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RATINGS: 370   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zizzybalubba (1564) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2012
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine in Chesapeake, VA. Expected dark orange pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit rind, pineapple, and light pine and grass. Assertive hop bitterness with more pine than the aroma leads you to believe but with a nice balance of flavors that does not overwhelm the palate. From what I recall of Mad Hatter this is the better beer. A well done DIPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (2166) - 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,,

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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeffwilliams11 (310) - hooterville, Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2008
on tap at the brewpub for mad hatter days. pours brassy color with thick white head. caramel aroma is very strong. flavor is caramel, citrus hops. very, very good beer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2009
Solidly malty and nicely bitter. Nothing over the top per style, but I really enjoyed it. Citrus and sticky pine in the aroma with a fresh, soapy hop quality. Dark copper pour, inch thick off white head and thick lacing. Medium bodied, and thick for an IPA (just how I like it). Bitter and malty with a resinous coating. Grapefruit, caramel and pine flavors dominate. Some lemon and a faint nuttiness round out a good balance.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 7, 2009
22oz Bottle. Thanks Sean! Strong, near-barleywine hop perfume for an aroma. Dense and a good bit caramel. Floral, resiny, and backed with alcohols. Pours a slightly hazed orange-amber, with a nice white head. Flavor is a spicy version of hops. Saffron, black peppercorn, cardamom, and a bit of mace. Very sticky. This is very drinkable, considering itís heft. The alcohols rise quickly and bring many resins, pine cones, and morning flowers to the nose. Lots of grapefruit. Smacks very dry and long, with satisfying bitterness to play off the caramels. Excellent! Another Michigan Imperial IPA that I think can hold itís own against the West Coast versions.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2660) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2009
Tap at Caponeís. Pours out a mostly clear copper with a small white lacing head. Aroma of sticky floral and citrus hops, and a slight caramel malt/sweetness going on also. Taste is well balanced, citrus, grapefruit and pine hops, sweet caramel malts, with a dry and ever so lightly boozy finish, but definitely not telling of the 9.4%.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2009
Copper colored pour with a small, frothy, white head. Piny, resinous, grapefruit aroma with a nice toffee, toast, and caramel balance. The flavor is lots of very fresh hops lending to a luscious pine, orange, and ruby grapefruit flavor with a great toasty caramel malt background and a hint of cherry. Very nicely balanced. A bit of floralness comes out on the finish too. This is a very refreshing double IPA in that itís not cloying like so many can be yet still has a nice assertive hop profile without going overboard. The body is full and creamy with gentle carbonation.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2009
Mildly hazed amber with a large pillowy beige frothy lace maker of a head. Aroma of citrus, dough, light pine, caramel, grapefruit and sticky hops. Taste of alcohol, sticky resinous west coast hops, tasty malt, pine, orange and fruit. Mostly balanced with a little semi-candied sweetness. Finishes up moderately bitter with some alcohol bite back. Overall, a pretty good brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2010
Orange rind,pine and caramel apple aroma, flavor is soup blend of piney hopping and sticky caramel maltingpleasant tanginess from hopping,bittering medium, all flavors balance,the hopping not aggressive,very competent Imperial,not overly assertive


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