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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
This monster of an India Pale Ale will make you pucker up! Loaded with high-alpha US grown hops and enough malt backbone to balance the intense bitterness. Dry hopped and wicked strong to terrorize your taste buds.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 18, 2012
En fût et bouteilles de 22 oz. Arômes invitants de houblon américain, portant surtout sur les agrumes et les fruits tropicaux. Robe blonde et légèrement trouble, effervescence assez faible et peu de mousse. En bouche, le houblon très fruité est évidemment très présent et aromatique, mais le malt est relativement bien portant et prend un peu plus de place que dans d’autres créations de Lawson’s. Finale présentant une longue amertume résineuse et une chaleur d’alcool. Très bien.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radarsock (1141) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Had been served by tap at Three Penny Taproom, Montpelier, VT. Its a drably orange copper pour with a thick, sandy lion’s mane purposing as the head. Very, oh, how shall I put this, ..."sudsy". Smells and tastes of pine needles and its bark, American hops, yeast and goat cheese by mid-palate. Also it’s hinting at herbs, oak, tangerine and some light heat by swallow. I had tried it together with the Hill Farmstead Solitude #5 which is a very tart, dry, bitter and altogether zesty citrus DIPA. This is good, but seems to lack something. I guess it just wasn’t my thing. I’ll try this again in the future but I probably won’t buy bottles of it unless I actually need to.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (7013) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Another winner from Lawson’s. Big piney hops, tons of citrusy notes. Grapefruit abound, pithy. Impressive

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (2977) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 24, 2012
The Shauns of Vermont continue to impress. This DIPA is huge grapefruit, herbal, dank, grassy flavors with a solid balancing malt bill. Tons of flavor and outstanding.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
minorthreat (21) - Parker, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Loads of sweet citrus in the nose. Deeply bitter with nice malt sweetness and notes of pine, blood orange, grapefruit and lemon peel. Coating but plenty of c02 to say lively. Really nice IIPA, recommended

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JAXSON (535) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Peach/orange pour, medium white head. Nose is bright hop oils, a touch of candied orange peel, of course pine sensibilities. Mouth is a pretty lush balance of bright pine hops and a heftier body than Triple Play or Double Sunshine. Some alcohol heat on the finish, with lots of citrus rind and pine bitters. Oily feel. Actually quite good, though I prefer the above two worthies to this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (4965) - Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2012
last bottle at hunger mountain coop. Great hop dank grassy presence with a very well balanced sweet malty character. Awesome beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamChandler (3878) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 12, 2012
From the bottle into a Hill Farmstead glass. Fridge temperature. Appearance is a hazy and cloudy dark gold. 1 finger head that faded instantly. Scent is great. Lots of american hops. I get Simcoe and Cascade. Smells nice and piney. Taste is also awesome. It’s an incredibly chewy and thick bitterness. Very bitter, lots of pine resin and pine needle. Hint of grapefruit and thick woody finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbardin (161) - New York, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Bottle from Joey at pony bar--thanks! Super hoppy and aromatic, but also well rounded. This is really nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2012
On tap at the Black Back when I stopped here with Max on the way to Hill Farmstead’s Harvest Festival. Pours a hazed amber with a thin white head. Big bright citrus and grapefruit. Medium bodied, creamy and smooth, lots of big bitterness. Warming alcohol, earthy and pungent. Hoppy, long bitterness. Chewy hops, long bitterness. Pith and grapefruit. Alcohol comes through again, but while it’s definitely present, it’s not hot or intrusive.

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