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RATINGS: 304   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   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


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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChazMania (661) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Bomber purchased from Whole Foods. I rated the IPA earlier and I’m again surprised this is the 2nd rating for something I bought at WF. This beer has a really off aroma and taste- its the same (astringent?) taste I had on the IPA, but more or worse on this effort. Its clear and nicely filtered but man there is something really not enjoyable from what could be considered a Hop Monster of a beer. Hopefully they keep tweaking things and this beer raises to the Cali DIPA level.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
melush (1853) - SPAIN - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle 65cl / Botella 65cl. @ Cervezorama 2.0, Madrid, España. A: Hazy amber / Ambar turbio. T/S: Hops, citrusy, resinous, fruity, malty / Lupulo, citrico, resinoso, a malta.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (3112) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle. Pours golden orange with a medium sized white head. Aroma of floral hops, pine, citrus and grapefruit. Flavor was slightly sweet and bitter with pine, citrus, floral, grapefruit and caramel.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerdedDave (1071) - - DEC 30, 2015
on tap at Yardhouse at Palisades Center in Nyack, NY; gold to light amber color; great citrusy hop aroma; great citrusy hop flavor with light erbal notes; medium bodied bready malt base; dry, bitter, hoppy finish; very well balanced for such a hop heavy beer; easy drinking for 9% abv

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagerboy (1734) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2015
Bomber. Unclear orange yellow, firm lasting white foam. Pungent pine fruity citric hop aroma. Big forest fruity hop taste, some herb and spice, faintly floral and grapefruit, slight malty sweetness, finishes dry. Average carbonation,medium bodied, aggressively hopped. Nice one. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andrus86 (241) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2015
BOTTLE. Clear yellow to gold colour with small lingering head.. Fresh earthy hops going to big malty nose.. Strong sappy hops upfront that is balanced well with a good somewhat sweet malt backbone, hides the ABV well.. Sourced Dutch Trading Co

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewHaMeister (367) - - 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 (289) - 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 (2674) - 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 (11917) - 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.


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