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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5938) - 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 (7021) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 5, 2011
Bottle from BevMo. Brew poured a lightly hazed orange amber with a creamy off white head. Floral hop nose with some herbs present. Fairly sweet on the palate, decent overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
J_man (861) - Tustin, California, USA - FEB 4, 2011
Strong herbaceous hop aroma with a little rubber mat in the background. Medium orange-yellow color with a thin white head and effervescent bubbles. Bracingly bitter, resinous, piney/grapefruit hops grip your entire mouth and stick to the tongue. As hoppy as this is, there is a nice bready malt background that keeps everything from spiraling out of control. Good example of a West Coast DIPA. Now I have to go gargle with some vodka to wash the hop resins off my tongue....

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
TURDFERGUSON (4028) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2011
Shared by emacgee. Nose is sweet, syrupy, spent hops. Smells like a lot of hops gone bad. Sorta 120ish. But worse. Flavor is the most astringent mess I’ve ever tasted. Very broken vacuum cleanerish. Ugh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
emacgee (4487) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2011
Bottle, thanks wavers. Pours a soft golden amber with a slight chill haze. Nose is meh, hoppy for sure but a tad oxidized. Some simcoe maybe. Bready, pineapple flesh. Smells like one of the first IPAs I made. Way too bitter for me, waxy and astringent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RedSox2004 (1552) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - FEB 4, 2011
Golden amber with a slight haze, a quickly disappearing bright white head and light lacing. Strong grapefruit and pine hops aromas. Bright bitterness from the hops are featured front and center, followed up with a caramel sweetness that approached apple tartness, but the finish is all resinous hops. Medium body, crisp mouthfeel, highly carbonated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IrishBoy (4023) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 27, 2011
500 ml bottle from BevMo Salinas. Nose is grapefruit, a little pine, and caramel mixed with a little sweetness. Lightly hazy amber with a medium, lightly lacing beige head. Flavor is very bitter with lots of pine and it finishes with a longlasting bitterness. Excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JAN 18, 2011
50 cl bottle from BevMo - Pours a clear amber color with a large off white head. Nice lacing. aroma is pine, resin, and citrus hops. Nice. Flavor is a whole different ball of wax. I don’t know how to explain it, bit it’s not very good. Really lingers in the finish. Medium body. Worth a try.

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