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RATINGS: 246   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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A few times a year we cut Dan loose to brew whatever he choose. Always handcrafted, the bottle you hold is brewed for the adventurous soul. This is a very limited edition and we make no promises to ever brew this style again. A provocative 85 IBUs reverberates cleanly through this Double IPA. True hop saturation from kettle boil to dry hop cellaring dominates this elegant and lustful sensory enchantment. You hold a deceptively seductive Original Gravity of 19.2 Plato, now 9% ABV following the always 100% natural bottle fermentation. Luscious English Maris Otter malt is the essential heart of this voluptuous double IPA. Surrender is inevitable so enjoy now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
7th May 2012
Hazy amber beer, good off white head. Palate is airy and a little soft with mild fine carbonation. Semi dry. Seltzer minerals. Bittersweet tangerine and pine. Creamy malt underpins. Dry finish. Light and airy DIPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (13411) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 22, 2011
12 oz bottle courtesy of CaptainCougar, thank you sir! Hazy bright golden color, white head. Aroma of pine and tall grass. Taste is not overly bitter, but smooth and crisp. Does not show its strength. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 27, 2012
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium dense white head. Aroma of herbs, grass, grapefruit, and pine. Flavor of grass, citrus, herbs, apricot, and caramel with a dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11645) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 15, 2011
12oz bottle, thanks CaptainCougar. Clear apple juice body, small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, light lemon. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some peach, light bread. Smooth medium-full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11599) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 31, 2011
A: The beer pours a bright golden orange color with a fluffy white head. S: A nice citrus aroma to the beer with lots of grapefruit and lemon peel. A mild pine note as well as some floral character. A hint of caramel malt and bread is also present. T: Big time lemon peel and perhaps even some lemon flesh. A lot of grapefruit is present as well as some grass and pine. Mild bread and malt flavor with a decent bitterness on the back end. M: The body and carbonation are both medium. O: This was quite a nice Double IPA. Really crisp and refreshing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11226) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2011
@dstructos Daks Back I brought from a trade with madvike&hbmason-12oz bottle-pours a white head with trailing lace and yellow color. Aroma is lemon/grapefruit. Taste is lemon/grapefruit/spice hops, secondary light malt/rye.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11089) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Bottle shared by Bunker. Poured clear orange copper color with an average to large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy citrus hop aroma. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation and soft alcohol bite at the finish. Standout brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10216) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle poured a hazy gold with a lasting creamy off white head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness,grapefruit, pine and ligt skunkbud. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, grapefruit, orange zest and pine with a smooth dry moderatly bitter lingering grapefruit finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10074) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2011
Bottle shared by dkachur at Slutfest 2.0. Pours clear gold with a large, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is average malt (meal, straw), heavy hops (citrus, pine, floral), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of alcohol, peach, and apricot. Flavor is average malt (meal, straw), heavy hops (citrus, pine, floral), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of alcohol, peach, and apricot. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation with a dry and biting finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9551) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2011
Bottle… Hazy golden ale with a small, creamy, fat-bubbled, white head. Spotty lacework. The bouquet presents some crazy, resiny, funky-assed hops – a little pine, toast and biscuit as well. Full-bodied and silky with soft carbonation. Great balance of flavorful, bitter hops and great caramel, bread and toffee sweetness. Bittersweet, grassy finish.

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