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RATINGS: 2114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   IBU: 102   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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For those mornings when you have to cut right to the chase, this is the one. Sure to blast through just about anything still lingering from the night before, this mouthful of Hops and huge rich Malt has a gaurantee built right into the name!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (429) - New York, USA - FEB 19, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Clear golden honey color. Small white head. Aroma is lots of tropical fruits, pineapple and mango, very floral. Flavor is dank hops, Floral, and biscuit malt. Super fresh and just really good. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerAndPonies (109) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 18, 2015
Single 1 pint, 6 ounce bomber bottle purchased from Liquor Depot, served in a Guinness nonic pint. This ought to be very interesting, at just over 100 IBU. My body is ready... Pours a lightly hazy, yet bright, orange-yellow with some carbonation, and a fluffy, faintly orange head that lingers for a while, leaving generous adornments of lace. Aroma - hops-a-poppin’! Fresh, resinous pine with lots of herbal that reminds me of the spices added to a good primavera pasta (oregano and basil and hyssop/savory/sumac called "za’atar"), along with a strong, spicy hit of the tomato base itself. Citrus and flowery hops follow in behind. Perhaps that tomato aroma is actually the malt? Flavor - hopquake! Initial menthol cooling to the lips and tongue as I sip, then the resinous pine and spicy cooking herbs and spices in generous amounts, followed by citrus...Granville Island’s Stanley Park Windstorm is the only ale that comes close to this level of tree-mendous hopicity. A nice level of bitterness, a thin body, and a dry, reasonably lingering aftertaste - it even makes my lower jaw’s salivary glands ache pleasurably. For a hophead like me, this is wonderful. I’ve heard good things about Lagunitas in general, but the one beer store that carries them regularly is much farther away, so when I saw this on a nearby shelf, it was a no-brainer to pick up, and there’s nothing to regret with this particular impulse buy. Fantastic stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (3075) - Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Bottle: Review based on a fresh bottle. Tacky, rich yellow & amber body, highly unfiltered & opaque. Soft white head that relaxes to a small collar quickly. Respectable lacing. Largely pungent hop aroma; sticky, lightly dank, super oily & quite resinous. Grapefruit flesh, pineapple, mango, sticky bitter tangerine, just a touch of toasty malt holding the hops in place. Lovely dankness on the front-end of each sip with a huge alpha oil presence & robust, yet controlled pungency. Stings the senses, but in a good way. Bitter hops balanced by the semi-toasted & lightly sweet malt body with hints of citrus, pine, mango, grapefruit, pear, orange peel, & maybe a hint of caramel sugar. Fairly sticky mouth feel, heavy body. This beer is great when it’s fresh. The problem is finding it fresh nowadays, as it doesn’t exactly fly off the shelves in most places. I’ve had some old bottles that were malty messes, but the fresh ones are fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (5862) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2015
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours hazy golden, nose is citrus, pine, sweet toffee, taste is similar.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brandon1989 (412) - Euless, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Pours a clear copper color with a lot of streaming bubbles and a thick white head that left a lot of lacing around the glass. The aroma is hop forward, some pine, hop resin, citrus, breadiness. The taste up front is hop resin and pine with a large hop kick to it. I am picking up citrus and some breadiness as well. The alcohol is not really picked up and with such a high ibu it is still has a high drinkability. The mouthfeel is on the medium side and finishes quite dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
doubelknv3 (1038) - Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Golden / copper, thin white head, mild lacing. Grass, pine, citrus, and floral. Medium bodied, citrus-pine, creamy texture. Awesome balance, medium hop bitter, nice dry notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
at_the_hop (57) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2015
A dead ringer for the standard IPA but at a higher ABV. Therefore entirely delicious but also entirely pointless unless the first thing you look for at the pump is strength. As a result, overall, this is a fabulous beer only suitable for idiots.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pcshotsauce33 (61) - Columbus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Hop explosion with sweet malt alcohol finish. Heavy pine and resin attributing to the 102 IBUs. I’m a hop head so this is packed with a wallop. Definitely will be getting this another go.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wollipam (27) - - FEB 6, 2015
Strong hop smell. From a big bottle. Strong hoppy malty flavor with such a bite both on abv and bitterness that it almost feels like pop rocks on your tongue. Good solid ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidtjm (831) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2015
Tap at the Euston Tap. Pour is amber, aroma is sweet, fruity. Taste is caramel, fruity, sweet, malty. Very nice

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