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RATINGS: 1085   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Emphasizing that complexity of character can arise from simple elements, this ale is made with three malts and one hop. Its light amber color and slightly spicy malt character are derived from the use of German Dark Munich Malt and Rye Malt respectively. North American 2-row barley combines with the other grains to lay the foundation for the hop onslaught to come. Summit hops are used exclusively in the boil for bitterness, flavor and aroma but it doesn’t end there. Post-fermentation dry hopping allows the 10% ABV monstrosity to gently coax the citrus rind and grapefruit aroma to join the 100 IBUs already present. This beer should greet you with a pungent citrus blast, provide a spicy yet round middle and finish with a brisk, clean bitterness. Columbus in early and mid kettle.
** This beer will now feature different hops in the massive dry hop every year.
2014 - Sorachi Ace, Mosaic, and Chinook. Incredibly complex mix of lemon zest, pineapple, red berries, peach, and a hint of dank earthiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopmaestro (293) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2014
Aroma is sweet with tropical fruits, citrus and very mild pine. The taste presents a round tropic flavor with quite a lot of sweetness, ripe pineapples and maybe a touch of honey. It’s a litte sticky and ends the visit by sneaking out the backdoor, leaving you with a medium bitter, but down to earth, sensation. I detect a small hint of alcohol lurking in the back.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (2485) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Wonderful aroma, thick clumpy lacing. Taste is oranges and other citrus, a hint of cough syrup sweetness, with a smidge of alcohol warmth. Be careful, this one will sneak up on you.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kidobutai (454) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Wow this is a surprising beer. Pours cloudy light orange. Cinnamon spice aroma, maybe a Bourbon flavor--stronger than expected because of the color.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike5326 (1057) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Poured from a can. Cloudy golden color, medium white head. Medium phenol aroma. Medium body with a delicious sweet hops flavor and a medium bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zekada (357) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2014
Can from Bishops Arms, Helsingborg. Smell has some fruit and hops and is very sweet. Pours clear golden with a rich white head. Taste is a bit bitter with some nice hopiness. Palate is oily and sticky. Overall a nice beer, though a bit sweet. Looks very tasteful!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zakoon (108) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2014
Can @ home. Pours hazy golden with big and bubbly white head. Aroma is grassy. bread and citrus. Taste is a little bozzy and hoppy with mostly grapefruit. It’s sweet, full bodied and thick. The booziness continues and the hops turn into pine with and slight bitter earthy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gaultier (606) - SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
Can @ The Bishops Arms, Helsingborg 19/9-14. Aroma: Hoppy, fruity, citrus (Sorachi ace), toffee. Taste: Hoppy, fruity, citrus, sweet. Body is medium to light full, the finish is dry and bitter with toffee and hoppy notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jorn69 (1294) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
Can @ The Bishops Arms, Helsingborg 19/9-14. Fruity and hoppy, peachy and citrusy, caramely aroma, sweet, medium body with an oily texture.The finish is dry, bitter and hoppy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (4924) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 17, 2014
can - 2014 vintage - funked up sorachi et al. pours unclear bright golden with a tall creamy white head, excellent retention and very nice lacing. coconuty pineapple, danky citrus, peaches in syrup, fresh sweet lightly spicy breadiness, grass, pepper, warming alcohol - doesn’t feel that boozy, appreciable sweetness - honey and tasty golden corn syrup. light carbonation, medium body - oily and sticky, sweet and very fragrant coconut-piney-spicy-citrusy finish. much appreciated alongside my burger with the missus. never tasted previous vintages, but i’m guessing this is the most unique and should definitely be repeated!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Don_Hague (3) - - SEP 13, 2014 does not count
A most excellent beer. Its smoothness belies the high ABV count. In growler from growlerguys at Bend OR

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