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RATINGS: 1915   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
olr1984 (921) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Light golden pour with large white head. Strong floral and citrus aroma the second you pour the bottle. Citrus and orange taste. Very flavorful.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
coachd (34) - Missouri, USA - APR 19, 2014
Does not smell as hoppy as the name would suggest. Aroma also contains pine, grapefruit and malt sweetness, but it is all subdued. Golden color, lighter than most other DIPAís I have seen. Giant ivory colored stubborn head that leaves a ton of lacing and stays thick for a long time. The taste is hop bitterness and malt sweetness alternating between one another brilliantly. The citrus that is faintly present in the aroma comes through in a huge way in the flavor. Very refreshing. Great slick palate, long lasting slightly bitter aftertaste. Quite possibly the best palate I have experienced in an IPA. Glad I tried this one; as an added bonus, it was one of the cheapest 22 oz. bottles as the Wine and Cheese Place.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niksko (271) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2014
Pours a beautiful clear golden with some sudsy white head. Nose is vibrant peaches, grapefruit, pine, toffee. Flavor is loads of peach, nectarine, toffee, burnt sugar, pine, grapefruit. Slight alcohol note on the finish, but otherwise quite refreshing and hoppy for a DIPA. Pretty excellent.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stoneill (3) - - APR 12, 2014 does not count
Copper pour. Best aroma out there if you love hippy beer. It lives up to itís name. Smooth and flavorful taste. A classic.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Handypaul (162) - - APR 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear copper with a white creamy lasting head that leaves great lacing. Huge and fresh aroma of citrus, pine, resin and hay. Lightly sweet, medium bitter, light body, creamy texture, well balanced, average carbonation, flavors of grapefruit and citrus and a brief lightly bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
geologyguy (586) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2014
strong citrus/grapefruit hop smell...taste isnít as bitter as one would expect...very flavorful and grapefruity...but not too bitter on the back end...slight faint spice on the end...hops maybe??

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phikus (4) - syracuse, New York, USA - APR 6, 2014 does not count
Super dank catpiss kind bud aroma and flavor. It does have a very filtered somewhat watered down mouth feel and backbone. No mistake, the taste and aroma are there. That is this beer. Thank you.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ColovianTrader (195) - - APR 4, 2014
Lots of floral hops, nutty caramel and citrus peel. A bit herbal and grassy. Didnít quite have the bite or complexity I was expecting but good enough for the style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1290) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2014
Bottled February 29, 2014.
Appearance: The body is a perfectly clear golden amber hued with a tall and dense light tan head rising on the pour and staying for quite a bit. When it finally settles thereís an opaque coating with a few big bubbles on the edges.
Aroma: The aroma is fruity, hinting at pineapple and mango with a floral presence and a grapefruit bitterness. The malts are shy, perhaps a hint of nuttiness and caramel, but mostly hops in the aroma.
Taste: This is a clean imperial IPA, balanced bitterness with a bitter orange/pink grapefruit overlying flavor. The malt base is generic malt sweetness, hints of nuttiness mostly towards the back. The finish lingers with a splash of malty sweetness and grapefruit.
Palate: Crisp bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: This is a solid imperial IPA and a great value in the land of bombers. I enjoy this for the balance and drinkability it has, even if nothing really jumps out.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gluepot (44) - CANADA - APR 2, 2014
Lovely nose featuring piney hops, grass and malt. A nice sold mid-range viscosity with the hops blending citrus, pine, grassy and earthy elements. Malt and softer fruit tastes including apricot mellow out the bitterness, leaving a well balanced after taste. Really good!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hockeybeerguy (916) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Reviewed from notes. Iím not sure why its called "Sonoma Farmhouse" on ratebeer, but it doesnít say that anywhere on any bottle Iíve ever had. Anyways, here goes: The appearance was a golden orange slightly transparent body with a one finger white foamy head. Carbonation is seen rising. The smell had some sweet and spicy through citrus, hops, and malts. The taste was mainly sweet, slight bittering flavors come through citrus, slight pine/resinous thing goiní on. On the palate, it sat about a medium, smooth, fairly sessionable, bittersweet aftertaste and finish. Overall, this is a good one for the style, glad I tried it, and almost always come back to whenever I can.


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