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RATINGS: 1085   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drseusszb200 (687) - 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 (8163) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Can. Fortunately, I found a shop selling singles, because I wasnít too keen on making a $15 investment on this, for something Iíve never had. Pours a nice orange gold with a big fluffy head and brilliant sharp clarity - a nice appearance, at least. Probably one of the lighter-colored 10% beers Iíve had, too. The nose is grapefruit, orange rind, and sugary malt. A little grass, too. Flavor is predominantly sweet - I guess thatís what you get in a 10% beer. I guess Iím not hugely impressed by this beer as an imperial IPA - itís hoppy, sure, but it seems like itís double malt and not quite enough bitterness to match up. Certainly not anything I havenít seen before.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dionysus (1454) - Arizona, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Can pours orange amber with a thin eggshell head and some spotty lacing. From first sniff Iím going to guess that this will be one of those beers you will either love or hate. Aroma is earthy and vegetal with notes of grapefruit, and tangerine being attacked by celery and green tomatoe. Flavor shows the same but is reinforced by some additional depth. Apricot, mango, kale, and green olive all make themselves known at some point during the experience, all the time leaving you scratching your head. Overall body is moderate to full, slick and chewy. I can honestly say that I was so confused by everything else going on that I really didnít get any alcohol out of it. Seemed pretty balanced. Definately not for a beginner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6136) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2010
12oz can. SO stoked to finally buy a four-pack of this. Cloudy yellow-amber with a 2cm frothy-foamy off-white lasting head (my first beer in my Sam Adams glass - pretty schweet! thanks, Paul). What an interesting aroma - I swear I get canola oiliness in this - definitely funky/acidic behind more C-hop resin bitterness - and a hint of apricot ... and olives; a bit crazy, definitely not the same old same old, and appealing. The taste - definitely 10% alcohol, very chewy/oily ... grapefruit pith, overripe mango, and an interesting salty/earthy bitterness in the background ... so odd, and so good. Average body, but a bold, lively, chewy mouthfeel - some drying on the tongue in the long finish from resin and alcohol, but it leaves the right impression for an American DiPA: strong, bitter, resin/citrus and aggressive. Nice. In cans!! - fuck me, what will they think of next?!!!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rustyham (1754) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2010
Aroma is of sweet sugar and grapefruit juice cocktail, color is a glowing cloudy orange with hardly any lace. Flavor is nothing but alcohol and hops, while palate has a thickness probably from the malts that I canít taste. the alcohol sting is very hot. Can from Grace Wine and Spirits, Nashville.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
osu97gp (666) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2010
Pours a dark orange/amber color with a persistent head. Aroma of floral hops and citrus. Flavor is huge hops and grapefruit with a nice bitter hop finish. A very good IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sepia5 (237) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 15, 2010
Pours a deep golden yellow, not quite amber, with very little head. Nose is wonderful. A bit of cat piss, very floral, and slightly citrusy. Flavor is citrus (grapefruit), floral and sweet. A fair amount of sweet malt in here, which surprised me. Also, the appearance led me to believe this was going to be pretty thick and syrupy, but it really isnít. An interesting beer that I think maybe falls just short of being in the truly exclusive IIPA club. Iíd drink this again, but I do think itís a bit overpriced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shadey (1948) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 15, 2010
Can from BOTW. Pour is a bright melon orange with wisps of white lace. Aroma is herbs and citrus, quite spicy. Flavor is really bright and fresh - this is all about the hops and the malts take a distant back seat. But that is okay because the hops would steal the show anyway. A beautiful beer, but really way to expensive. There are other beers like this for a lot less money.

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