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RATINGS: 354   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. 20° Plato, Alc. 9.4% by Vol.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11327) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Draft at HopCat. Hazy golden color, white large bubble head. Aroma of pine! > citrus > flowers. Taste is dry pine resin. Good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10979) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 19, 2010
Bomber from Archer Liquors. Pours amber copper with a foamy off-white head. Lots of resin aroma hop. Medium plus body with mild carbonation. Flavor is lots of (mostly resin?) hop over caramel. But the effect is tremendous. Finishes well balanced. Quite tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: July 01, 2010
Mode: Growler
Source: Ale Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark amber, wispy off white head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma, touch of citrus, floral hops
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, nice citrus, fruity orange, light bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+ /4

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10590) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2008
Draft at brewpub. Poured hazy copper with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate sweet malty and sour citrus aroma. Medium body with a slick texture. Medium to heavy smooth biitersweet flavor with a heavy bittersweet finish of long duration. I would recommend this to a freind.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2009
Cloudy orange with a medium off white head. Sweet aroma with grapefruits, hops and piney notes. Flavour had peach, pine and hoppy notes. Finished bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10144) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2009
Bottled. Amber coloured. Light hazy. Light brown head. Aroma is piney, flowery, grapy and has some spicy sweetness. Flavour is piney, flowery, spiced, caramelly grapy . Medium to full bodied. Dry. Sweet grapish bitterness in the end. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (9939) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2012
An orange amber DIPA with a thin mocha head. In aroma, smooth vinous malt with fragrant floral hops, treacle, classy. In mouth, a smooth biscuit caramel malt with toffee, floral hops, piney notes, grassy and pungent, very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9720) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2010
Bomber poured a clear tarnished copper with a lasting amber head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, pine, citrus and some light floral notes. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, pine, grapefruit and light orange with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9601) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Bottle, vintage 2010. Pours clear mahogany with a large, frothy off-white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, toast, caramel, biscuit), heavy hops (citrus, pine, earthy, floral), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of apricot and alcohol. Flavor is moderate malt with heavy hop flavor and moderate bitterness, somewhat sweet with biting alcohol spiciness. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation with a sweet texture and dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (9467) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 27, 2011
from Mondial de la Bière, Strasbourg - pours a cloudy dark reddish-amber colour with a modest head retention; a fair hoppy aroma with notes of quince and raspberries marmalade; full-bodied and solidly bitter; quite dry and with a long hoppy aftertaste with notes of red fruits, slightly sticky and astringent - straightforward


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