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RATINGS: 841   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 12, 2007
After pretty high expectations, I must say I was let down. I don’t know if the big west coast brews are spoiling me in regards to IPA’s? It was good, but definitely not an eye opener. It was a nicely balanced brew - heavier on the malt than most. Heavy, heavy grapefruit influence... eh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (35030) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2007
75 cL bottle, thanks to Storm. Pours slight hazy orange with a little lacing head. Grapefruity aroma, a minor malt aroma underneath. Dry hoppy flavour, only minor grapefruit flavour in between. Very dry finish. A bit of sweetness would for my palate have put this close to perfection.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 5, 2007
22 oz. bottle: Pours bloody red with a thin skim of head on top. Wow, the nose really takes me back to the first time I smelled a fresh Dreadnaught a few years ago. Extremely bright hops offer fresh orange, sweet grapefruit, candied oranges, fresh mowed grass and perfumey rose petals. Great aroma. The alcohol numbs the tongue as a malty middle presents itself with notes of sugary caramel, honey and plenty of hops. It finishes moderately bitter, letting me enjoy the wonderful balance of hops and malts from start to finish without tongue scraping rind. This is well done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grovlam (4164) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2007
Bottle. [Courtesy of Papsoe, quality tasting @ Papsoe] Average creamy like off-white head that mostly diminished. Good display of lacework. Cloudy amber color. Heavy aroma of hoppy notes: floral, perfume, citrus, grapefruit, pine. Also some caramel, peach / apricot / fruity mix and some licorice. Full bodied with a very dry texture and an average carbonation. Moderated bitter flavor with light sweet notes. Lingering dry and bitter finish. Very nice double IPA! 28-09-2007

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (23502) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2007
Bottle. Cloudy orange red coloured with an off white head. Aroma of fruits, caramel, hops and pine needles. Flavour of fruits, caramel, hops, grape fruits and pine needles. Dry hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2007
Thanks for sharing Ken. Dark amber, creamy white head. Intense buttery floral nose that rests over dried apricot and caramel tones. Bitter dry floral hop flavors receive a light sweet caramel backing at room temp, but this truly remains hop-sided from start to finish. Medium bodied, light carbonation, bitter finish. Could use a bit more complexity for a D-IPA, but still nice none the less…

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7362) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2007
Bottle thanks to sliffy! Poured clear, fiery reddish-orange with a short cap of beige head sticking around. The aroma was quite lovely.. heavy grapefruit meat and caramel sweetness supporting grapefruit, pine, and other light fruity bitter notes.. almost smelled a touch grainy and resiny.. if those characteristics are perceptible in the nose. The flavor had a long, drawn-out grapefruit theme to it beginning with alcohol-enhanced bitterness on the tip of the tongue, transitioning to sweet grapefruit meat across the middle, and finishing with the return of the hefty bitterness.. caramel sweetness and orange zest played minor roles, along with some floral and grassy notes.. long, bitter finish with some alcohol warmth and power. Medium-heavily bodied.. syrupy across the middle.. high, consistent bitterness with nice balance all the way through. This was by no means complex, but it was a mighty fine, tasty brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2007
(Bottle 65 cl) Courtesy of boboski. Slightly hazy amber golden with a small, creamy, off-white head leaving a discreet lacework. Extremely fresh citrus aroma. Medium body, dry as a bone - absolutely no malt sweetness - completely dominated by citrusy and peachy hop accents. The finish is bitter. 280907

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2008 Bottle. A amber beer with a beige head. The aroma is caramel malt, peach, pine and hoppy, so is the taste. Medium body with a very dry finish.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2007
Tried on tap. robustly floral - a bouquet of an aroma - which sets it apart within its double IPA cohort. Very clean, crisp - an area which many double IPA’s have a slight inherent handicap in. Although strongly hopped, no sharp or rough character. Beautifully floral, clean drinking hophead satisfying double IPA rivaling any competitor. Another great beer Akron can be proud of!


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