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RATINGS: 375   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (34875) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2009
22 fl oz bottle. Pours cloudy dark orange with a small white head. Mild pinewood and peachy hops aroma. Peachy and pinewood hoppy flavoured with a nice mild caramelish malt note. Lingering hoppy and slight caramelish flavoured into a persisting dry and fruity hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (16424) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2009
Hazy amber color. Sweaty hops aroma, fruity and resiny too. Good body, caramel flavor, and powerful bitterness, by a resiny hop; but in its extremeness is well balanced. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2009
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of bu11zeye. Slightly hazy amber with a rough, off-white head. Fat, peachy and perfumy hops in the nose. Medium to full body. Sweet fruit and caramel, peachy hops that slowly grow to leave quite some hoppiness. Pleasant. 220909

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Bomber courtesy of ughsmash. Pours a hazy amber color with thin white head. Aroma is sweet and floral with notes of pine, caramel, honey, grapefruit, light toffee notes. Flavor is sweet and floral with notes of pine, grapefruit, light honey and spice, notes of toffee and caramel. Generally medium body with a pleasing floral hop finish. Nice.

   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 (2017) - 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 (5012) - 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 (5776) - 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 (6231) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2009
bottle, dark orange golden color, floral perfumy aroma, flavors of ripe oranges, lemons, spicy hopped bitter finish

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