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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 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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Can:   Amberish, a little fiery, very clear, pour was rather viscous, little head, sparce lacing, very light carbonation.   Resiny nose, sweet hoppy rind as well.   Some alcohol is noticeable.   Very warming on the tongue, sweet, malty but not too heavy.   A little more fusels show up as it warms, but it isnít as hot as I thought it would be.   Letís just say its very warming.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   I thought Gordon was their IIPA, for which I prefer.   Decent beer as is, but very warming.   Its a sipper without being cloying.   Oh, and its not over the top with hoppy bitterness, which I like.   Good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Can shared with Steebo777. Hazy orange-gold pour with a loose white head. Massively dank aroma with notes of bubblegum, melon and citrus. The flavor is cantaloupe, honey, grapefruit and some floral pine on the finish. Creamy medium body with soft carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
egajdzis (5365) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Amber color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, pine, citrus fruits, and some oniony notes. Taste of tropical fruits, citrus, pine, and more garlic/onion, with some alcohol as well.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Botnik (142) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2010
12zo can. slightly hazy, golden with a thin head and some lacing. While it is bitter enough for my taste, It lacks complexity.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DYCSoccer17 (3329) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 2, 2010
12 ounce can from the Davis Food Co-Op. The aroma on this beer is all about the hops. Initial aroma has a nice grssiness to it, before the massive christmas tree pine aromas start dominating. This is so piney and nice. I feel like I am in a forest. There is a light underlying malt sweetness, too. Very quaffable. Transparent orange-golden body with a nice, frothy, strong off-white head present that leaves nice lacing. Starts off quite sweet and sugary. Definitely has some boiled cabbage/vegetal like notes in the middle. Kind of salty, too. Finishes with an herbal and piney hoppiness. This is very very different. I am not sure what to think of this. It is very smooth, and the carbonation is dialed in, but itís not overly drinkable. Just seems like there is a lack of cohesion here.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (2523) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Pours a cloudy orangy color with a moderate off white head. Aroma is of grapefruit, pine and some sweet sticky malt notes. Taste is of citrus and pine hops, lots of sweet malty balance, and some noticeable alcohol. Overall a solid IIPA, but I like mine to lean a bit more towards the hoppy side.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2010
12oz can from Samís, Durham. Very attractive pour, right where you want it to be in terms of the style: lustrous pale orange, creamy head, sentiment to let you know itís heavy, Jim. First impression of the nose was relief. Relief that it wasnít more garlicky, as Iíd read in some reviews. Sure, the thought had already been planted and I definitely confess to tasting some, whether by suggestion or not. But the nose ws really pleasantly bitter, with a prominent spiciness to boot. In terms of the taste, this manifested in the form of green onions, as if somebodyíd used this beer in a quick stir-fry. Mostly fresh and raw, in other words, so good marks simply for distinctiveness. But there are so many others that Iíd go for first.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2010
12 oz can from drew. Thanks, man! Pours a hazy golden orange, a bit dulled but still glowing a bit. A moderate creamy offwhite head, laces very well and stays big. Aromas are a combination of citrusy grapefruit and orange, decent bitterness, florals, grass, a touch of gumball, lemon. Maltiness beneath is caramel and toffee, a bit thicker. Initial is medium bodied, decent bitterness with lemon, florals, a touch of pine, the bitterness is not strong enough. Pine and florals, caramel and toffee body with fairly big sweetness, touch of metallic and pine. The nose wins me over, looks nice, but the taste is just off. Warming and a bit boozy, the finish is hot and sweet, decent bitterness. Ok, too malty and not enough bittering. A fairly dissappointing DIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brianprentiss (675) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 30, 2010
i havenít had anything weak from oskar blues and this one is no different, strong offering, nothing to jump up and down about but very solid. too bad itís $15 for a four pack

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jseifer (62) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2010
Extremely hoppy! Itís very similar to hopslam, pliny the elder, and a little sumpin extra. Great hoppy flavor, citrus and a floral scent. Lots of flavor. Great beer!


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