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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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An ode to the Owens Valley and the Highway 395 corridor, this Double IPA is distinctly bolder than out Epic IPA and celebrates the aromas of wild local fresh hops, sage, and juniper.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3685) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2009
Bottle thanks to AmEricanbrew. Amber in color with a decent off-white head. Aroma is very spicy with hints of grass, floral, and cat pee. Taste is slightly malty, herbal, and spicy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
travita (3913) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2009
Bottle thanks to AmEricanbrew. The semll is peppermint leaves, hops, citrus, spices, and mint. The look is clear, amber in color, not too much of its off white head. The taste is musty, spices, herbal, and mint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2009
(22oz bottle, courtesy of AmEricanbrew) Pours a clear amber body with small off-white head. Aroma of juniper,resin, sage, grass, earth, and caramel. Flavor of sage, hops (floral, citrus), and caramel malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HighWine (951) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2009
Bottle. Pours the color of iced tea with a long lasting tan head. The nose is all hops -- pine, citrus, and floral. I like the variety of hop aromas. Lots of hops in the taste bu tnot overly bitter. Juniper and a little bit of Christmas spice. Flavors linger long on the palate. For a 2IPA I would have liked more of a malt backbone but still enjoyed the hops and spiciness nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ilovedarkbeer (2233) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2009
Bottle thanks to AmEricanbrew. Notes of cat piss, cat litter, and sage. Mouthfeel is watery and sweet. Medium finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2009
bottle, thanks to americanbrew, orange color with no head, eucalyptus and pine aromas, flavor is herbal, pines and citrus

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4806) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2009
bottle thanks to americanbrew. nice amber pour with a thin cream head. nose is heavy grapefruit, fresh hops and sage. very easy on the palate with a smooth hop flavor with a hint of sage spiciness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7853) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 3, 2009
Bottle thanks to AmEricanbrew. Pours with a hazy brown with a ring of head. Aroma is hoppy and spiced with tea, herbal and earthy notes. Taste is hoppy, herbal, a bit catty with sarsaparilla and juniper notes. Light carbonation. Sadly, this one looses points from me as the sage and juniper are overpowering and looses drinkability for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6849) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Bottle. Copper beer with a dark cream colored head. Grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and light summer fruti flavor with light caramel backing. Medium bodied. Decent bitterness. Grapefruit and light summer fruit linger. A bit too clean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
0o9i (438) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 22, 2009
22oz. Rich, copper-colored body, clear, and slightly sparkling...topped with a large, fluffy head of beige that leaves behind sticky lace. Mouth is medium and pretty flat with a small zap of coarse carbonation and a wet finish. They arenít kidding about the juniper and sage. Itís in the aroma and the flavor. Besides the local flora, I smell the hills as you drive south on 395, approaching Topaz lake...oh wait...besides juniper and sage...hm? Thereís a definite floral-hoppiness, pine, hop-oil, sugared malts and even a touch of honey. The flavor is pretty similar, starting up front with sugar and sage to finish with a bitter finish of sage and juniper, with some hops along for the ride for some saving-grace-pine on the tail. I keep thinking about eating sage-brush, which is rather unpleasant, but the fact that itís sage-brush makes drinking the beer a life-like flashback to hiking and the like. Spicy. Itís all right. The flavor is kind of thin, if that makes sense. Iím also not sure how fond Iíll be of eating bushes after I finish the bottle. Creative and cool, but...yea. Maybe they should make a vegetable-herb brew?

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