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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   IBU: 93   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
Chaotic is the seasonal release we just couldnt let go of. A hop aficionado’s dream with so many additions that we had to redesign our brew logs to fit them all in. The light gold pour has a slight haze that betrays the extensive dry-hopping in each batch. This onslaught tags the entire spectrum of hop aromatics with an especially notable citrus medley including grapefruit and tangelo. Brewed by San Diego hopheads for San Diego hopheads, Chaotic is captivatingly so. Double dry-hopped for a huge hop aroma that includes Pine, Tangerine and Grapefruit. Great beer for first time IPA drinkers and seasoned hop heads. Medium-full body and a balancing sweetness help keep the high ABV in line. Hops: Chinook, Cascade, Columbus, Centennial. Malt: 2-Row Barley, Dextrin Malt.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (8159) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 6, 2012
22oz bomber pours clear copper with a light tan head of foam. The aroma is thick with resiny hops coming from pine to grapefruit to a certain level of grassiness. As it warmed I started to pick up some floral hop notes. The taste is resiny hop richness nuanced by a modest malt sweetness. I get grapefruit, lime peel, grassy wet bitter hop leaves, a bit of dank earthy hoppiness and then it seems to get more resiny with robust levels of pine sap midway and into the finish. This is big bold rich and bitter with slivers of hop flavor here and there to keep it interesting. Dandy IIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (4920) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 16, 2016
Sampled at GABF 2015 in Denver. In the tasting glass was orange with a white head. Nose if citrus. Medium plus body. Flavor is grapefruit and some tropical fruit. Finishes bitter. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (4826) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2016
(Twisted Manzanita Chaotic Double IPA) Tap at BeerTemple, 250 ml into a chalice, again. I’d prefer a different glass every now and then, anyway. Deep orange colour on the body, mostly clear, with two fingers of thick white head on top, very good retention. Aroma has light caramel malts, grapefruit and orange peel, light biscuit. Taste is nicely bitter, nothing too uch, with grapefruit, hints of caramel, oranges, biscuit, tangerine, pine. Medium body, good carbonation. Pretty damn good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElDesmadre (3078) - Mikołów, POLAND - MAY 31, 2016
Can. Filled to the brim with citrus notes - lemon, mandarine, grapefruit. Also some pineapple. Nicely hopped flavour, balanced by a full body and a light sweetness. Finishing with an alcohol burn, but staying away from alcoholic flavour. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (4618) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2016
Beer Temple, Amsterdam. Orange-brown, lacing cream. Funky rotting fruit aroma, dank body. Medium+ weight. Good balance for heavier abv. Nice stinky cheese, relatively clean, medium to bitter. Pretty solid find in NL.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zoucrew102 (1376) - - APR 3, 2016
Bomber, thanks Christina! Caramel malt aroma with light notes of tropical fruit and pine resiny hops. Pours cloudy caramel colored with one finger of tan head that has excellent retention and some lacing. Starts with a lot of caramel malty sweetness with very little hop backbone. Finishes smooth with slight notes of tropical fruit hops and pine resiny hop bitterness but not as much as you'd expect from an IPA. Decent and I always appreciate receiving a beer I would normally have, but I believe this one day on the shelf too long.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
androman (1798) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2016
On tap at Beertemple, Amsterdam. Nose is citric. Body is opalescent orange, head is big, white, creamy, fully lasting, excellent lacing. Aroma is tropical fruits, grass, steamed vegetables, soap. Medium sweet, medium bitter, light fruity sour. Finish is long lasting hoppy medium bittersweet. Full body, soapy texture, soft carbonation. Quite easy, very tasty, great IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (2500) - CROATIA - MAR 19, 2016
Canned, 355 ml from pivoteka, Zagreb. Shared with JFK10000. Pours dark golden to orange with solid white head. Quite sweet, great aroma from the can less from the glass. Caramel malty, ripe fruit, peach. Lasting bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (2322) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAR 16, 2016
Draft 0.15l at The Beer Temple Amsterdam Netherlands.28.02.2016.Taste with bro luttonm.Pour it hazy dark orange color with medium white head.Aroma of stinky cheese,honey.Taste of honey,sweet rotten fruits,pine,some spice candy,alcohol present,quite dry finish and after taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (2455) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAR 3, 2016
From the bottle. Hoppy nose and flavor. another double IPA. Nothing to get crazy about but good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
labeerinthum (541) - Milano, ITALY - FEB 14, 2016
Lattina. L’intensità olfattiva è elevata e la persistenza olfattiva è più che sufficiente. Il gusto al naso trova sentori di orzo tostato, cuoio, luppolo e agrumi. Il cappello di schiuma è tremolante per le bollicine (un fenomeno raro!) medie e poi fini, ma resiste poco. La carbonazione è bassa. Il perlage ha bollicine medie con carbonazione bassa, persistente ed insistita. La consistenza del liquido è velata. Il colore è ambrato, ricordato anche dl colore della lattina, peraltro più ambrata. Il corpo è strutturato non pesante. La struttura è di spessore. L’aroma alla lingua è leggero per il dolce e carico per l’amaro. L’intensità gustativa è molto elevata e la persistenza gustativa è buona e lunga. Il gusto è godereccio. Le sensazioni boccali finali sono di facile beva e inducono a bevuta compulsiva, essendo birra dalla pericolosa beverinità. Il finale è amarognolo, lungo e asciutto. Il retrogusto è intenso e persistente. L’aroma in bocca riporta percezioni di caramello, miele, frutta secca, agrumi, alcol presente non invadente, mango, creme caramel. resina, tabacco.

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