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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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If you like your hops, this is a must! 120 pounds of hops for a 15 barrel batch.


chargerfanjess' rating

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
chargerfanjess (124) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Had at at Tap That in Oceanside. Was told from Travis there that this won gold medal at San Diego int. Brew Fest. I know why! This brew is fantastic. Crisp spruce, cedar, grass aroma! Crystal clear! Big white frothy head. Up front huge big peppery hops, Note, this was an extremely pleasurably first sip as it did have the usual over the top tar burn hop oil, that becomes too distracting. This grew was pure freshness. Believe it or not I could have had a dozen if it weren’t fir the 9.4%. A must have!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (7492) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2015
650 ml bottle. Enjoyed at San Diego, CA. Bottled 31.7.2015. Pours a hazy dark amber copper colour with a small white foamy head. Aroma of floral hops, fair amount of citrus and some caramel. Flavour of crisp citrusy hops, booziness, caramel sweetness, white grapes and herbal notes. Medium bodied. Fairly fresh but rather boozy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (7641) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2015
Draught @ hotel room, San Diego. Bottled 31.07.2015. Aroma has peaches and sweet malty nites. Flavor has peaches, passion fruit, alcohol and sweet malt. Unusual, not that aggressive with hops but alcohol. At the end of the glass this is just cereal and alcohol. And some fruits.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (7955) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2015
65 cl bottle @ hotel room, San Diego. Bottled on 07/2015.
Pours clear copper color with a large head. Sweet fruits on the nose, pine and resin. Resin and mandarin on the flavor, faint strawberries, hops and orange. A alcohol comes through a bit. Too juicy for this abv.
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (5115) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2015
650ml bottle

Bottled 31.07.15 - Pours dark reddish orange with a small head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, syrup, ripe fruits, grass, herbal notes and some tropical notes. Taste is sweetish, malty and caramely with loads of herbal hops, chewy candy, toffee and resin. Finish is heavy, warming and caramely with loads of malts, herbal hops and resinous notes. Heavy and sweetish. Doesn’t feel super fresh.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lowandslow1972 (12) - Carlsbad, California, USA - AUG 29, 2015
A little stron for me. Hoppy aroma great. Alcohol came through more than malts. Hops finished bitter to disguise the alcohol. Overall great beer but could have been a better beer without the heat from alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (2073) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Shared with friends. Lots of hops on the aroma. Sweet and candy like. Flavors were still nice, but the smell was amazing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (7674) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Bottle shared by Ken at Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours dark golden with a thick off-white head and a citrus sroma. There is a hearty pale malt flavor with a nicely balanced bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1749) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2015
With Z over short ribs, pours a dirty orange pour with a small beige head. Nose is sweet tropical fruit. Taste is bitter sweet with the alcohol easily appreciated, mixing well with deep tropical notes. Finished bitter sweetly and on the same tasting notes. Quaff Score 7 / 10

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zgaier (1677) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Bomber. Pours a copper orange with an off white head and aroma of hops. Taste is of hops, resin, pine, and caramel with a bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (1519) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 8, 2015
Bomber from my trip to Vegas. Pours copper with an off white head. Aroma is dank, mild citrus. Flavor is caramel, grapefruit. Grass and pine bitter in the finish. Alcohol well hidden.


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