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RATINGS: 846   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 13, 2007
GTMW 2007. Poured a clear orange color with an off white head. Pleasant aroma of citrusy hops, toasted bread, toffee, and subdued graham cracker. Slightly sweet on the tongue with assertive resiny, citrusy hop flavor and bitterness that overwhelm the comparatively meager malty toasted bread in the background. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2008 Tap @ GTMW (August 2007) and even better when fresh from the bottle (January 2008.) Softly and cautiously ruby amber in color with a tight café froth tan head. Aroma lures with grass stains, lemon grass roots, grapefruit pulp and bitter mango enzyme. A touch of sweetened cedar pulls through the aromatic backdoor with amaretto and strawberry cotton. Flavor comes in authorative balance. Papaya, peaches and fuji apples crest at the top of the tongue, followed by citric zested grass on a dried out prairieland. Enzymes dominate with grapefruit, papaya and starfruit, aiding the authoritatively bitter and resplendently balanced caramel character. Finish sticks with maple coated pine needles and a clean, spring morning, cotton aftertaste and an abundance of caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2007
Draft at the Great Taste of the Midwest. Oily hop aroma. Pours a nice burnt amber/caramel. Lots of dry piny hops with a decent amount of malt. The dry hops definitely dominate the flavor profile. Medium to full bodied. Fairly viscous and oily.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkover (1528) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2007
Clear red color with a small beige head and some heavy lacing. Aroma of piney and resinous hops with some sweet malts. Flavor is very hoppy(pine and resin) and also pretty sweet with caramel malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
strangaj (250) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2007
Pours a clear pure brown with tan head. Whoa! that smells like a lot of hops. Not sure how they balanced it out, but the taste is not as overpowering as I had expected. This was wonderfully bitter but doesn’t leave that bitter residue. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2007
Wow, this beer has a wicked aroma that attacks the nose from across the table. Deep copper, with a thick off-white head. Copious amounts of resin from the hops have me anticipating the bite. Lighter than expected, and milder than I expected. Very good. Not quite heavy enough for an imperial IPA though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2007
Poured a slightly hazed deep golden chestnut with a beige head. The aroma is hop forward with great citrus, piney and orange notes. Some sweet malt underneath. The flavor starts with nice piney, citrus flavors but it gets a little dirty/sweaty. Still mighty tasty. Some dry caramel malt in the middle of the hops. Dry mild-moderate bitterness with a good length to the finish. The alcohol hides well other than the warmth. Very nice beer. Medium bodied. I could see this as my "session IIPA" when compared to some of the full bodied ones like Unearthly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (9830) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2007
This brew is a lightly hazed orange-amber color with a medium thick off-white head that dissipates steadily. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of fresh citrusy hops and pine. Full-bodied with a rich piney hops character and packed with floral notes, citrus and malt flavors. The finish is thoroughly hoppy and leaves a lingering aftertaste of sweet caramel malt. Overall a well-made and balanced IIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2007
Bottle courtesy of alexsdad06 pours amber-orange w/ a crisp hop nose. Virtually no head. Possibly my new favorite IIPA. Awesome. Glad he sent me 2 bottles.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2792) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2007
Thanks to Santa for this one. Pours out a reddish hue of copper with a moderate fluffy off white head. Aroma is intense with floral, pine and citrus hops. Hops smack you in the face right off the bat with pine and citrus hops. Some malty sweetness lingering in the background calm down the hop assault a bit to make this a very well balanced beer. Very enjoyable, wish I could locate some more of this. Big time thanks to Santa!

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