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RATINGS: 1042   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4843) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19230) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2010
Canned at Bishop’s Arms Vasagatan, Stockholm. Clear pale amber, brief head. Perfumy hoppy nose with gooseberry and star fruit. Very sweet, full bodied with clean, rounded mouthfeel. Syrupy and hoppy with a significant alcohol burn and slightly inky bitterness. Edgy and too sweet, but lovely aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14069) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 22, 2010
bottle at chris -o ... golden ...light fruity sherbert nose ... fresh open ... sweet jungle fruits ... light hop bitter linger

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAY 21, 2010
12 oz. can from Plaza Liquors - Pours a hazy golden color with a nice size off white head. Nice layered lacing. Aroma is floral, citrus, pine, and resiny hops. Flavor is bigtime hops! Lots of citrus, pine, and resin. Finish is pungent, but not too bitter. Medium to full body. This is a wonderful beer. Just wish it wasn’t $4 a can.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
can8ianben (1315) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2010
Poured from the can into a tulip glass. Aroma of bright citrus, cut grass, and alcohol. Appearance is a nice amber color with very little of the wispy white head. Tastes like the hop bomb you’d expect it to be - slightly sweet, slightly medicinal, very bitter. Delicious bitterness and just a tad woody. Alcohol is certainly more noticeable as it warms.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerGuyTWMore (128) - Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2010
Snap the tab resin hits you from afar. Pours hazy gold wth some amber, off white head that sticks around lacing nearly all the way down. Amusing the nose further are big grapefruit citrus with spicy flowery malts, rye, some clove. Flavors translate with big sticky sweet resinous G/F with floral rye backbone - very smooth with little to no alcohol taste and underlying, not overpowering bitterness that holds throughout and stays with you on the finish (though not as long as I would expect or prefer). Certainly amongst the best beers I have had!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2204) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2010 beautiful citrus and flower bouquet if ever i had! the tastes are hard pine resin and tar in citrus of a sort thru a deep stingy rye flavor that combined produce a moderate leathery and saliva on cheap cigar dankness. unbalanced, slick and in your face it is overdone and an honorable attempt to satisfy the insatiable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drseusszb200 (688) - Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2010
300 rated poured golden with small head smelled like hop off vine tasted like hop pellets with floral flavor and bitter hop stickiness to finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2010
Pour is a bright slightly hazed orangey color (almost sunset-ish) with a fluffy big off white head...smell is overpoweringly grapefruit...some toasty caramel flavors are there too, but hops dominates with a bit of resin as it warms...terrific full and viscous mouthfeel...strongly sweet taste at first and very briefly like a lemon custard...then grapefruit, resin, and hints of pepper come on strong an linger until the end of the medium slick finish...nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7731) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2010
I love IPAs, IIPAs, barleywines, and big beers in general. This is the 1st OB beer that let me down somewhat. Pours dark gold with nose of resiny, piney hops, tangeriney fruit, rocj syrupy, peppery malt. Tastes very funky, on the sweet side, with heavy mango, tangerine, pineapple, black pepper, but a late heat that starts midway through and permeates every aspect from about 6 oz to the end. We always talk about well hidden alcohol, but this one had not well at all hidden alcohol, and that took away from the holistic positive impact of this beer.

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