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RATINGS: 1059   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SanfordBrewer (1391) - Sanford, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2010 On tap at redlight redlight, filtered thruogh citra hops.

holy hoppiness, this is incredible! I don’t know how much the randal is changing the original hop character, but this is like stuffing your mouth full of hops and then drinking a sweet ipa. It’s got a sweet pale malt foundation, but is as full of fresh hops as it can get. Malt sweetness and hop bitterness are balanced, but hop aroma and flavor is off the charts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PorterPounder (5557) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2010
Tallahassee, Fl - Market Square Liquors - 12 oz can. Hazy dark orange pour with a frothy white head. Aroma of faint cat urine, heavy spruce. Solid citrus flavor, slightly bitter, mellowed out by peach and nectarines and a back end of green tea. Thickish, rich mouthfeel. Overall, a solid entrant from Oskar Blues.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
imjohnward (7) - , Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2010 does not count
Spruce and caramel jumped out of the can first for me. I needed food to eat with it, a strong cheese would do well with this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - APR 24, 2010
nice strong hop aroma. pours a light orange to almost yellow. 10% takes a while to warm you up. alot of mango and pineapple in the hops. easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2010
Name: Gubna
Date: April 07, 2010
Mode: Can
Source: Bullock’s
Appearance: cloudy orange, frothy off white head, sudsy lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, floral hops, touch of fruity citrus
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, plenty of hops, light citrus, touch of fruity sweetness, long bitter finish
Overall: not worth close to three fidy a can

Name: Gubna
Date: April 26, 2010
Mode: draft
Words: tmac woodstock
Appearance: clear copper, fine off white head
Aroma: sweet crystal aroma, earthy and citrus hops, slightly catty
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, floral and citrus hops, peppery alcohol, touch of fruity orange and tangerine, nice balancing bitterness
Overall: much better on draft

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2010
Can. Clear, lively gold pour with no head. Aroma is very sweet and resinous with a juicy citrus character. Luscious sweetness with a mild bitterness for the style and a juicy hop finish. Also show a significant spiciness, probably more from the rye than the hops. Very well balanced and dangerously drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zizzybalubba (1421) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2010
12 oz. can from Total Wine in Raleigh (Triangle Plaza). Copper orange pour with a thin white head. Aroma of floral hops, pine needles, and fresh cut grass. Big bold piney hop flavor with a nicely balanced caramel malt backbone. Alcohol is non-existent, even at 10% ABV. Tastes very much like Dogfish 90 Minute. Outstanding.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4848) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2010
nice gold/amber pour with a thin cream head. fresh sticky pine hops, undernotes of florally esters and honey. thick on the palate, really coats your mouth with resiny hops and a light honey sweetness, alcohol is almost unnoticed until it hits your stomache.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4178) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2010
Aroma has a big orange Jello fruitiness with lots of west coast hops. Some pungent and veggie hop tones in there. Mostly clear brownish orange, not much head, viscous pour, bleh can design. The pungent, and off notes in the aroma really come through in the flavor profile. Pretty heavily bittered, not as sweet as the aroma would lead you to believe, heavy mouthfeel. Very light vanilla and caramel, some woodiness. Aftertaste is all about the hops. Warming. New Lear Market.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (4996) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2010
One big freaking IPA huge hops and flavor this was the shizzle. Glad it was the last beer of the day it kills your tastes buds it is so over the top with hops.

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