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RATINGS: 204   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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (4782) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Bomber from Hayduke. We enjoyed a bottle together via facebook chat. This coppery hued beer had more clarity than I expected. It had yeast sediment on the bottom that came loose by rolling the bottle. An aroma of citrus, pine and caramel seems to be classic west coast IPA. There are a lot of hops tasted. Citrus and pine and both are big. Malt balances well and it is as complex as the hops. Pale malts, biscuits, caramel, and more. Somewhere in the middle I tasted metal but that faded. The alcohol was not tasted but was definitely there. This beer tried to do a lot, and it succeeded in doing most of it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbutler1 (1349) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Bottle. Better than Pliny, if you believe the guy at Whole Foods. Pours a copper orange color with a light white head. Aroma is citrus and tropical fruit, peach and apricot. Medium mouthfeel. Fruity with a slight lingering bitterness. Alcohol is subdued. Overall, pretty tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (7902) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours orange amber with white head. Nose/taste of citrus, pineapple, pine needle, resin, caramel malt and orange zest. Finishes very dry resin/tree bark sap. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Peacehammer (615) - California, USA - AUG 15, 2012
dark orange gold color. Grapefruit spice on the nose, some pine as well. Very easy drinking for this big of a beer. Backend bitterness but pleasant hop flavors all the way through. A solid double IPA

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pailhead (4606) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Courtesy of northernbrews

Bottle: The aroma consists of caramel, toffee, candi sugar, and aged citrus hops. It pours a transparent orange with a small soapy white head. The flavor starts with with moderate caramel and toffee. The finish has light aged citrus hops. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, obviously not fresh. I’d like to try a fresher sample.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
crossovert (6940) - Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2013 Man this one really stewed me up. IT is pretty tasty, big maltiness but enough hops and an interesting flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Pours out from the bottle a deep amber .. medium foam .. . deep pine and sap, light citrus .. . dense mouthfeel, medium finish .. . a very nice imperial IPA .. look forward to tracking down more from these guys .. . . My recliner and I go way back.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
symmetric (53) - - 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 (5277) - 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 (1164) - 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.


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