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RATINGS: 988   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2010
Sparkling clear amber. Thick light tan head. ARoma is rather muted, especially given that it is IIPA. Flavor is mmmehhh. Neither resin nor citrus dominates, instead it is more vegetal. Kind of soapy. Glad I "only" committed to a 4 pack rather than a growler.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (3686) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2010
Can thanks to brewengineer at the Slutfest. Very unique, douglas fur new pine aroma with pungent grapefruit flavor. I’m not sure about this. Awefully hot, almost medicinal bitter hop finish. Maybe need to try another. Love the can as usual, but the price is way up there!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Foxbush (1219) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2012 Classic IPA, what a super ale. This has the best nose of any IPA that I had lately. Grapefriuit and possibly oranges. The IPA pours a clear gold with wonderful head and major lacing. This was purchased at The Caboose in Ashland among other beers and ales. It is the best. The finish is smooth with a spicy bitter taste. Another ale that I liked came in can: Dale’s Pale Ale

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rajendra82 (934) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2010
Clear, orange-amber body, craggy large head, and steady carbonation made for an attractive looking beer. The smell was intensely citric and succulent. The hops came through in the taste as up front bitter and spicy flavors, and the malt backbone was solid with a candy like sweetness. Quite sticky in the mouth with a lingering spicy aftertaste. No frills construction, but does not need any gimmicks to stand up to the completion.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
allfreej (550) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 11, 2010
Canned into a wine glass. Cloudy copper pour, thin, off-white head. Huge citrusy nose--grapefruit rind, sour oranges. Sweet, slightly spicy malt almost overwhelmed by a wondrous hop onslaught. The grapefruity hops assault the taste buds right up front and the finish is just as intense. The alcohol isn’t readily apparent through the lupulin-induced coma that your taste buds will sink into to!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (5961) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2010
Can into a pint glass. The aroma is sour orange hops with a hint of cat pee and a toooouch of malt in there. The flavor is big orange, like straight orange peel with hop bitterness on the finish, but mostly a lot of citrusy sweetness. Not bad, not amazing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6018) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 11, 2010
Pours golden with a nice off-white head and a strong pine and citrus aroma. There is a tasty caramel malt base that is overwhelmed with piny hop bitterness. Crisp, clean and refreshing, but extremely bitter.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2010
Serving: 12 oz. can at Fireworks. Pours a slightly hazy amber orange with a well sustained frothy, off-white head. A powerful nose of hops punches you right in the face. This is the stickiest of the icky. Tons of pine and resin are in the nose. From the first sip you can feel the enamel getting eaten off your teeth. The taste is a hop lovers delight. Lots of herbal hops, pine resin, and tropical fruit. A real bruiser. Medium to rich mouthfeel leading to a long, bitter finish. This is one of the best brews I’ve had in a long time. The alcohol is extremely well hidden. Sheets of lacing get left behind on the glass. Go get this beer now.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bblack99 (526) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - APR 10, 2010
On tap at OB Homemade in Longmont. Strong hop aroma with a balance of cedar and grapefruit. Flavor packs a punch with tons of sticky sweetness and high IBUs. Flavor is crushed a bit by the sticky mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
carl4beer (521) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2010
12oz can. pours clear and golden with white head. aroma is grapefruit with some pine. mouthful is dominated with grapefruit and has a lingering finish with earthy bitterness. nice big starter...


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