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RATINGS: 356   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. 20į Plato, Alc. 9.4% by Vol.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deaconmike (381) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2013
On tap. Clear copper with off white head and good lacing. Aroma is subdued - piney hops and caramel malt. Taste is bitter as you would suspect, but balanced by plenty of caramel malt. Mouthfeel is a little chewy/foamy. A good, but not spectacular DIPA.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rangerred (925) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - AUG 26, 2013
12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a clear medium copper with a one finger off-white head. Really good head retention but just ok lacing. The aroma is a little weak on this one. A nice tropical fruit note with some tangerine and pineapple along with just a touch of grape. Maybe just a little bit of toast from the malt. The flavor picks up more on these fruity characteristics and there is more Earth than in the aroma. A little dankness comes through too. Some caramel and toast from the malt along with a whiff of alcohol. A fairly thick mouthfeel along with a sticky finish. Overall, a decent IIPA but it is still fairly run of the mill. Glad I picked it up but it is probably not something I would pick up again.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EtTuCthulhu (1049) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - AUG 14, 2013
This brew has an opaque dark orange color with a small white head, and the aroma combines the scents of caramel malts and resin and floral hops. The taste is quite bitter, slightly sour, and a touch sweet, and the palate fuses a sticky texture, medium body, slightly bitter finish, and a soft carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MattyKakes (92) - Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Michigan..huh? You are alright in my book. I love the upper peninsula. Anyways, this is a satisfying imperial. You know.. that strong IPA your taste buds are waiting for. Go for it! Thatís what itís there for. Enjoy;)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nate (3727) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2013
On tap at Twisted Jimmyís. Nice hoppy aroma. Spicy and piney with mild sweet caramel and toffee. Deep coppery amber clear with thin head. Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Starts somewhat sweet, sugar and caramel. Big hoppy flavor with smooth after and a bit of warming.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Freaky_tiki (549) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2013
2010 vintage pours dark but has a thin oily cap that makes me think this may be slightly off. Looks more like a bitter than an ipa. Aroma is muted. The malts hit the tongue first & is followed by a strong slap of alcohol. Hops are muted & Iím thinking the balance is off here. Iím also thinking this bottle is off. Would love to try another vintage to see if my hunch is correct but living from Canada excludes me (unless yíall wanna do a swap).

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hondajunkie (89) - Tinley Park, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2013
2012 vintage. 12oz. Bottle poured from a $9.99 4pk brought @ Waltís in their new craft beer section into a Duvel tulip. Pours a dark red amber leaving a tan head with some sticky lacing. Aromas of, well just malt mostly. ...a hint of pine. Tastes of caramel malt, some slight hop bitterness on the end. Nothing else. Totally disappointed. Hoping for a nice citrus hop nose& flavor but sadly that was completely absent. Bad batch? Old stock? Donít know for sure but tasted and smelled like an IPA past itís due.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackflag321 (481) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2013
12 ounce bottle in snifter. Dark amber/orange. Caramel malt, light on hops and bitterness. High ABV is apparent and the flavor doesnít stand up to it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fitwitchik (315) - USA - JUN 16, 2013
Poured from a growler. Golden orange with a sweet creamy head Sweet malty citrus aroma. Taste is piney caramel. Overall a solid DIPA. Not a huge New Holland fan (exception Dragonís Milk) this brew is definitely better than average.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coolfunnj (323) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2013
yes theres hops citrus and floral mostly but a malty back is also in the aroma and a funky yeastiness too..looks like it should a cloudy orange amber with creamy foam head..tastes like it smells well balanced between its 3 characteristics,bitterness,sweet malts and bready yeast not a hop bomb like it says dry lingering finish full bodied creamy texture..overall a quality ipa alcohol well hidden but not a favorite too nondescript


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