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RATINGS: 1069   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dyetube (1183) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2010
This beer pours an orangish yellow with a thin white head. The aromas are pine, citrus, maybe some vanilla and a little dough. The palate is dry with a medium stickiness. Although I liked this one, I think the one hop made this beer a little underwhelmed. I wanted more from this beer but didn’t get it. Cheers!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2010
foamy copper golden color, clear and inviting. The palate is rich and creamy with a filling mouthfeel. Aroma is clear hops, very earthy. Taste is bitter but balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2010
Can from Kegs & Barrels in Plano, TX. Pours a hazy deep gold with thick white head. Aroma of pine and citrus rind, fruity esters, malt. Flavor is spicy, malty, pine and citrus peel, plenty of alcohol heat. Mouth feel is heavy body with medium carbonation. Overall, this thing packs a punch. Better be a hop head to enjoy this.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - APR 26, 2010
Can. Color is gold, clear, small head that dissipates quicker than usual. Aroma of lemon, minty, spicy with a touch of grapefruit and pith. Flavor hits initially with a robust caramel-orange note, then moves nimbly into mint, kumquat, touch of pith. The smooth stickiness coats the mouth, lending a lingering minty hop-bitterness. A very satisfying strong hop finish, medium-dry. Good use of distinct hop varietals and bold flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 25, 2010
24 karat pour produced a milky white head that left a spot or two of lacing. Aroma was lemongrass, herbal, floral, and caramel. Flavor is somewhat fruity...lots of grapefruit, mango, and papaya...and a natural sweetness that diminishes the sharp biting hops. Medium mouthfeel. A good beer, for sure, but not what I was hoping for.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5618) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2010
(12oz can thanks to mar canned on 4-15-10 very fresh!) bright yellow pour with constant film of bubbles. Nose of pine, grapefruit, oranges, very dank weed aromas, more so than any beer I’ve smelled previously. Taste of earth, dank weed, bong water, spicy hops, umami, grapefruit, with a nice citrus/bitter finish. Medium oily body. Alcohol becomes evident only on the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2010
Tap at Three cellars. A strong, almost vegetal hop. Smelled somewhat spoiled. The taste was sweet and may with a strong vegetal spoiled hop flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2356) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2010
Orange hazy golden pour off white head decent amount of lacing .... floral hoppy aroma and sweet malts .... taste of sweet malts and floral hops sessionable but does give a little of the abv off and pretty malty for a ipa .... just kind of one dimensional with the hop selection .... bitter hop finish ... a decent brew with a spicy kick .... enjoyed it something different in a imperial ipa

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hillfiiiiire (323) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 24, 2010
Pours a hazy orange with a moderate white fluffy head. Aroma is tons of citrus grapefruit. Flavor is much the same but with an alcohol burn being present. Rather sweet, but not completely overwhelming. The hops come through, but in a rather one-dimensional way. Finish is fine, and okay all in all. Just not quite worth the price.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lethe (177) - New York, USA - APR 24, 2010
Huge citrusy hop nose that is full of resin. Nice dark yellow color with lively carbonation and fluffy head. Flavor is very nice and as advertised: tons of hoppy bitterness with a pungent, funky note to the summit hops. For some reason it did become less exciting toward the finish -- I attributed this to the one-note hop character but that could be wrong. Still, intensely bitter and excellent demonstration of a drinkable hop-bomb.


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