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RATINGS: 210   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


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Daytonbeer (638) - Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Pours gold in color with white head and some lacing. Aroma of citrus and pine hops. Taste is heavy citrus with extreme bitterness and some malty backbone. Big body and taste.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6094) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Pour on tap at One Eyed Betty, clear straw yellow pour with white head, aroma brought notes of big dank, pine, weedy hops into a bit of orange and grapefruit. Taste is a mix of onion, garlic, resin, hints of grass, touch of slight orange, finishing bitter, dry. Eh, the vegetal hop notes ruin it a bit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zymurgeist2 (961) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Alcohol present and overt resin and earth hops. Lots of dank. Clear orange with a full white head that lingers. Taste is grassy and dank. High bitterness. This does not work as well as most of their awesome hop explosions.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
SpongeRuiner (672) - Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Splitting this one with a friend it pours a very ugly color. A dirty grey copper color. Not much of a head just bubbles rise to the top. An extremely ugly beer. A pretty decent hoppy aroma. A mix of citrus and floral all around. A potent upfront hoppy flavor. More of a floral hop note in the taste. Pretty good double IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
milewide (1474) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Rich body and wonderful bitter hop aftertaste. Not much malt sweetness, but malt sure added to body. Reddish amber color.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VinegarStroke (267) - Napa, California, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle: clear, dull honey straw with light head but good lace. Lifted caramel crystal malt with huge fresh ripe hops. Tropical. Very fresh but rich. Dry not sour and with medium bitterness. Rich dense balanced and long. Huge flavor but it works.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JonMoore (1846) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle from Brewdog bottle shop on Gray’s Inn Road. Hazy dark gold with a slim creamy white head. Aroma of pine, resin, grapefruit, citrus peel. Similar in the taste, with some caramel malts, candy, nice lingering bitterness. Full mouthfeel, well accommodated alcohol. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
woodychevy (345) - - JUL 12, 2014
Really good DIPA. On tap at Appalachian Vinter- had 6 oz which was plenty. Pours a dark gold- not much head. All pine, resin, citrus, grapefruit in the nose and palate. Definite dankness to it that works. Bit on the sweet side. Columbus hops apparent and somewhat in-your-face. Alcohol is not that transparent. Great for the style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alliance100 (612) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2014
22oz bottle - pours a dark transparent gold , bright white head . Super piney aroma . Taste is resinous with grapefruit rind . Lingering bitterness , pretty good DIPA . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2464) - Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2014
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 5/13/2014. Pours crystal clear deep orange amber color with a 2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big peach, pineapple, mango, tangerine, grapefruit, orange peel, lemon zest, floral, grass, pine, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and nearly balanced malt sweetness; with great strength. Taste of big peach, pineapple, mango, tangerine, grapefruit, orange peel, lemon zest, pine, floral, grass, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of peach, mango, tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit, orange peel, pine, floral, grass, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity and robustness of juicy citrus/tropical hops and fairly balanced malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth, fairly creamy, and moderately crisp/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn good DIPA. All around nice complexity, balance, and robustness of juicy citrus/tropical hops and caramel/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3283) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2014
22 oz bottle. Clear brown with an off-white head. Nose is orange marmalade, toffee, pineapple and papaya. Super resiny and oily nicely cut by a sharp buzz but still quite heavy. Taste is grapefruit peel, caramel, pine and bitter lemon. Big and chewy but not so nuanced.


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