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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
paintedmaple (395) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2012
12 oz bottle...a rather piney DIPA with some decent hop notes and complex and well balanced maltiness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RoscoeJackson (378) - Michigan, USA - JUL 18, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2011 RE-RATED 5/25/11: Deep, dark amber with a barely off white head; beautiful. Nose of caramel, cherries, honey.. ARE YOU SURE THIS ISN’T A BARLEY WINE? Taste is bitter hops with a slightly soapy aftertaste. Carbonation is moderate to high, mouthfeel a bit thin and lacking. The taste kind of kills it for me after getting excited over the great smell/appearance. Too bitter and soapy... OK WARMING helped.. don’t drtink this stuff too cold.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deaconmike (375) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2011
This has all the characteristics of an IPA but is more sweet and finishes smooth but not really dry. A nice brown color. Easy to drink. Not hot at all. Smells and tastes like hops. Really straight forward.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonshawn (359) - - JUL 5, 2014
Tap at happy gnome. 10oz. Dark orange with good head and lacing. Grapefruit and hop aroma. Heavy pine grapefruit and alcohol. Finished slightly syrupy and sugar and leaves hop alcohol. Lots of flavor but wanted a tiny more depth and better body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ESBob (357) - Indiana, USA - DEC 1, 2011
On Tap. WOW.....beautiful copper orange color with wonderful creamy head. Citrusy hoppy aroma. Taste is citrus, grapefruit and ripe oranges, very slight alcohol tow. This beer is worth another glass on tap or two bombers if you are at the package store!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2010
Amber-colored, clear with a great head that clings to the glass. Citrus hops, some pine and herbal aromas, fruity esters a little pineapple. The palate is smooth and slick, lasting finish. Very drinkable. The flavor is filled with juicy hops, starting soft, but finishing dry and assertive. A really nice malt backbone to balance. This is a fantastic DIPA. Great balance. Hop-head’s delight.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2010
Appearance: Dark and malty drown red with honey folds. A frothy 1 finger white crown that shows some retention and lacing. Smell: Caramel malt and floral hops. Taste: Caramel malt, floral hops, a touch of astringency, a touch of citrus. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, a touch chewy, and very nice! Drinkablity: The flavor profile is the only thing holding me back from rating this brew higher in this category. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-13-2009

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - JUL 7, 2009
A very clean wine glass is illuminated with the hue of a fresh penny, a tight white headforms a rather sticky cordon ring. A very suttle yet seductive hop spice dances to the nose rather than running. This will disappoint the hop head seeking something of a hop bomb that destroys the senses. Candied orange rind rises with a touch of cardomom spice and a dose of fresh bready malt. Smooth, certainly malty, and a citrusty flavors enter the mouth....Unitl a suprise wall of hops washes over the tongue and finishes the beer with lingering notes of sweetened grapefruit and fresh flowers. Booze is relatively well hidden for the style. Had this with some roasted chicken in a curried sauce and was very happy. A very true "doubling’" of a recipe.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coolfunnj (322) - 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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