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RATINGS: 278   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pailhead (4742) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 4, 2012
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Bottle: The aroma consists of tropical fruits, pineapple, citrus, grapefruit, and pine. It pours a transparent amber with a small orange tinged off-white that leaves behind some spotty lacing. The flavor starts with tropical fruits, pineapple, and citrus. There’s a nice fruitiness in the background. The finish moderate grapefruit and lighter pine. It’s medium bodied with light- moderate carbonation and a slightly sticky mouthfeel. Overall, another dangerously drinkable IIPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2012
A nice beer from this exceptional series! Very tasty and a wonderful aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowe1983 (1346) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is of caramel malts, not much hops, and little alcohol. Flavor has more of the hops than what I thought from the aroma. Slight alcohol on the warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndyReynolds (879) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Bottle. Aroma is citrus and piney hops with a malty backbone. I get notes of caramel, alcohol, and grass. Palate is lightly carbonated and smooth. Taste really brings out the alcohol. Not as impressed as I thought I would be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (1928) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Pours a clear orange-amber color with little head. Complex fruity aroma of strawberries, citrus, tropical fruit, bubblegum, flowers, and cotton candy. Also some caramel malt comes through. Taste is slightly sweet, not very bitter, and very smooth. Lots of fruit comes through and its backed up by sweet caramel malt. A very nice unique Imperial IPA. Will definitely buy some more of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (4900) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Copper hue with minimal foam. Sobtle citrus hop aroma. Hop flavors that are nicely complex. Floral and citrus. Lots of sweetness here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewHaMeister (161) - - JUL 3, 2012
This bright copper IPA has a nice hop aroma, but I was left wanting a little more; not surprising from a bottle though. The initial bitterness is nicely balanced with the following malt flavors. The alcohol content is deceptively dangerous. Overall I enjoyed this IPA and would recommend trying it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (1883) - Silver Spring, USA - JUL 2, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2012 On tap 5 oz. sample at Judges Bench in Ellicott City, MD. Very clear, golden orange copper with very good lacing. Sweet aroma of pine, orange, herbs, lime, apple and caramel. Taste of citrus, caramel, bread and pine all very nicely balanced. Medium body and mild carbonation. Slick mouthfeel, but pleasantly so. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3319) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2012
12 oz bottle. Clear copper with an off-white head. Nose is pine, toffee, orange and tea. Resiny medium body with foamy carb. Taste is caramel, lemon peel, pink grapefruit and pine sap. Solid but safe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crash (531) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Very nice aroma. Hoppy maybe a bit floral and citrus. Poured with a nice head that doesn’t last long. Taste was interesting. Starts malty, then pine, and then finishes a mix of both until the pines wins. I’m not a fan of IPAs but this wasn’t bad.

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