewed your way through a pine needle and milkweed salad. This indeed carries a lupulin load, leaving a legacy of longing for this luxurious, lip licking liquid, a true labor of love (sorry, just had a brief alliterative fit there - I must have been made silly with hOppiness). Overall, enjoyable for a hop fiend like myself, though not as balanced as the truly great DIPA’s. But very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (7382) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream colored head. Big grapefruit and summer fruit aroma with light pine. Grapefruit and aspirin flavor with summer fruits and caramel. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Pine and summer fruit lingers with grapefruit and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (8582) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Pours hazy red with nice white head, aroma has notes of chewy hops, resinous, pine, and some citrus notes as well. Taste is nice and clean but also creamy, has notes of pine, orange rind, some resin, and a touch of caramel that finishes bitter. Good stuff.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Got this from Wavers1 in a free beer contest. Wow. This brew pours a beautiful gold with small bubbles and a nice head the sticks around. The aroma is absolutely incredible. Citrus and pine....awesome. Big punch of a brew with a ton of hoppy happiness. So tasty. It was big in body and nicely balanced. Hoppy and malty. A fantastic beer. I would be drinking Hermitage stuff as much as possible if I lived near them. What an awesome beer.!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Nice citrus and pine nose, pale malt sweetness on the nose. Not a bad aroma at all, was expecting far less after trying their other offerings. Pours golden with some chill haze and a decently lasting bubbly head. The flavor starts with citrus moves into pale malt notes and finishes with a nice dose of pine. Some floral notes throughout. Very drinkable, enjoyable IIPA that i would drink more of if available to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (6864) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Bistro’s IIPA Fest in Hayward, CA. off tasting, herbal, earthy, medicinal. average hop flavor> not too impressed

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 7, 2011
500ml bottle from Bevmo. Pours clear dark gold with a 2 finger foamy off-white head. The nose is sweet caramel and overripe citrus. The taste is earthy hops, caramel and a nice pine finish that lingers. Medium bodied. Nice DIPA. Better than expected.

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