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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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A bolder, hoppier version of fan-favorite Tower 10 IPA.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daleharshman (882) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Bomber purchased at Bine & Vine ($7.49). Pours a slightly hazy red / dark amber color with two fingers of off-white foam. Aroma does not exactly jump out but there are notes of pine, honey, and a bit of citrus. Flavor of smooth caramel with notes of tangerine, grapefruit, and herbs. The sweetness trumps the bitterness here. The high ABV is quite well hidden here. A very malt-forward and not very complex DIPA, but I still find this highly quaffable. (24, 734)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9436) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Bomber poured a hazy golden amber with a lasting creamy ivory head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, lemon zest, grapefruit and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooith. Flavors of biscuit, grapefruit, orange and light earthiness with a smooth moderatly bitter lingering grapefruit finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6715) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Grapefruit and summer fruit aroma. Grapefruit and summer fruit flavor with light tropical fruit and caramel. Medium bodied. Nice bitterness. Grapefruit and summer fruit linger with caramel.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 26, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2013 The more you drink this the more you love it. Well hidden alcohol. 5.69 @ Grocery Outlet. This hits on all cylinders. Packed with flavors. Toasted sunflower shell, hops, bitterness and body are very enjoyable blending together in unison. Don’t pass it up! Rerate: I had tis again at the same price! This beer is frickin’ unbelieveable! I may be my DNA beer match! Dry toasty sweet hops! Brilliant. Bad Ass Beer!!!!!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (5575) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Clear amber color with ivory head. Tea leaf, caramel, grapefruit aromas. medium body with average co2. Nicely bitter pine, tea leaf hoppy flavors with a caramel base brew-mildly boozy spicy finish--almost good

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Bottle pours orange white head. Tastes smells sweet grapefruit hops bit caramel. Nice carb really refreshing. Nice beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kickrjason (24) - - AUG 12, 2012
Great DIPA. The flavor. Aroma. And look are spot on. Wish I could get my hands on more of this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ober (2807) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2012
A clear orange/yellow colored beer with a white head. The aroma of sweet with bitter (a little dishwater, maybe the glass wasn’t proper). Th taste of sweet, some bitter with spices. The aftertaste is sweet with bitter.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JUL 22, 2012
The definition of a great imperial ipa. Pours golden orange with some carbonation. Great hoppy flavor that gently lingers on the palate.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACHops (640) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2012
22 oz bottle from the local Albertson’s here in SD. Pours cloudy orange with a creamy head. Aroma is floral hops and belgian yeast. Taste is big grapefruit and floral hops, with a slightly sweet and syrupy mouthfeel. Nice nutty malt body brings the ABV up to balance. Finishes bitter but not pucker-worthy. Not spectacular, especially considering the local competition in this category, but a solid IIPA.


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