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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 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2009
22oz bottle courtesy of solomon420. Nice dark orange appearance. It smells almost like a DIPA but then the herbs come in, and nto the good kind. Once I tasted it I felt like someone had lit up a bunch of sage and waved it in my face. This was too strange and not something I look for in a DIPA. It is different though... Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-17-2008 03:59:37

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexanderj (3310) - Branson, Missouri, USA - FEB 18, 2009
Bottle. Poured a nice looking coppery, orange with a firm, medium khaki head. Aroma grapefruit, flowers, mesquite/wood, sugar and a nice juniper balance. Very interesting flavor. Did not realize that it had juniper and sage until reading the description on ratebeer; but after tasting it, the juniper presence is clear. Pretty easy drinking. Flavor did not wow me, as I am not a big fan of juniper. However,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hapjydeuce (931) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 31, 2009
On tap at the Clocktower Cellar Pub in Mammoth with jarspag and Maheu in January 09. Clear bronze color with medium carbonation and small head. Interesting aroma of rye and floral juniper with some toasted malt and light hops underneath. Low hop profile in the flavor, considering the style; however it is probably the spices overpowering the bitterness. Strange gin-like finish with more toasted grains. Kind of strange.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6418) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 24, 2008
This reddish orange beer poured with a nice beige head and a caramel aroma. There is a sweet malt flavor with lots of caramel and a citrus and pine finish. The juniper flavor reminds me of genever.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10903) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 22, 2008
Bottle from the Coop in Davis, CA. Copper amber color with a three-finger beige tan head. Rather evergreen aroma, but not over the top. Medium body with creamy carbonation. There is so much hop. It is almost juniper. It is almost sticky with resin and malt. Sage? Might be. Mostly really evergreen. If you love gin, this is for you. The juniper just rolls around the mouth. This might be something to preserve the body for the ages!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DuffMan (6641) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 31, 2008
GABF 2008. Bronzy amber, low cream coloured head. Odd chemical aroma, like freshly torn plastic packaging, intermingles with the usual resinous and fruity cascade trademark. The same weird chemical flavour drowns out any sweet malt or aromatic hop character. The finish is long and bitter, but that can’t make up for the dominant flavour. This one did not hit the mark for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - OCT 25, 2008
DTM scored this on a trip to So-Cali. I had a beer once called Spruce Ale. That one was horrible, however this beer was what I was expecting from that label. It was super piney, like licking an evergreen tree and it tasting how the forest smells. Nice departure from the norm and clear example of what a piney IPA brings to the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pantanap (3351) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2008
22oz bottle as bonused by doublea....pours a red caramel brown pour with a semi thin off-white head.... strange aroma that had a sweet plasticy aroma, somewhat chemical with some other spices that really threw things off for me....that off aroma made its way to the flavor which didn’t quite work for me. sweet malts with some bitterness but ultimately difficult for me to digest. quite different with the spices involves but not to my liking. points for a totally different west coast DIIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - OCT 2, 2008
Bottle from Hi-Time Wine in Costa Mesa, CA. This was definately different from most IPA’s I’ve had. Usually its citrus hop, but the piney hops dominated the palate. The description says sage and juniper and I would totally believe it. Hopefully I can find this one up in Norcal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 3, 2008
Pours a deep, clear amber with a fluffy white head that shows good retention leaving a thin cap and very good lacing. This is a very good looking beer. The smell is different with some interesting floral aromas, probably the sage and juniper coming out with some pine and oranges in the background. Taste starts with a quick citrus hop kick with grapefruit and oranges before giving way to a sweet bready malt backbone. There is a huge floral hop aftertaste with the juniper and sage dominating the finish. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied and sticky with the floral hops. This is a very interesting and different take on a DIPA and pretty enjoyable. It’s always good to be surprised by something a little out of the ordinary.

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