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RATINGS: 440   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 278   ABV: 9.25%
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A style of beer curiously born on the foggy shores of Father Junipero Serra’s first founding mission. Our own vigorous entry is one rebellious IPA, quick on the trigger, and brimming with a bounty of hop ingenuity. This is a big, bold, brazen beer, a restless vision of a new America.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (3999) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2012
12 oz bottle from J Canal’s Egg Hrabor Twsp. Poured a deep clear honey brown body with a small to average sized super light beige head. Aroma of dry citrus rind, yellow grapefruit pulp, hop syrup, marmalade coated toast, fruit skins and grains. Full bodied with a strong harsh finish, average carbonation and a medium duration on the finish. Flavor of citrus rind, strong grapefruit notes, honey, medium toast, grains, cereal, a bit dry overall. Solid beer, but with so many DIPAs out there I doubt I’d buy this one again.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJester (1863) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2012
355 mL bottle. Copper orange, not quite clear. Small white head. Nice aroma hits all of the hop elements (resin, citrus, floral), but the whole does not quite equal the sum of the parts. Nice balance of citrus and caramel in the flavour. Alcohol is hidden. Bitter enough, but it does not linger on the tongue. Good beer, not great.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
benderlil (13) - California, USA - JUL 30, 2012
Warning: way better on draft than in bottles. This is a great 2IPA. Hops take you from the nose to the finish. Enough malt to carry it. Recommended.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Koskela (284) - Marysville, California, USA - JUL 22, 2012
The smell is very hoppy maybe cascade and chinook? And a hint of sweetness. The color is a oranginsh amber color thats hazy with little head. The taste is sweet at first then the bitterness takes over right away. It seems like a 70+ibu brew. Its surprizingly a heavy light body texture and the sweetness sticks on your tounge offsetting the bitterness. This brew is respectable not bad worth a try.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1632) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2012
12oz. Pours that golden orange hue you can just tell is going to be tasty. Big sweet malt hints blast the nose upon a whiff. Hints of citrusy hops are present as well, alongside bits of bread. Nose transmutes into the flavors as well with hints of caramel malts and loads of resin. Good, but not great, DIPA.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ghawener (1457) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JUL 18, 2012
Bottle: DIPA in San Diego?!, you gotta have game. Not to par with others, Foggy at best.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4364) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Pours deep dark gold into a snifter. White head with medium retention recedes leaving spider lacing. Sweet caramel and resin aromas. Sweet caramel and toffee upfront turning to a hot lasting resin finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pineypower (2504) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Bottle from Spirits Lacey. Pours an attractive darker copper color with a small white head. Aroma is of white grapefruit, orange peel, light caramel and some hop resin. Unfortunately the taste goes a bit downhill, vegetables, odd hop bitterness, stale bread, rotting fruit, caramel, rubbing alcohol and some light citrus. Aroma showed promise, but taste did not live up to that.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ocean82 (81) - Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Poured from bottle into Weiss glass (all I had). Deep amber in appearance with pretty thick head that dissipates slowly while leaving behind considerable lacing. Aromas of caramel, pine, hops, grapefruit, and alcohol. Tastes include caramel, candy sugar, pine, resin. Smooth creamy mouthfeel with light carbonation with a hoppy bitter finish. Overall a good double IPA with decent character. --- Cheers

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2012
amber color, aroma of pine, citrus hops, caramel, flavors of citrus hops, caned fruits, pine, caramel, dry finish, med body, an average DIPA


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