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RATINGS: 1074   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2677) - 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. I’m calling it rich cherry but that’s 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 don’t think I’ll 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 (1741) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 23, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2010 Sample at Julio’s 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 (5095) - 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.

3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19975) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 22, 2010
bottle at chris -o ... golden ...light fruity sherbert nose ... fresh open ... sweet jungle fruits ... light hop bitter linger

4.1
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
can8ianben (1343) - 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.

4.3
   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!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2302) - 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.

4.3
   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


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