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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
This American Double India Pale Ale is packed with juicy tropical fruit flavors and bright herbal aroma, thanks to the abundance of US-grown hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thepatrickman (599) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 12, 2016
Bottle from Jeremy -- cheers! I had been looking forward to this one for a while, and I was amazed at how underwhelming it was when I tried it. If the normal Sip of Sunshine is complex layers of hops on a bitter and sweet base, this was just an overly sweet, supremely yeasty mess. It wasn’t particularly hoppy and it tasted like some of the less successful homebrew projects I’ve tasted over the years. Hopefully this was an off batch or something.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (5261) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 11, 2016
22oz bottle thanks to Steve. pours out a light hazy golden topped with a white head. Nose is tropical fruit some butter popcorn and a sweet malt. Taste is more of the tropical fruit hops a nice light bitterness and a great sweet touch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bigda83 (755) - Jamestown, New York, USA - APR 22, 2016
Bottle. One of the biggest letdown beers I’ve ever had. Over-hyped and not nearly worth what I had to give up to acquire this in a trade. Pours gold/orange, mostly clear, small sudsy white head. Aroma was decent and hoppy, slight pine and citrus notes. Flavor was a mess. Tasted like rotting vegetables, butter, and really earthy. I asked my friend what he tasted and he replied with one word "anger". I got a good laugh there. Medium body, sticky texture, bubbly carbonation, really bitter finish. This was my number one want beer and I’ve been trying to track it down for quite some time. I finally do and it’s not even close to good. Either that, or I hyped it up too much or got a bad and skunked bottle. Neither of us got any tropical fruit or citrus in the flavor at all.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benzai (12382) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2016
Bottle @ home on my son’s first birthday March 14th 2016. Lightly hazy orange golden color, medium to full sized white head that lasts for a decent while. Superb hoppy aroma with tropical fruits and a slight floral note. Fantastic aroma, although it has more of an IPA character to me than an Imperial IPA, I would have loved a little pine and resin in there. Nontheless abdolutely lovely. Tastes light to moderately malty, again loads of hops dominating the initial flavor, fortunately some resin amidst the tropical fruit hops. Nice mix of fruity hop bitter and malt bitterness in the finish. Medium body and carbonation. Absolutely delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BRW (1966) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 6, 2016
On tap at Biercab. Golden colour with white head. Fruity aroma. Sweet, tropical fruits and citric taste. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
fombe89 (1778) - Asturias, SPAIN - MAR 8, 2016
On Tap. @V Barcelona Beer Festival.Del 04 al 06/03/2016 Color amarillo, aroma frutal intenso, final amargo. muy buena.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zoret (179) - Badalona, SPAIN - MAR 8, 2016
De tirador al BBF 2016. Espectacular doble IPA, fruitada, fresca, equilibrada i amb una alta bebilitat tot i les seus 8 graus. Boníssima!!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Garrold (3778) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2015
Bomber, picked up at Craft Beer Cellar, Waterbury, and shared, at home, with the missus. Hazy, dark, orangey gold. Bubbly, messy, sticky, white head. A bit leggy. Looks great. Nose is orange marmalade on buttered toast, apparently. I can’t disagree. There’s also tinned peach and pear, for me. Ripe strawberry. Melon. Smells fantastic. Taste is chewy sweet. Robust, fruity, resinous bitter. Feels rich, silky, oily, and hop oil juicy. Stupidly easy drinking. Finishes long, juicy, resinous bitter, with a lasting sweetness on the lips. It’s a bit of a big hitter, this. A stunner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mr_Abner (314) - Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2015
Bottle (purchased two weeks ago tomorrow and kept cold since purchasing the warm bottle at Hunger Mountain). Pours a hazy orange with an ample, fluffy white head. Lots of messy lacing coats the glass, as I am three-fourths of the way through. Aromas of citrus and tropical fruit, some dank notes; bubble gum after it has warmed a bit and the head has dissipated. Moderately sweet up front balanced by a moderate bitterness that takes over mid-palate and builds. Love the balance. Would like it to taste juicier, though. Medium to medium+ bodied; soft carbonation; moderately bitter finish. I’ve had better (and fresher) bottles of this beer and remember being blown away. This is excellent, but not quite what I remember from that first bottle at my campsite hours after purchasing it at the Waitsfield Farmers’ Market years ago...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (3038) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2015
Pours a bright golden with a medium white head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is of dank and resinous hops and tropical fruits. Light alcohol. Taste is lightly sweet but mostly fruity with a firm bitterness. Alcohol shows a little, but hey, it’s a double IPA. Mangoes. Body is medium, carbonation moderate and mouthfeel juicy. Really nice and quite similar to Heady, a bit more tropical juice and a bit less alcohol and it would be amongst my best I’m sure!

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