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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. 20° Plato, Alc. 9.4% by Vol.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2010
On tap at New Holland on our way to RBSG. Pours a clear orange with a thin beige head. Citrus and malt, faint alcohol. Nice juicy malt and hops, earthy. Long bitter grapefruit and quinine on the finish. Well balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (6509) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2010
22 oz. bottle from Ludlow Wines. Pours a cloudy orange amber color with a medium eggshell head that leaves some lacing. Aroma of pine hops, grapefruit citrus, caramel malts, and pine resin. Flavor follows suit nicely: bitter hops, plenty of pine, a good malt backbone, balancing caramel sweetness, and a lot of grapefruit. Medium bodied, with a malty grapefruit juice mouthfeel. Bitter, citrusy finish. Alcohol is almost completely hidden. Well-balanced DIPA. Very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6470) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6376) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2011
12oz bottle purchased from Dutch’s for $4. Bottle says "2010 Vintage". Mildly hazy orange color, decent white head, some lacing. Very bitter, but not as much hop as I was expecting. Maybe it’s the aging. Good amount of carbonation, makes for good sipping. Weird bitter finish.. Definitely grapefruity. Not worth the price, though. There are way better IIPAs.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2011
Bottle:   Hazy amber, moderate white foamy head, nice lacing.   Somewhat of an earthy/malty aroma, background of hops and a bit of citrus peel.   This tastes like a Hales Ale beer with its quasi earthy malt and citrusy hop profile   Hmmm, mild sweetness, a little bit of citrus rind on the backside.   Mild astringency, but not heavy.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Slightly medicinal, but not too heavy.   Warming, slight alcohol on the finish.   Not as clean as I would have liked, but not bad.   Maybe it needs to lay down for a bit?   Thanks Kevin!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (6283) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2011
Tap. Clear amber pour. White head with lingering lacing. Earthy citrus grapefruit nose and taste. Kind of sticky. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6175) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2010
Pours deep orange with nice white head, aroma is full of citrus, with grapefruit and candied orange, with a touch of pine, leading into caramel. Taste up front is bitter grapefruit and nice orange, leading into sweet caramel, finishing piny and bitter. Very nice brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6045) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2008
2008 MiBGF: Coppery hue with a excellent head and lace. The aroma has notes of caramelized malt, floral and grassy hops, apple and peppery phenolic esters. The taste start with bitter snap and acidity supported by lots of sweet malts for balance. Hop spice and slightly boozy finish. The mouth feel is oily and sticky, warming with a sharp kick around the edges. This was really nice and the best beer I had on Day 1.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drowland (6038) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2009
Big hop aroma that strikes me as the grassy variety. The flavor is big sweet hops that are bitter but not too much and the hops are all citrus. This reminds me of my favorite DIPA - Hopslam - but just not quite as flavorful all around. Very good, though.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2012
In short: A problematic aggressive amber IPA. Bad bottle?
How: From a bottle at Mondial De La Bière 2012
The look: Clear dark amber body topped by a small beige head
In long: Nose is resinous fruity hops, a bit of diacetyl and light fusel notes. Taste is salad croutons covered with honey and caramel, harsh alcohol, resinous bitterness crashing with some acidity, strange notes of parmesan. Assertive razor-sharp bitterness joined by an alcohol bite. Plastic notes in the after-taste. Not sure what happened here but I’m certain the bottle wasn’t the intended result. Seems to be a pretty popular beer and it is getting good ratings, I don’t get it, not sure what the deal is with that beer, maybe $11.99 for a six-pack.


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