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RATINGS: 371   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 20, 2009
Pours a deep cloudy amber with thin head which settles quickly. Aroma is floral piney hops, honey, sweet malt. Taste is sweet malt, caramel, honey surrounded by piney hops that linger in the bitter finish. Nicely balanced but raw. Tasty IIPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubbleflubber (1935) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2009
Pours a deep amber into the glass, with a generous eggshell head that reduces to a thin cap, leaving thick soapy lace. The nose has a tiny bit of caramel peeking through a grassy pine hop. Flavors follow in tow, with lots of sweet caramel malt, some toffee, grapefruit, and nice pine resin to close the finish. This is definitely substantive, with a nice malty sweet texture, but the other complexities at work round out a full-body and thick, slathering palate. The IBU’s are not "overdone", as in the case of many IIPA’s, with the malt/hop balance even keel throughout the pull. A very substantive and nice offering!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2009
bottle thanks to blutt59. amber with a white head. nose is hops, pine, citrus and more hops. nice on the palate with a great piney hoppy flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5739) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2009
( 22oz bomber thanks to blutt59) Pours clear orange with ok head and good lacing. Nose of citrus hops and alcohol. Taste of biscuits, malt, peppery/hot with more light citrusy hops here. Thick and syrupy body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2009
On tap at The Beer Engine. Pours slightly hazy amber with a half finger beige head. The nose is caramel, sweet citrus and toffee. The taste is earthy hops, caramel malt, grapefruit and some resin in the finish. Medium bodied. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6166) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2009
bottle, dark orange golden color, floral perfumy aroma, flavors of ripe oranges, lemons, spicy hopped bitter finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2009
Bottle thanks to Blutt59. Pours a nice looking amber with a beige head. Aroma of lots of pine & grapefruit, some malt. Flavor is piney, some fruit, malt, a little pepper. Mouth feel is medium body with medium-high carbonation. Overall, a tasty IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomthompson89 (1926) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2009
Big big hops nose, resin and spice with some malt in there too. amber color good foam. flavor follows the spicy taste of hops very nice DIPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2009
Pours a transparent orange amber with a thin, wispy lacing white head. Aroma of sweet toasty caramel malts and a hint of light fruity notes with a good fresh grapefruity hoppy nose. Starts with good fullness and fine carbonation with plenty of caramel malty sweetness and a good hop balance before a bittersweet slightly drier finish. A pretty good malt-heavy IIPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tejas (909) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2009
Big beer. Sorta harsh alcohol flavor at first which I think might have fried my palate. Seemed to get considerably smoother and piney as things went along. Would like to try again.

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