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RATINGS: 1062   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aracauna (3094) - Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2010
Really nice aroma. Lemon, basil, all sorts of great things going on in the hops. The flavor is a slight disappointment after that as it just doesn’t keep up the complexity. Good beer, though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jedinord (30) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2010
Damn thats good. Really heavy hop nose, thick heavy mouthfeel, and the alcohol is definitely present with every sip. No question about the 10%. Not so sure about the 100 IBU claim, but it is definitely up there. Really good through and through.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
obguthr (3917) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2010
Can: Piney aroma with juicy orange flesh and grapefruit peel accents. Cloudy golden, thin head. Tangerine flavor with a bit of Triple Sec, fruity, with elevated alcohol. Medium bodied. Spicy basil finish. Neat canned beer with character, relatively easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LinusStick (2869) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2010
A better than average IIPA. Aroma was NICE! Strong citrus and grapefruit. Pour was a nice medium/dark gold wit a one finger white head. Taste was good at first. Strong grapefruit rine, lemon and pine in the front but then this dirty burnt aftertaste kicks in and ruins what was going on. Nice carbonation and as the beer warms the dirt flavor lightens, but it’s still there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 12, 2010
12oz can. This beer gets some hate but I love it. Pours a viscous looking deep golden color with a medium white head and specks of lace. Smells hoppy and spicy with some bitter hops, astringent, with a bit of sweetness. Tastes bitter and hoppy. Nice! Citrus and big sweetness. Alcohol. Astringent. Full body, fizzy-ish carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 11, 2010
Pours a orangeish gold with a large sticky white head. Aroma is citrus, hops, malt, pine. Flavor is caramel, grapefruit, pine, citrus, some herbal notes, pineapple, loads of malt sweetness with a bitter earthy and slightly harsh finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 11, 2010
12 oz can. Pale orange-gold color with a thin film of white head. Tropical fruit and catty hop aromas predominate. Ruddy malt underpinning to a heavy pinsol, aspirin, medicinal astringent hop character. Some citrus and tangy fruit emerge, but are fleeting notes. Residual medicinal flavors in the finish. Mouthfeel is a heavy medium, somewhat drying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nick76 (4234) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2010
The aroma is very hoppy with citrus and pine. It also has caramel malt, yeast, and bread. The appearance is golden with a large foamy head. The taste is like the aroma with a meaty finish. The palate is almost thick. Overall this is a beer that defines the style, nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Capa (2031) - Manama, BAHRAIN - MAY 10, 2010
Powerful bitterness in this lemon and pine filled brew. Lots of hops up front in the aroma and flavor with just a little malt to beef it up. The bitterness lasted through the next IPA I had, which it killed pretty easily. Would definitely pick this up again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2010 can. I almost didn’t buy these because tehy are so expensive. $14.50 for a four-pack! Ridiculous. Pours a clear golden with a fluffy, off-white head. Nose is of pine and grass. Taste is the same pine and grass. Mouthfeel is creamy, but not bitter enough.

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