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RATINGS: 519   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WVHouseofBeer (990) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2009
Poured a nice orange color with a fluffy white head. Aromas of grapefruit and some malt. The flavor wasn’t as bitter as one would expect for an Imperial IPA, but there was still a good citrus hop flavor. Flavor was balanced well by the malt. Refreshing finish. Not as strong as I like my Imperial IPAs to be, but a solid beer nonetheless.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (3045) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2009
Very nice earthy malt aroma, grass and some pine. Amber with a big fluffy head that laces and hangs around. The flavor starts with the earth y malts and then kicks in with a big hit of hop bitterness. Extremely dry and refreshing finish. Very well done.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 7, 2009
Bottle: Pours a hazy orange color with a nice white head and a thick blanket of lacing. The nose is sticky and herbal with hops; bright citrus with more of a pumelo and malty nose. The flavor is bitter with a semi-dry mouthfeel but a creamy maltiness to rub out the bitter, lots of malt sugars and hop bitterness units battle it out before the final tally is hop: 28, malt: 27. The finish is creamy and lasting with an overall refreshing citrus character. Very nice overall. Not too sweet, bitter enough to be an Imperial, but not such a huge mouthfeel that one beer is too many. The only thing more this could take is a little more florals in the nose.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - OCT 6, 2009
22 oz bottle. Cloudy orange with a fluffy, long lasting off white head. Sweet citrus, floral hop aroma with plenty of caramel and malt. The flavor starts sweet then gets gradually bitter, the finish is long and bitter with some fruity notes. Medium body with mild carbonation and a slightly syrupy mouth feel. You can really taste the dry hops in this one and the alcohol is well hidden.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sinkr (323) - Odenton, Maryland, USA - OCT 5, 2009
Bomber->tulip: pors an average, rocky, off-white head that exhibits spare lacing atop a murky, orange body. Aroma of cookie only. The body is full, texture oily with average carbonation and a bitter finish. The flavor’s duration is long, being moderately acidic and heavily bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2009
Orange pour with a soapy white head. Alot of citrus, honey and pine in the aroma. Slightly burnt toffee and grain body with a low bitterness. Some honey in the back, quick fading flavor. Thick, but cloying. A bit of yeast in the background and an earthy bitterness that hangs on the back of you tongue. A bit disappointing but not bad. Maybe the bottle was not the freshest.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2009
Awesome double that won’t kill you to drink more than two. The hops were all grapefruit and were using the malts as a trampoline to smack your mouth in half. Great beer, aromatically flavorful and the flavor follows the aroma. Very good indeed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (5381) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 30, 2009
Lightly hazed bronze color with a moderate off-white head. Big grapefruit, light fruit and caramel aromas. HInt of alcohol detected. Sweet start with light caramel and lightly toasted malt. Just a touch of fruit including pears. Big hops middle with mostly grapefruit. A little unbalanced at this point which seems to continue into the finish and linger. Definitely hops juice. Could use a bit more malt in the finish and linger.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2009
GABF 2009, Golden orange pour, Citrusy piney hops, caramel malt balance. Pretty good, not sure about 127, medium body. still nice drinkable IIPA

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Bottle, courtesy of Ibrew2or3. Poured a light hazy golden color with a thin white head. Nose is citrus hops, pine, and diacetyl. Medium bodied, somewhat sticky mouth feel. Flavor is sweet caramel, pine, citrus, and diacetyl butteriness. I definitely didn’t get the intense hop profiles that many others who rated this got. 127 IBUs my foot. Decent IIPA at best.


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