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RATINGS: 273   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 102   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Part of the MEPS series. An American Double India Pale Ale that packs a punch when it comes to hops. The aroma and flavors will give you citrus and pine with a slight malt sweetness that finishes dry.
Malts – a blend of Canadian, German, Chile and United Kingdom malts
Hops – Cascade, Citra, Columbus, Magnum and Hersbrucker


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhilJackson80 (531) - Oklahoma, USA - DEC 17, 2013
22 oz Bomber. The beer pours to a dark golden light amber color with a medium off white head. The aroma is strong with pine, citrus & grapefruit. The taste is medium in body with a slightly sweet upfront taste followed by a medium bitter finish that lingers shortly. Overall a very good DIPA. Would buy again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMMillsy (1756) - Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Bottle from Ranch Market in Yountville. Dated 11/30/13, so more age than expected on this when I bought it. Pours a hazy copper bronze color with a one finger white head on top. Bright hop citrus aroma, grapefruits, some pine, and big toffee malts backing it up. Flavor is malt forward with only a hint of dank hops in there, some mango, grapefruit, and more toffee and malts. Crap, wish I checked the date on this. Resinous and heavy mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Overall not bad but really wish I found this fresher.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mililani (24) - - MAR 4, 2014
Really good west coast style IPA. Reminiscent of Pliny the Elder. Although, a bit more bitter. Just had one that was bottled less than a month ago. Awesome.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (13245) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 25, 2014
On tap @ Uncle Henry’s Deli. Hazed orange pour with a white head. Really pine and grass forward on the nose. Some sweet bready malt and biscuit. Quite resinous. Flavor is really quite bitter. Lots of pine, some grass, and a lot of orange peel. A bit of peach as well. Mild sweetness of bready malt.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (2024) - - JAN 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours gold/copper with a 2 finger white head. Aroma is lots of fresh citrus and pine. Tropical notes become more apparent as it warms. Taste follows suit and is intensely bitter. Sweet malt notes and some alcohol sting on the finish. Creamy mouthfeel, strong carbonation and dry finish. Hard to ask for more from a DIPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyllenbock (5796) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2014
Sample at SF Beer Week Opening Gala 2014. (my first one from this brewery) Dark amber with a medium white head. Aroma and taste of hops, grapefruit, pineapple and some hay. Also some light malt. The finish was dry and bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
peteinSD (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle. Caramel/copper colored pour with a healthy thick froth of off-white foam. Aroma is pleasant pine and bitterness over a relatively sweet malt backbone with some bready aspects and some lingering spice from the hops. Taste is a good mixture of pine and bitterness with bready sweet malt and caramel before lingering down into a slightly bitter finish. Coating mouthfeel (not dry IMHO). On the malt heavy side of the IIPA spectrum but all the components work well for me. Good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoshuaMason (27) - - MAR 7, 2014
Vintage:2014 Appearance: Cloudy Copper, minimal off-white head, low visible carbonation, no lace. Smell: Peach, Apricot, Honey sweetness Taste: Peach, Apricot, Honey, Bitter finish Mouth-feel: Low carbonation, medium body, almost flat, midrange finish Overall: Just okay. Average Dipa. Nice bitter finish, but one note and unremarkable

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6909) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2014
bottle, golden orange pour, medium bodied. piney & citrusy hop flavor with a pretty substantial sweet malt backbone. decent but a tad sweet

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (2928) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle back from San Diego shared with the Felton’s. Really nice bubblegum aroma. Sweet caramel flavors. Dark orange ruby red tint. Good lacing. Big body. Damn love that aroma.


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