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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Deep gold with a lean malt base. Our DIPA is a barrage of juicy, resinous hop character. 8.0% ABV


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9358) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy copper with a large, frothy white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is fragrant and bountiful pine, citrus, floral, and tropical fruit hops with nicely supporting fruity esters. The malt aroma component is hidden behind the hop/ester bouquet, but presents itself as light biscuit and grain malt. Flavor is heavy upfront bitterness with huge hop notes; malt supports with help from some fruity esters. The bitterness lingers and dries out the finish, though the malt sweetness does not fade readily. Moderate to full body with medium-high carbonation.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10419) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2013
Sampled at GBBF 2013, London - Day 2. Pours clear gold with a modest, foamy white froth head. Heavy resinous hops in the nose with big mango, orange and grapefruit. Medium sweet flavor with rich and juicy citrus, melon, mango, pine, pale malt sugars. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Well and resinous to finish with lightly dry citrus now, juicy character, sticky sugars. Rich and hefty but very solid. Good condition, too, which is key.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2010
Ancient backlog, from tap. Aroma of resin, flowers, pollen, citrus. Flavor again very resinous with big sweet malts as well as lemon and marmalade. Not too sweet for a DIPA when all is said and done. Gets a bit grassy as it goes. Still quite solid.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2011
on tap-pours an off white head and yellow color. Aroma is resin/herbal-pineapple. Taste is resin/herbal-pineapple hops bite, secondary medium malt.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6318) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 6, 2011
Bottle shared by beerboxer. Pours clear golden with a rich off-white head and a sweet piney aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor, fairly sweet with a smooth transition to hoppy bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5527) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Thanks to jjfoodie for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a yellowish-gold color with a white head. The aroma is awesome. I get a lot of pine, oranges and papaya. An extremely fruity smelling Double IPA. I also get a little bit of biscuit malt in the aroma. The flavor is just as nice. I get quite a bit of resinous pine, which mixes nicely with tropical fruit such as pineapple and papaya. The bitterness level is about medium. A very easy drinking Double IPA. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4778) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2011
bottle thanks to jjfoodie. crisp gold with a white head. hops, florals, citrus, and fruits on the nose. smooth on the palate, big bright hops, citrus, fruits, great stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheRatman (8) - New Mexico, USA - APR 11, 2012 does not count
Growler Fill from Brewery. A very nice DIPA. Very heavy on HOPS and not much else. Pour a nice lite color with a thin white head.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
strongpieman (1459) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Bomber. Cloudy yellow / gold brew with a white foamy head that clings. Grassy hop aroma, medium body with thickness that coats the mouth. A lasting finishn that is more soft than sharply bitter. A very good stronger IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (1756) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Botte in Santa Fe.

I like the happy discoveries one makes when sampling new beers from new regions. Somehow the fun is enough in the exploration that a 90-th percentile gem makes up for slogging through a half-dozen beers in the lower half of the distribution.

This is the gem that has made worthwhile my otherwise disappointing exploratory efforts this week in Santa Fe. Itís not a world beater --- the Sculpin and the BigEye PA that I had last week in Santa Barbara are better --- but itís darn good and markedly better than the average new experiment on the Seattle grocery shelves. So Iím delighted, here in my hotel room, to marvel at the over-the-top (in a good way) candied grapefruit aroma of this beer. Iím enjoying the juicy tropical flavors, the well-rounded bitter finish, the laid back malts, the thinner-than-8% mouthfeel, and doggone it, the 22 oz are gone long before Iím ready to say farewell.


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