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RATINGS: 349   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 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.

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   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 (3152) - 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 (2478) - 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.

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   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1275) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2010
12 ounce bottle, vintage 2010. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a copper/orange color with about a half inch off-white head that didnít stick around for too long. However, there was a good amount of lacing left on the glass. Aroma is citrusy (grapefruit) hops and a bit of caramel malt. It tastes mostly like citrus (grapefruit) hops along with some pine hops. I donít taste much (if any) malt at all. With that being said, the hops are strong but not overpowering. Thereís also a good bitter hoppy finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit crisp and is well carbonated. Itís also a bit coating, too. Drinkability is good, itís enjoyable and easy to drink. All in all, I think this is a good DIPA. I liked it.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Pours bright amber with a mostly receding off-white head. Notes of intense pine, mango, grapfruit and hop resins. Full to heavy bodied with thick resins and lightly carbonation.


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