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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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Our experimental Double IPA series continues. Imperial IPA. American and New Zealand hops. Think Grapefruit. 7.8% abv


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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crossovert (6343) - Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2012
750ml growler. Gusher form the growler. It pours with a strudy white head and is a slightly hazy gold. HEad slowly recedes to come nice alcing. Smell is fresh hop-y. Grapefruit, hop cones, and grassiness in the aroma. The flavor is smooth and grapefruity. Medium to low bitterness. Nice fruitiness, awesome beer.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cpetrone84 (1201) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Pour is hazed golden yellow with an off white head. Nose is juicy, tropical fruit and citrus, a hint resiny and oily in back. Light grain profile up front and some malt sweetness to balance. Taste has more bitterness than I thought it would, lighter body and softer carbonation. The grain is soft up front, hop driven. Citrus, pine fades to a more leafy herbal note, a strong grapefruit bitterness lingers with a fairly dry finish.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChinoSkillzian (134) - The Hills, California, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Growler thanks to GT. Pours a glowing light gold color with medium sized white head. Can smell this from a mile away, big aromas of overripe grapefruit, mango, pineapple juice, slight hop spiciness, marshmallow. The palate is juicy with flavors of tropical fruits, round citrus, sweetness but not malt sweetness more of a fruit sugar sweetness. Still manages to be light on its feet, finishing clean with some leafy bitterness.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2014
Growler. Pours a cloudy orangeish with a short lived white head. Aroma is fruits (oranges, grapefruits and other citrus). Flavor is fruits, yeast, tons of citrus, spruce and resin. Finish is hop oils, and tons of bitterness. Medium body, soft mouthfeel, average carbonation. Very solid.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (4523) - Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2013
750 ml growler shared by a local. Pours a hazy golden orange color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have a wonderful grapefruit citrus, some tropical fruits, dank hops, and some resin, not a bitterness monster, but very fruity and aromatic, juicy. Enough malt backbone to stand up to the hops. I still look forward to trying anything from these guys.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
koleminer20 (428) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2013
750 mL growler from Moy Emrick. The pour on this is a gorgeous orangey gold. A little foggy, with a nice white head that fades down to a film, leaving a beautiful lace around the entire barrel of the glass. The aroma is hop dominant and luscious. There is a fruity grapefruit presence and the IPA notes mesh greatly. The flavor is following in similar fashion. The middle of the body is a little sweet but very well mixed with fruitiness and dryness. The mouth feel is a little thin, and that's about all I can knock it on. Very good imperial IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bellco33 (161) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 22, 2013
On tap at Prohibition Pig: pours golden straw with a one finger white head. Aroma floral, tropical, citrus. Incredible hop flavor, tastes floral and pineapple. Full bodied, great mouthfeel, smooth finish with a lingering tropical flavor. Awesome beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle. Growler. Pours hazy orange With a small creamy head. Really intense and juicy hop nose and flavor. Pine and grapefruit. Dry, slick, oily and power bitter. No sweet malts and no signs of yeast. Very clean. Yes - one of the Very Best 2ipa’s ive had! Bang!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mathieuc (983) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
Growler filled on Wednesday. Pours a cloudy and pale yellow with a thin white head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma of pine needles, citrus and weed. Taste is bitter with a little backing sweetness. Flavors of grapefruit rind and coniferous. Carbonation level is medium, mouthfeel a little juicy. As usual, HFS delivers a really great DIPA. This serie is absolutely stunning.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (13348) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
5th December 2013
Craft Clerkenwell tasting. Thanks to Leighton for this evenings New England haul. Hazy gold beer, good white head. Palate is light and crisp. Light malt and malt cream. Light pine and good hop spice. Only a whisper of citrus. Light dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (6986) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2013
Bottle, big thanks to Leighton, split at CBC 05/12/13. Hazed orange with a moderate off white covering. Nose is dank hops, bitter orange, grapefruit, tropical dankathon, citric infused straw. Taste comprises dank hoppage, dirty peach strain, orange pith, bitter grapefruit, straw, orange sherbet, tropical fruit tang. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, pith lead grassy closure with an assertive hop bitterness tang. Solid DIPA.


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