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RATINGS: 630   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 64   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Lots of wheat for a curious malt complexity and leaving it light in color, but huge in flavor and satisfaction
Net contents: Ounces and ounces of Malt, Hops, Yeast and water.


kenb's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - OCT 25, 2009
22 oz bottle via Hagen. Pours a clear copper with a huge off white head. Nose is strong with notes of toffee and mango. Taste is sweet iced tea, toffee, biscuits, pineapple, mango and some earthy piny hops. Body is full, this is a bit syrupy. Carbonation is medium. Pretty tasty but more a barleywine than an IIPA as it is very malt-driven.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (1025) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Very good pour, aroma, & mouthfeel but falls just a little short in flavor. Gold pour w/ a big fluffy white head. The aroma is just enough floral hops to draw you in. The taste is crisp & a delight on the palate. The hops art somewhat of an undertone in the flavor as the beer is crazy smooth. There are some nice hop notes that linger on the tongue. Pretty darn good overall!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (801) - California, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Pours a golden amber color with a white head. Hop, citrus, floral, pine, caramel and malt aroma and flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a citrus finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sharkbcr (106) - Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2014
A nicely balanced IPA. Light amber color with a modest head. Hoppy aroma is slightly sweet. Taste is citrusy sweet and very smooth. Finish is is slightly grassy but clean. Very nice!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Osprey87 (1732) - WALES - SEP 24, 2014
Keg at Euston Tap. Light amber, still, slight haze, decent dense foamy white head leaves full lacing. Aroma is strong, sweet and hoppy … suggests lime. Body is medium, low-ish carbonation, not foamy. Taste is sweet caramel up front, very strong pine flavours, softly vegetal, some citrus peel, just a little bit of alcohol coming through. No astringency or bitterness which makes it drinkable, but also slightly watery. Overall, very clean hop character and a decent beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
evergreen0199 (2022) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2014
Keg at The Earl of Essex, Islington, London. A dark golden coloured pour with a thin white head on top. Hoppy, malty, tropical fruit aroma. Tastes sweet, hoppy, tropical fruit, grapefruit. Everything that a west coast DIPA should be. This is damn near perfect for me. A lovely DIPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackfrost9p (272) - California, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Really nice double ipa. Incredibly smooth and barely noticeable abv. Fresh hops, pine and citrus.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Doofgoblin (291) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2014
The aroma is off the charts with tons of citrusy, west coast pine. As it warms, the malt underbelly is more apparent. The taste is good with plenty of juicy hop character; however, the sweetness of the malt is slightly over the top for me. It adds a complexity, but I think the strength and power of the malt notes carries too much throughout the brew. Overall, it’s pretty good, but there are better imperials out there. I like the regular little sumpin sumpin much better.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (2622) - California, USA - SEP 20, 2014
20 Sept 2014, bottle. Orange, clear, steady bubbles. nose is granola malt, lemon and grassy hops. med body and mildly fizzy. sweet, light lemon rind and grassy hops. sweet overall with some light bitter finish and an overall malt presence.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (1894) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2014
12 oz bottle. Generous, durable head leaves soapy lacing. Deep amber color. Aroma and flavor are reminiscent of Sucks, but milder and with less amlt and lighter malt. Similarity to Sucks is, of course, a very good thing. Hops are mainly citrus and herbal but some floral and a touch of pine too. Medium body with crisp, lively and rather high carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vadie (719) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 19, 2014
Jaune avec un petit tête blanc. L’arôme est très belle, du orange, pamplemousse et citron. Le goût est d’abord un peu amer, puis les agrumes et un très peu du sucre du malt, ensuite une amertume moyenne (pour le style) en finale avec les agrumes. Ce n’est pas sucré, plutôt un peu sec. Une bière très belle!


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