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RATINGS: 1034   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dchmela (2602) - 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 (1284) - 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 (2810) - 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 (4730) - 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 (706) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ucfknightscott (56) - Casselberry, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2010
Pours a light gold with a very thin white head. Aroma is big and complex with tropical fruits, pineapple, citrus, and piney hops. Tastes of resinous hops; grassy and floral. Honey, pineapple, and citrus come through on the palate. Slight alcohol burn. This is one of the more complex IPA’s I’ve had in awhile, seems to change everytime I take a sip. Another solid beer from the fine people at Oskar Blues.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Chalsk (1049) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2010
Pours an amber orange haze with a white soapy head. Has an aroma of grapefruit and pine. Nice taste. This will please those looking for the more resinous DIPA’s. You get some sweet up front and then hop blast through the finish. This may be the harshest hop resin brew I have had. Loving it. The alcohol comes through.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2010
(Sample Date: 3/30/2010 Source:Other) Pint at Belvidere and Broad - Richmond. Big citrusy floral hop nose with caramel backing. Mostly clear with a slight chill haze. Orange golden with fluffy persistent white head. Resiny hop flavor dominates with moderate hop bitterness. Fairly well balanced. Medium to full body and mouth. Finish is medium sweet with hefty residual bitterness.


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