RateBeer
overall
98
92
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 329   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 102   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewHaMeister (417) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2015
Bottle poured hazy amber with a thick white head and nice lacing. Aromas of citrus, grapefruit, fruity, dank hop, and biscuit. Flavor is slightly sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gluepot (392) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2015
A soft bready malt and citrus nose on an amber body with a fluffy white head. Less going on here than expected, and this is a pretty fresh bottle. taste profile is soft citrus hops, some candied fruit and bready malt. Ultimately the fruity hops dissipate pretty quickly leaving malt and a touch of bitterness. Odd for 102 IBUs and 9% ABV.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (3024) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2015
650 ml bottle. Pours amber with moderate head. Aromas of sweet candied fruit, sourdough, and light pine. Flavors of bitter pine, bitter citrus, dried fruits and resin.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (12688) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2015
A hazed golden ale with a thin lacing off white head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with resinous floral hops, grapefruit pulp, nice and smooth, alcohol warmth. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity biscuit doughy malt with loads of resinous floral hops, grapefruit pulp, light alcohol warmth, nice. On tap at WOB Chelsea.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
megabeergulper (13) - California, USA - NOV 4, 2015
Several glasses, with friends to help, over 3wks consumed off of a 5 gallon keg in my posession. Kept on 6psi co2 at 31dg. Poured into a room temperature thick bottom pilsner glass. This is one of the best "double" ipa beers available widely in northern California. Pours Sun gold with fine white foamy head that quickly laces the glass as it dissipates. Nose of pineapple, dank aroma hops, and ethanol, with yeast esters to follow. Taste is maltahol (this is a good thing) with plenty of clean/fresh hops that build for 2-3 seconds as it washes across the toungue. Minimal astringency, upper range ABV, and slightly sweet malt/bread flavor keeps the hops from building up on the palate, which give a suprisingly crisp and clean finish for a beer listed as bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
venom666 (817) - Elche, SPAIN - OCT 30, 2015
Slightly hazy amber color with medium white head. Aroma has sweet malts, strong citrus fruits, pine, resin and floral hops. Taste follows the aroma, very citrusy, with sweet malts, resin, caramel, pine, grass, peach and grapefruit. Bitter aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (5971) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 24, 2015
22 oz. bottle, no date coding. Golden orange in color with thin lasting head. Aroma has sweet malt followed by mild citrus with low pine resin.

Flavor has initial sweetness then transitions into a lingering grassy hops in the center. The finish has a lasting pine bite that lingers well after the swallow. Biting bitterness that has a malty sweet base. I could see this turning to sweet if it sat awhile. Right now the hops are hitting pretty good. Enjoyable fresh which this clearly is.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (10000) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2015
Draught at the Yard House, Honolulu, HI. Clear golden color with a small creamy white head. Sweet fruity hops, strong bitterness, caramel malt and dryness in an extremely balanced aroma. Delicious! The flavor is heavy citrusy and piney hops, strong bitterness, caramel malt and more bitterness. Bitter it is. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
katrinaez (1186) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Wonderful citrusy (is that a word?) aroma. Tastes exactly as it smells. Lots of citrus and lots of hops that blend great together. According to my wife, pairs great work a veggie sandwich. Tap.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strife21 (315) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2015
Pours hazy amber with white head. Smell is hops, resin, malt and a bit of funk. Taste is dank hops, resin and slight a amount of citrus. Medium body heavy carb.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 » 33


Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50