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RATINGS: 187   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


4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
symmetric (51) - - JUL 22, 2012
Bold, fruity nose, berries & vanilla. Overwhelmingly bitter (at 108 IBUs), fruit still present but buried under the bitter pine flavour. A bit syrupy, but smooth mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5267) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Sampled on 5/12/2012. This Imperial India Pale Ale pours a medium orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is floral, fruity and citrusy. A medium bodied double IPA. The malts are fruity and sweet, orange and pineapple. The hops are grapefruity and citrusy. Lots of sweetness. Lots of hops. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neepsntatties (1114) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Bottle courtesy of "hannont". Colour...golden-amber with no head. Nose...dusty sugar glazed hops and candied grapefruit. Palate...dry and mildly bitter up front with hops leaning toward the citrusy side rather than the piney side, notes of Seville oranges and even hints of cotton candy toward the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemattie (4032) - Georgia, USA - JUL 6, 2012
22oz bottle. Clear copper color. Thin white head, decent lacing. Aroma of of floral Citrus and loads of C-not hops. Pleasant pine and citrus-blossoms. A good amount of caramel malts as well as some cotton candy scents. Sticky body. Sugary sweet malts, tastes like hop candy. Finishes with a well-built bold hop bitterness. Finishes with sharp hop resin bitterness along with grapefruit rind bitterness. Hints of herbal and floral notes as well. A VERY WELL hopped Double IPA. (3387)

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LinusStick (2757) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2012
A decent IIPA. A little weak in the flavor but still an OK beer. Aroma was a lot better than the actual flavor. Strong pine and citrus burst in the nose. Pour was a cloudy medium gold with a one finger head. Taste was OK. The pine and citrus are not as pronounced in the flavor. A strong malt backbone keeps the beer more on the sweet side. The bitter does come up in the finish which is sticky and resinous. Nice carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thetmaxx (729) - West Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Poured from the bomber. aroma is citrus hops, flavor is light and citrusy. Palate is more thin and watery for a double. Good ipa though. Knee deep makes better beers than this.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bnoel09 (410) - Elk Grove, California, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Poured from a bomber. Medium amber with a cream colored head. Aroma is mostly floral hops. Flavor is biscuity malt with grassy and citrusy hops. Medium bodied with a dry finish. Overall a decent DIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rich916 (84) - Rancho Cordova, California, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Bottle-22oz..From Total Wine, Sacramento: Pours a light copper color with a small white head that slowly recedes to a film. The aroma is big and bold with oranges and grapefruit. The flavor is not nearly as citrusy as the nose would suggest, there is a good dose of pine in the forefront, with moderate oranges and grapefruit filling in the back end. The malt base was unremarkable from a flavor standpoint. Palate is full and silky with lively carbonation. Finishes long and dry with lingering dry bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
theOptimator (272) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Aroma is rich citrus, pineapple, sweet malt. Appearance is unique and striking, a golden apricot light brown. An attractive beer. Taste is citrus aroma hop forward. Pine, pineapple, sweet malt, apricot, possibly onion/garlic. Plenty of hop bitterness as well. Slight alcohol hotness. Palate is medium+. Hop bitterness crisps it up enough to balance the rich malt. Slight alcohol hotness present, but very little. Hides alcohol fairly well. Overall a nice DIPA. Aroma hops are very present. Not on par with the very best, but still nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (5360) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2012
22 oz. bottle, pours almost clear golden with a small off-white head. Aroma of pineapple, candied sugar, and some citrus hops - hinting at a sweeter IIPA than normal. Flavour of pineapple, mangos, caramel malt, candied sugar, leaving just a small citrus hoppiness on the finish. Too much residual sugar for my liking for a IIPA, but still mildly enjoyable.


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