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RATINGS: 987   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2010
Thanks to exiled for sharing this beer. The beer pours a clear medium yellow color with a white head. The aroma is orange and pine hops at first, with some resiny and catty hops showing up as well. The flavor is similar but the catty hops are much more dominant. The bitterness is about medium and the alcohol is fairly well hidden. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A nice DIPA, but at the price this sells for, I wouldn’t buy it again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jazz88 (2526) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 19, 2010
Can. A golden amber color with a laced white head. A strong hoppy pine aroma A dry, bitter liquid pine flavor with citrus and grapefruit. The malty balance is there but the hops power through this beer. I like it even if it’s a little bit one sided.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2010
Can from afire- thanks bra! Well this was pungent alright! The aroma was not terrible just really odd, like a can of tennis balls (rubber and citrus). The palate was smooth and enjoyable with the abv keeping it balanced. The Summit hops although a spicy/citrus delight keeps the odd aroma in my nose. I’m an Oskar blues fan but this was a little funkafied for me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dchmela (2559) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2010
Clear yellow pour with a thick white head. Huge pungent citrus hop aroma, very big and fresh hops (Centennial?). Taste is sweet malt, with lots of big citrus hop bitterness. nice brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MeadMe (1243) - Riverview, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2010
Thanks to SeaBass for the share. A: Pours a pale golden yellow with a nice tall foamy cap. Good retention with some spotty lace. S: Bold hop aromas, very grassy with citrus notes as well. T: Biscuit malt, grassy green herbal hops. Fresh citrus and loads of resinous pine. Light alcohol in the finish. M: Medium in body, smooth, good carbonation. D: Good, loads of hops, more IPA like than DIPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (2450) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2010
Can. Orange pour with white head. Chewy pine aroma, with some clue of the 10 percent abv. Malty flavor with a ton of pine hop flavor and substantial warming.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmschefke (566) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2010
Pours a slightly amber orange with thick white head, lots of lacing. Aroma strong of resiny hops, slight citrus, and a nice spicy character. Flavor matches well with a bit of sweetness that I wasn’t expecting. Decently heavy, but dry on the palate and makes for a nice drink, but the price is slightly disappointing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (4528) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2010
Can shared by a friend. Clear gold pour with a thick off-white head. Aroma is grassy hops and a bit catty without much malt. Grassy hop flavor with a nice sweet malt balance and some citrus fruit on the back end.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
highibus (698) - Vail, Arizona, USA - APR 18, 2010
Pours a light copper with thin white head. Residual lacing is nice. Huge aroma of big grapefruit and pine. Medium to full bodied as it has a little higher viscosity. But not overbearing at all. Really nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BNSLY (54) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 18, 2010
can on 4/17. very interesting beer. The aroma is sweet and hoppy, lots of grass, citrus,and herb. A nice orange/ yellow color, nice carbonation. Taste is good get the malt up front and finishes strong with the hops. a very tasty ipa and original smell and tastes. Enjoy


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