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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhatB420 (625) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 9, 2012
22oz bomber into a stemmed NOHO brewery vast dipa glass. Brought in via kellys package store in Dalton , MA and initially sampled at their mega beer class on 12/6/12. Wow, this is it, but a 2nd place to the heady topper imho. Fresh hops bursting through the first whiff, and the taste is the same, with an abundance of the hops flying around. Taste is sweet, tangerine at times, sugar malts, canteloupe, grapefruit, and then hops all over. So nice, i wish i had a candle of this stuff. Bright orange broned shades omit from the glass, head it tiny but doesnt leave anything behind. An easy and welcoming visit to the palate each sip, this is such a treat. wont find this again around these parts of MA. "straight from the green mountains to your head" is right for this hop head. The sweetness sticks around, rounded out by the hops stance on things and the malts second guessing. This is exceptional.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TomDecapolis (4477) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 2, 2010
Shared at the BBD10. Pours a hazy deep amber with a medium off white head. Aroma was loads of citrusy hops, some caramel and just an overall great American hop nose. Flavor of the same great bitter citrus notes along with some caramely malt to help balance a little. Excellent DIPA

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JBPortland (779) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 27, 2013
From 10/24 notes. 22oz bottle purchased 10/24 from the Warren Store. Pours slightly hazy orange gold with 1 finger head. Nose is dank earthy pine, soil, evergreen, leaves, dirt, tree bark, sap, vanilla cake. Mouthfeel is big maltiness, medium carbonation. Taste is rich bitter hops, maple notes, sap, evergreen, pine needles, dank resin, layered herbal, basil, oregano. Finish is lasting bitter, some green spices, with a touch of warmth on the tail end. Awesome!

4.3
   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

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (2090) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2013
A: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Great Lacing S: Grapefruit, Piney, Bready T: Grapefruit Rind, Piney, Biscuits M: Great Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying, Mildly Bitter Overall, A great DIPA with a good hoppy taste that isn’t over powering.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (6022) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5336) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2010
[BBD 10] Lightly hazy dark golden color with a medium sized, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, pine, citrus, and tropical fruits. Taste of light sweetness up front, pine, citrus, grass, and grapefruit finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nickd717 (3483) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 14, 2010
Thanks to Bubba83 on BA for this great Vermont tick. Pours a mostly clear bright orange-copper color with a well-formed whitish head that leaves a nice bubbly foam layer. The aroma is awesome fresh hops - citrusy and herbal, almost reminiscent of Dreadnaught or something. Just a little maltiness behind it. The flavor has a subtle caramel malt base and a huge hop punch in yo’ face with grapefruit, tangerine, resin, and herbal notes. Really palate-wrecking without being too syrupy, with somewhat soft carbonation and a long bitter finish. This one is legit! I really like it and think it’s up there with a solid west coast IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
Reviewed from notes. Poured into a mini snifter. The color is a bit of burnt orange, Longhorn-style. A bit of slight haze. A good looking beer. Nice white head and quite a bit of lacing. The nose is just phenomenal with a really fresh, fragrant aroma coming from a good dose of citrus and pine hops. Really overpowering and one of the best hop aromas I have come across. The taste doesn’t disappoint, though it’s not quite as pungent as the nose. Really great feel with quite a bit of bitterness. This is pretty hefty to have all that much of, but it’s quite delicious and the nose is out of this world. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-14-2010

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Bottle/22oz - Pours a slightly cloudy orange amber in color with a medium white head that quickly settled to a thin covering over the beer. Some really nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is heavy with both citrus/grapefruit and pine hops as well as just a hint of caramel malt. Flavor is less impressive, hop-wise, but quite bitter and the hops are definitely present. Some caramel malts that, fortunately, do not balance the hops that well. Fruity, estery. Lingering hop bitterness. Alcohol not apparent, but definitely present. A REALLY good DIPA!! Absolutely love it! Thanks Sean!!


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