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RATINGS: 845   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   IBU: 168   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
Explore the extremes of hops, and experience all of their bitterness, flavor and aroma with this Double I.P.A. An extreme, super-assertive and satisfying amount of American hop character is balanced with a toasty, caramelized, intense malt presence.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kyzr (1159) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - NOV 5, 2007
Thanks to shigadeyo for this bottle. What a wonderful sweet hoppy aroma. Just pours out of the bottle. Thick burnt copper color with a nice big head. Nose is almost bigger than the flavor. Sure it is rather hoppy up front, yet so well balanced with the malt. Even a nice touch of roast comes through the back just before the warmth of the alcohol takes over.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2007
bomber. dark ruby pour with a great head. light citrus with a bunch of sweet floral. flavor was nicely balanced. floral and sweet grass with malt. medium mouthfeel with a very light bitter finish. alcohol is superbly well hidden. easy drinker. epected this to be a bit bigger but still nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2007
Bottle: Deep caramel, ruby hued, large foamy off-white head, sticky lacing.   Subdued citrus rind nose, slightly floral, minor hop.   Mild sweetness, moderate malt base, aformentioned citrus rind, low hop bitterness.   Maltier than your average IPA, but not as heavy as I prefer for an IIPA.   Fairly well balanced, flavor primarily of a dulled citrus rind character.   I often call IIPAs that don’t meet my expection a 1½ IPA, but this one to me is more like a 1¾ IPA.   Its almost there.   Could stand to be a bit more sticky.   Those that don’t like hop bombs will enjoy this as it isn’t overly aggressive.   Its rather pleasant actually.   Alcohol is well hidden.   Good, just wished it was a bit heavier.   Thanks Craig for the bottle!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2007
Bottle - a huge Cascade nose. Unbalanced, just like I like it. Maybe a touch of hot malt in the aroma as well. An attractive amber body with a beige head that was gone rather quickly - possibly due to a less than aggressive pour. The first sip seemed to be more balanced than the aroma indicated. That changes rapidly. Straight forward and rather one dimensional. Honestly, I was surprised to see this rated as high as it is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - OCT 31, 2007
Rich red, clear with a thin heterogeneous white head. Big round fruity hops. Tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, even some guava. Floral, slightly. Very clean, set malt. Perhaps so clean it’s a bit empty? Small dark malt character. Subdued carbonation. A bit of a thicker body. A bit creamy. A big fruity hop presence. Tropical fruit, mango, some flowers. Round malt, sweet, but not overbearing. Some toast. Bitter, but appropriate. Lingering bitterness. Not a bad beer at all!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2007
bottle.....appearance: medium toffee brown with a light shade of caramel head. semi transparent....aroma: huge tropical fruit nose. a get more lynchee than grapefruit but both are represented here. very nice.....taste: a little bit of tropical/citrus fruit paired with a strong malt backbone. some pine soon followed and lingering grapefruit bitterness to finish. a softer bite at the end would have made a big difference to me but all in all, an above par iipa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2007
[613-20070914] 22floz (w/ blankboy, jerc, tupalev). Un-sticky pine resin hops aroma is like a forest bed of freshly fallen needles surrounding little slices of citrus grapefruit. Hazy, brown amber body with a medium-lasting creamy light tan head. Bitter initial bite continues with grapefruit citrus and grassy pine resin flavour. Medium-full body has a bitter bite and smooth finish. Very interesting and FRESH, the alcohol is particularly well-hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6736) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2007
22. Thanks, FranksnBeans! Pours opaque dark mahogany with occasional coppered amber highlights. Super dark even for a DIPA. THick moussy tan head. Nice fruity nose, super duper mango-y. Medium body, firm carb, intense candied fruit throughout the mid-palate and into the finish. Long sticky linger of a hop fruit sugar smack at the tail end. Great little DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2007
65 cl. bottle. Dark clear amber colour with a little fine white head. Very nice hoppy aroma of melon, citrus, and caramel, also flavour of hops, such as melon, citrus and with a quite bitter finish very harmonich.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Capa (2316) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2007
Thanks to Lowe1983 for the bottle. Dark caramel with a decent-sized orangeish head. Mmmm, hops! Citrus, grapefruit, floral, some pine- intense. Also a solid background of caramel malts. Very well blended aroma. Powerful hop flavor similar to the aroma. Grapefruit, citrus, pine and floral notes, with that caramel backbone carrying the flavors through to the end. Finish is long and bitter, with a touch of sweet malts. Smooth, dry body. This is a first rate IIPA from a brewery that is fast becoming one of my favorites.

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