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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
Our experimental Double IPA series continues. Imperial IPA. American and New Zealand hops. Think Grapefruit. 7.8% abv

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GMCC2181 (1558) - Newark, Delaware, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Growler from imstilltheGman... Murkey, cloudy pour.....looks like a wheat ale???? Small head that faded quickly. Nose of grapefruit.... Taste is fruity... tons of grapefruit. Kind of one dimensional. But still not bad. Medium to full body...Alcohol is hidden well.. Super smooth.... Overall: Good stuff

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
biggsbowler (568) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2015
Growler - pours a cloudy yellow. Lots of grapefruit, oranges and lemons in the nose. Taste is bitter up front with some pungent grapefruits, lemons, oranges, and tangerines. Very well balanced to the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (2462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 10, 2015
On tap. Pours a hazy amber with moderate head. Aromas of tropical fruit, grapefruit, toasted malts and a hint of garlic. Flavors of sweetened grapefruit, dough, light pine and limes. Big body. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick (9830) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2015
Sample at the Northeastern Brewery (VT) Tasting on 08/16/2015. The beer is a cloudy orange color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily to a film. The aroma consists of tropical fruit, piney hops and malt. Medium body with flavors of pineapple, melon, resiny hops and malt. The finish is mildly bitter with a lingering fruity hops aftertaste. Very good beer all around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Tap. Hazy orange yellow pour with a nice white foamy head. Citrus, pine, resin, grapefruit. Big body but smooth with a very long and favorable finish. Very complex. Refreshing yet complex. Very nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ClarkVV (4445) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Draught at Armbsy Abbey, 8/16/15.
Not quite the usual appearance of most Hill Farmsteads. Still looks good, but the haziness is stronger and the head retention/size a little weaker.
But as far as the rest of the beer, Shawn’s done it again...What a subtle, reserved, delicious, drinkable beer. The aroma shows light candied orange peel, lemon zest, a touch of pine underneath and vibrant lime juice notes. Malt is well-attenuated and adds only a touch of honey/bread dough. No alcohol or flaw.
The texture is felt first; soft, but with a subtly tight, engaging carbonation. A bit of bitterness emerges, with light lime, white grapefruit and sweet orange all balancing each other. Interesting notes of rose petal, lilac and lemon zest, with dry pine on the finish, showing no resin or acidity whatsoever. Clean, wonderfully characterful yeast and light minerality. Hard to describe why it’s so enjoyable. The reserved nature is a lot of it, for me. Much like Legitimacy, it isn’t flashy or anywhere near overdone. Not a "big" beer, which is great. Had a full glass, but demands more. A very thoughtfully done beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
yourilevesque (581) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 21, 2015
Growler de 2 litres partagé avec Mademoiselle Irina et Catalin. Bière bien orangée, trouble et flamboyante à tous les niveaux, coiffée d’une mousse blanche bien collante et déstructurée à la belge. Les arômes sont très fruités et tropicaux d’agrumes tels l’orange, le citron vert et le pamplemousse rose. Nos voisins à la table d’a côté y décelaient même de la soupe de poisson...? En bouche le liquide présente des saveurs semblables aux arômes avec cependant une trop grande quantité de sucre à mon goût personnel. Le liquide est riche, plutôt collant et bouratif, mais comme tous les produits de HF, combien plaisant à boire!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Franckg (590) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2015
Robe jaune foncée assez trouble. Épais col de mousse blanc qui disparaît tranquillement. Dentelle mince mais collante. Arômes de pamplemousse, notes florales, zeste d’orange, pin. Semble plutôt sèche et franche. En bouche, pamplemousse, orange, résine de pin assez prononcée. En général, c’est du houblon aux saveurs de pamplemousse très amer. Finale un peu florale et de grains maltés. Texture mince et moyennement sèche, corps moyen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hallinghansen (2437) - Odense S, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2015
Bottle at MrOrla and ShaunHill reconnects. Hazy yellow body with a medium body. Hops, grapefruit, citric, grass, herbs, medium bitterness. Great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dogfish120love (1050) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Pours a hazy pale yellow with a white lacing. The aroma is dank nelson hops, earth, grass and citrus. Flavor is moderately bitter and rather juicy.amazing

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr (17031) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 12, 2015
Bottle generously shared by Phil at Meridian Pint during DC Beer Week, thank you sir! Hazy yellow color, white head with curtain lacing. Aroma of mango, pineapple, orange, light grapefruit. Taste has softly bitter grapefruit and mixed tropical fruit. Perfect balance and soooo easy to drink. Probably the most easy drinking DIPA I’ve had. Amazing.

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