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RATINGS: 1051   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 26, 2010
Can. Amber beer with a cream colored head. Grapefruit and light pine aroma with caramel. Grapefruit and light pine flavor with caramel backing. Medium bodied. OK bitterness. Grapefruit and caramel linger.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBeatnik (10) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2010
Really good imperial IPA. Itís different, but in a good way. At 10% it was very enjoyable. I was surprised to learn it was Summit hops. It finished clean and left me wanting more.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3900) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 25, 2010
Boozy Double IPA with intense malt backbone. Very bitter. High ABV is not hiddent at all. This is a very enjoyable beer.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TURDFERGUSON (3948) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 24, 2010
Wow. This beer is an experience. An experience I donít ever want to have again. Bought a 4 pack for the discounted price of 10.99 and I still feel like I got ripped off. This beer kinda smells like pot. But if I wanted to smell good pot Iíd just walk into my apt. Flavor is a big mess and after a few weeks it turns into hardcore garlic, onions, sweetness, and pretty much an undrinkable mess. Iíd rather drink Bud heavy in a can.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beernovice39 (3119) - Montana, USA - MAY 24, 2010
Crystal clear amber/gold with tiny off-white head. Scent is moderately sweet, with the piney hop scent. Taste is sweet and bitter, very good, with a bit of booze warming. Nice!

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
daknole (9042) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 24, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2010 Orangish/yellow pour. Cannabis, hops, honey, alcohol, and caramel malt. Flavor is dank and a bit hot. Sweet malt, tropical fruit, and hops. Not my favorite. Overrated.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
planky84 (2102) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2010
Bottle at Chris Oís. Straw colour with a white head. Citrus and hops in the nose. Nice fresh fruity smell. Flavours of peaches, tropical fruit, apricots. Smooth. Very nice hop kick. Sharp hoppy, fruity finish. Refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2513) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2010
On tap at the Midway. A very entertaining drink. Totally took me by surprise with the gooey sticky caramel malt and thick resin and pine hop profile. An intense orange peel type aroma. Big fruit flavors so intense they almost come through like a rich cherry. A bit of a combination of the sweetness of the malt and citrus hops makes a very interesting fruit flavor. Iím calling it rich cherry but thatís not a great description. The finish is sticky pine bitterness and a nice sweetness stays with you for a while. Not overly cloying but present and enjoyable. The price here is a little much so I donít think Iíll get this one again but it was tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BroSpud (1679) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 23, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2010 Sample at Julioís Spring Beer Fest (disclaimer - memory somewhat blurred after perhaps a few too many samples) This was perhaps the favorite of what I tasted today. All the good qualities of an American IPA. Did not realize it was a a double style until just now reading the description. 11/10 - Had a chance for another taste and my first impressions still apply. Only difference is after 12 oz I definitely can tell that this is an imperial.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4895) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2010
Sampled from a 12 oz can this beer poured a vibrant golden-amber color with a huge orange-beige head that lingered and produced good lacing. The aroma was intense pine, resin with undertones of catbox and floral hops. The flavor was very strong pine, resin and floral hops with a touch of catbox. There was a hint of nutty malts and a touch of spice but these were really overwhelmed by the piney hops. Nicely sweet with a very long finish - the hops just coat the tongue and refuse to move on. Full bodied. One of the most intensely hoppy beers that I have had, yet maintained good quaffability and hid the alcohol well. Excellent.


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