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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 140   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sarlacc83 (942) - Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle. Winner of the Brewing News National DIPA championship. A: Dark orange with a lazy white head that settles into a ring. Tiny bubbles are running up through the glass. Leaves some stains on the glass. N: Thereís quite a bit of dried pineapple here, and a modest amount of mango, tangerine, and grapefruit. Some onion drives through the middle as well as some crystallized sugar. Hops are definitely at the forefront here, leaving very little room for the malt. Very nice. T: Very big and very well balanced. Both the tropical sweetness and a pleasant bitterness combine to make this a worthy sipper. M: Big bodied and sticky at the beginning, and then very dry by the end. I love the effect, honestly. Thereís a very pronounced alcohol here, so watch out. O: It doesnít break any new ground, but the ground it treads is quite worthy. I can see how this ended up the winner of the DIPA grouping among 65 other beers. Think Iím going to go finish the bottle now.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
boFNjackson (4171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 14, 2013
Tap @ Laurelwood Sandy spot... Poured amber/golden-orange with a white head. Nice lacing. Thick mouthfeel, big grapefruit tones and other citrus. They nailed the west coast taste with so much ripe hop notes and resinous characters lending to dank onions and black pepper spice. Without being too bitter. This was super balanced even without the malt coming in too much to play. And hardly any alcohol presence. Crazy good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1240) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 11, 2013
On tap at laurelwood. I first had this months ago and yet it wasnít on RB :0/ So here I am now. Colour...deep amber with a thick white head. Nose...sweet, hoppy and piney with sugar sirop to boot. Palate..eminently frothy and very sweet with a particularly grapefruit like tendency. Thereís a very plush feel on the palate and even though thereís loads of grapefruit, it all seems quite balanced. The finish is long and somewhat cloying but still quite balanced. Iím curious to try the bottles Iíve snapped up!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (7074) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 13, 2013
On tap at Laurelwood PDX, pours a hazy golden orange with a medium off-white head. Aroma brings out shitloads of herbal hops, a little pine, and a solid malt backing. Flavour reveals extreme notes of herbal, pot-like hops, pine, and just enough juicy biscuity malt to back. Coats the palate in juicy hops. Extremely potent and palate-wrecking. Delicious stuff, only for hopheads.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1336) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - OCT 2, 2014
Solid DIPA. As usual, more resiny notes for such a high ABV. Thereís nothing that calls this out as being best of breed dipa, but nothing that says otherwise, either. Just a very good, solid specimen.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CampesinoTino (781) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Bomber. Dark honey golden pour with a half-inch of sudsy off-white head. Strong notes of hops oil, pine resin, mint and ripe citrus in the aroma. Taste is an aggressive blend of tropical fruit, grapefruit and resiny hops bitterness with a bit of pine and lemon around the edges. Also a noticeably chewy caramel malt presence holding it all together. Overall, an impressively massive DIPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx77 (1443) - Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2013
On draught at 2013 Hopworks Biketobeerfest. Dark amber golden color. Aroma is sweet tart tropical citrus fruits. Taste is also a mix of sweet citrus and tart tropical fruit, with a pleasing resinous mouthfeel. Aftertaste is a mix of pineapple and grapefruit. Reminds me of Workhorse IPA but slightly amped up.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (6311) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 4, 2014
On tap at Beermongers. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. A huge fruity nose, resinous and tropical. Very sweet hop resin flavors, a bit green, bursting sweetness, medium bitterness. Really awesome IIPA. Fresh and super flavorful.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6251) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 31, 2014
22. Pours a murky medium amber with a dense and creamy light tan head that never really goes away all the way. Big sweet nose, showing nice pineapple and plenty of grapefruit, along with some untoasted caramel. Creamy thick body with lively carb. Some straight caramel along with tons of fruits--lots of mango and pineapple, but mostly sweet pink grapefruit. Big grapefruity finish. This is a big bad beer thatís just waiting to get everybody into trouble.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (3795) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle. Yellow pour with white head. Super pineapple flavors, light grassy and herbal tones. Tropical and fruit aromas.


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