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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NielsenRatings (8279) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Bottle @ Greg’s palace courtesy of JBPortland. Thanks Josh! Pours a bit hazy yellow orange appearance with a cream colored head. Huge grapefruit creamy, mango, pineapple, a bit dank aroma. A bit sweet and somewhat goopy malty but full of candy, pineapple, mango, and other tropical fruits. A bit strong on the booze on the finish but enjoyable. Cheers Until Next Time!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2012 My Bottom Line:
Coniferous hop fireworks display resinous patterns and citrusy backdrops where lightly honeyed malts set the stage for lengthy grassy bitterness. A world-class, super polished Double IPA from surely one of the smallest breweries in North America. Bravo!

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A thick sheet of foam garnishes the bronzed golden.
-Why aren’t there more of these superbly aromatic IPAs in Quebec? If they can do it in Vermont...
-This is very much the same quality one gets in John Kimmich’s (from The Alchemist) IPAs.
-Alcohol is almost a no show in the flavor profile.
-The flavors are all super clean, shining from beginning to end.

Bottles.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2013
2013-02-22. Lightly hazy bright orange small off-white head. 3+ Hoppy aroma, bit of cat pee, orange rind, celery. Flavour is a bit more citrusy, light leafy notes and celery. Average bodied palate. Moderate carbonation. Decent but the hop character is a bit odd. Bottle shared by Blankboy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7008)
- Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2010
750mL bottle, batch #86, bottle #58/72. Poured hazy, milky, medium golden with a dense cap of off-white head.. tight lacing followed it down. The aroma picked up spicy pine, floral, and orangey hops over a pale, bready base.. citrus and peppery notes gave an extra kick right on the back of the nose. The flavor found toffee and bready note at the core along with some soapy character.. very bitter on the edges with orange zest, black pepper, and spicy floral character.. delightfully resiny through the finish. Medium-bodied and well-balanced on the palate.. spicy and warm, but never hot.. left a hoppy film on the back of the teeth.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (6585)
- 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deyholla (5975) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 10, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2011 Bottle shared by Kyle, thanks! Poured a cloudy orange with a white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma had a beautiful dank pine note with a bit of marijuana and sweet grains underlying. Flavor had the same dank pine note with some grass, weed and a nice grain backbone.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (5940) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2011
22, capped and waxed. Thanks, Dany! Pours a cloudy burnished medium amber with a dense, pillowy white head and plenty of lace. Big tangy nose of pine and grapefruit, redolent with bountiful oily hop acid on every updraft. Delectable. Creamy medium body with lively carb. A little toasty, nutty caramel underneath the mid-palate, but, really--no, really--this one is all about the hop. Pine, grapefruit, a little bit of pineapple, a big resiny pine finish. Delicious and drinkable. Not uniquely powerful, and not really a unique showcase for any particular hop or combination of hops, but wonderfully well done and a pleasure to drink.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2011
In short: A splendid highly drinkable IIPA blending dry coniferous and refreshing tart grapefruity hops. Wow!
How: Tap at Vermont’s Brewers Festival 2009, many samples
The look: Cloudy dark blonde body topped by a medium off-white head
In long: A mega-hoppy nose with coniferous, grapefruits and dry oranges. Again a rather neutral malt bill with lightly toasted malts with a little bit of caramel. Relatively light body. Taste is hops dominated. Pine-tree, grapefruit, orange peels and a light citrus touch. Rather dry with a light-medium tartness. This is somewhat similar to their excellent Chinooked IPA except that this one adds a grapefruity tartness that makes it more complex, more refreshing and even more excellent than the Chinooked. Beer of the festival for me. What an original name. With about half a dozen American IPA called Hopzilla and over a dozen called Hop Monster I now believe that all American brewers call their sons John and their dogs Rex.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (5803) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2013
My bottle [660ml] shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jercraigs & mabel -- c/o Glouglouburp. Pours a hazy golden-orange with a large lasting fizzy white head. Aroma of catty and citrusy hops, it’s all hops really. Flavour is fruity and citrusy along with lots of slightly catty and resiny hops and a touch of alcohol. Dry, bitter finish. Medium bodied. A pretty good DIPA indeed, and somewhat easy to drink for a big beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5573) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle number 13/96. Pours a cloudy orange color with a large white head. A nice sweet fruity hop nose, some herbal notes. The flavor is a rich leafy fruity concoction, only light bitterness, more caramel, earthy. rich smooth hops. A very good palate. The bitterness is in the finish for sure. Oranges and pear. Nice.


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