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RATINGS: 1056   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 doesnít 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2010
UPDATED: APR 16, 2010 12oz can, dated 3/29/10, from grape & gourmet. pours a bright, peach-orange with a thin, whispy, white head and a tight ring of lace. aroma is excellent with tons of fruity hops on the initial sniff ranging from pink grapefruit and orange to fresh peach and mango with a big, sprucy pine presence, rye malts, and a touch of vanilla with a unique, vinyl/innertube presence that, while odd, works for this brew in my opinion. flavor is wonderful as well, almost like chewing on a spruce branch, with massive pine notes backed by fruit notes of grapefruit, orange, pear, and peach syrup with a touch of spicy caraway seeds (i think some people are getting the vegetal, green onion-grass notes from this) and a light, sweet, toffee malt presence on the back end. palate is on the fuller side of medium bodied, slightly sticky, with moderated carbonation and a bitter, spicy, hop finish. overall, the best dipa iíve had from a can (until someone sends me a Surly Abrasive!) albeit a unique one that i can see being odd for some folks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3346) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2010
12 oz can. Clear olive orange with a creamy white head leaving lacy sheets. Nose is orange, dough and pine. Medium body with a tingle; somewhat chalky. Taste like the nose with candi and a spicy bite. Not a bad brew but kind of generic like youíd expect from a DIPA in a can. Though i do find their other canned offerings more distinctive. At 10% i can see this messing up some frat boys big time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5249) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2010
Can. Coppery pour with a tall, thick, tan colored. Aroma is big citrus, peaches and coniferous hops. Chewy caramel, in spots, as well. Taste is strong, resinous hops, citrus juices, pine needles, peaches, and caramel. Body is thick and chewy and at times bordering on syrupy with an oily feel throughout. The hops eat away at the enamel on your teeth while drinking this. Ends with more big citrus, strong pine, and floral hops, chewy caramel, sweet malt, and peach.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2010
A wonderful aroma! Pears, peaches, kind of like a cake batter or something. Not much head but what is here is sticking around nicely. The head is nice and fluffy. Nice mouth feel light carbonation. A nice golden color as well. Nice lacing also. Full bodied beer but hides it very well. I taste the hops but they are not very bitter. The different malts used really add to the overall feel of this beer. Excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2010
Fresh can. The pour yields a crystal clear, dark golden body with a small, wispy head of beige foam. Thin, sticky sheets and splotches of lacing mark the glass well. The aroma is downright strange, showing a savory, meaty sort of quality that is completely unexpected. I swear I almost get canned ham. Once you get past that, a bold and dank, grassy, cannabis-like hop profile blasts through, accompanied by waves of golden wheat, biscuit, and burnt toffee. Flavors are just as odd, again showing an overly meaty, salty sort of component that interferes with what is otherwise an insanely hopped, dank, bitter bomb. Ample grain and scorched toffee lend significant malty sweetness to balance things out, but a pumpkin-like, vegetal component also creeps in. A hearty burp is as grassy as any I can recall! The palate is substantial, but not quite full, with a lively carbonation and a surprisingly dry finish. That strange meatiness unfortunately intensifies on the finish, reminding me that I canít quite escape it. This one just doesnít agree with me. Not my cup of tea.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ManvsCity (180) - Redmond, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2010
A thick and chewy strong IPA. Can from Malt & Vine pours honey gold with a thin white persistant head and good lacing. As I open the can, thereís a decent whif of grapefruit and piny resins. In the glass, I swear I get fresh pumkin for the most part, some lemon, and alcohol. Fairly mild malt characteristics. The hops are more floral on the tongue than bitter, but the finish is spicy/tangy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajd413 (17) - Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2010
wonderful mouthfeel but a bit of an unpleasant bite from the rye malt. Let me wanting more depth of character from the hops. Maybe the single style hop just doesnít cut it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3450) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2010
Can of course. Pours a clear orange with a small white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, hop resins, grassy hops, and caramel malt. Flavor is pretty similar -- grassy hops, hop oils, pine, and citrus. Plenty hoppy and drinkable. Iím a fan! 7/4/8/4/15 [3.8/5]

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (3763) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2010
Can thanks to brewengineer at the Slutfest. Very unique, douglas fur new pine aroma with pungent grapefruit flavor. Iím 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!

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