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RATINGS: 275   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


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JK (4377) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2007
Thanks to Skyview for sharing this very rare, and very good beer. It has a powerful aroma of hops with citrus and herbs. one of the most intense hop aromas I have had in any beer. Fruity, inclduing peaches and lemon, more citrus, in the flavor. But there is also a body of sweet malt. Very well balanced. Thick on the palate. I expected a beer good for Leinenkugels; but this is good by any measure.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2007
Thanks to Skyview for sharing his growler. A spectacular floral/citrus hop nose on this dark orange beer. Bitter hop taste.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2007
I really think this would kick some ass in a blind tasting, as some might be inclined to hold the fact that it’s from Leinenkugels against the brew. Growler shared by OhioDad. Sweet caramel aroma with nice hops scents--grapefruit being the dominant aroma. Medium brown body. Medium to full palate. The taste is a fantastic mix of citrus flavors, bitterness, and malts. This is outrageously easy to drink and very, very refreshing. I hope they start bottling this stuff now!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
murrayswine (101) - Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 2, 2007
Gifted a growler from a true friend who chose to remain anonymous! Poured a dark pumpkin/amber into my pint glass with a light head, and little lacing. The nose a sharp and floral with a brutal pickled hopped up back end nose. A lot of lemon citrus, with a salty, piney astringancy Holy shite this beer is pretty damn big! The taste is excedingly strong hops all up front, floral and pineappley, with a slight nutty finish, all in all, this beer is so frickin hoppy I am having trouble getting more out of it. Waiting a bit, I am getting a bit of caraway, rich and thick in mouthfeel, this beer masks it’s alcohol well. Slight harsh on the finish, but hey, it’s a double. On a side note, one of my good customers is the brew master of the 10th street pilot house (Leinies brew lab), when he told me what it took to make this beer, let alone the ...RIS to come... Exciting shit my friends. If your lucky to try it, it’s a damn fine beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - MAY 1, 2007
Got a chance to try this treat. This is an excellent dipa and it is surprising it came from leinies. Aroma is big citrus and so is the taste. Has enough malt to back it up but not get in the way. Hides the alc well and finishes a fanastic citric bitterness. pretty damn good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bgburdman9 (857) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2007
Aroma of citrus, tangerine, hops with a lot of malt to back it all up. A little bitterness to this. Had some off flavors i didnt enjoy but this was still a real balanced and tastey IIPA.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - APR 30, 2007
Shared with several people at DLD ’07. Fantastic aroma reminded me of Southern California and the lovely PNW hop varietals that dominate their beers. Smooth, malty backbone, but the SAC blend really shines through in this beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2007
Shared by OhioDad @ DLD’07.Lots of piney hops dominated the aroma.Pours a deep copper with a light off white head.Lots of bitter hops and some nice malt in there as well in the flavor.Medium mouthfeel with a well ballanced hop/malt finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2007
Growler shared by OhioDad: Copper in color with an off white head. Aroma, citrus, a slight pine scent, caramel and grapefruit. Flavor, grapefruit and pine, some caramel in there as well. Pretty good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2007
Growler from Ofortuna and shared the night before DLD with the Columbus group! - Thanks! - Pours amber with a slight white head. Aromas of grapefruit and pine but also some tangerine and even a little caramel. Flavor is grapefruit pine, lots of tangerine notes, caramel as well. Slight bitter finish but not overly so... This is an amazingly balanced IIPA. I was quite impressed with this one!


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