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RATINGS: 272   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


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3.9
   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scotchzombie (317) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Pours hazy and butterscotched brown with a finely bubbled off-white head that fades. Aroma is sweet mango, marmalade and caramel malt. Taste is grapefruit with floral notes on a solid bed of mildly carameled malt. Finish brings in astringent citrus and dryness. Aftertaste is bitter and echoes of alcohol. A finely calibrated classic tasting IIPA. No big surprises. Sweetness of taste is dialed down and subservient to the bitter notes. Pretty well-balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamherbert (1261) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Glowing orange, hazy on the inside. Not much head, but rather a frost that sits atop. Boozy aroma. Grassy hop aroma, soil-like malts. Touch of paint thinner/lacquer. The flavor is more booze. Notes of bubblegum and marshmallow, of all things. The hops are very potent, high-alpha stuff. They really have a pungent flavor, with that "onion" hop. The feel is almost fluffy itís so thick. I canít believe this is made in the same place where they make Sunset Wheat! Itís a real beast, one per day is probably enough.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshwoodward (561) - - JUN 30, 2014
Had a glass on tap at the Horse and Plow in Kohler. Tasty, if run if the mill IIPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mmmbeer (1230) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
12 oz. bottle from 4 pak served in tumbler- poured a darkened orange color with tints of copper. Some frog eyes upon the surface with a thin white ring around the glass for a head. Aroma of hops (mostly pine), some caramel, and maple hidden throughout. Hits the mouth with a medium body but with some width, malt is not entirely drowned in caramel and sweetness- although itís still there, middle has a very nice big hop wave, finish is sticky, cloying, and acidic with an ever slight note of maple that lingers. Very nicely done- thanks for making me miss up north more than I already do.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (1656) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2014
12oz bottle served in a small tulip glass. Clear dark amber with a decent head. Quite mild for style, and even mild for an IPA. For me it has excellent balance. Partially hidden higher ABV seems to be only about 5-6%. Fruity with some grapefruit in the finish and afyertaste but a touch sweet up front. Weak aftertaste for style.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TH28 (99) - - JUN 14, 2014
Appearance is deep golden an clean with a small, creamy foam cap that dissipates quickly. Aroma is a strong mix of citrus, pine, grass, pineapple, and rich caramel malt. Taste is a deep rich caramel, giving way to a strong but well balanced hop bite with flavors of pine, grass, and grapefruit. Mouthfeel is medium with a nice creamy body and low carbonation. Finishes very well balanced for a double IPA, with no lingering harsh hop bitterness. Leaves you wanting another drink. Well done.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
David46 (10) - St Matthews, Kentucky, USA - JUN 8, 2014
I just had a short taste of this very good IPA at a beer festival last weekend. I didnít know about Big Eddy beer by Leinenkugel. I will add to my rating after I have a chance to drink more, which I hope will be soon.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TXBadger (1244) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Pours a bright golden color with white head. Citrus, pine, and some floral notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. A nice example of a DIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1580) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2014
12oz bottle. A nice version of the DIPA. Fairly tropical and forward on the fruiter side of the malts through. Sweetness all over. Bitter yet covered up quite a bit by the malt and pine. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3330) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Sample at Hopfest 2014. Comes golden brown with a nice off-white head. Aroma of citrus, malt, and caramel. Taste is pineapple, grapefruit, malt, pine, and caramel. Nice.


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