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RATINGS: 323   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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3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2322) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2012
650 ml bottle from bev4less. Pours a translucent light copper color with a small white head that slowly recedes to a film. The aroma is big and bold with oranges, clementines 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 bitter grapefruit and pine. Overall: The nose is first-rate, but the piney aspect of the flavor did not really grab me. The bitterness comes across as a bit harsh, that aside its a nice little DIPA.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (1428) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 24, 2016
Aroma is tart clove, citrus, grapefruit and pine needles. Taste if a deep hop profile that overshadows the light malt sweetness. Tart is left with some light funk. Appearance is a clear gold with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oscbert (1227) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 19, 2016
Strong hoppy aroma, pine, grapefruit, resin, earthy. Pours a clear golden color with small bubbly white head. Strong hoppy flavor of grapefruit and pine, bready malt, caramel. Medium full bodied, medium co2, lingering but soft hoppy bitter finish. Enjoyable DIPA. Not crazy over the top like most. Well balanced considering style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sir__v (1859) - Lille, FRANCE - JUN 1, 2016
Bottle from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: golden blond beer with medium carbonation and medium white foam. Smell: high hoppy presence. Pine and resin notes. Fruity as well peach and mango. Taste: medium body with nice hoppy attack balanced with sweet malt. Good fruity notes. Very interesting with good attenuation. Quiet drinkable. Aftertaste: pine and wet bitterness. Fruity as well and sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
varanid99 (947) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 29, 2016
Light gold pour with a nice tight white head. Pine, tropical fruit, caramel and a bit of grass. Taste is big pineapple, mango, resin, a little booze. Solid.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (5955) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2016
Bottle: Clear yellow orange body. White head. Grassy aroma with herbal, pine, hoppy, dusty and some plastic notes. Flavour is hoppy and bitter, herbal, floral, pine, spruce, light citrus, grassy... Aftertaste is bitter, herbal and floral dusty hoppy. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, good tad more than medium bodied. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
alvaro78 (210) - Sevilla, SPAIN - MAY 19, 2016
Aroma maltoso, frutales y resinosos Buen aspecto dorado con capa fina de espuma persistente En boca muy balanceada entre alcohol/maltosos y un final amargo cítrico fino y suave ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (4443) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2016
Uber, Seattle. Clearer yellow-gold, stringy foam. Balanced heavy, alc-present hop. Grass, earthy fruit. Quite bitter. Tacky malt backbone. Tasty, solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sevenlee (1711) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2016
Pours a clear amber colour with a white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel and hops. Taste is medium sweet leading to a big hoppy finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
CheersMate (1337) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - APR 24, 2016
22 oz., 2 month-old bottle. Too old. Too malty. Astringent, old hop flavor. Sweet bread, caramel malt, and old hop. This didn’t hold up well. Some IPAs do hold up well enough, even after two months, to the point where it is quite drinkable. This beer isn’t one of those. An example of one that does is Double Jack. Anyways, overall, this is just a two month old malt bomb. Overall, not good, but probably not a fair judgment based on the old bottle. Astringent old pine hop bite is the only hop profile this has. Soapy flavor, as well.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (2000) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - APR 23, 2016
640mL bottle from Warners at the Bay Deep golden body, firm white head lingers atop. Pungent nose - freshly cut pine, leafy dried herbs, dank, citrus leaf, touch of tropical fruits and biscuity malt. Big body, chewy, resiny, drying, astringent. Brutal palate - stacks of dank resiny leafy pine citrus hops, malt doesn’t get much of a look in, hugely bitter, lingers for an eternity, the abv doesn’t register amongst the maelstrom of hops. Crazy liquid aggression. Enjoyable, but not for mere mortals.


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