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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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A double IPA that is hazy pale in color with a strong pungent aroma that comes from large amounts of Citra hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10080) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Bottle shared by brew3crew. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy spruce citrus hop aroma. Moderate to heavy bitter flavor with a moderate to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation and soft alcohol bite at the finish. Very good brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Bottle thanks to Newgeneric from BA. Great body and head. Smells like a wet dream. Amazing. Fresh even after two months. Nice hopiness but not overbearing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - JAN 12, 2012
Full citrus nose and flavor, balanced with tart and sweet citrus with a nice malt backbone. Nice dry finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Lots of grapefruit tropical fruit orange and herbal hop notes on top of caramel and some toast. Pours darker than expected with a nice oily creamy head. Nice citrus flavors lots of grapefruit orange juicy fruit and some pot with caramel and toasted malt. Balanced but resinous finish. Good shit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (8540) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Pours an orange color, bubbly white head. Aroma is loaded with grapefruit, wildflower honey, herbal notes. Flavor is very juicy with hops, bitter city’s peel. Badass!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: July 24, 2010
Mode: Growler
Source: Tasting
Appearance: cloudy dark yellow, frothy off white head, dripy lace
Aroma: big sweet citrus aroma
Flavor: sweet hop flavor, touch of citrus, pale malt sweetness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pepsican (1419) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Hooked up from IrishBoy, a million thanks to your generosity as always. A little darker than expected caramel color pour with a nice sized pillowy head floating on top. Huge resinous pine hop notes are mixed well with some tropical fruit and more dank dank dank. Flavor is a bit more malt forward than I figured. Aggressively bitter finish, great carbonation for the style. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mtjoseph (244) - Murderapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Bomber filtered through coffee filter after the top of the bottle broke while being opened. Pours a hazy dark orange with some amber highlights. HUGE fucking aroma on this bad boy. Big grass, grapefruit, tropical fruit, and bubblegum notes. Holy shit! After I was taken back by the aroma, I expected a ton of hop presence in the body, which ended up being more malt forward. Sweet caramel malt, mangos, peaches, and bubblegum make up the body without any real bitterness. Fruity as all hell. A little lighter body, with a tad of bitterness would be nice, but I’m not complaining or anything.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mattyb83 (736) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Bottle from thome50, and shared with mtjoseph. Slightly hazy, caramel color with a small white head. Big aroma with loads of citrus and pineapple, some cotton candy-like sweetness, slight floral notes. Smells amazing! Taste is big caramel notes, some grapefruit which lends a small amount of bitterness towards the finish. This bottle may be past its prime, as all I’m getting loads of caramel and a slight bitterness. The aroma is phenomenal, so I would love to revisit this in case it is just past its prime.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cannile (15) - California, USA - DEC 13, 2011
Bottle - 22oz. Cracked the bottle and was immediately greeted with an explosion of pine (Columbus and Citra?) and mango (Amarillo?). Citra pours a mildly hazy, beautiful sunset-orange. Boasts a perfect, not-too-foamy long-lasting head which acts as a cushion, softening the landing into that crisp co2 mouth-feel and immediate hop bite. HUGE aroma; Grass, pine, grapefruit, mango, bubblegum, honey, feet, and a hint of fat people BO. Smells a bit like the Christmas tree in my living room. What stands out of me is how medium-bodied this is, much more full and chewy than most imperial IPAs released lately, which are typically much thinner. Flavor is very similar to its aroma, minus the fruit; and not to my surpise ... not very bitter. Tastes "green," bringing to the table grass, pine, and a hint of oxidation (which comes with every IPA not consumed within 5 minutes of bottling). There is recognizable caramel malt character and sweetness grounding that hop flavor explosion, all while still allowing it to go out and play, much like a parent telling their teenage daughter she needs to be in by midnight. Finishes clean with zero off-flavors. This thing is dry-hopped so much that you can actually feel the hop oil coating your mouth after each sip. Overall, this is great stuff. Worthy of a GABF gold? ... perhaps. Lives up to its hype, even though the bottle I have is weeks old since bottling. I could only imagine what it tastes like fresh from the source. Road trip?

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