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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ddemmingjr (696) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Bottle: pours clear deep golden, off white head that persists for over an hour. Nose is pungent, dank, herbal, citrus and pine resin. More resinous hops and then caramel malt sweetness takes over. Sweet and long bitterness on the finish. This grew on me and is surely a serviceable DPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6115) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2012
65 cl bottle @ Beer o’clock. Thanks lusikka!
Pours clear golden color with a small head. Aroma of pine needles, fresh grassy hops, quite intense hops, fruits, mild caramelly malts and goose berry bush. Flavor of goose berries, oily hops, fruits, some caramel and mild grassy notes. Bitter and a bit sticky palate. Decent.
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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (6184) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2012
650 ml bottle @ Beer O’Clock.
Pours a golden orange colour with a small white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, citrus and pine. Flavour is really intense with grassy hops with floral notes, pine, citrus, gooseberries and unfortunately some metallic off-falvours. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a strong, lingering bitter finish with sweet fruitiness. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 24, 2012
A steady pour into my Bruery tulip produces a fat, two-finger, lace leaving, dense, structural, pale tan colored head. The beer is a dark amber color that shows a brilliantly clear, bright copper hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of sweet tea like crystal malt, lots of lychee, floral pine notes, woody tobacco hop notes, lots of menthol and rosemary like notes, super ripe tangelo zest, concentrated peach nectar, and, in the finish a touch of alcohol heat / spice and a touch of dry, cracker like malt.

This has a nice, biting bitterness to it up front, as it rolls across the tongue it gets sharper with menthol, rosemary and pine notes and as well as a lingering hop astringency; in the long finish there is a lingering, white pepper like note. Fairly dry, which suppresses the bright fruitiness a bit, but still there are notes of lychee, tangelo zest, and some chewy grapefruit notes, but really this is all about the woody, herbal side of the hop character. Definitely astringent, amply pine like, huge peppery herbal notes, lots of menthol, and a bunch of dried grass / hay like notes that are also accentuated by the malt character. The malt character is clearly supporting, but does contribute light notes of whole grain crackers, hints of sweet tea like crystal malt, and some caramelized whole grain notes. The beer has a certain viscosity and heft to it, it is still a bit heavier than I would prefer in a Double IPA, but it certainly isn’t a Barley Wine.

The aroma, except for the crystal malt, is quite nice and promises of a tasty Double IPA, unfortunately the flavor just doesn’t live up to this promise; The flavor is much more herbal and woody hop focused; which isn’t bad if that is what you want in an Double IPA, for me thought it is just a bit too harsh and astringent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (2575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Bottle at home with my dad. Pour is golden orange with a small white head and good lacing. Piney, citrusy, floral, bread, light cardboard, caramel, bread, and grapefruit in the aroma. Taste is caramel, earthy hops, bread, cereal, grapefruit peel, and orange with a medium bitter finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Not bad, but doesn’t live up to the hype.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (5977) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Bottle at Dadtoberfest. Pours golden orange with a white head. Piney hops, flowery, with a light sweetness, and a good deal of bitterness in the finish. Pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (6285) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2012
22oz bottle, shared by Jay. Awesome, big hoppy aroma. The kind that drenches the palate in waves. Big pine, orange, citrus aromas. Grassy. Good big bitter taste. Soft, tingly carbonation, dry texture, but bigger body. The bitter is prominent at first, but upon further study, there’s a really nice interesting sweet counterpart in there, too, that I notice after the initial bitter. Clear orange amber color. Nice thin off-white head, leaving some lace.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5295) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Bottle I shared at Dadtoberfest 2012. Pours an amber orange with white lacing. Aroma is super fresh, dank herb and pine. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of sweet pine, caramel malts, dank herbal flavor, and light funky cheese. The aroma definitely leads you on, then again, maybe I had an older bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6644) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 16, 2012
Bottle, shared with my wife poolside in Escondido. Medium orangewith a thick lasting white head. Aroma is pungent hops, lots of pine, a little earthiness, a little citrus oil. Sweet candyish malts support a big load of hops on the palate, again pine dominates, with a earthy vegetal quality, some floral and citrus notes too. Heavy mouthfeel,oily and a little sticky. Long bitter finish. By far the best I’ve had from this brewery (in fact, two of the other three beers I’ve had from here were downright poor).

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
zdk (1809) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2012
bottle at Dadtoberfest: Lots of hops on the nose along with grapefruit and pear. Sweet, caramel malts lightly fruity. Some hop resin on the finish. Well balanced.


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