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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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?


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Pours slightly hazed orangish bronze...soapy head. Nice juicy fruity nose...mandarine orange, that’s bout it. Bitter, mandarine orange...fuckin bitter and dry, fuck. Dry bitter mandarine orange...is that a good thing?

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Pours a translucent golden orange with a bubbly off white head. Aroma of resiny hops, caramel, grapefruit and loads of hops. Flavor was very resiny, grapefruit, herbal, some malt there, maybe some caramel notes. Kind of dry and pushing a little thin.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (6331) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 22, 2010
Glowing amber color/ ivory head. Big ass freshly picked ganja bud, spicy hop aromas-great smell. smooth mouthfeel. Very good bittersweet flavors of pine sap, grapefriut, on a solid caramel malty baee. long bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (7473) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Bottle from BevMo Arden. Pours cloudy copper with a nice beige head and a pine aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor with grapefruit and puckering hop bitterness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (9735) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2010
500ml bottle shared thanks to Josh! Poured a deep golden color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of floral hops, citrus, and piney. Hops and hops. Tastes of floral, citrus, pine, grapefruity, and just a ton of hops. High bitter finish. Did not disappoint a hophead like me!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - DEC 16, 2010
UPDATED: APR 25, 2011 Nose is fresh scotch tape (which is a good thing.) Very nice, dry nose. Pours clear copper with some white fluffy head. Very bitter, and very bitter and floral. Not bad, but I get a feeling Hermitage is a One Trick Pony with their IPAs.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4884) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 10, 2010
Clear golden amber pour, small off-white head. Tons of hops, bitter, pine, grapefruit, and a touch of sweet caramel malt. Not balanced at all; the bitterness is extreme and harsh, and I drink a lot of IPA’s. Enjoyable, but mostly for the fact that it kicks you in the mouth, but overall I don’t think it was that great of a brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wegro (332) - Fresno, California, USA - DEC 6, 2010
nice hoppy nose, gee this might be as hoppy as it claims. first sip: YES it definitely IS. wow. so much hops. this has to have 100 IBUs. great resiny hop flavor lingers forever. as hoppy as Hop Stoopid or Green Flash Imperial definitely. malt backing? some sweetness, i can detect. so very fresh and tasty, very over the top and crazy but also very delicious and satisfying. i want to see this get more ratings and see if others like it as much as i do, i wasn’t expecting much but this is a top DIPA for sure

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msante79 (2212) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2010
500ml bottle. Pours clear orange with white head. Aromas of pine, oranges, grapefruit, candied sugary malts, and fresh hops. Flavors of grapefruit, orange, pine, sweet malts, and a ton of bitter hops. Finishes bitter with some sweetness. Not the most balanced DIPA but who fuck cares. This is one big hop bomb. Only $5 too.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Sampled on 11/27/2010. This imperial IPA pours a light top medium copper gold color from a 50cl bottle. Medium sized white foamy head with decent retention and nice lacing. The aroma is resinous and grapefruity hops. A medium bodied Imperial IPA. The malts are caramel and sweet, I guess, they are kind of overwhelmed by the hops. The hops are piney, piney like pliney! There might be some grapefruit here as well. A touch of malt sweetness comes out at the finish, but it’s mostly all piney hops. Not that that’s a bad thing. Definitely a big bad west coast IPA. Yet another 8% alcohol beer from Hermitage seems like all their beers are 8%. What’s up with that? Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is bitter.


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