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RATINGS: 287   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Bright golden orange color, big citrus hop nose, immediate hop bitter upfront that leads to a nice malt balance and finishes long and dry, made with Warrior, Cascade, Simcoe and Amarillo hops backed by Munich Caramel and Pale Ale malts.
2007 vintage: 9.6% abv (draught only)
2012 vintage: 8.9% and 8.2% abv


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thegreenrooster (3243) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Pour is a dark orange with almost no head at all. Aroma is super sweet with a piney hop backbone. Flavor is again sweet to start then comes an ok but not overpowering hop. This beer is very thick and syurpy. Will satisfy your hop crave but this is way to sweet, heavy and thick. The hops could be a little more pronounced as well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2012
12 ounce bottle from Guntown. Pours a deep copper color with a medium white head. A crisp bitter nose. The flavor is pretty intense pine and bitterness, not a ton of fruit, some dryness. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemattie (4226) - Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Vintage 2012, 8.2% ABV. 12oz bottle, hunter green label. Pours deep copper color. Thin, cream tan head. Aroma of sweet caramel malts, some nice fruity hops. Nose of pine and citrus, but mostly malts. Spicy hop bite up front. Some sweet biscuit malts, finishes dry. Heavy bodied. Finishes with a hearty pine bitterness. Heavy malt backbone and seriously hopped. Could use more dry hopping and less bittering. Still a good beer, and really big. (3394)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3254) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUL 11, 2012
2 Bottles thanks to Idrink2or3 for this very solid IIPA. Pours deep orange hue with 1 inch eggshell head that was sudsy/soapy. The head was gone fairly quickly though. nose is quite balanced between pine/grapefruit hops, lite tropical notes and a nice dose of the caramel malts. Smells a little more malty than i was expecting however, well balanced. has a lite note of green onion as well as metal. flavors are a bit more metallic than i was expecting also very sweet with very lite bitterness, only in mid palate. finish is somewhat sweet, herbal, floral with very lite alcohol notes. a bit different for this style however, not bad considering the source. the metallic notes in the flavors bumped this down a notch for me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ccex (934) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2012
12 oz bottle pours a clear dark orange with a small off-white head and some lacing. Smells very hoppy. Aroma is full of cirtrus hops with caramel malts and a bit of pine. Taste is bittersweet, with a long bittersweet finish. Body is at least medium with slight carbonation. Mouthfeel is sticky. I have tried many Leinenkugel beers, and this is the only one Iíve tried which is much better than merely tolerable, so Iím glad to see they can make an IIPA right up there with my favorites from other brewers.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10841) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Bottle. Poured clear dark copper color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Medium to heavy complex earthy hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy smooth bittesweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration.This is a very good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6601) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2012
12oz bottle, best by 9/24/12. Little off-white head, clear amber color. Some bubbles on the side of the glass. Some dots of lace. Lighter carbonation, dry finish. Bigger body. Piney, resiny and earthy hops. Caramel malt. Good bitter taste. Decent DIPA, but doesnít really stand out in any way. ABV on the back of the bottle was labeled as 8.2%.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2012
12oz bottle from Samís, Durham. Sure, I was happy to hear that this one was finally being bottled. And sure, I was happy to see a decently priced four-pack at my local. But this beer, and I write this as an abiding hop slut, was really tough to get through. Handsome enough in appearance, deep copper, well carbonated, yada. Nose was initially quite disconcerting, with a rotting fruit and soap combination that was quite potent and mostly overshadowed anything approaching what I actually want from a hop-forward beerís nose. Alas, that impression was furthered in the taste (and in subsequent bottles), with the bizarre additions of toffee and malt. Just a total oddball of a DIPA, and not in a good way. Rotting fruit throughout.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1453) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2012
12 oz. bottle from Bottle Revolution in Raleigh, NC (2012 Vintage, 8.2% ABV). Pours dark orange with a foamy off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit rind, pine needles, and tangerine. Delicious assertive hop flavor of grapefruit, pine, wet grass, and orange. The hop bitterness lingers a bit on the tongue reminding you of its deliciousness and enticing you to go back for more. An awesome DIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (2351) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Deep copper pour, thin off white bubbly head .... hazy color ... nice aroma of piney and citrusy hops, with light caramel malts as well ... taste of piney and citrusy grapefruit rinds with some tropical fruits .... mouthfeel is bitter and rindy .... also has a nice addition of caramel malts which kind of mingles with the hops but comes up on the back end .... finish is bitter rindy and has a nice lingering dry hop and malty goodness .... abv is hidden very well .... good job leiney


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