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RATINGS: 565   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 278   ABV: 9.25%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bartlebier (3217) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - NOV 12, 2015
12oz saved from BI’s city piping by idiosynkrasie, merci! Straightforward, near-honey-drip yelloworange pour. Both damp resins, catty pine, piercing alcohol and a good helping of those crystal malts cheaply refined sugars...like Aldi-canned orange jam. Not sure how fresh this made it over, but supposedly a DIPA holds its massed of fleeting hop oils up a tad longer? Taste is crystal malt-forward as well, typical West Coast damp resins, preserved quince peel jam and not all that much fleshier fruits. Nevertheless admirably clean, despite the obvious abv wafts, and downable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adasko (1595) - Poznan, POLAND - NOV 2, 2015
Pours perfectly clear, deep amber color. 3 fingers slightly off-white head which quickly drops down leaving very nice lacing. Sweet, fruity and malty aroma with a bit of honey and alcohol. In taste it’s mostly alcoholic. Massive alcohol notes for the whole taste. In the background a bit of malts and fruits. In the aftertaste only alcoholic bitterness, not very pleasant. It warms your palate and throat immediately, leaving long aftertaste of alcohol. It’s rather poor quality Imperial IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosbouw (2510) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2015
Heldere oranje bruine kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt zoetig, fruitig, hop, orange. Smaakt fruitig, zoetig, hop, bittere afdronk. Aardig, niet bijzonder.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (4416) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2015
(Mission Shipwrecked Double IPA) Bottle 355 ml at home, served into a shaker, ABV 9.25%, hopefully this will send me to bed. Deep orange copper colour on the body, clear. Little bit of activity in it. Small and a bit thin white head on top, with average retention. Aroma of caramel, alcohol, citrus, biscuit. Taste begins sweet, with caramel malts, soon enough turns to bitter, with tropical fruits, mango, citrus, light alcohol, faint pine on the finish. Medium body, nicely carbonated. Pretty good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (2712) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2015
Bottle from Geers. Clear amber colour, white foam. Nose of caramel, honey, citrus and pineapple. Bitter hoppy finish. Well balanced. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abijen (2379) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2015
Koper oranje helder bier met een goede witte schuim kraag. Ruikt zoet, fruitig, kruidig, beetje zeep en chloor. Smaakt zoet fruit, hops, goed bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (8789) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2015
Bouteille 355ml. Ambrée, col moyen blanc-cassé. Arôme met en avant un agréable bouquet de pin, note d forêt, plaisant sur un rétro agrumes; pamplemousse avec une dominance marquée de pin. Palais est houblonné, ici aussi, fort présent, huileux, rappel de forêt, houblons Chinook ou Warrior? Herbacé prenant, malt caramel tirant sur le crystal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Poured into a snifter. 3.5 A: Moderately hazed light amber color. One finger of creamy beige head. Retention is a touch below average and a short ring of lacing is left. 3.5 S: This smells about the same as their regular IPA. Sugary and citrusy hops in the form of orange, mango, and papaya. Bready yeastiness. Caramel maltiness with a light toastiness. Booze is well hidden. 3.5 T: Sugary hoppiness and citrus mentioned above. Caramel and toasty malts. Bready yeastiness. Less bitter and more sweet than the regular IPA. 3.75 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Nice creaminess and super smooth. 3.75 D: Pretty good brew. This has a bigger malty component that the regular and it makes it more balanced and smoother. ★ 738 characters DavoleBomb, Sep 09, 2013

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
astanford (36) - California, USA - SEP 21, 2015
bread, hay, toast, citrus, smoke, amber, hazy, medium bitterness, medium sourness, full body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (11949) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2015
Bottle. Amber color. Oily hops and ripe tropical fruit in the aroma. Malty sweetish but especially herbal oily hopbitter flavor. Some Malty sweetness and fruity notes pushed back by the alcohol and hops. Nice though Not perfect.

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