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RATINGS: 2009   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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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmschefke (568) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2009
Pours a slightly amber gold with thick white head. Aroma is wonderful of citrus hops, slightly floral, pine, and grass. Flavor is very pleasing, but no big surprise compared to aroma. Additional slight sweetness and caramel. Very solid DIPA and very happy that it is readily available and priced so well.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
liquidhedonism (71) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - SEP 30, 2014
22 oz bottle from Fred Meyer in Hillsboro, OR. Aroma is grassy and piney, with hints of barnyard and resin. Mouthfeel is sweet and smooth in the beginning, and finishes crisp, with a long bitter and slightly astringent aftertaste. Great balance between hop profile and malt backbone.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoritzF (8521) - Bochum, GERMANY - SEP 30, 2014
(bottle, 66cl, courtesy of jfb – thanks!) Slightly hazy, golden to light-amber colour with a medium-sized off-white foamy head. Malty aroma with notes of caramel and a present hops character, including herbal, almost a bit ethereally notes and a citrus-fruity touch. Bitter-sweet flavour, medium to full bodied with a mild carbonation. Slightly bready malt-accented taste with notes of caramel, cookies and a whiff of cough syrup, accompanied by spicy herbal, slightly minty touch, also a rather restrained fruity touch; moderately dry bitter-sweet and quite rounded finish. 27.VIII.14

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (3714) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle: Clear gold, fizzy, with a frothy, off-white head. Resin, grapefruit peel, pine aroma. Taste is malty, sweet fruit... Resiny but not overpowering, nicely balanced alongside the tangerine/semi-tropical flavours... Excellent.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shot (149) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden with a thick, creamy head. Excellent head retention. Aromas of sweet malt, floral hops and bitter citrus. A burst of floral hops in the first sip; sweet malt, bitter citrus, fresh hop bite. Much like an IPA, but not as heavy. Crisp and light. Light to Medium mouthfeel; slightly oily. Overall, a crisp, delicious ale with an abundance of gorgeous, fresh hops.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gad905 (74) - - SEP 21, 2014
Keg at Aces & Ales, Las Vegas. Clear burnished gold, head that recedes to thin layer. Big green dank aroma, oranges, unripe mango. Moderate sweet then big bitter, dank green hops. Fairly light body. Very nice.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerbaaron (1259) - Arizona, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Clear radiant orange with big frothy lasting white head. Great big balanced bitter sweet full body. Outpaces a lot of the forgettable new wave IPA’s. Loaded! Just stoopid! Boom... In 20 Years people will look at this like people look at Rochefort.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ricksterdu (39) - - SEP 13, 2014
I can drink this all day long. I paid $4 for a 22 oz. Very affordable It is very hoppy and has above average drinkability. I feel like I can mow the lawn and drink several of these. Top class! Cheers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5492) - Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Draft to pint at Dutch’s. Looks good; a fairly transparent pale burnt orange with foamy off-white head. Smells of pine and citrus hops with a medium-bodied bittersweet backbone. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Good beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
majorbase2 (14) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Aroma is strong citrus, led by grapefruit. Lots of hop bitterness, as indicated by the bottle. Strong bready malts. Appearance is a clear golden clear with a white foam head and good lacing. Taste leads with strong grapefruit, pine hops, and some strong bitterness. Medium bodied, a little bit sticky and a perfect amount of carbonation. A very well made DIPA.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1424) - - SEP 6, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 3-31-13- Poured from a bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours an orange amber color with a large orange tinted head. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a good level of lace on the sides o f the glass. Smell- The aroma is big on a bitter grapefruit smell. The grapefruit is very intense and largely overwhelms the other aromas. Some other smells do peek their way through the grapefruit hop though. Some light smells of a tropical fruit nature as well as some pine hop and caramel can be detected through the bitter grapefruit. Taste – The taste begins with more sweetness and maltiness then would have been expected in the nose. It does however have the appropriate level of grapefruit hop taste right up front from what the nose depicted. It begins with a stronger tangerine sweet and malty flavor with some biscuit and caramel flavors as well. A rather potent sweeter grapefruit hop flavor is also present up front. The malty flavors maintain strength to the end of the taste and create a base for the hoppier flavors of the brew. As opposed to the malty flavors however the grapefruit hop flavor becomes more and more bitter in nature as some of the tangerine sweet and the caramel flavors fading from the taste. In the end, some lighter (in comparison to the grapefruit hop) pine and earthy flavors join the bitter grapefruit, with the three, ending up to produce a bitter and resinous hop flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and chewier side with a carbonation level that is rather average to slightly below average. The thicker and chewier body are quite appropriate and beneficial for helping to produce a rather potently and bitter hopped brew with a in your face hop taste. Overall – Bitter and moderately resinous with lots of hop flavor and malty tastes. A pretty decent imperial IPA, but a little too one dimensional in hop flavor for me. If you are looking for something with a over the head hop flavor, then this brew is good for you, but if looking for nice balance, then you may wish to look elsewhere.


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