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RATINGS: 1039   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 doesnít 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
regspeir (199) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Poured from a can into a DFH glass, which revealed a hazy amber with a 2-finger head which, while moving toward a coating, never left. Nose was dominated by caramel, pine and citrus. Taste was creamy and nicely balanced with predominant notes of citrus (esp. orange), green apple and caramel. Mouthfeel was sticky and nicely carbonated. Bitterness is not overwhelming but lingers. All-in-all, a nice DIPA option.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (3441) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Can: Pours cloudy, yellow-amber with a frothy, off-white head. Syrupy fruit aroma...tangerine/grapefruit. Malty...tropical fruit taste with a light, white pepper spiciness. Sweet....nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minutemat (1341) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2014
Keg @ Brewdog Birmingham. Pours a rusty orange, tequila creeps around a resinous pithy citrus character stealth-like. iím not the biggest Mosaic or tequila fan but they seem to blend well here alongside a pronounced bitterness and sharp juiciness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
akoeninger (397) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2014
From can. Wow what a beer! Pale golden color. Aroma of juicy citrus and grapefruit. A spicy and flavorful middle, this was a 2014 can so there is mango and slight tropical flavor. I agree with the description of the round middle taste definite hints if butteriness from the sorachi ace hops. The bitterness is the in the crisp finish and in the almost tastebud numbing effect of the hops. It is awesome and very tasty. Still very balanced and only very slightly boozy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BadAprilia1000 (239) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Pours a barely cloudy golden color with a good thick clean white head. Aroma is very good with notes of grapefruit dominant, then hay, cereal, malt, caramel, then citrus with a finish of more hops and pine. Taste is smooth malt body with some caramel in it followed by a good strong hop bitter note, a more bitter grapefruit, lots of citrus fruitiness, and a bit of spice. Very smooth on the palate, drinkable. Overall a great one to kill one or two of to knock yourself out at night

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Osprey87 (1383) - WALES - MAY 10, 2014
Keg at Brewdog Shepherdís Bush. Pale yellow, lightly sparkling, small bubbly white head. Aroma - lemon, Belgian wit. Body is medium, quite smooth, a little foamy. Taste - caramel, tart lemon, passionfruit, slightly floral, some alcohol coming through. Just a little bit harsh but pretty nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4069) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2014
Tap at Brewdog Birmingham. Poured a clear medium amber with a long lasting frothy white head and clingy lace. The aroma is light grassy malt citrus hop. The flavour is medium bitter with a huge zesty lemon citrus, buttery barnyard, grass hop palate with a long bitter finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation. One of the very best imperial IPAís Iíve ever had. This beer has everything!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sebilinz (447) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAY 9, 2014
Can. Amber body with lasting white head. Aroma is caramel malts with intense herbs. Taste is malty with herbs. Aftertaste is nice some sweetness some malts. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2014
Can from Mikkeller beer shop. Hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - fruity and old hops. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 090514

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeremyh70 (663) - Missouri, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Slightly hazy light golden color with a big creamy head that settles to a dollop and leaves good lacing. Aroma is interesting with some sweetness and breadiness along with rye malt spiciness, grapefruit, pine resin and some tropical fruit, all blending together. Taste has some sweetness upfront like the nose with light caramel, grapefruit, hints of tropical fruit and some alcohol midway through. The rye spiciness takes over rather boldly and mingles with the piney hop flavor and booziness, then transitions to a prominent grapefruit rind bitterness. Finishes semi dry with a building bitterness and a little honey sweetness. Mouthfeel is semi creamy with a medium body and medium/high carbonation. The hop varieties used made this interesting but Iím not sure they work harmoniously. Mosaic hops still present a bit of a curveball to me. Not sure if I appreciate their flavor or not. Still, I enjoyed exploring this big beer and itís rye spiciness.

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