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RATINGS: 830   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2007
22 oz. bottle via trade with crizay - Pours a clear copper color with a one and a half finger thick off white head. Light lacing. Aroma is citrus, pine, and floral hops, resin, and a tad bit of toasted malt. Flavor is a little more balanced, but still leans toward the hops. Medium to full body. Hops and alcohol are left on the palate. A very good beer. Thanks Chris.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Tasty. Pours a few specs from clear. Deep brown with shades of red. One nothing Yankees, up on Boston (they go on to win, swept the series). Minimal fluffy white head with strong retention. Aroma of alcohol and sweet pine hops and touches of friut. Flavor is balancing on the hoppy side with a nice sweet roasted malt on the other. Hoppy finish but to my T does not linger.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Pours a clear, bright red color with a small white head. Aroma is big; aggressive, crisp, clean pine, a touch sweet. Tons of pine in the body, sharp, biting. Medium body, intense bitter finish. Worth seeking out.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 07/18/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

clear dark amber, wispy off white head, sweet pine and citrus aroma plus a bit of caramel sweetness to double up on the sweetness, big sticky pine sap body, lots of sweet pine flavor balanced by a fair amount of short lived intense bitterness that fades to a long bitter finish, hop flavor lingers along with the bitter finish, a hint of alcohol appears as it warms, the sweet and bitter take turns being the dominant character
-------- /> Date: 07/23/2007
Mode: bottle
Source: roadtrip

cut back on the bitterness to have a real winner, will have to age a bottle for 6-9 months to see what the malt does without the intense bitterness

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: **4

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - AUG 29, 2007
medium amber/red color, crystal clear, with smallsih light tan head. Aroma is full of resiny, citrusy, green hops, hint of grapefruit and pine needles, touch of light caramel and vanilla. Flavor is fairly hoppy and resiny, fair amount of light caramel and chewy malts, bit of oak, with a moderately bitter finish. A nice IIPA, definitely on the maltier side of the style, dancing the line between IIPA and barleywine, but pretty good overall.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 27, 2007
This is one tasty 2IPA. Fruits, flowers, and pine in the aroma. The flavor has a hint of sweetness and is quite rich, yet not overpowering. Superb.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
danglefruit (8) - Waldo, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2007 does not count
Picked this one up in the bomber after really enjoying the B.O.R.I.S. at Alefest. Wasn’t quite as "mean" as I was expecting, but this is still a decent brew. Color is reddish-orange with almost white head. Drops quickly. I definitely can taste the hops, but the backbone is sweet. Although I thouroughly enjoyed it, I thought at 168 IBU’s this would be a lot hoppier. I was slightly disappointed, but this is still a great ale. Good with Erie perch too.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2007
Bomber. Pours fiery red with a small, off-white head. The head quickly fades to nothing. Looks like it doesn’t have much carbonation and there’s no lacing. Whateva. Hops in the aroma are not as overwhelming as I would expect given the amount of IBUs the label lists. Nice, sweet, balanced aroma. Sweet, sugary, resiny hops with a strong malt undertow. Iced tea. Taste is sweet, smooth, slightly hoppy. Not nearly as bitter as anticipated but still quite bitter. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and a little flat. This is a good beer, certainly not extreme or one of the better in the styles but good nonetheless.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2007
Thanks to RagallachMC for the bottle. Slightly hazy orange color with a medium head. Good lacing. Aroma of pine and citrus/grapefruit hops with a considerable amount of caramel. Taste is very balanced; a ton of caramel malt along with the tropical fruit hops. Medium body. Bitter, nearly astringent finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jason (1680) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2007
Bottle. Thanks to shigadeyo for sending me this one. Pours a deep red/orange body with nice head. Aroma is of citrus, grapefruit, light perfume and malt. Flavor is smooth for an IIPA, caramel, citrus/grapefruit and a I found at times a slight touch of cherry syrup. Nice maltiness to it.


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