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RATINGS: 358   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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A robust renovation of the India Pale Ale. Assertive dry-hoppying provides an aromatic telltale nose, indicative of the bitter symphony to follow. Bold hop character with lively grapefruit and citrus notes. 20° Plato, Alc. 9.4% by Vol.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drjay44 (2647) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2014
651 ml. bottle. 9.3% ABV per the label. Vintage 2014. Pours a medium, tiny bubbled, well retained, ivory head with some lacing, over a clear, but particle laden, dark amber (SRM 14) body.....nose is pine, resin, citrus peel hints from the hops, light cereal malts from the malts, balance to the hops, no esters......taste is slightly sweet, with light toffee/caramel tones from the malts, pine resin, hints of citrus peel from the hops, ending with a moderate hops bitterness, balance to the hops.......mouth feel, medium body, moderately sticky, alcohol warmth present, carbonation low, with light acid. This is a relatively light take on an I/DIPA. The hop complexity in both aroma and flavor are relatively low. It has a soft hop bitterness, with balancing malts. It is nicely balanced, but is much more an "East Coast" rendition of the style than many "hop bombs". BJCP 7/2/13/4/6

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zoucrew102 (545) - - SEP 21, 2014
Bomber. Citrus hop aroma with notes of grapefruit acidity. Pours dark copper colored with a big off white head with good retention and some lacing. Starts with a bit of caramel, but is quickly overtaken by the grapefruit citrus and piney hops. Finishes dry with hop bitterness but balances well so it's not overpowering. Good stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DiarmaidBHK (3418) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Draft at Taco Mac Lindbergh. Pours orange-amber with a thin white head that quickly disappears. Leaves a lot of lacing in the glass. No getting much on the nose except a faint leafy hop note. Has some citrus on the tongue but feels subdued. Finished clean. Kind of boring for style.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thegreenrooster (3220) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Pour is a murky orange with a large white head. Aroma is a decent pungent hop with a bit of sweet malt. Flavor is an ok hop but it’s followed by a very heavy and cloying sweet malt. Thick mouthfeel with some molasses sugary sweet malt. Here is another IPA that has way too much malt presence and after awhile this hops lose their mojo and it turns into a malt heavy bomb.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rxeight (1333) - Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2014
22oz bottle. 2014 vintage. Doesn’t have a bottled on date, assuming kind of old, was on the clearance rack for $2.29. Slightly floral hops, can tell this is a past it’s prime IPA, actually comes off slightly barleywineish. Definitely below average for a double IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1414) - - AUG 6, 2014
Served on tap in a snifter Appearance – The beer is served a hazy orange color with a two finger head of billowy foam atop the brew. As the brew sits the head fades rather slowly leaving a fantastic level of white foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell - The aroma of the brew is heaviest of a grapefruit and pine smell along with a little bit of a bready aroma. A moderate amount of a caramel smell as well as a little bit of a tropical fruit aroma are there as well, producing a malty and moderately hopped aroma overall. Taste - The taste begins with a very smooth bready and doughy flavor along with a little bit of a grapefruit citrus hop and a moderate level of sweeter fruits of tangerine and pineapple as well as some caramel. As the taste advances the grapefruit increases a bit, but never gets too strong. Along with the grapefruit comes some pine hop flavors along with the sweeter fruit flavor that was present upfront fading some. Toward the end, the hops get moderately strong, but never all that powerful and with the doughty and bready flavors remaining rather strong and a light herbal flavor coming to the tongue, one is left with a smooth and moderately hopped malty flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel - The body of the beer is thick and chewy with a carbonation level that is rather low. For the big bready flavors the thick body is rather nice and it does help accentuate the hop a bit more, which is needed, as it is a bit too low for the Imperial IPA style. Overall - Decent in flavor, but somewhat lacking in hops. A little too thick and malty with not enough hop to be classified as an imperial IPA. A nice drinker, but overall rather not really what I am looking for in an imperial IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (2683) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2014
On tap at the Daily Growler. Copper orange pour with light tan head. Aroma of dank pine, citrus. Tastes are citrus, pine, toast. Strange sour bitter. Covers alcohol well. 7.2

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChiGuy68 (412) - Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Tasted on tap at New Holland Brewing. It poured a hazy amber with a small off white head and fairly solid lacing. Fruity hop aroma (grapefruit with a hint of peach) and a malty hop taste. This one is defiantly hitting the spot.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rocbyter (1898) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Malt aroma with a light amount of resin hop. Hazy orange color. Sweet beginning with a light bitter finish. Light palate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonshawn (384) - - JUL 5, 2014
Tap at happy gnome. 10oz. Dark orange with good head and lacing. Grapefruit and hop aroma. Heavy pine grapefruit and alcohol. Finished slightly syrupy and sugar and leaves hop alcohol. Lots of flavor but wanted a tiny more depth and better body.


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