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RATINGS: 495   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kennydiaz (352) - Manahawkin, New Mexico, USA - JUN 12, 2009
Nice golden color slightly cloudy. A very nice Imperial IPA. Nice hoppy flavor with slightcitrus flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2009
Earthy, weed-like aroma. Pours copper with a lacy white head. Toffee and citrus taste with a fiercely bitter resin finish. I think I’d be happier if the finish wasn’t so sharp.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sloth (2532) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAY 29, 2009
Nice white head, good retention and nice lace. Lightly hazy copper hued ale. Nose of pine, citrus and some floral notes. Medium bodied, lightly resiny with a good carbonation level. Great hoppy flavors, citrusy orangey notes most notable, piney, fruity and juicey with a nicely lesser caramel maltiness hanging in the balance. Fairly dry, fruity hop finish, solid bite, nice quaff. Bomber received in trade from dmschefke, thanks bro!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
acearl (394) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2009
Amber hue, white head, very hoppy, crisp and bitter, decent imperial IPA, comparable to the better in the class

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 26, 2009
Bottle from Roger Wilco in Palmyra, NJ. Bottle conditioned. Pours amber with a slight haze and retentive off white head. Aroma of piney hops and honey. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Flavor of toffee malts countered by an assertive grapefruit bitterness. Dry and grassy finish with lingering grapefruit rind and hop resin. Not too shabby

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
shotgunn (34) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Pours out of the bottle a nice golden yellow/orange w/a little head that has a little lacing. It has a hop nose and maybe a little of the alcohol. It tastes of pine or spruce that is expected of an IPA and the hops and alcohol really come out. It is not what I would consider an Imperial IPA, it does have the high ABV, but not the tart and tang of a truely great IPA. It is not bad, I was just more hyped up for a taste bud antagonizing IPA. Cheers!

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11225) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2009
22oz bottle–pours a tight foamy off white head with some lacing and hazy gold color. Aroma is pine/lemon zest hops. Taste is bitter/raw-pine/resin/lemon zest hops, secondary light /medium malt-caramel. The malt can’t hold up to the hops bite though. Medium body. Good effervescence. Dry finish. Occasional. Thanks to Joe-jwc215 for sharing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Bomber from Canals in Lawrenceville. Deep amber pour with a small light khaki head and very thin lacing. Aroma of pine resin and citrus trees. No surprises in the flavors with a never ending helping of hoppy citrus, toffee and light caramel. Nice, full texture and a pleasantly bitter finish. Not really a mega hop bomb but a very respectable IIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (4209) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2009
22 z bomber from Spirits RB. Wasn’t expecting much so boy was I extra suprised when this one wasn’t just decent but really good. Wow what a lasting foamy, frothy bright white head sitting atop a slightly hazed orange marmelade colored body, perfect score there. Aroma starts off with tons and tons of citrusy hops, grapefruit and tangerine, some bready doughy grains, caramel and toffee to a uch lesser extent in the background. Flavor is slightly grassy but still very good, citrus rind hoppiness, some bready grains, a slight touch of pepper from all the bitterness. Overall grainy and bitter but very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bgburdman9 (858) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2009
Pours a cloudy yellow orange color with a white head. Aroma was of citrus earthiness. This was a very flavor IIPA with a lot of grapefruit and a pretty big bitterness. Pretty easy to drink too. Not too sweet.


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