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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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
highibus (736) - 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.

   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

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Chalsk (1068) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2010
can from drewbeerme/stoutfest.... pours a lucidly clear golden brown pour with a partially dense creamy white head.... aroma much akin to hopslam with sweet tropical fruit, melon, and citrusy hops with some fresh dankness in the background (i almost want to say i’m getting some of that garlic nature as well)... flavors are sweet and very earthy accentuated by citrus and herbal dankness while coinciding with a a chalky sort of texture. finishes earthy and bitter. a creamly/earthiness pervades, primarily sweet, with a hoppy bitter finish. something is a little off here but it’s stil alright.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 17, 2010
Thanks to Todd for sharing. Clear amber almost copper looking body. Aroma is fresh hops. Grapefruit, pine and citrus. Flavor is much of the same. Aftertaste has a garlic/onion edge to it. Very weird brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2010
Can! Pours a copper orange body with a white head, great retention. Aroma is fresh squeezed hops, nectar, green grass y and herbal hop tones. Really freaking fresh aroma, citrus, and grapefruits. Wow this is really fantastic aroma. A prickly grapefruit and citrus blend, really skunky pot tones, really grass y and really herbal, that 10% is just devoured by the pure hoppiness. Dam people are talking some smack about this bottle of ganja, seriously WTF ppl?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - APR 16, 2010
Pour from a can gave a clear golden hue. White topping. Aromas of pine, and bitterness. Medium full body and a little sticky on your palate. Some malt along with brash hop bitterness. A little one dimensional on the hop flavor. Very well balanced finish. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BluePhish (93) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 16, 2010
12oz can pour. Golden orange nice white head good retention. Very resiny aroma, pine and kumquat, very light fruit notes, lemon and apricot. Odd almost bubble-gummy flavor, fruity hops, fleshy, slightly odd. Sweet but not in a good way. Very odd hard to describe. Palate is sharp, carbonation high, but alcohol balanced. Overall somewhat of a disappointment for me. Just something off about the flavor for my tastes, but not a bad beer by any stretch, just not as exciting as I had hoped.

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