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RATINGS: 344   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremyd365 (124) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Looked and smelled great, a real hop smack but not overly bitter. Very drinkable. Iíd get this again if I didnít have to pay $9.50 a bottle where I was. Worth trying for sure, though!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bwa5879 (535) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Orange brown pour into tulip glass. Lingering white head an eighth inch thick. Very piney scent. Medium body, feels a bit foamy. Sweet and bitter. No citrus or flowers. Finishes a bit bitter. A buttery maltiness comes out as well.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Huhzubendah (2256) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Thanks to Brad for sharing this at his tasting on Saturday! A: Pours somewhat clear yellow/orange with moderate head and lace. S: Aromas are odd - hops with some weird astringency. The beer tastes off. This is a fresh bottle and I donít think itís infected, itís just off. T: The taste is sharp and biting. The hop bill seems unusual. Perhaps New Holland was trying to be creative or experiment with some different hops, but in my opinion, the result is a failure. M: Bitter, sharp and astringent. D: Not the worst beer I have ever had, but also not very enjoyable. This was the only dud of what was a memorable night. Notes: I would be willing to try this again and re-review if the beer tastes dramatically different.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6321) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 22, 2012
Bottle 750
Aroma sweet sugary front, mils clean caramel. Alcohol blend with high alpha hop side. Hoppy top end.7+
Appearance slight haze on amber with tanned medium top. Some lace is shown.4-
Flavor and Palate : medium bodied. fairly sweet , slight mineral hints. Centre sided with mellow hop character. Slight hint of oxidation? Solid overall.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OneBrownMouse (1) - - JUN 20, 2012 does not count
8oz pour at Macs speed shop. Good esters. Banana and hints of raisin. Respectable DIPA

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
amg800 (237) - Ada, Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2012
Pours very cloudy orangish amber. Aroma is strong citrus and sappy. Flavor is biter, with a very slight malty sweetness. Palate is full, sticky, low carbonation, like resin.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Flemingo1 (3) - Lake Orion, Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2012 does not count
caramel, resin, floral, alcohol, woody, cloudy, hazy, heavy cloying sweetness, sticky, Overall a wonderful Imperial IPA!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Hoppy floral aroma and great amber appearance with a strong but balanced taste and warming mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (1571) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Murky dark orange pour with a nice head that lingers. Very nice fruity and floral hop aroma along with caramel malt. Taste is ok, a little soapy. But still getting the nice citrus and floral hops, nice bitterness, and a ton of malt to back it up. Not bad.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (1614) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - APR 13, 2012
Dark brown pour.. Slight white head... Nutty caramel hints for aroma..taste is very well balaced pine and bit of caramel..love it,,


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