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RATINGS: 519   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   IBU: 127   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Yellow orange in color. Smells of pine, citrus, grapefruit, sea breeze, soap, dawn soap, hop flavored soap aroma. Taste is kind of typical. Plastic on the finish though brings it down. Absolutely love the nose! The flavors are such a disappointment. If the flavors were on par with aromas, it would be a classic. But they don’t

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (3032) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 6, 2009
Pour from a 22oz bottle from SL. Color was full orange with some haze, decent initial head, ok lacing. The aroma was strong bitter citrus elements, substantial malt backbone, caramel. Flavor was strong caramel and sweet malts up front but totally balanced by a long-standing strong bitter citrus-spicey hop finish. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lamas (1570) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 4, 2009
22 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a big, creamy antique white head. Grapefruits, pine, and some creamy caramel & vanilla in the aroma. Medium to full-bodied. The flavor starts off with some caramel and vanilla and quickly transitions to some harsh grapefruitiness and pepper. Earthy and a bit resinous. Fairly drying at the end. Solid stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2009
Serving: 22 oz. bottle. Appearance: Pours a deep amber orange with a creamy, off-white head. Great head retention and great lacing. Aroma: A little bubble gum was the first thing I noticed. Kind of strange for a DIPA. Lots of citrus, a little Play-Doh, and some citric sweetness. Taste: Powerfully bitter! Great notes of caramel, candy sweetness, citrus (blood orange?), floral notes, and a bit of the aforementioned Play-Doh. Not quite sure where that one is coming from. Great up front, but a bit off on the aftertaste. Palate: Medium, very smooth carbonation with a medium mouthfeel. Long, bitter finish. Overall: Not a bad DIPA, but it doesn’t reach the heights of the truly great ones. Rebuy: No, but it is definitely worth trying once.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6737) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 3, 2009
Brilliant amber color with a lasting off white head. Nice floral hop and malty marshmallow aromas. Smooth medium body. Floral hop flavors on a lightly sweet caramel base. Nicely bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (6662) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Sweet. Citrusy. Very nice overall grapefruit taste. Bitterness. This is a very fine IPA. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (4047) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2009
Bottle shared with the guys at the Inglorious Emergency Tasting. Nose is a clean soap hop pinapple fresh clean. Flavor is a little spicy plastic hop. Pours a near clear golden with good white head. Earthy homebrew quality of the aftertaste, and a little plastic. Great nose, and good flavor, but a little flawed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ScottyP (425) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - AUG 30, 2009
Pours a hazy orange with big white head. Aroma of sticky pine hops, hint of malts. Similar taste, very hoppy. Kind of funky aftertaste. Great aroma, but average imperial ipa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 30, 2009
Pours a pillow, off-white, lacing head with a golden-amber body. Smells of grapefruit, pine, toffee. Flavor is cotton candy, citrus hops. Slightly spicy and bitter on the finish. Little home brew in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Delsym (41) - Vinton, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2009
A well-balanced DIPA. Not as hoopy as I would’ve liked (and excepted), but still pretty solid. Bought in NJ, so I wonder if the dreaded "three t’s" (time, travel, temp) had something to do w/ its less-than-diseralbe tasting. At 120+ IBUs I was expecting more. Avery Maharaja blows this one away.

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