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RATINGS: 2102   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!


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4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
snownirvana (70) - - MAR 21, 2012
Snifter from bottle. A: absolutely amazing, simcoe, simcoe, simcoe, some citrus, pine, and cumin. App: absolutely gorgeous, clear,golden color. Thick white head, disperses quickly and leaves a beautiful write film on the top all the way to the end. T: simcoe with citrus, melon, coriander, cumin, slightly sweet malt, all together balances exceptionally well! P: comes on bubbly leaves exceptionally smooth, goes down wonderfully, amazingly easy-drinking, perfect lingering hop taste.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beermack (709) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 17, 2015
Bomber, fresh as an import gets in Dublin: good work all round from importers etc. Hazy amber/orange, nice white head. Big pine and grapefruit on the nose, some good blood orange and candied fruit, good brioche sweetness in there too. Taste gives great pine sap and grapefruit, blood orange, brioche, pine needles. Solid bitterness, good balance. Lovely stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GraffitiVandal (97) - Manitoba, CANADA - APR 13, 2015
ENG: 650ml bottle brought by a friend from Vancouver, poured into the Teku glass. Golden-copper, a bit opalescent color with huge, white head and strong lacing. Looks beautiful. Aromas are tropical, mango, citrus, grapefruits. Amazing aromas, reminds me of Four Winds - Vexillum (from BC, Canada). Tastes sweety, but not too overwhelmingly, strongly tropical fruity with grapefruits and nice hoppiness. Finishes with pleasant dry’ish bitter aftertaste. Medium carbonation, medium bodied. Very well balanced. Overall very good beer, strongly fruity, a bit sweety, but with bitter in balance. One of the best, easy drinkable DIPA’s I’ve tried so far. Strongly recommend!

PL: Butelka 650ml przywieziona przez kolegę z Vancouver, przelana do Teku. Złocisto-miedziana, nieco opalizująca barwa, obfita, jasna piana, duży lacing. Wygląda pięknie. Aromaty tropikalne, mango, cytrusy, grejpfruty. Wspaniale pachnie, przypomina mi nieco piwo o nazwie Vexillum z browaru Four Winds (z BC, w Kanadzie). W smaku słodkawe, ale nie przytłaczająco, mocno tropikalno-owocowe, z domieszką grejpfruta oraz bardzo smakowitą chmielowością. Całość zakończona posmakiem przyjemnej, wytrawnej goryczki. Średnie nasycenie, średnie odczucie w ustach. Bardzo dobrze zbalansowane. Podsumowując bardzo dobre piwo, mocno owocowe, nieco słodkawe, ale zbalansowane goryczką. Jedno z lepszych, tak łatwo pijalnych DIPA jakie miałem okazję pić. Polecam!

2.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Wolfenkopf (176) - Villa Park, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2015
Wow. The aroma on this one is really amped up with hops. I took a deep inhalation and actually sneezed! LOL! Coincidence? Probably. :D Anyway, the head thins pretty quickly, but doesn’t fade. The body is one fine shade of gold. The taste is ALL hops here. If you’re sick of hoppy beers or are trying to convert a newbie to craft beer, break them in on something else like Hop Czar or Stone’s Delicious IPA. This is ONE hoppy mofo. I mean, there’s no citrus flavor to distract you from the overwhelming hoptitude. There’s a malt taste in there, but even here, the hops beat the living crap out of it and leave it for dead. The palate is brutalized with bitterness, though at least it’s a crisp assault. What’s left for a good freakin’ long time is the bitterness. Bitter, bitter, bitter. Some time later...bitter still. I don’t know, friends, my mouth felt cheap, dirty and used and not exactly in a good way. As unique as this busty amazon in tight, cheap, black vinyl is, I’d rather go for the girl next door. I won’t have to get on my tippy toes to kiss her ’good night’ and she’ll do it with finesse. I suppose someone had to go too far and for me, this one was it. It’s well done, but it’s a headboard breaking, one-trick pony. UPDATE on the RE-RATE: I’m sorry guys and gals, but as I progressed through the bomber of this stuff, the bitterness seemed to have this cumulative effect on me and I really had to admit that I enjoyed this less and less as I went along. I would rather have powered through a warm Heineken that had been left in the sun. It’s just not for me. :P

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
polo_marco (4) - milton, Vermont, USA - APR 12, 2015 does not count
My favorite 22oz IPA at the moment. Haven’t had a lot of lagunitas but they did a fantastic job on this ipa . love the smell even thou its suddle. Nice stonge smooth hoppy flavor with tons of citrus flavor after. A beautiful creation to add to the IPA family. High five your selves for this one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer-yum (731) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 11, 2015
Huge citrus-pine aroma in an amber pour. Full bodied flavour is nicely hop forward with a clean sustained finish to match.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
euniceradio (55) - Colton, California, USA - APR 10, 2015
Pours clear amber orange. Cream colored head. Sweet citrus caramel nose. Nice full mouthfeel. Finish is bright and harsh with grapefruit tropicals some floral and more sweet malts.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sinfull (981) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 6, 2015
Deep golden color , big white head. Fresh and sharp aroma of tropical fruits and caramel. Taste follow the aroma: grapefruit , pine , caramel. Balanced but strong enough hoppy bitterness.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Johnstledger8 (95) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 4, 2015
Bottle. Clear amber with a foamy mostly lasting white head. Aroma of pine, citrus fruits, flowery notes, light hint of caramel. Loads of grapefruit and resinous pine in the taste, some exotic fruits, nice balance with the caramel notes. Smooth and oily mouthfeel. Lovely.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
ciaranc (1090) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 2, 2015
Gifted bomber, no notes, just a rating for this one. An absolutely stonking IPA, loved every drop

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (3198) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2015
Sample, draught, during the Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savoured on October 4 2014; eye: golden, clear, no effervescence, tiny ring of white head, no lacing; nose: pine, resinous hops, citrusy hops, light fruity; mouth: pine, resinous hops, citrusy hops, light fruity, light astringency, dry finale in resinous hops with slight fruity presence, full body, good carbonation, quite bitter, slightly sweet, harsh texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Échantillon, en fût, lors du Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savourée le 4 octobre 2014; œil : dorée, limpide, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse blanc, pas de dentelle; nez : pin, houblon résineux, houblon citrique, léger fruité; bouche : pin, houblon résineux, houblon citrique, léger fruité, légère astringence, finale sèche en houblon résineux avec très légère présence fruitée, corsée, bonne carbonatation, pas mal amère, très légèrement sucrée, texture râpeuse; en résumé : bien


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