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RATINGS: 419   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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. 20į Plato, Alc. 9.4% by Vol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
misterbeer (313) - greenwood, Indiana, USA - MAY 15, 2010
12 ounce bottle-a scarlet orange pour-small non existent off white head -aroma and taste of citrus, pine-smooth bitter grassy finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5635) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2010
Bottle. Rusty amber pour with a short, beige head. Aroma is spicy and citrusy hops, strong caramel, sweet malt, and maple syrup. Taste is big citrus hops, robust spicy hops, strong caramel, sweet malt, toffee, and melon. Body is thick and chewy while retaining is resinous feel. Carbonation is mild and creamy at times. Ends with more caramel notes, toffee, citrus fruit, melon, spicy hops, floral hops and light maple syrup. Nice stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Pours bright amber with a mostly receding off-white head. Notes of intense pine, mango, grapfruit and hop resins. Full to heavy bodied with thick resins and lightly carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1584) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2010
12 ounce bottle, vintage 2010. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a copper/orange color with about a half inch off-white head that didnít stick around for too long. However, there was a good amount of lacing left on the glass. Aroma is citrusy (grapefruit) hops and a bit of caramel malt. It tastes mostly like citrus (grapefruit) hops along with some pine hops. I donít taste much (if any) malt at all. With that being said, the hops are strong but not overpowering. Thereís also a good bitter hoppy finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit crisp and is well carbonated. Itís also a bit coating, too. Drinkability is good, itís enjoyable and easy to drink. All in all, I think this is a good DIPA. I liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
agl108 (935) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2010
22 oz. bomber. Poured a light copper with a skim of soapy off-white head. Lots of splotches of lace. Nose of sweet citrus and pine. Flavor is of sweet caramel malt with notes of resin and citrus fruit. A bit thin, but smooth. Hop profile is very subdued in this one. Just a touch of warming alcohol present. Very solid but admittedly not how I like my IIPAs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hombrepalo (1956) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2010
12 oz bottle from Archer Liquors. Poured a dirty transparent brown with some head and lace. Mild grainy sweet aroma. Flavor is nice earthy bitterness backed by an odd sweetness. Finishes slightly crisp and grassy. Interesting take on an IIPA but not to my likings.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RyanMM (416) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2010
Pours a deep, intense copper with a moderate head. Lacing is about average, very foamy. Aroma very hoppy, citrus and grassy with a faint whiff of alcohol. Very assertive on the tongue, not intensely bitter but robust enough. Faint sweetness. Thinnish mouthfeel. Finishes bitter; thereís not enough malt smooth out the aftertaste. Decent IIPA but it doesnít give me the same warm and fuzzy feeling as others in the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2010
Orange rind,pine and caramel apple aroma, flavor is soup blend of piney hopping and sticky caramel maltingpleasant tanginess from hopping,bittering medium, all flavors balance,the hopping not aggressive,very competent Imperial,not overly assertive

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
msante79 (2216) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2010
Bomber from Cardinal Liquors in Mokena. Pours hazy dark orange with small white head. Aromas of hops, citrus, grapefruit, sweet malts, and tropical fruits. Flavors of bitter hops, grapefruit, citrus, sweet caramel malts. Finishes with sweet malts. Usually prefer total hop bombs over sweet malty DIPA but this one is hitting the spot right now. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2010
Medium orange with an off white head, nose of grapefruit, pine, grass, and hops, flavor is caramel malts, with grapefruit, and pine, and other citrus.

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