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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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A bolder, hoppier version of fan-favorite Tower 10 IPA.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Bottle: † Amberish, pale haze, moderate to large frothy off-white head, nice lacing. † Citrus peel, pith, hops, and alcohol on the nose. † Similar on the tongue, not too bright, but thankfully the 9.5% really only comes through on the nose. † Bitter but not biting, decent malt background, mild citrus sweetness. † Body and mouthfeel are moderate. † Nota big example, but not overly done on either side. † Could be a little brighter, but as is its pretty enjoyable. † Thanks Ron!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (6239) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2014
650 ml bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy golden colour with a white firm foamy head. Aroma of spicy hops, floral notes, lemon zest and some sweet notes. Rich flavour of citrusy bitterness, earth, mango, fair amount of alcohol and some graininess. Medium bodied and a long, warming, bitter finish. Alcohol comes through a bit too much. Other than that quite nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (6168) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2014
65 cl bottle.
Pours hazy golden color with a large white head. Hops and tropical fruits on the nose, orange peel, some pine needles and lots of caramel malts. Sweetish orange, mango, some apricot, caramel malts and resinous hops. Full-bodied, bitter fruity palate, lingering sweetish caramel finish. Nice balance and alcohol is well hidden. On a side note, goes well with spicy food.
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (5834) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (5661) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2014
65 cl bottle @ home, BBE 10/2015?
Aroma is sweet and heavy with pineapple juice and exotic fruits. Also caramel. Flavour has exotic fruits, hops, grapefruit, some gooseberry bush and sweetish caramel malt tones. Quite typical sweet American DIPA. But still rather drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (3804) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 29, 2014
650ml bottle. Slightly cloudy, golden colour with average, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Piney hoppy aroma, biscuity malty background, hints of mandarine, orange, pineapple, a floral touch. Taste is initially crisp bitter hoppy, giving way for fruity and piney notes, some peach, mango, mandarine, biscuity malt basis; slightly mineral, bitter hoppy and minimally soapy finish, a touch of warming alcohol. Relatively light body for a DIPA, nice fruitiness, no challenge for hopheads.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (3763) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2014
On tap at the brew outlet on Columbia St, San Diego on 18th March 2014. Tower 10ís big hoppy brother came cloudy like itís little bro but with an alcohol kick and a sweeter feel within. The off golden body had a foaming head that tried to stay around and give lacing. More hops and more maltiness, I enjoyed it more than the 10, most likely because it had more depth and flavour. It appealed to my sweet tooth also. Iím no expert on DIPAís but I liked this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3752) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2014
650ml bottle from Saveur-biere.com

Pours orange with a white head. Aroma of pine, malts, resinous hops, grass and citrus. Taste is heavy, malty, piney and grassy with some citrusy and caramely notes. Finish is heavy, malty and piney with some citrus and grass. Doesnít feel super fresh, but not very old either. Any ways, quite heavy and a bit dull malty double IPA

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (3671) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle brought from CA by my neighbor. When it was too cold, it was really unpleasant, but as it warmed the orange/citrus came through better. Hoppy but not over the top and doesnít rise above the other Imperial IPAs Iíve had lately. Bottle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BillKismet (3335) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2011
Nice tanned body with a ring of head. Lovely nectarine, sweet hop aromatic bliss intermingles with grain dust. Like a resplendently delicious wheatwine. The body is replete with juicy hoppiness and tropical fruit. An IPA freshening on the vine, were it too stay on much longer, it would indubitable ripen and age into a pleasant old barleywine. Tasty stuff.


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