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RATINGS: 505   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   IBU: 127   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Alpha Dog — Ahead Of The Pack
A True Hop Bomb Brewed plenty of Columbus and Mt Hood Hops for a Piney hop character. Premium Pale, Honey and Munich Malt make this beer a little less malty but packing plenty of hop punch.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LearninBeer (418) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle foamed over after I opened it and continued to foam over. Very carbonated, poured over when I poured a little into a glass, had to wait a few minutes for it to settle, add a little more, wait and now I have about two-thirds of a glass. The aroma is hops and a smell of Belgian yeast. The color is cloudy yellow orange, the head mostly diminishing with good lacing. The taste is bitter. The body is light to medium, the texture creamy the carbonation very fizzy and the finish bitter. Hopefully this is a bad bottle, not impressed.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
frlrv1020 (88) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Packs a bitter punch! Piney and citrusy on the nose. Flowery taste, medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljstephenson (249) - Enterprise, Alabama, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Bright orange hazy pour with a solid white head. Aroma is citrus & hops. Flavor is mild malt, strong hops, pine, some dark fruit lingers. Finish is bitter and slightly dry. Solid IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophaze (187) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Bomber. Pours an orangish color with minimal head and lacing. Smell of earth, grass, taste of same. Decent. Nothing more. ----Hophaze out

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boto (1953) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAR 13, 2014
22oz bomber: This one pours a clear, darker golden color. There was about a finger of off-white head on it that left minimal lacing. An interesting nose for a DIPA. It is a bit lighter than I would have expected. Earthy, musty and some floral notes. Sweet malts and some pine also. The taste is good. Not as bitter as I expected, but still a good bite. Lots of malts, minimal sweetness. Earthy, faint citrus. Good, but not quite up to sctartch with the rest of them.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (5180) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Well balanced and holds out on the non-pressure of cask. Pours orange with OK head and lacing. Aroma of light tangerine and some florals with evident booze. Medium bitter finish. Tap at Church key.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlovakSniper (3826) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2014
Une robe profondément dorée. Une tête qui laisse des traces. Un nez de fruits mûrs, de conifères et de malts caramélisés. Une bouche bien maltée, bien amèrement fruitée et bien chaude. Un corps costaud avec des bulles visibles et une texture crémeuse ou huileuse, je ne sais plus. Une finale sur les houblons avec leur force amère et leur capacité aromatique. Une impériale de plus dans la grande familles des bières qui ne sortent pas de l’ordinaire. Correcte, tout au plus. Buvabilitė qui se situe dans la moyenne.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bulldogops (1125) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 13, 2014
Review #971- February 12, 2014. $7.99 CAD for a 650mL bomber from Sherbrooke. Another IBU monster (127?), 8.5% Clear golden pour with a bubbly white foam, spotty lacing. Nose is tangerine, mango essentially the tropics in a blender. Mouthfeel crisp, mild alcohol warmth, low-medium carbonation. Taste is sweet orangey/meyer lemony notes with the spicy tang and hoppy bite. Boozy, hoppy, and unreal flavour and balance. Noice!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (3336) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2014
Bottle - 22oz. Nice amber body with a huge off-white pillowy head. Fresh, robust hoppy aroma with malty, spicy, grapefruit, and melon hints. Alcohol is very subtle. Its sharp hoppy taste carries citrusy, woody, and cinnamon notes. Ends with a long, strong bitter finish. Very good example of DIPA.

1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 3/20
kalind1313 (11) - - JAN 30, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2014 22oz bottle. Honey color large head. Very bitter and hoppy. Has a citrus taste Taste is dry. Not one of my personal faves but I can see why others enjoy it


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