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RATINGS: 849   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   IBU: 168   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
railcat1 (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2007
This was a very good ipa with a hoppy floral taste but it was not as strong as most double ipas but it had a nice malty finish.CHEERS!

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Modulo (6) - Sellersville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2007 does not count
Really enjoyed this brew... was lacking in citrus overtones but excellent nonetheless. A- Outtanding. Almost able to smell the floral notes of hops. A- Beatufil dark amber color with head exhibiting caramel white. F- Again missing citrus edge but with quality in check probably designed that way. P- Great DIPA bite O- A great beer and defintly will go back for more mean menalashi

1.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
cheap (5086) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2008 Sampled in a green glass, from a bottle at the Bocktown. Looks like a slightly darker pale yellow american lager, I think. Big hoppy floral aroma with mashed pine needles. A taste impact of bitter soap, I think I accidentally sampled the men’s room hand soap container, better turn up the lights. This style is not my cup of tea but this beer is an excellent example of this dreaded style. Barely any carbonation. An insult to the tender buds of the lager lover. Very bitter lingering over the top finish, get me a chaser of Old heathen. OK, IPA lovers, you can smile since my whole face is puckered.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
LinusStick (3136) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2008 **Rerate** This beer is not carbonated which I can’t stand for an IIPA. The carbonation adds to the hop bite and the enjoyment of the beer. This was flat (again). The good part is that weird chocolate/burnt malt delayed flavor thing is gone in this bottle. Original ratings: AR 8 AP3 FL 7 P2 OA17 Nice double IPA. Aroma was very strong. Grassy and citrus hops and not much else. You can smell this beer as it pours. Pour was a dark amber with no head. Taste was very hoppy and not too hot on the front..now the weird part is after you swallow there is slight delay and roasted malt (almost chocolate) comes up the back of your throat and through your nasal passages. I am not drunk...that is what happens. This beer could use a little more carbonation. It’s a little flat. Other than that its a good all around IIPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kyzr (1312) - 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.

4
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6599) - 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!


3.1
   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.

4
   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!

4
   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.


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